Go Ahead, its Mirrorless
On a recent trip to Las Vegas, NV I knew that some street photography would be in order so I of course packed my street photography kit to bring along. I was going there to shoot some college basketball at a Christmas Tournament so that meant I needed the sports kit and while I had some extra time I wanted to run out to the Red Rock Canyon area and get some landscape shots so I need that kit as well. The goal was to pack for three different shoots all in one backpack.
Since late 2013 I have shot exclusively Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras from the OM-D line so this was going to be easy, right? I assembled my sports kit, landscape kit with Lee Filters and the street shooting kit all into the Think Tank Perception Pro and was ready to see Vegas.
All of the shoots went as planned and I am very pleased with the images I was able to capture on all parts of the trip. As I am assembling my equipment back into the Perception Pro I like to evaluate the amount of gear I brought as opposed to what I actually used. I try to separate the used and not used on a table in the hotel to see what I can do better next time to lighten the load even more. It would seem that I brought too much gear which I am guilty of quite often, but I am getting better.
The biggest difference though between today and pre 2013 is I’m not unhappy and dreading carrying all that equipment back. I may have selected too much gear for these three shoots but I have it all in one bag and I know that bag will easily fit in an overhead on a plane or under my seat. Will I select more efficiently next time I travel? I probably will. Until next time though, I say if you are worried about packing too much gear and you shoot Micro Four Thirds, don’t worry, it’s Mirrorless.
Shoot Light | Shoot Often