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05/02/2012 09:54:57 PM · #1
Other than the camera and lenses, what miscellaneous items do you pack for a short outing/weekend?

For me:
A black Sharpie marker
A regular pen and notepad
2 sets of extra batteries - one for me and somebody who forgot extras.
Enough memory cards to choke a weasel
Business cards
Microfiber cloth- the ones that clip on the bag's zipper are good
USB card reader for laptop
Black electrical tape
Portable camera battery charger
05/02/2012 10:30:10 PM · #2
Originally posted by ct_lane:

Other than the camera and lenses, what miscellaneous items do you pack for a short outing/weekend?

For me:
A black Sharpie marker
A regular pen and notepad
2 sets of extra batteries - one for me and somebody who forgot extras.
Enough memory cards to choke a weasel
Business cards
Microfiber cloth- the ones that clip on the bag's zipper are good
USB card reader for laptop
Black electrical tape
Portable camera battery charger


And a partridge in a pear tree!!!!

I have 4 LED lights that I carry in my kit... Red, green, blue and white.
05/03/2012 12:33:39 AM · #3
- LED torch
- Flash gels
- Pencil wrapped with gaffers tape
- AA Batteries & camera grip AA tray
- Some garbage bags
- Cheap plastic sleeve for camera lens if necessary
05/03/2012 01:16:47 AM · #4
$20 emergency cash
Spare car key
Small flashlight for shooting at night
A couple of antacid tabs
A couple of checks
A couple of photo CD's of pix to share, at 1,000 pixel size.
Extra cards and batteries, I keep both SD and CF cards in case someone needs a CF on a joint shoot.
Card reader
16 gig thumb drive
usb cords, one reg, and one mini
If rain is expected, a plastic bag and a disposable raincoat


05/03/2012 01:26:11 AM · #5
extra flash and camera batteries with chargers
extra cards
cleaning cloth
pen, notebook
sewing kit
pocket knife
gorilla tape
flashliht
filters
plastic bag and shower cap for rain gear
cap and hair elastics
translucent facepowder (for shiny faces)
ginger chews and some $
05/03/2012 01:47:23 AM · #6
Sharpies
Pens
Mollskin Notepad
Business Cards
Small Blanket
Batteries
Battery Chargers
Tape
Multi Tool
Flash + Triggers
Filters
Cloth
Flashlight & Glowsticks
String
$$$
Extra Phone
05/03/2012 01:55:43 AM · #7
Wallet.

07/17/2012 02:38:47 AM · #8
$40 for any emergency
two extra batteries
my laptop
usb cords
small flashlight and many more but I never forget to keep all these items in my bag.
07/17/2012 02:40:58 AM · #9
alcohol

not really. It all depends on where I am headed as to what I take along. My old achy body can't handle any excess weight



Message edited by author 2012-07-17 02:41:52.
07/17/2012 02:48:27 AM · #10
beer money
07/17/2012 02:53:57 AM · #11
Two sets of batteries 5d and mk2
Cleaning kit
Spare tripod plates
Super clamp
Swiss army knife
Cigarette lighter
Watch makers screw drivers
Remote trigger
Intervoleter
AA batteries and the battery grip holder
4 x cf cards
Ear plugs (for gigs)
Led torch
Strobist gels
Rocket blower
Level for hot shoe
Spare lens and body end caps and a spare 77mm lens cap
2 pop up reflectors, 5 in 1 and a triangle one with handle
Cookin filters set
07/17/2012 05:03:39 AM · #12
a backpack/fishing chair combo to carry it all and sit on. I would not be without it.
07/17/2012 09:53:46 AM · #13
Gasoline powered turtleneck sweater
Fur lined sink
Electric dog polisher

Then I have some dumb stuff, too......

(With credit to Steve Martin.......)
07/17/2012 11:57:05 AM · #14
"And a chair, this chair, it's all I need" S M The Jerk
And, of course a pair of "Opti-grab" glasses.
LOL.
07/17/2012 01:15:30 PM · #15
I would need to buy a camera bag to answer this one.
07/17/2012 01:31:02 PM · #16
I've gotta ask - why does it seem everyone has tape?

I've got filters, mini tripod, batteries, cards, a shoulder sling, intervalometer, and other mundane things.

The strangest thing I probably have is a silicone jar opener. Attach it to the focus ring and it allows for well controlled focus shifts when taking video.
07/17/2012 01:49:43 PM · #17
Originally posted by JamesDowning:

I've gotta ask - why does it seem everyone has tape?

In a pinch tape fixes many things.
Need a flash stand, tape the flash to a tree, branch, random stick, whatever.
Velcro strip (for my gels) falls of the flash without my knowledge, tape fixes that.
I can slit my flashes with gaffe tape for more control.
Need to shut a client up, tape to the rescue.
07/17/2012 01:53:33 PM · #18
cut your finger, tape fixes it

bag rips tape fixes it etc

07/17/2012 02:21:38 PM · #19
Rock and Roll has left me with at least two superpowers:

1. the ability to use duct tape for almost anything
2. the ability to effortlessly pack inconceivably big objects into any vehicle.
07/17/2012 02:37:28 PM · #20
+1, been there, done that for about 20 years, survived, still play music once in a while with friends.
When the aliens make a ray gun that causes duct tape to fall off everything, we're doomed.

07/17/2012 03:30:16 PM · #21
spare batteries, 590exii+batterypack, flags and hairbands, clips and painterstape, cash and camera strap. Card holder with cards. I like to travel light.
07/17/2012 04:42:12 PM · #22
plus sandwiches and wild bird food :)
07/17/2012 05:57:00 PM · #23
LensPen
Graduated ND Filer ( the rectangular acrylic type)
Remote trigger
Compass (to figure out where the sun will set/rise)
As many lens caps and camera caps as bodies and lenses I have in the bag, so nothing has to be attached to anything to keep dust out.
Several drawstring 13 gallon garbage bags for rain or whatever the weather gets up to.
07/17/2012 06:57:52 PM · #24
..lip balm and Aleve.
07/17/2012 07:14:44 PM · #25
Zoom H4n
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