So back to my floor. The last thing left to pack is the moderately sized camera bag in front of me. Designed to carry two lenses and a medium sized camera, I tried a variety of different combinations. Trying to fit as much as I could into the bag. In the beginning I refused to leave my prime lenses behind. It makes perfect sense. If I wanted the best possible footage I would need my best lenses. I couldn't get them to fit.
Then I changed the question. What do I need versus what did I want to bring. Within 5 minutes I was packed. My final bag consisted of
- Canon t2i
- Zoom H4n Recorder
- Benro Aero 4 Tripod
- 4 SD cards (assorted sizes)
So my message is think of the difference between between need and want. You can make an amazing film with much less than you think.