WHERE ARE YA GONNA GO? WHAT ARE YA GONNA DO? WHAT ARE YA GONNA LEAVE IN THE BIG BAG? AND WHAT YA GONNA PUT IN THE SMALL BAG?
I think by now most of you who take the time to read my blogs know I have become enthralled with Cosyspeed bags/ Camera and lens carrying systems. And to make things perfectly clear I own the product and have received no renumeration for supporting the product.
What intrigued me the most was the simplicity. A bag on a belt which put the camera in a very well made and adjustable pouch for fast and easy access. There are some small accessory pouches for some small lenses and/or batteries, cards, cleaning stuff, etc. if you decide you want to add them on.
The manufacturers whole intent on designing this bag was to provide photographers a fast working, equipment limited carry system for mirrorless size cameras and lenses that would be comfortable, weather resistant and easy to quickly work from.
So when I got mine, I added one lens pouch model 80 and one model 30 stuffit. It was terrific. One lens on the camera which was my 23mm 1.4 (or in aps terms, 34.5mm) and in the model 80 lens bag, I put my 60mm Macro. A good walk around combination. But then I fell one more time into the god forsaken abyss of gear hell, and was once again haunted by those famous words, “what if.” “What if I took this lens and that lens JUST IN CASE.
So I decided to add aother model 80 pouches One for my 35mm 1.4 which meant I was now carrying 1 Fuji Xt1, 23mm, 35mm and 60mm. All of which are calculated into APS numbers by using a 1.5x factor. Fortunately Fuji X primes are small and light weight.
So here I was once again adding instead of not adding. It did balance very well but it was not why I bought this system. I bought it to carry less. So less it is. In my car I keep the balance of my gear in a camera bag. On the belt I have the original Camera, 60mm, and 23mm, and they cover me for the day. I also can set this up to carry two zooms but no more.
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What it boils down to is if you are a professional photographer going on assignment far away from your base of operation and you feel you will need all our lenses, bodies and flashes, then load up that roller bag or backpack and have a go.
If you are a wild life or landscape photographer and you are going on and extended trip then pack your lenses, bodies, flashes, accessories because you are more than likely going to work out of the back of your car.
But if you are out for the day roaming the city, hiking the trails, vacationing with the family, then enjoy life, take your camera and a couple of lenses and have a blast without shifting a knee cap, or crushing disks in your back and neck. Travel light.
Have a great light weight day.