I never carry a light meter or tripod, I usually shoot with an old Yashica D 6x6 TLR, w/ a standard 80mm lense - Occasionally, when I feel energetic, or am going someplace I don't get to very often, I'll take a Pentax 6x7 (I have owned two of them since the early 80's) w/ a 55mm lense.
These days, I always also carry a Canon Powershot SX100 IS - I guess it's OK - I am just not very impressed w/ anything digital - the image quality, compared even w/ the Yashica!... is crap.
I did 4x5
view camera work (shooting architecture) for ten years so "been there,
done that" is my attitude towards alot of what is considered 'strict/technically
perfect/shoot everything from a tripod'.. photography -
film used to be Agfa 100, developed in Rodinal, 1:50. Now it is Ilford FP4, developed the same way.
You'll be glad you did.