Yesterday, I packed up the rest of the choices I’d made for the photographic gear I want to take on our trip. It was a really hard, but choices had to be made.
My first decision was the bag size. I have back packs and over-the-shoulder bags of varying sizes, along with a sling bag. I decided on an over-the-shoulder bag, which is roomy, but not large, and is now carrying the following:
- Nikon V3
- 1 Nikon 70-300mm
- 1 Nikon 10-110mm
- 1 Nikon 6.7-13mm
- 1 Nikon 10mm
- 1 Nikon 18.5mm
- 1 Nikon 32mm
- Olympus OM-1n
- Olympus Zuiko 50mm
- Olympus Zuiko 35-70mm Close Focus
- 49mm yellow, orange, and UV filters
- 55mm ND filters
The OM system and the Nikon 1 system were chosen because they are small and lightweight, but deliver good quality.
I am also bringing 12 rolls of 35mm film, in black and white, and in color, ranging in speed. It’s still a toss-up between the XA4 and the Trip 35, but I am inclined to take the XA4 as it is more diverse, smaller, and has a covered lens. No medium format camera made it to the final mix. I may bring a tripod. I am also packing some art supplies and my Kindle. Some knitting, too. Headphones. Chrome Book. Plugs and cords and a power strip. Yeah, stuff. Clothes, shoes, and a toothbrush!