The sadness of having to leave some, and not being able to take them all!
I don’t know if it happens to you, but every time I travel or spend a weekend away from the city, there’s the great dilemma: which camera should I bring?
If there’s one thing I hate, it’s to have to discard cameras because of their weight, ability to capture light, and other factors. But I think it’s good to have a base selection, those that can’t be left. Even though it’s still complicated to decide, at least the staples give you an idea of what definitely goes. My all-time companions are the LC-A+, the Holga, and Nikon FM2. And I think from now on I will also add the Horizon Perfekt.
The problem is with the rest, and I start thinking:
“And what if I go partying and need the Colorsplash?”
“And what if I need the LC-A+ with B&W and I have it with slide films?… Will I need the Olympus XA?”
“And what if I can take good portraits? But the Hasselblad is so heavy!”
“Should I take an instant camera? Instax Mini or Polaroid? Which Polaroid?”
And with such, I go through all the cameras!
When I traveled to New York, it was terrible! I think I carried more weight in cameras than in clothes. And I used them all, but missed some of my other cameras.
What about you? Which are your favorites that you can’t leave? How do you choose which ones to take on a trip?