April 19, 2014, 01:25:00 AM

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How long to gather all (required) your gear?

They are all in the car already, 0 min
8 (7.1%)
All in my bag, just pick it up and go, <1 min
51 (45.1%)
Most in the bag, maybe flash or one lens is somewhere around, <5 min
35 (31%)
Around certain area, just need to gather them, <10 min
18 (15.9%)
Here and there around the house, might find them all <30 min
1 (0.9%)
Not sure about the battery or card space, I think I know where the camera is, <1 hour
0 (0%)
Haven't used for while, not sure of location, and battery flat for sure, >1 hour
0 (0%)

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Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2013, 04:47:13 PM »
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My only rush job is when I hear the train whistle/horn. Then I've got 15 to 45 seconds to get out and in position to get train pictures. Camera is on the table on the way out. I enjoy the challenge of setting it up for the train with whatever lens happens to be on it before the train passes.

The possibility of anyone calling me with some emergency shoot is nil. When I go out it's on foot, on bicycle or bus. So I tend to give a thought to where I'm going and what pictures I might find -- and what equipment I'll need for any likely scenario. Obviously, I rob from oil companies to pay Canon!

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Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2013, 04:47:13 PM »

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Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2013, 04:57:40 PM »
All my camera gear is within 6 feet of each other.
All my bodies and lenses sit on top of my chest of drawers; filters and miscellaneous items such as cards, cleaning equipments, triggers, waterproof covers etc. stay in the bag which is beside the drawers and tripods and stands are beside the bag also.

I chose <10 mins because I rarely have my bag completely backed and ready to lift, but it's always there so I can pack what I need but in reality it takes <5 mins.
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Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2013, 07:08:50 PM »
Camera and lenses would be ready in 1 minute but (ofc. spare batteries and cards always ready) but to actually get it all in the car would take another 1-2 minute. Then if lightstands, flashes and such gear is needed, another few minutes. So usually 5 minutes is needed. For getting coffee in the thermos and all clothes on for winter photography, add another 10 minutes.


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Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2013, 07:57:44 PM »
I have two bags. One for long term storage and one is a day trip backpack. The latter is always ready with a 7D and 17-55 and a 430ex2 all charged up an ready to use. However I usually pack the night before if I have plans.
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Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2013, 09:05:16 PM »
Everything stays in my bag ready to roll.  I keep a charged battery along with a empty or nearly empty SD card in my 6D at all times and generally my 50 1.4 lens installed.  Generally, at home the most "urgent" need is a cute situation with our 14-month old, so the nifty fifty is a great option for indoor, low light shots when I don't have time to set up flash.

I keep my S100 in my car for photo opportunities that come up during my daily commute or on the road, but those are rare.  An occasional sunrise/sunset (generally without anything too great in the foreground) or wildlife shot.
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Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2013, 10:15:28 PM »
I would say <5 minutes.  Everything I have is in one location but I have to corral everything together, pack it in the bag, and make sure batteries are charged and everything.  Although with only a few lenses and accessories to gather it's not terribly difficult.
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Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2013, 11:25:41 PM »
I don't have that much gear. 3 L lenses and one body. It's normally all in the same bag. But I prefer to put together the stuff I need in an adequate bag and maybe, filters spare battery etc depending on what I will be doing. But rarely takes more than a couple of minutes.

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Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2013, 11:25:41 PM »

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Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2013, 06:44:10 AM »
My backpack is always packed this is where may camera lives the only extras I might pick up are tripod/monopod and my flash I don't carry the flash all the time as it takes up too much space. Keeping everything in one bag ready to go  is how I have to store everything for when we are on a road trip and hubby really has no idea what I have.  ;) ::)
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Re: How ready is your camera gear usually?
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2013, 06:44:10 AM »