Sunday, September 06, 2009

I spent 6 hours wandering around the Tower of London today with at least 15lbs of laptop and camera gear on my back. My feet are throbbing, but it was well worth it.

And yes, I actually worked out that weight. I've been wondering how much that bag weighs for a while.

Canon 20D: 685g
Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS: 610g
Canon Speedlite 430EX II: 362g
Lowepro Fastpack 350: 1850g
Lenovo T400 /w 9-cell battery: 2404g
3x Canon 20D batteries: 228g
8x NiMH AA batteries: 206g
Total weight: 6346g (13.99lbs)

If you throw in the stuff I didn't lookup weights for, like chargers, flash cable, remote shutter release, CF reader, 3G modem, bluetooth mouse, and a bottle of water, that'll easily add another couple pounds.

It's not just my feet, my shoulders are aching too. I could sure use a massage.

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