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Weighed your camera bag ? How heavy is your gear?

 
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May 24, 2012 09:13 |  #16

Too heavy. I have broken more than one of the metal rings that the strap is affixed to. On the other hand, I have noticed that on camera bags, even respected brands like Lowepro, that often those attaching rings are made of crappy, thin pot metal.


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May 24, 2012 17:07 |  #17

EL_PIC wrote in post #14472988 (external link)
17 pounds for 2 cameras + 3 lenes + 1 flash + accessories.
225 pounds for 1 photographer.
As long as you are less than 10% of your body weight you are in accord w FAA rules.

Unless your bag puts things over the weight allowance for the bin itself...


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May 24, 2012 19:18 |  #18

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Long day yesterday. Weighed my camera bag with all the gear I had in it when I got home. Came to 14 pounds.

Other people must carry much worse. Whats your burden?

Still camera in an elderly Tarmac bag is about seven pounds, that weight is minus a pesky cat who enjoys sleeping upon it.

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May 24, 2012 23:40 |  #19

I should weigh my lighting bag. Two AB800s, one ABR800, vagabond mini, one PLM, two 50 foot extension cords, moon unit, cyber commander and triggers, misc accessories, screw drivers, power strip, etc.

Carried it around a bunch last weekend...it's heavy. Oh and I had two 10 foot stands AND my camera bag...

Judy weighed it. Lighting bag is 35lbs.




  
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May 25, 2012 00:21 as a reply to  @ Nmcgrew's post |  #20

If I am hiking, with all the fixings, including water, about 45lbs. It is a great Tamarac pack, well balanced and the weight does not bother me at all.

If I go into the city or urban areas, I use a great shoulder bag - Classified 200AW, it generally will weigh between 12-18lbs.
I took it into NYC today (no umbrella) and got poured upon/soaking wet, I mean dripping wet from head to shoes. I had to stand under a job scaffold for 1/2 hour for the storm to pass. My bag held up very well to the deluge.
Hehehe, I bought an umbrella shortly after that, and it did not rain for the rest of the day.


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May 25, 2012 10:09 |  #21

17lbs in my bag.


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May 25, 2012 10:37 |  #22

It depends a lot on what I'm doing. If it's a big job that requires lighting, stands, multiples lenses, cameras and accy's, I'm pretty sure I'm easily over 100 lbs and I use a dolly with tie down straps to move it around. If I'm out for pleasure, I keep things very light with just a body and lens.....sometimes I may pack a second lens or flash depending on the situation.




  
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May 29, 2012 14:40 as a reply to  @ jra's post |  #23

7D + 28-300; 5D2 + 16-35 and a flash & a couple small bits and pieces, I think, was just about under the 7kg Singapore airline at Heathrow insisted on hand luggage!

It was in fact over at first but we found 2 small bottles of water inside..........and that made the difference.

There is no way that was going in hold!

The other option I suppose, is to put excess stuff in jacket pockets until you are on the plane.


Veered slightly off topic there.........


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May 29, 2012 17:00 |  #24

During my trip to South Africa, my LowePro Runner 350 was pushing 20-25 lbs depending on whether the 100-400L was in it. Thankfully, I was never asked to weigh it on the regional flights.


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May 29, 2012 17:04 |  #25

Mine used to comply with the 7kg carry on limit. But somehow it has porked it up and now weighs a portly 10kg. I think my gear is either eating and getting fat or rooting and mulitplying haha


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May 29, 2012 17:30 |  #26

Channel one - I get that cat problem too! What is it with cats and bags?
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May 29, 2012 18:03 |  #27

Picture North Carolina wrote in post #14478125 (external link)
Too heavy. I have broken more than one of the metal rings that the strap is affixed to. On the other hand, I have noticed that on camera bags, even respected brands like Lowepro, that often those attaching rings are made of crappy, thin pot metal.

I hear you. I have a heavy duty Tamrac backpack and have broken both of the bottom crappy pot metal rings on the straps. I have replaced both with heavy duty stainless steel S-Biners from Home Depot.

To answer the OP, last time I weighed mine it came in at 52 lbs without my laptop.


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May 30, 2012 08:36 |  #28

I have a Tamrac Pro 12 that fits my body, all my lenses, a 1.4tc, flash, batteries and chargers, a flash bracket, and various odds and ends and I weighed it this morning and it came to 35 pounds.




  
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May 30, 2012 08:46 as a reply to  @ Kronie's post |  #29

Overseas trip about 3 years ago, well over the allowed 7kgs - more like 17kgs. Wanted to cover every base - low light, zoom, you name it. Vowed never again.

Trip last year - just took G12 and a 580.

Just acquired (or at least will have it on my upcoming birthday) the (imho) perfect travel lens - so next trip will be that plus the 10-22. 6 lenses down to 2 - makes for much more comfortable travelling.


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May 31, 2012 23:20 |  #30

14 lbs for my average every-day carry. That's the body, 50mm , 10-20, 17-70, 70-200, 1.4X TC, speedlight, OCFcord, CPL/ND filters and adapters, lenspen, spare batteries, and the bag. If I need to go heavy, the next bag will hold that plus a laptop, extra body, 15-85, 28mm, another speedlight, and a laptop and charger. That's 24 lbs. Not sure what the tripod weighs but it is carbon fiber and can't be over 2 lbs. I can add that to either.


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