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Street togs, do you use one or two bodies? (Screwmount)

Street togs, do you use one or two bodies? (Screwmount)

I have 4 lenses, currently trying to sell one. Only one body now so that's why I created this poll
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oops, I voted...but I don't have a screw mount camera... I use one body only, and usually one lens... The same would be true if I did have a screw mount camera though.

For street shooting I don't like to be bogged down with gear switches. I make due with what I brought (sometimes wishing I had a wider lens).
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oops, I voted...but I don't have a screw mount camera... I use one body only, and usually one lens... The same would be true if I did have a screw mount camera though.

For street shooting I don't like to be bogged down with gear switches. I make due with what I brought (sometimes wishing I had a wider lens).
Its fine you should get a wider lens
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tog?


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Short for photographer
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Short for photographer
i know...nothing personal but i just hate that word!
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i know...nothing personal but i just hate that word!


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I'm just too lazy to type photographer ha
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I'm just too lazy to type photographer ha

Its faster to type photographer than it is to start a new thread, Ha!
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I'm not technically qualified to comment as my only LTM is lens-less at the moment, but I've typically always shot one body, one lens for street (generally the 45mm on Contax G or 50mm on SLR). I've used 35mm on SLR on occasion if I eventually get an ultra-wide for the Bessa L as I've been planning to, I may switch to shooting the 12/15mm and either 35mm or 50mm on the SLR.
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i used to get grief for saying 'shooter'...still do at times.
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no thread camera/lenses these days but...i like either 1 or 2 bodies with lenses attached.
i'll often use one set up going and the other setup coming back.
the key for me is using 2 of the same bodies...keep it simple
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In this part of the world, togs are what you wear to go swimming

I think the street is a good place to KISS
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Ha!

Looks like all of you prefer using 1 body for a few lenses
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I wasn't going to answer but I will to be the first to vote something other than "1."

I've shot a lot of events and protests in the last year. Perhaps it's not strictly "street" but whatever. Often times I have two or sometimes three cameras with me, with different lenses or on different formats.

One protest I did in December, in Atlanta, I had my Nikon D800 on one shoulder, Pentax 67ii on the other, and then my Leica M9 hooked to my backpack which I could grab easily as it hung tight to my chest. The Nikon had a wide zoom, Pentax had a wide to normal zoom, and Leica had a fast 50. Another one I just had two Leicas, my M9 and M6, with a wide and a normal which I switched out depending with a superwide in my pocket.

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I wasn't going to answer but I will to be the first to vote something other than "1."

I've shot a lot of events and protests in the last year. Perhaps it's not strictly "street" but whatever. Often times I have two or sometimes three cameras with me, with different lenses or on different formats.

One protest I did in December, in Atlanta, I had my Nikon D800 on one shoulder, Pentax 67ii on the other, and then my Leica M9 hooked to my backpack which I could grab easily as it hung tight to my chest. The Nikon had a wide zoom, Pentax had a wide to normal zoom, and Leica had a fast 50. Another one I just had two Leicas, my M9 and M6, with a wide and a normal which I switched out depending with a superwide in my pocket.

Just go shoot man.
Nice but I'm shooting the same format
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So most of your guys use 1 body for a few lenses
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Street togs, do you use one or two bodies? (Screwmount)
I use the following Takumar screw-mount lenses permanently mounted on Spotmatic bodies so I do not waste time changing lenses:
28mm f/3.5
50mm f/1.4 (8-element version)
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I use the following Takumar screw-mount lenses permanently mounted on Spotmatic bodies so I do not waste time changing lenses:
28mm f/3.5
50mm f/1.4 (8-element version)
135mm f/3.5


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Nice, and lenses too
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over 95% of the time with one body & one lens... The exception is if I want to shoot both digital and film. Most of the time it's a 50mm for film...
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When using my IIIcs, I use them as a pair, generally without carrying extra lenses. I've used a 25/35 combination, or 28/35, or 28/50. I keep one camera out and one in my vest pocket.
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Nice I only shoot film so yea

I usually carry two more lenses
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I don't technically get to vote as I don't own a screwmount camera anymore, but after having dropped an Ultron 35/1.7 LTM on the pavement once, I would vote for two bodies.
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Not screw mount, but I use two bodies - with one lens.
Usuallly I just take one body with a lens, but if the action is hot then it's faster to change a lens than rewind and load another roll. Also for two ISO films.
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Is the poll limited to screwmount bodies because it's harder to change lenses? Someting else?

Just curious, I don't have any LTM bodies and I'm not a street tog either...
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Two IIIa cameras. One with a Summar, the other with either the Elmar 35 or the Elmar 90. Whichever of these lenses is not mounted is in the bag, along with a couple of extra rolls of HP5+ and a small Sekonic incident meter. I've used this setup to shoot benefit auctions, street stuff, and even working fires and vehicle accidents.
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I don't own a screwmount camera so I didn't take the poll. And I'm not sure I qualify as a "street tog". But I'll play anyway.

The number of cameras I carry around varies. Just on walks around town, I usually carry one body and lens--either a 50 or 35 equivalent. When I'm on a trip in unfamiliar territory, I'll carry up to three bodies with mounted lenses, two in a shoulder bag and one out and ready to go.
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i know...nothing personal but i just hate that word!
No kidding. Hassy, tog, lux, cron, we should do a thread on this. Sounds like kids in daycare.
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In this part of the world, togs are what you wear to go swimming

I think the street is a good place to KISS
To follow up from Lynn,
While togs are of course for swimming, they can also be worn on the street within close proximity of the beach. My limit is across the road and even then only for fish and chips, ice cream, or to get to the car, and if I can't see the beach anymore, then togs are no longer allowed. Togs are defiantly not allowed for participating in street photography, as it doesn't fall within my three allowed activities listed above (fish and chips, ice cream, car).

Of course Budgie Smugglers is the preferred term for the item of "clothing". On a side note I wonder where "togs" comes from? Slang for "costume"?
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No kidding. Hassy, tog, lux, cron, we should do a thread on this. Sounds like kids in daycare.
My favourite is summi. Everyone know you're talking bout a lux then. Or is it a cron...
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Why don't you go out and shoot and decide for yourself what you need?
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My favourite is summi. Everyone know you're talking bout a lux then. Or is it a cron...
Sounds very Japanese. Tog sounds like something you'd wear.
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On a side note I wonder where "togs" comes from? Slang for "costume"?
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From Old French togue, from Latin toga ‎(cloak, mantle). It started being used by thieves and vagabonds with the noun togman, which was an old slang word for "cloak". By the 1700s the noun "tog" was used as a short form for "togman", and it was being used for "coat", and before 1800 the word started to mean "clothing". The verb "tog" came out after a short period of time and became a popular word which meant to dress up.
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However cumbersome I find the carrying of multiple bodies to be, changing lenses on the go is even worse. I would carry two bodies : one with a wide, the other with a small tele.
It isn't screw mount, but I do carry two cameras all the time : a ricoh GR for a 28 equivalent, and a fuji XE2 with a summitar for a 75 mm angle of view. Ideally, I'd have a standard too, but that would mean 3 cameras, and I find I want the wider or narrower view more often than the middle.
Two bodies, definitely. One in the hand, the other on the shoulder.
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street tog...it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it?

it's a bit better if you say it in a japanese accent:

"stu-reet-toh toh-gu"

might get you slapped upside the head, though.
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What difference does 'screw mount' have to do with the amount of camera bodies one carries with them?

Don't quite get that.

Anyway, less is more. Strip it down, keep it simple and focus on the work.
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Also -- "tog" reminds me of the obnoxious frat-boy wannabees who make themselves a PITA to innocent pedestrians for yucks on YouTube videos.

Count me in as one of those not real fond of the term.
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Well it's already on my way.. guess I'll see if I like having 2 bodies or not
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Short for photographer
"Togs" means clothes, not "photographers".

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