Packing my Bag.....

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Wife said I need to go on a photo shoot. So today I was going to leave early but we have dense fog, 1/2 to 1/4 mile visibility so I'll wait until 11 when it is supposed to clear.

Don't know where I am going so I want to take more than my usual body and 2 lenses (or 1). I have an old LowPro AW2 in which I used to get something like a D200 or 7000 and a 12-24/70-300 or AFS80-200. Here is what I have in the bag today: Primary shooter 12-35, additional: 7.5 FE, 75-300II, 35-100 f4/5.6 and a Canon 58mm 500D for Macro on the 2 longer lenses. and it weighs 2 to 4 pounds lighter than APSC kits (that 80-200 and 77mm Canon 500D added a lot of weight).

I've found on the G9 while not at the PL100-400 level the Oly 75-300II is very good, the 35-100 amazing for what it is, and of course the 7.5 FE is creative and sharp. I never liked the results of the 70-300's (Tamron/Nikon) I had but the 12-24 was amazing - but then so is the 12-35 and it is f2.8. At over 70, the current bag is at the limit of what I would want to carry (I use a belt) but because I am going on an "adventure" what to have an overall capability. The 75-300 & 35-100 are normally in my travel kit but the 100-400 is just too big to take on a longer walk about. I'm planning on adding the PL8-18 and the Pf2.8 version of the 35-100 this year but neither would have made today's trip due to additional size, just no room in the medium size AW2 (the all weather cover just fits the way I have it packed and that is important in the NW).

I think my targets today are about an hour away (isolated area) and are 3 large old wooden (out of service) train trestles now and so the gear probably won't leave the car but I am prepared just in case. M43 gives me options that at my age that I would not have with full frame. I'll have my CF tripod with me and will do some HighRes shots probably using all of the lenses for various types of images. Hope you get a chance today to capture some images.
 
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Wife said I need to go on a photo shoot. So today I was going to leave early but we have dense fog, 1/2 to 1/4 mile visibility so I'll wait until 11 when it is supposed to clear.

Don't know where I am going so I want to take more than my usual body and 2 lenses (or 1). I have an old LowPro AW2 in which I used to get something like a D200 or 7000 and a 12-24/70-300 or AFS80-200. Here is what I have in the bag today: Primary shooter 12-35, additional: 7.5 FE, 75-300II, 35-100 f4/5.6 and a Canon 58mm 500D for Macro on the 2 longer lenses. and it weighs 2 to 4 pounds lighter than APSC kits (that 80-200 and 77mm Canon 500D added a lot of weight).

I've found on the G9 while not at the PL100-400 level the Oly 75-300II is very good, the 35-100 amazing for what it is, and of course the 7.5 FE is creative and sharp. I never liked the results of the 70-300's (Tamron/Nikon) I had but the 12-24 was amazing - but then so is the 12-35 and it is f2.8. At over 70, the current bag is at the limit of what I would want to carry (I use a belt) but because I am going on an "adventure" what to have an overall capability. The 75-300 & 35-100 are normally in my travel kit but the 100-400 is just too big to take on a longer walk about. I'm planning on adding the PL8-18 and the Pf2.8 version of the 35-100 this year but neither would have made today's trip due to additional size, just no room in the medium size AW2 (the all weather cover just fits the way I have it packed and that is important in the NW).

I think my targets to day are about an hour away (isolated area) and are 3 large old wooden (out of service) train trestles now and so the gear probably won't leave the car but I am prepared just in case. M43 gives me options that at my age that I would have with full frame. I'll have my CF tripod with me and will do some HighRes shots probably using all of the lenses for various types of images. Hope you get a chance today to capture some images.
Have a super nice day!
And show us the pictures! ;)
 

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Why would you not want to take advantage of the fog? Fog is like photo magic and can make everything look super cool :)

Enjoy your day and appreciate your wife :D
 

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We get lots of fog with 1/4 visability this time of year - don't want to drive in it. The trestles are very large and secondly these are in cougar country and are in heavily wooded areas - by myself I want to be able to see clearly:). Perhaps my wife had a hidden reason:daz:
 

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We get lots of fog with 1/4 visability this time of year - don't want to drive in it. The trestles are very large and secondly these are in cougar country and are in heavily wooded areas - by myself I want to be able to see clearly:). Perhaps my wife had a hidden reason:daz:
Driving and cougars are legitimate reasons :) In Denmark we rarely get fog nd never cougars :)

Wife's tend to have a hidden reason, but great when they work out for both :D
 
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Wife said I need to go on a photo shoot. So today I was going to leave early but we have dense fog, 1/2 to 1/4 mile visibility so I'll wait until 11 when it is supposed to clear.

Don't know where I am going so I want to take more than my usual body and 2 lenses (or 1). I have an old LowPro AW2 in which I used to get something like a D200 or 7000 and a 12-24/70-300 or AFS80-200. Here is what I have in the bag today: Primary shooter 12-35, additional: 7.5 FE, 75-300II, 35-100 f4/5.6 and a Canon 58mm 500D for Macro on the 2 longer lenses. and it weighs 2 to 4 pounds lighter than APSC kits (that 80-200 and 77mm Canon 500D added a lot of weight).

I've found on the G9 while not at the PL100-400 level the Oly 75-300II is very good, the 35-100 amazing for what it is, and of course the 7.5 FE is creative and sharp. I never liked the results of the 70-300's (Tamron/Nikon) I had but the 12-24 was amazing - but then so is the 12-35 and it is f2.8. At over 70, the current bag is at the limit of what I would want to carry (I use a belt) but because I am going on an "adventure" what to have an overall capability. The 75-300 & 35-100 are normally in my travel kit but the 100-400 is just too big to take on a longer walk about. I'm planning on adding the PL8-18 and the Pf2.8 version of the 35-100 this year but neither would have made today's trip due to additional size, just no room in the medium size AW2 (the all weather cover just fits the way I have it packed and that is important in the NW).

I think my targets today are about an hour away (isolated area) and are 3 large old wooden (out of service) train trestles now and so the gear probably won't leave the car but I am prepared just in case. M43 gives me options that at my age that I would not have with full frame. I'll have my CF tripod with me and will do some HighRes shots probably using all of the lenses for various types of images. Hope you get a chance today to capture some images.
My wife tells me the same thing...”Go on a photo shoot”. She likes me to enjoy my hobby. I usually pack my 12-100 pro, my Laowa 7.5mm, my 40-150 pro with MC-20, my Haida M10 filter kit, my Flashpoint mini RS2, and my Benro carbon fiber tripod. That’s all I take on my landscape, light macro, long exposure, and bird photography photo shoots and some “me time”.
 

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My wife tells me the same thing...”Go on a photo shoot”. She likes me to enjoy my hobby. I usually pack my 12-100 pro, my Laowa 7.5mm, my 40-150 pro with MC-20, my Haida M10 filter kit, my Flashpoint mini RS2, and my Benro carbon fiber tripod. That’s all I take on my landscape, light macro, long exposure, and bird photography photo shoots and some “me time”.
Welcome (back) JasonC
 
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