I'm heading up to Portland for a weekend visit with friends. Traveling by air so I don't want to carry a lot, and the point of the visit isn't so much to do photography as it is to hang out and relax away from home. I am bringing the iPad because I want/need to do some work on my book over the weekend. k
So what equipment to bring?
Well, I could just toss the M9 with the 40 or 50mm lens into my bag and be done with that. Or I could do the same with the GXR. Or I could take one of the film cameras (Nikon F, Leica M4-2, Rollei 35S, Polaroid SX-70).
Or I could just say heck with it, bring the iPhone 4S and shoot any pix I want with that.
It's these quandaries of choice and intent, picking the equipment that fits some arbitrary bunch of circumstances, that I find get in my way more than anything else. Once I've got the gear in the bag and I'm out at wherever it is I'm going, I just work to make photos that I like with what's at hand.
The problem is I really like working with all of the equipment I have. So choosing, before I am out of reach of it, is difficult. When I had just one camera (well, one and its backup twin), decisions like this were simple.
What do you folks with a bazillion cameras and lenses do?