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sunn fotography

Posts: 267

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Im just wondering. how do you carry ur gears for location shooting? using backpack? hard cases with wheels?


If you going out for job, needing 3 lenses (70-200mm, 50mm, 24-70), 1 body, 2 flashes, 1 lightstand.

u prefer using case or bag? any good suggestion on it?
pls give brands and models.

Nov 14 12 01:07 am Link

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Lee Nutter

Posts: 160

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Backpack. Don't make things harder than they need to be smile

Nov 14 12 02:31 am Link

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Trevor Martin

Posts: 518

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Make sure it is a good one if you go with a backpack.
I bought a "reasonable" one and the zip busted on the 4th or 5th trip out.

I know have a couple of Messenger bags for when on uneven terrain and a roller bag when I know I'll be on the flat.

Nov 14 12 03:58 am Link

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Shoreline Pictures

Posts: 91

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nov 14 12 04:44 am Link

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Kaouthia

Posts: 3152

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom

sunn fotography wrote:
Im just wondering. how do you carry ur gears for location shooting? using backpack? hard cases with wheels?

Any and all.  Depends on the location, the scale of the shoot and amount of gear needed.  A waterfall in the middle of nowhere, 3 miles from where we've parked the car, wheels can be handy if there's a path, not so much if we've got to wander across fields and through forests.

If we're driving right to the location and shooting within 20-30 yards of the car, doesn't really matter what we use to hold all the gear.

Typically though, a big hiking rucksack.  Local camping shop had a going out of business sale a couple of years ago and I picked up two 65l rucksacks for about 25% of their regular price.  Even filled with gear, you can barely feel the weight on your back.  I carry one, assistant carries the other, and other bits like tripod, or whatever we just carry in our hands.

Sometimes it's just a small messenger back with 1 body, 1 lens, a flash or two and radio triggers.

Nov 14 12 05:03 am Link

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KMP

Posts: 4822

Houston, Texas, US

sunn fotography wrote:
Im just wondering. how do you carry ur gears for location shooting? using backpack? hard cases with wheels?


If you going out for job, needing 3 lenses (70-200mm, 50mm, 24-70), 1 body, 2 flashes, 1 lightstand.

u prefer using case or bag? any good suggestion on it?
pls give brands and models.

It depends on where that location is.   

I shoot corporate so I'm in an urban setting.  I carry my camera gear in a backpack.   My stands are in a heavy-duty, tube made for stands. tube.  My lights are either in LITEWARE cases or Anvil cases.  That can all get pretty heavy, so I have a hand cart that I secure the gear with heavy duty straps. 

Prior to the weight limits for the airlines, I would carry 80lbs in stands alone. 

I have a small rolling luggage rack, for my camera bag.   
I often can strap my backpack to that.  I roll it around,  when I'm on my own and the terrain is smooth. (concrete)

Nov 14 12 07:18 am Link