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How much gear do you take on a trip

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

  1. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    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
    New Jersey
    Scott
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    88
    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

    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

    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

    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

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

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    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