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    Total weight of your camera kit?!

    So here's a fun one for you all to do over the weekend. I'm leaving for a trip the end of next week and was just looking at how much stuff I'm carrying and what it weighed.

    Now I haven't included bags and filters but my total camera gear weight that I'm taking is 7.8kg, ouch!

    Makes me want to rush out and by a high end mirror-less system....

    I'm know for sure some others will have more hefty loads than me though!

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    During a recent trip abroad, my camera backpack alone weighed 9kg.

    That didn't include my tripod, head unit and monopod.

    There was plenty of gear (including four lenses) which didn't go.

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    Very interesting and something I've been thinking about lately. I don't have access to scales so can't comment on weight, not that I have that much!

    Thanks to joint hyper mobility, I have weak hands and wrists that make holding large, heavy cameras and lenses difficult. So weight of kit, camera body/lens along with body size (so I can hold it comfortably) are important considerations for me. *sigh* I'll probably never have a 1D!
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    Camera kit - 15kg

    Lighting kit - 40kg
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    My last trip to the USA saw me with almost 20kg of bodies, glass, tripod + head, batteries and chargers.

    If I travel with lighting, it's about the same as JT, 40 odd kg on top of the camera gear.

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    My roller bag weighs around 30kg when loaded, not including tripod or light stands, but does include a couple of flashes.

    Thank goodness for wheels.

    I also have another bag that carries my video equipment when required, and that bag slips over the pull-out handle of the trolley bag so it's easy to cart around.
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    G'day Mike

    My missus has just returned from a 16-day Africa safari where everyone had a 15kg luggage limit from the small /16 seater aircraft used
    She took the Lumix with its 24x zoom - and her 600mm shots of the wildlife are great

    Regards, Phil
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    Not as much as some, but weigh too much for my liking, sometimes.
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