What do I travel with? Or in reality what do I need versus what I want.? Before any trip this is always the question. I think I have my travel kit nailed down. This changes here and there. I may include different lenses, but most the items show remain the same. Below I am going to list what I take with me.
Pictured from left to right and top to bottom.
Film Shield Bag – protects undeveloped film from x-ray scans
[easyazon_link asin=”B0044EH2VI” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”giovaarroypho-20″]Think Tank ~ Urban Disguise 40 Shoulder Bag[/easyazon_link] – You gotta carry all this in something, I almost always use the backpack straps.
Rolleiflex Automat – Medium format film camera, also works as a backup for my digital.
[easyazon_link asin=”B00FPKDRVY” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”giovaarroypho-20″]Fuji X-E1[/easyazon_link]- Main camera body used
Minolta 5omm f1.7 lens – attached to the body with a simple adaptor
[easyazon_link asin=”B00CBPIRSY” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”giovaarroypho-20″]Peak Design Camera Wrist Strap[/easyazon_link] – have the quick connectors on both cameras and can switch between quickly
Minolta 135mm f2.8 lens
Fuji body cap – used when I cleaning a lens
[easyazon_link asin=”B00GRACUXM” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”giovaarroypho-20″]Apple iPad Mini[/easyazon_link] – entertainment, mobile photo sharing, social media and email access
Mini tripod with holder for my cell phone
[easyazon_link asin=”B007G5NNOW” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”giovaarroypho-20″]Lens Cleaning Pen[/easyazon_link]
Pen with iPad stylus tip
Spare SD cards
Spare charged battery
120 Film – 2 rolls of ASA 400 one ASA 100
[easyazon_link asin=”B00BZFXXRG” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”giovaarroypho-20″]Sensu Stylus Brush[/easyazon_link] – lets me be creative on the iPad when I’m not shooting
Eye-fi Mobi card – in the camera body, allows me to transfer photos to the iPad wirelessly
iPad Camera Adaptor – incase the above doesn’t work or I want to transfer from another card
Shutter release – old school cable type works on both cameras
Think Tank rain cover for the bag
All this fits easily in the Think Tank bag. As an added bonus, it is a small backpack so I can still pack a standard carry on and not check any bags if I don’t need to. Te downside is that I will be stopped by TSA and have my bag hand inspected. I know this and allow for the extra time. The film shield bag doesn’t show the contents during the x-ray scan.
If I would like to take an extra couple of lenses I can easily swap the Rollei for two more manual focus lenses. Also notice I didn’t list a tripod. I am primarily a street/urban photographer I rarely use a tripod but I occasionally pack one in may other carry on.
Feel free to ask any question in the comments section.