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06-09-2008, 12:29 AM   #46
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I am a minimalist - not necessarily by choice, mostly because there's only so much room in my pack/gear/webbing, and the older I get the heavier everything seems to get.

So for me it's the K10d, Sigma 17-70, and arriving any day now the Pentax 55-300. The 540 flash, a couple of 4Gb cards, one spare battery, a very small lens cleaning kit, and that's it.

No bag I am satisfied with. I think I will be going to a local woman who sews up custom "tactical gear" for military types and have her custom build me a bag just big enough to hold these items with some protection sewn in at the same time. Given some of the other field gear she has sewn up to my specifications, she can probably do it in her sleep.

Also on the list is a very lightweight tripod to replace my current one. I'll take a markdown on stability in exchange for weight and portability on that one. Just haven't decided what the best candidate is out there.

06-09-2008, 12:33 AM   #47
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My gap messenger bag carries:
DA 21
DA 70
DA 50-200
sunpak super 383
cactus v2s trigger/receiver
Albuterol, tic tac, ipod, AA batteries, x2 1gb SD card, microfiber cloth and a uni-ball pen.
06-09-2008, 11:05 AM   #48
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This is my entire Kit in two bags:

Pentax DA 16-45 f4
Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8
Pentax DA 50-200
Pentax 24-90
Pentax A lens 35-105 f3.5
Pentax A lens 50 f2.8
Pentax M lens 100 f4
Pentax M lens 28 f2.8
Kenko 1.4 teleconverter
3- 4gb Extreme lll
5- batteries
Various filters

What I carry every day:

Tamrac bag 5533
DA 16-45
DA* 50-135
3- 4bg Extreme lll
3- batteries

I think I'm done for now, because I never really go above 200mm except with the teleconvertor, but the 60-250 sounds mouth watering.


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06-09-2008, 02:24 PM   #49
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QuoteOriginally posted by Shashinki Quote
I have a cute little Domke FX-5B that I carry with me everywhere.

In it I usually have

A50mm f1.2
Hi Brother!

In my DomkeFX-5B is:


06-09-2008, 02:51 PM   #50
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Ah! A kindred spirit! Its a awesome bag, don't you think? I'm actually limiting my LBA to what I can fit in it.
06-09-2008, 04:09 PM   #51
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I showed my lovely understanding wife what all of you have in your bag(s), and the fact that I only have the K100D, 18-55 kit lens, Tamron 70-300, and 3 sets of eneloop rechargeable batteries + charger, in a Lowepro 200 Slingshot.

Her comment was...."So?" Good thing we have been together 40+ years.
06-09-2008, 04:30 PM   #52
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I have a very small bag, made by sampsonite and have the following crammed in:

K100D with the kit lens attached
DA 50-200
FA 50mm 1.4
DA 21
2 Cir Polarizers, 52mm and 49mm
2 Sets of Eneloops
Various cleaning accessories
USB cable
Video cable
8Gb total SD cards 4x2Gb
06-09-2008, 07:00 PM   #53
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Usually I carry in my Expedition 3 bag

Kit lens
Tammy 70-300
DA 40mm

06-09-2008, 09:13 PM   #54
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Bag #1: Domke F2 - ebay vintage denim
KX/+2 Diopter | SMC lenses | 24/2.8 | 28/3.5 | 35/3.5 | 50/1.4 | 135/3.5 | 200/4 | Viv S1 105/2.5 Macro | Viv S1 PK/A 70~210 | 285 HV | 52mm filters | hoods | QR plate

Bag #2 LowePro Mini Trekker AW
K10D/BG-2/ME-O53 | F35~70 | F70~210 | FA35/2 | FA50/1.4 | A35~105/3.5 | Promaster 7500EDF | 49mm filters | hoods | QR plate Manfrotto 3021/3047 Pan Head

Bag #3 LowePro Slingshot 200
06-10-2008, 04:19 PM   #55
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My bag will be quite lighter by Sunday 6/15 when my LX, K1000, 28mm, 50mm, 85mm, 150mm, and 200mm are sold on ebaY.
06-10-2008, 04:26 PM   #56
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QuoteOriginally posted by mysterick Quote
My bag will be quite lighter by Sunday 6/15 when my LX, K1000, 28mm, 50mm, 85mm, 150mm, and 200mm are sold on ebaY.
eeekkbay did you try and sell on the marketplace here first bets the 50,85 and 200 would have been snapped up
06-10-2008, 07:21 PM   #57
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Due to my college student budget, my equipment is a minimalist setup *sigh*

In my recently purchased Lowepro Fastpack 250, I take my:

K100D Super
Kit Lens
Vivitar 28 f/2.8
Pentax M 50 f/1.7

Hopefully after summer, I can replace my kit lens with the 16-45 OR get a Tamron 70-300 Di...
06-11-2008, 05:48 AM   #58
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It depends on what I am going to shoot, so it could be any from my lens list in my signature but usually these:
DA*16-50 f2.8
DA*50-135 f2.8
FA*80-200 f2.8
DA*300 f4
DA14 f2.8
FA31 f1.8
FA43 f1.9
FA77 f1.8
FA50 f1.2 or the FA50 f2.8 macro or DFA100 f2.8 macro.
Maybe a flash - AF540FGZ.
Sp[are batteries and cards.
06-11-2008, 06:22 AM   #59

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FA50 f1.2

you get a specially made lens from pentax? cause Ive never heard of that one.
06-11-2008, 06:41 AM   #60
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QuoteOriginally posted by séamuis Quote
you get a specially made lens from pentax? cause Ive never heard of that one.

My bad. Better make that th A50 f1.2.

Although, being the originator of the term LBA does have it's advantages.

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