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View Poll Results: Which option do you consider better for your shooting, and why?
I get the most with one camera / one lens... 131 60.37%
I have felt "more is more" and I can use well more than one camera / one lens... 86 39.63%
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Old 04-04-2019   #121
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Nothing changed from 2015. It came down to couple of film cameras. Couple of lenses. And same for digital.
Those are for pictures taking.
The rest is to buy and try, waste of money. At best case, backup. At really best I give it to kids. Our daughter went to Belgium to stay at relatives place with two film cameras and dozen of films .
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Old 04-04-2019   #122
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Even thou in some people's eyes I own too much gear when I go out looking I rarely take more a than one body and lens along. This holds especially true when walking in an urban environment. There I typically take a 50 or 35 (on a 35mm film body) and rarely feel I am missing out on anything.
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Old 04-04-2019   #123
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1 camera and one tri-Elmar (MATE).
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Old 04-04-2019   #124
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If the shooting location and subject matter are known to me and I have control over when I will be there for the best light then camera, lens and film choice would be clear to me. It would just be business as usual. On the other hand the less information I have the more gear I would want because I want to be ready for the surprises. For example European travel will include dark church interiors so knowing this the gear choice would be clear. If I have no control over when I will be at a particular location then I would want a variety of films to handle contrast conditions. For example for travel I always bring some tri-x in case I need a low contrast iso200 option. So the more info I have the better I can streamline.
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Old 06-12-2019   #125
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"I" often pick a lens -- prime or zoom, I want to play with that day and explore it. So, I might decide to take a 85mm and "see what I can do with it", an the ultrawide zoom another time, sometimes just a 50 or 35. I rarely carry more than two lenses, usually only one.
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Old 06-12-2019   #126
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One body, one lens, zoom in and out using my feet!
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Old 06-12-2019   #127
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For the most part I stick with one lens for the entire roll... I go through periods with the 28, 50, or 100 where I might shoot one roll with the 28 or 100 and then a couple of rolls with the 50 (SLR) or single rolls with a 15 or 28 and back to the 50 (RF). Normally the day is planned for one camera and one lens.

The exception might be a outing to shoot a specific subject... like the day I spent at the Yamato Museum then inside a submarine in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture ; )
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Old 06-12-2019   #128
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You know what? I am increasingly annoyed with changing lenses, but I have to in order to maintain a small gear profile. Apart from the m43 pancake zooms like the Panasonic 12-32mm, nothing is small and low profile as two or three RF primes.

There's so many nice aps-c cameras available which promise small bodies with great features and image quality, but focal length flexibility is only possible with a chunky zoom. And that sucks.

If I want high quality images and flexibility, I'm either using the M9 and multiple primes, or the 5D Mark II with the 24-105L. The other possibility is to carry the Fuji X100 (35mm) with the Ricoh GR (28mm). Even if I go with m43, flexibility only comes with a zoom, and the better zooms are considerably bigger than a prime.

After years of carrying multiple cameras and lenses, I'm still trying to find a balance between desire and necessity. The Sony RX0 is my go-to pocket camera now, and I sometimes force myself to take only the Sony if I'm out for the day. It's difficult but rewarding, putting aside the concern about missing a shot, and just going with what I've got.
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Old 06-12-2019   #129
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Old 06-12-2019   #130
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for me less comes from reduced size and weight of kit on carry. I try not to obsess about one body one prime ideal, although thats fun sometimes too.
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Old 06-13-2019   #131
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I get most with less fuss when the one camera is a small SLR (OM and it's rivals) and the one lens is a decent zoom. I don't print bigger than A4 or roughly 12" by 8" and they work well for me. It would be different if I was doing posters or slides for a talk but them days is gone...

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If my vision doesn't change, the 35mm lens, if it has good sharpness, should do it. As long as the camera body works well, I am happy with that. What the future is, who knows? I don't think there is going to be one film that works for all conditions, so that will continue to be a bother.
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I know what would be great rig for a shoot.
Then reality of age, heart condition kick in..
So it's one camera and one lens. Rats!
I walk almost everyday (retired) and my main camera a point and shoot digital.
Film when used in my fav. Leica M3 (ziggy) and it's collapsible 50mm Summicron.
If film only a few frames left, carry a spare roll..
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Old 06-13-2019   #134
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This is the best setup I've ever had. A tiny Retina Ia that takes really good photos for out and about, and a 135 2.8 macro on a Nikon SLR for portraits and flower shots. Simple, cheap, effective.
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Old 06-13-2019   #135
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I replied "I get the most with one camera, one lens" but this is only when I'm true to myself.

In other words, I'm still able to give up to GAS (and can even sell, then buy again some lens(es))

One camera/one lens is most of the time valid for a given day/time, but I still feel the need to change angle of view, be it by using a different lens on the Leica or switching between Leica and Rolleiflex
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Old 06-13-2019   #136
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Oh boy. I have a ton of grad I’ve accumulated over the years, a lot of if from family and friends getting rid of stuff.

Back in college studying photojournalism, I was big into primes, to the amusement of my colleagues that had a 28-79 and nothing else—in fact I did a lot of work with medium format, carrying probably three lenses and two backs around with me. I like primes over zooms, but my back doesn’t as I’ve approached my 30s.

I’ve cleared out 90% of my SLR gear but replaced it with RF. I can now carry two bodies and four lenses in the same space a single SLR and zoom would, and still often do. But honestly, I really do get by almost entirely with just a 35mm (or 80mm in 6x6). I carry everything else “just in case”—a it of a holdover from journalism days.

It’s still a far more compact kit than some of my colleagues carry. As in I’ve seen suitcases dedicated when traveling—and not for specific paid shoots.
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