The art of considered packing. :)

Hi everyone, as I guess most of you know I love to get all the gear that I need for a shoot into the smallest lightest bag that I can find to do the job, in this case one of my older Tamrac Digitrek bags, a nice small well made bag which I’ve had for many years now. I’ve fitted my Heroclip to the carrying handle and it’s held in place during transit by one of the two side buckle clips passing over it so that it doesn’t slip around.

The bag is quite versatile and has an outside pocket in which I’ve stored my intervalometer and a most vital (and cheapest) ๐Ÿ™‚ piece of kit, a section cut from a neoprene mouse mat which is a really useful if one gets a filter and/or lens hood stuck.

In the front zip up pocket I have stored my tiny Nikon Coolpix A100 with Joby mini tripod fitted, an SDHC card case, an 82 mm lens cap for my wide angle hoods, 2 spare camera batteries, 2 spare AAA batteries for the intervalometer, my GPS data logger and (in the red bag) my grey/white and black cards.

With the cards unpacked.

The inside comprises of a zip up transparent pocket in which I’ve stored several step up rings, a cleaning cloth, some lens wipes and the lanyard for the colour balance cards. In the main compartment I have my E-M1 camera plus VF-4 (right angle adjustable) electronic viewfinder (really useful for low down shots) which saves my old aching legs and back ๐Ÿ™‚ , two lenses, my 12-32mm Lumix and my 9-18mm M.Zuiko and, in another one of my small red drawstring bags, two metal wide angle lens hoods to fit my ND filters.

With the hoods unpacked.

The bag is very compact for travelling as you can see from this shot of me holding it.

Using the Heroclip to hang the bag from one of my lightweight tripods both for added stability for the tripod and to keep the bag and its contents off of wet ground or, for that matter, hanging it from anything!. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is my heaviest loadout at approx. 4 1/2 pounds but, not shown here, the bag also has two belt loops on the back of the bag to help distribute the weight. Stick my filter pouch into a jacket pocket or on my belt and I’m good to go. ๐Ÿ™‚

Kind regards,


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