Photo Feb 14, 10 19 24 AM

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.
Chargers
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]
Notebook
Pen with iPad stylus tip
Spare SD cards
Spare charged battery
Lens filters
Dust Blower
Square
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

Not Pictured
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
Microfiber Cloths
Think Tank rain cover for the bag
Cell Phone

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.