So there are similar threads to this, but I didn't want to have to post the same thing to several threads, so i thought I'd just start a new discussion. A few weeks ago, it dawned on me that I seriously had TOO MUCH GEAR that I don't use. As great as it would be to have a telephoto, standard zoom, and UWA lens, the occasions for using them are infrequent. I also had two different kits - a Sony NEX mirrorless kit and a standard Olympus 4/3 SLR kit. So, I got rid of my NEX kit and replaced it with an OMD EM5 and a Sigma 19/2.8 ART. My goal is to use this as my primary kit and keep a macro lens in my bag for those frequent occasions when I need to get close. Luckily, everything I typically use all fits in my Crumpler 3MDH bag! This is what's in my bag: OMD EM5 with Sigma 19/2.8 ART ZD 35/3.5 macro with el cheapo eBay adapter Trek-Tech T-Pod tripod (star magmount is attached to OMD) small clip-on flash for OMD four spare batteries ND filter with cap (for 35/3.5 macro) lenspen and cleaning cloth camera strap and fingercuff (using Optech quick disconnects) I think what I keep in my bag is my "essential" kit. It's simple and can cover most of what I'd like to take pictures of - again, this is *my* kit for *my* interests. I probably don't need the flash, but it goes with the kit and takes very little room. The tripod gets used way more frequently than what most would expect. When I had a NEX kit, I had the 16-50 powerzoom lens, Sigma 30/2.8, Rokinon 8/2.8 FE, and legacy Pentax SMC 55/2.0. With four lenses, I never had the right lens mounted and by the time I got the lens I wanted, the moment had passed. The same issue occurred with my full-sized SLR kit - it's to the point that when I do use my E-3, I don't bring any other lenses other than what's attached. I had considered selling my Olympus E-3, 14-54, and 40-150, however, the value of 4/3 kit has dropped significantly, so there's no sense in getting rid of it. Also, there's value in keeping an all-weather kit, so the E-3 and 14-54 still have that role to play. Anyway, just thought I'd share. I'd like to see if I can keep myself disciplined to only use what's in this bag for the rest of the year.