Well, here we are one day till departure for Vietnam. I have everything pretty much packed. This time I have managed to get my necessary items into two carry-on bags… no checked baggage! The red pack is a MEC Pangea 40 for my clothes, toiletries, and lap top with a few other electronic related items. I am not taking much in the way of clothes but they are squeezed into a compression sack to save room. Everything fits with a bit of extra room.
The orange pack is a Lowepro Photo Sport Sling AW 100. It’s a sling pack with side access to the camera body. There’s enough room for two lenses and a few other accessories. I was drawn to this camera bag because of it’s “sling” access and because it doesn’t look like a camera bag. I also like the fact that I can tote it around without worrying about rain too much. If the rain does get heavy, there is a rain cover for it. The Photo Sport is also very comfortable to wear. It’s a one strap backpack but as there is not a ton of weight in it, it’s very easy to carry.
We have one dSLR and one rugged/waterproof compact camera for the beach and snorkelling. Both camera’s shoot video in HD so that will be handy as I have been requested to bring back more video by my brother in-law. Carrying a compact camera is also handy for the times that I don’t want to lug around the dSLR. So, I think we have are camera needs met.
This time I will NOT leave behind my Polaroid Pogo printer. It’s a great little portable printer that can print directly from the camera. It’s about the size of an iPhone. It’s not always about taking image. Sometimes, it’s about leaving an image.
Camera Gear List
- Nikon D7000
- Nikon AW100
- 50mm 1.4
- small tripod
- various ND filters by SinghRay
- SB-800 Speedlight
- Polaroid Pogo-compact printer
Anyways, I will be posting images and blogging as much as I can. Of course, it will all depend on internet access.