I am getting down to a light carry. The lightest being just the camera itself, but which one?
Option A - M3 + light meter
Option B - IIIF + light meter
Both fit in a Crumpler large bundle but it is an odd shape. I really need to find me a small bag like the Domke 5xa or something. But then, there is this black and white thing...do I want to shoot color? Not really what I like to do in film, at least not with the M3 or the IIIF.
Now and for a little while, I have a loaner X1... I carried it all by itself today on a trip to the hospital for diagnostics and never thought about it, it was so light! Didn't get a chance to use it today but I was amazed at the fact that I forgot I even had a camera on me...
I can see where a small bag to carry everyday items such as checkbooks, papers, notebooks (iPad, or whatever) is now able to swallow an entire camera that I have no hesitation or concern about, the X1.
Sure made my Hadley Pro a joy to carry but now I think a Domke 5xb is what I really need, especially since I don't have to worry about an iPad....yet.
I would not hesitate carrying the X1, or two of them, anywhere. Main camera? Sure. If I could embrace a 35mm pov but that may not possible.
I love the idea of a lightweight one camera carry. Film or digital? Good to have the choice!