When you go travel, do you pack a lot of things as if you are migrating or pack minimal? I belong to the latter.
Hong Kong (Dec 2016) was my second travel trip after I started film photography and this blog. For my first trip, I brought with me my then dSLR Nikon D3300, an analogue Nikon FM2 and an action camera for video purposes. I put everything in my bag pack which I find it difficult to retrieve or switch camera whenever I wanted to.
So this trip, I refined my shooting list.
Pack light, walk far
Instead of a bag pack, I used a Crumpler Dry Red No.2 messenger bag that I can easily reach my cameras without unloading my bag.
For cameras, I had with me my new Fujifilm X-pro2, Rollei B35 and the same action camera- Curve Xtreme 200. Below is the list of items inside my messenger bag while photo-walking.
- Fujifilm X-pro2 with 35mm lens
- Rollei B35
- One film
- Xtreme Curve 200
- Octopus card
I felt significantly lighter this time round and managed to walk a lot more without getting too many resting points. The weather might be an important factor as December is a winter month.
Lesser gear, lesser trouble
Furthermore, with lesser gears, I bring lesser accessories. I only need to bring chargers for X-pro2 and the Xtreme Curve 200. Done.
With only one lens at hand, I save the trouble and misery of ‘missing out suitable lens’ problem. When I need a wide-angle, I just use my iPhone. Quarry Bay is the example where I used my iPhone for wide angle as all my cameras were too ‘zoomed in’.
So, I guess I have found my preferred travel-photo-walking packing list.
How about you?