Some people can tolerate heavy burden, but others prefer lightweight. Your style defines how many or what cameras you’d bring in your bag. There’s no such thing as the right style, it depends on your needs and personal choice. I made these following lists just as a rough guide on what’s necessary to bring in a trip, and last but not least I add some weight information so you have any idea the total weight you’re carrying because sometimes people tend to neglect the weight factor and regret later in the middle of traveling, well that sucks. So, here we go, what’s your style?
- SLR + Compact camera
- Pentax MX + fixed lens: 720 g+ Fuji DL-15: 300 g + Camera bag: 560 g
- Total weight: 1580 g (1.58 kg)
- For all kind of trip with a moderate weight. This is the default choice for traveling with style.
- Rangefinder + Compact camera
- Canonet GIII + metal hood: 660 g + Fuji DL-15: 300 g + Camera bag: 560 g
- Total weight: 1460 g (1.46 kg)
- It offers the most flexible yet the lightest option. Fuji DL-15 for quick snaps, Canonet for slower, thinking shots.
- Panoramic camera + Compact camera
- Horizon 202: 750 g + Fuji DL-15: 300 g + Camera bag: 560 g
- Total weight: 1610 g (1.61 kg)
- Don’t underestimate the power of plastic cameras, especially Horizon 202: Double frame panoramic exposure rules!
- Compact camera
- Fuji DL-15: 300 g
- The most basic option available, no need for extra burden. It’s just a pocket camera but it’s full frame. This option doesn’t even require a camera bag. Put it in your pocket or insert in a backpack with all your stuffs, then you’re good to go.
- SLR + Rangefinder + Compact camera
- Nikon F3T + fixed lens: 1050 g + Canonet GIII + metal hood: 660 g + Fuji DL-15: 300 g + Camera bag: 560 g
- Total weight: 2570 g (2.57 kg)
- SLR, check. Rangefinder, check. Compact camera, check. Almost all kind of camera in one bag. What could possibly go wrong?
- Meterless SLR + Panoramic camera + Compact Camera
- Nikon F2 (DE-1 finder) + fixed lens: 1070 g + Horizon 202: 750 g + Fuji DL-15: 300 g + Camera bag: 560 g
- Total weight: 2680 g (2.68 kg)
- With a total weight of 2.68 kg, you have to be in a good shape to bring these cameras in a long duration trip, especially to the top of the mountains. This option is definitely not for the weaklings.