How much gear do you take on a trip

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by kevinparis, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    I am off to the US for a month at the weekend... I was packing my gear today and thought I would make a quick video of the packing process

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/92836376" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/92836376">Packing for a trip</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2196855">kevin miller</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Just a bit of fun... But I do love the Tenba bag as my travel bag... it carries all the essential/valuable stuff and the Domke is stuffed with extra stuff goes in the check in baggage, to be used as the day bag at my destination

    cheers

    K
     
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  2. GeBathan

    GeBathan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 11, 2012
    Los Angeles CA
    Gerard
    that was a great video and the music was awesome too!
     
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  3. bassman

    bassman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 22, 2013
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    The Bassman
    Excellent.

    I think we use the same little stuff bags with the mesh tops. They're great.
     
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  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    music was just a little royalty free bit that came with Final Cut... by total coincidence it was the length of the clip

    cheers

    K
     
  5. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    i picked them up for 10 dollars in a serious camping/outdoor store in LA .. they are great for pulling all those little bits together... I have another one that holds my sound stuff... they usually remain packed between trips

    cheers

    K
     
  6. GeBathan

    GeBathan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 11, 2012
    Los Angeles CA
    Gerard
    I noticed that too,both video and music ended perfectly at the same time.
    are you heading here in LA again ?
     
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  7. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    Thanks for posting your great video Kevin, you have a very comprehensive travel kit. I travel with a smaller kit, mostly because my wife wants more space in the luggage for her shopping :)
     
  8. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    it was total luck.. i had shot the video and then looked for a bit of audio.

    I arrive LA saturday night, then bounce out to Maui for a week .. then am in LA for the rest of May.... maybe we should arrange a meetup ?

    K
     
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  9. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2012
    London
    Malc
    Great video!
    I'm not the only one that spends so long choosing/packing gear that I forget to pack clothes then...
    ;-)
     
  10. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Cool! Why two Go Pros?
     
  11. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Robert
    What was the case the big lens went in?
     
  12. Looks like the case that Olympus supplied with the 50-200mm. It actually proved to be very good as
    a small bag for carrying up two two bodies and three or four small lenses.
     
  13. Ellsass

    Ellsass Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 15, 2014
    Nice. Have you considered putting those cables in separate compartments/pockets? When they're all in the same pouch you're likely to have a hanger-on accidentally yanked out and possibly fall on the ground without you realizing it. Plus, the tangling.
     
  14. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium

    because I have 2 gopros :).... and if you have 2 cameras and a couple of teenage relatives in a swimming pool you can do this

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/68579670" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/68579670">Pool Fiction</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2196855">kevin miller</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Also on this trip I will be in a garden in Maui where I know a lot of birds will be feeding, and I may want to set up a couple of cameras. Gopros aren't just about dangerous sport type things

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/42339860" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/42339860">Our Blackbirds prefer grapes</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2196855">kevin miller</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    cheers

    K
     
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  15. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium

    quite correct nic

    when I was shooting with the E-510, then the 50-200 lived in the camera bag, but now with the E-M1, it only travels with me on special occasions, and the original case is great for putting in the check in luggage - its a robust and well padded case

    K
     
  16. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    ellsass

    sometimes I am a little more organised :)

    in reality , the Tenba is used for the transport of all the stuff to my destination, not as a working camera bag


    and anyway untangling can be theraputic :)


    K
     
  17. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Thanks, Kevin. I wasn't thinking about multiple teenagers. Enjoy your trip!
     
  18. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    thanks david

    the fascinating thing to me about the pool video was I just gave them the cameras, they had no instruction,no experience of filming beyond their iphones, they couldn't review their footage and yet they managed to produce some great shots.

    cheers

    K