I took my Nikon D7000 with an 18-55 vr zoom lens which is handicapped by not having an aperture mechanism. Notice I didn't say that it was broken, I said it doesn't have one. I bought the lens (actually, I'm pretty sure I traded something for it) at the Pasadena Camera Show a few years ago and noticed that it behaved a bit oddly. Opening it up I was astonished to discover that it had no aperture blades at all! I disassembled it completely and it sat for two years in my junk box. Yesterday I decided to see if I could get it back together (minus the empty aperture assembly) and, after a few fits and starts, I did, so I tossed it in the bag (along with my OM1, the photos from which are yet to be developed) and took it along.
My thanks to Johnny for driving, Advil and the company and conversation.
The bikes (in no particular order...)