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Jul 23, 2010 12:26 |  #1

The way I see it, I can waste a lot of time at the gym trying to keep in shape, OR, I can just lug my gear around and improve my photog skills at the same time.

(I carry the 8lb. dumbell with my left hand as a counter-balance :D )

7lb. 7oz.

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Jul 23, 2010 12:32 |  #2

The Adventure Aquarium (Camden, NJ) has a scale where you can see how much you weigh compared to a bunch of sharks. I had my Lowepro backpack filled up with a bunch of stuff (including my 100-400) so I placed the bag on the scale and I believe it weighed in at around 25 pounds. Forgot what shark weighed that much :)




  
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Jul 23, 2010 12:42 |  #3

fully decked out it weighs around 50+ lbs. (includes 2 bodies, macbook pro, tripod), it's okay since the backpack feels balanced and weight is distributed evenly. Without the tripod and another body it barely gets through airport check-in.


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Jul 23, 2010 17:30 |  #4

I don't know, but it's a lot.


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Jul 23, 2010 17:34 as a reply to  @ vpnd's post |  #5

It depends on how far and long I have to carry it. :)

Time and distance seem to make the equipment get heavier.

A cardinal rule is, "the more that you like a lens, the heavier it is".


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Jul 23, 2010 17:41 |  #6

About the same as Karlo - 50lbs or so.


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Jul 23, 2010 18:09 |  #7

I don't want to weigh it. Too heavy!!

My bag (a roller) holds way too much. I actually posted a packing movie of me packing up my bag before a shoot (stop motion). http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=lH_0gYpfQUQ (external link)

I usually shoot with two 5D Mk II (both have battery grips), one usually have the 70-200/2.8L IS and the other the 16-35/2.8L, one on each shoulder.

After a full day wedding, I'm pretty worn out.


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Jul 23, 2010 20:32 |  #8

How about the real total weight, include the photographer,,,,,, hahahah,,,, oooops! I just broke the scale!


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Jul 23, 2010 22:18 |  #9

With my full kit it's about 16-18 kilos.
At the 2010 Melbourne F1 GP when I had the 800/5.6 it was closer to 24kg


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Jul 23, 2010 22:22 |  #10

Too much!

I don't know what the grand total is, but my bag fully configured with my normal carry kit, weighs between 20 and 24lbs.

That's a gripped body, 3-4 Ls, 2-3 580 EXs, filters, knife, light meter, etc..


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Jul 23, 2010 22:29 |  #11

My bag weighs 17.6 pounds with everything in it.

When I go out shooting I usually leave a lot of it at home, or in my hotel room if I am traveling.

Typically it means I just carry the 7D with 15-85 mounted, 70-200 2.8 IS II, one spare battery, a couple of CPL's and a GND, Rocket blower, Lens Pen, and microfiber cloth.

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Jul 23, 2010 22:35 |  #12

SlapStik wrote in post #10592569 (external link)
How about the real total weight, include the photographer,,,,,, hahahah,,,, oooops! I just broke the scale!

Appropriately named SlapStik....:lol::lol::lol:


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Jul 23, 2010 23:06 |  #13

just weighed my typical bag with wedding gear. Two bodies, two flashes 5 lenses (a couple long , fast ones) senders and receivers.= 23.5 lbs. This is what I carry around all day long. Lights, tripod, laptop, another body and the rest are in the car until needed.




  
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Jul 24, 2010 03:06 |  #14

I'm in shape..... round's a shape :D


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Jul 24, 2010 05:30 |  #15

My 5D MK II with grip + lens is 2,36kg, about 2,76kg with the flash.

If I add a tripod its another 3kg...

-> too much is the answer...


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