Three Hours or Less
For shorter walks, I don't want a bag weighing me down. I'll have two bodies with two lenses that serve two purposes. The main camera, such as a Leica M11 with the Summicron 28mm, will have a wider perspective for busier environments. If the lighting looks slightly shifty outside, I'll swap to a lens with a wider aperture, like the Summilux 35mm.
This camera is pretty much glued to the wrist and what'll see most of the photography reps. If you're curious about the accessories and specifics around my particular M11, check out my long-term review for more details.
The second camera body I've adopted is the Leica SL2-s , and you're probably wondering, why the f*ck do you carry two cameras? Wouldn't that make you stick out even more? Wouldn't that weigh you down over time? Aren't you concerned about being targeted? The answer is yes, yes, and yes.
But the opportunity to quickly capture a tighter portrait or environmental video with this camera is just too tempting an offer to turn down. I'll have the Summilux 35 or SL 50mm APO attached to this camera and swap it in when I want to capture a more intentional shot. This camera is also incredible for video, and I often use it to document the space instead of using my phone, an easy habit to develop that'll pay off way more in the future.
Outside of the two cameras, I'll shove a few more things in my pocket:
- Cleaning cloth
- AirPods Pro
- Magnetic battery from Anker
- Wallet + local currency, of course
- What if I'm going to be out for more than three hours?
- The Marathon