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  1. #1
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    Question What's in your regular tote?

    I'm kind of curious as to what everyone is carrying with them as regular lenses with their DSLR.

    It's tough to cover all the bases with just one lens ... but, some do try. If you don't carry a big lens bag, you're rather strapped.

    So ... how many lenses are with your camera on a regular basis? Detail them with a supporting comment as to why, if you would.
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    Smile My personal bag ...

    My standard bag is a Tamrac Sling-bag which allows me to sport the SONY α700/VG-C70AM with:
    • Tokina AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 mounted,
    • TAMRON SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 unmounted
    • SONY AF 50mm f/1.4 unmounted, for low light opportunities.


    I also have the HVL-F56AM external flash in the bag ... but that covers the standard fair. Total cost runs about $2700, including the bag. It's a conservative bag, to be sure.

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    Unlike the backpack, the sling bag allows you to stand there, rotate the bag around your body, from back to front, without actually having to remove it. Thereby you can remove your camera body and lenses safely from the top, without dumping it. Now, for the female photographers, I cannot really comment. Due to various physical differences of the upper body, one-size may not fit all.

    The sling bag is one of the only bags that can accomodate the extra-height size of the vertical grip.


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    Last edited by DonSchap; 03-23-2008 at 12:01 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    bag..lol...suitcase!!!!
    Last edited by SONYNUT; 01-11-2010 at 06:54 PM.

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    Cool Come on, Rocky Top! CO, not TN

    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    My standard bag is a Tamrac Sling-bag which allows me to sport the SONY α700/VG-C70AM with:
    • Tokina AF 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 mounted,
    • TAMRON SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 unmounted
    • SONY AF 50mm f/1.4 unmounted, for low light opportunities.


    I also have the HVL-F56AM external flash in the bag ... but that covers the standard fair. Total cost runs about $2700, including the bag. It's a conservative bag, to be sure.

    Unlike the backpack, the sling bag allows you to stand there, rotate the bag around your body, from back to front, without actually having to remove it. Thereby you can remove your camera body and lenses safely from the top, without dumping it. Now, for the female photographers, I cannot really comment. Due to various physical differences of the upper body, one-size may not fit all.

    The sling bag is one of the only bags that can accomodate the extra-height size of the vertical grip.
    Okay, I rearranged the tote for my upcoming, weekend trip to Colorado. I would like to take the backpack, personally, but the airlines are becoming so goofy and erratic, I just gave up. One bag ... give me a break! Yeah, I do need some clothes ... not just a couple pairs of briefs like Ashton Kutcher.

    So, in the sling bag ...

    SONY α700 w/ extra batteries and VG-C70AM
    and all zooms ...
    SIGMA 10-20mm f/4-5.6 "Vista shots"
    TAMRON 17-50 f/2.8 "Walkabout"
    Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 "Nature - gettin' in there"
    2x T/C - just in case
    and the external flash.

    This should cover an on-the-run bag-o'-changeable glass. I figure the mountains may deserve more than just the ol' 18-250 treatment. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous, this weekend, there ... 70F! Yes, sir. Springtime in the snow-covered Rockies!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-11-2009 at 10:47 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    Thumbs up A successful and enjoyable time

    It was a good lens selection, as I used all three lenses ... and really only had a need for the 50mm f/1.4 at the USAF Academy. I refrained from using the 2x T/C ... due to my rather intense dislike of the devices (only in desperation, not by choice).

    Unfortunately, I had the vehicle (2008 GMC Yukon) for all my gear ...

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    but, I was traveling as light as I dare, due to the flippin' airplane ride and TSA's invasive techniques. Lotsa car @ $23/day ... and all I brought was a sling bag. It's a rough life.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 04-18-2008 at 11:34 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    50mm/1.8 mounted. 85mm/1.8, 10-20mm, sb800.
    thats my regular kit. i dont bother taking the 70-200 unless i know i'll need it. i take the primes cos they are sharp and work beautifully, it has nothign to do with low light.
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    To be honest, I had hoped there would be a few more photographers responding to this posting. It's non-partisan and requires minimal thought, much like the Presidential candidates are demonstrating. LOL

    @SONYNUT .... is that some "lens shadow" I see ... with a "pop up?"

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    Just try sporting THAT suitcase on your chest! I am sorry, you are, literally, "grounded" getting a lens or camera out of that.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-11-2009 at 10:43 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    perhaps put it into the general dslr forum. its an interesting question
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    Fair enough ... but, I worry about detractors. You know ... those guys!
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    lets see how many of them carry VR/ IS lens' lol
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