What’s in my BAG

cameras, Fujichrome, fujifilm, Lenses, opinons, thoughts, photography, Travel

I have seen many people, throughout the net, giving answer to this question and describing the contents of the bag they carry. I have two bags that contain different cameras for different jobs.

Bag 1

Tenba large black messenger bag. Bought used and is big enough and has enough space to carry my three street cameras (when I need them) and 3 prime lenses.

a. Fuji X Pro 2

Usually kept mounted with an XF 50mm f2

b. Fuji XE1

Usually kept mounted with an XF 16mm f2.8

c. Fuji XE2

Usually kept mounted with the fine XF 18mm f2

d. Lenses (spare)

  1. Xf 23mm f2
  2. Xf 14mm f2.8
  3. Xf 35mm f2

All lightweight and easy to carry for when I may need them.

Batteries. I usually carry 5 or six spares. (but rarely need them)

Air Blower and cleaning cloths.

This is a pretty comprehensive kit for street work. Don’t carry it all the time, and sometimes just carry one camera (XE2 + XF18mm f2) and a couple of spare batteries in the pocket.

Bag 2

For my second kit of XT2 and XT3 I used an old TAMRAC pro bag that I have had for about 10 years, and it’s still going strong, and big enough to carry all I need, comfortably.

a. Fuji XT3 usually mounted with the XF 10-24mm f4 Zoom

The Fujifilm X-T3 is arguably the best stills/video camera on the market right now.(IMHO) More expensive full frame cameras will offer better still image quality and cameras with in-body image stabilization will be easier to shoot video with, but nothing offers this balance of image quality and movie capability in a single package.

  • New 26.1MP X trans CMOS 4 sensor with X processor 4 image processing engine
  • 4K movie recording: Internal SD card 4K/60P 4:2:0 10 bit recording and the first mirrorless digital camera with APS C or larger sensor that is capable of 4K/60P 4:2:2 10 bit HDMI output
  • 2.16M phase detection pixels across entire frame and low light phase detection limits has been increased over X T2 by 2 stops, from 1EV to 3EV
  • 3.69 million dot OLED color viewfinder with 0.75x magnification and blackout free burst shooting
  • 16 film simulation modes: Including eternal/ cinema, B and w adjustment: 9~+9

b. Fuji XT2 usually mounted with an XF 56mm f1.2

  • 24.3MP X Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor reduces moirĂ© and false colors to improve image quality and X Processor Pro engine increases response times, achieves faster AF, lower noise and better color
  • Dust and moisture resistant body with approximately 63 points of weather sealing; Freeze resistance to 14 Degree Fahrenheit
  • High precision 0.48 inch, 2.36 million dot OLED viewfinder featuring a magnification of 0.77x and Ultra fast Real Time Viewfinder with a lag time of 0.005sec
  • Full HD and 4K 3840×2160 30P/25P/24P shooting (Using a card with the UHS Speed Class 3 or higher)
  • Tempered glass 1.04 million dot high-precision 3 Inches tilting LCD monitor with three directional tilt and shutter type is focal plane shutter

One great camera

Both the XT2 and XT3 are fitted with the battery grip which give me more than enough battery power for any given day and I don’t need to carry any spares.

c. Fuji XF 55-200 f3.5 zoom OIS

The FUJINON XF55-200mm lens produces sharp images across its entire zoom range, well resolved corner-to-corner. The fast F3.5-4.8 lens facilitates image capture in scenes requiring a fast shutter speed. Its image stabilization function enables the use of shutter speeds 4.5 stops slower, preventing camera shake even when shooting hand-held in low-light, or at a stopped down aperture. Its a great (cheap) lens to have in the bag.

Cleaning supplies, as always, for when needed.

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