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Weighed your camera bag ? How heavy is your gear?

 
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May 23, 2012 06:33 |  #1

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?




  
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May 23, 2012 06:39 |  #2

I'm sure my Computrekker Plus was well north of 30lbs on my last trip.

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3 Carabiners
Shoulder Strap for 300mm

Yeah, easily pushing 30-35lbs.


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May 23, 2012 07:09 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #3

I went to Iceland with the Vanguard Uprise 48 , a gripped 5Dii and 7D ,70-200ISii,35L,100L batteries, flash etc and that came in at about 24lb.


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May 23, 2012 07:15 as a reply to  @ *Jayrou's post |  #4

with my film set up (everything in the bag and not around my neck) the domke F1 weighted just shy of 18lb. using an old bathroom scale (this was in the 80s) it had about a half needle ON the 18lb index...


ive cut way down on lenses (carrying the 70-200 f2.8L, a 50 f1.4 and my 17-55 f2.8 on the camera) from the 5 and the 2 bodies back then. ill be adding a 580 ex II here shortly but that wont add much at all....




  
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May 23, 2012 08:11 as a reply to  @ Ltdave's post |  #5

Last time I weighed mine (for a flight, so half the gear missing and replaced with clothes)
It was 22kg (close to 45 pounds)
Probably closer to 30kg (60ish pounds) when normally loaded

It's a Thinktank roller with 2xmk4, 2x 580EX, 16-35 24-70 70-200f2.8 50mm macro, 100mm f2, pocketwizards, lightstands, assorted other gear (reflective vest, lens cleaner, rocket blower etc)

I am glad I only have to roll it 100m to the car every day.

I also have a 6ish kg (12lb) laptop bag I drag around too


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May 23, 2012 08:25 |  #6

I don't have much gear but I carry around a 20lb weight in my backpack just so when I get more lenses I reduce that weight amound to compensate.

This way I never notice a difference :D


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May 23, 2012 08:27 |  #7

Mine varies depending on where I'm going and what I'm shooting. In full vacation mode where I'm headed out with pretty much everything it's for to easily be over 40 lbs. I travel with two bags and a lot of stuff in a suitcase.


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May 23, 2012 08:37 |  #8
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Depends where I am shooting, if it is a small hall, I don't tend to bring both bodies and only my nifty fifty and 24-70mm. I guess last night was an exception with both bodies




  
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May 23, 2012 08:39 |  #9

too much


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May 23, 2012 08:46 as a reply to  @ You-by-Lou's post |  #10

Weight is something I've probably complained about in the past but never even thought to weigh an average day's bag. Now I have an additional project for today.
Maybe I don't want to know.


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May 23, 2012 08:47 |  #11
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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.


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May 23, 2012 09:41 |  #12

27#s when I flew to Europe.
All that in a Domke J2 lol


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May 23, 2012 09:44 |  #13

MidnightUK wrote in post #14472665 (external link)
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?

Never weighed it, but it's a load. I've carried through airports too many times. I know it breaks the posted 22 pound limit for carry on bags. Mine has to be pushing 40 pounds anyway when I travel with my laptop.


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May 23, 2012 17:20 |  #14

Looks like I have been travelling light on my walkabout.

Anyone else want to try a bag on the scales?




  
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May 24, 2012 09:12 as a reply to  @ MidnightUK's post |  #15

Mine gets heavier the farther I hike.


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