In your bag number 55, Barry Harding
Hello again my dear bag-lovers. How are you all? A very happy new year to you all. This is the first bag posting of 2012, as I have been on a break. But we are going to get right back into things with this fantastic submission from Barry. Over to you Barry:
Love the blog! Thought I’d send over a pic and summary of my day tripper bag. I’m Professional Geologist and amateur photographer Barry Harding. I live in Michigan. I’m usually out shooting landscapes or people. I’ve gotten away from lugging the Nikon and a handful of heavy lenses around, so I’ve slimmed down. Still, seems like I invariably end up with at least 2 cameras.
Bag: ThinkTank Retrospective 5. It’s a tough canvas bag that’s not too big. Perfect for carry on through airports and day trips. Grab and go! I also have the Retrospective LC2, which I cram full with a Nikon D7000 and several primes.
Cameras: Top Row.
Fujifilm Natura Classica (Super-EBC Fujinon Zoom). I usually load it with Ilford 3200. Cheap build quality, but takes awesome pics in low light conditions. In the States they are getting hard to come by.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Digicam, with Cosina-Voightlander (C-V) 28mm viewfinder. Tough rugged little camera. I also often pack the Canon S95 (not shown). Also shown is charger for the Lumix. I usually pack an extra battery or two (not shown). (This spring I’m upgrading to the X-100, although I have my eye on a Titanium M-6). Choices in life.
Camera Center: C-V Bessa R4A, with C-V 15mm f4.5 Heliar and softie. A&A strap, which are really nice. The C-V 15mm is ridiculously compact and sharp. Love this lens. I like it for architectural compositions. Also shown is 50mm f3.5 Nickel Heliar, lens cap and hood. That lens is an extraordinary portrait lens, but the ergonomics are a bit funky. The aperture can be controlled by rotating the lens hood!
Various filters. I like the Y2 and Hoya 72 when shooting film like Ilford SFX200. I usually have a yellow filter on the rangefinder lenses.
Moleskine Notebook. Usually a mechanical graphite pencil or Lamy pen. I also like the Fisher-NASA (“Jack Klompus”) pen.
Film. Usually B/W. I’ve been shooting ACROS 100 lately, but I also like Kodak’s cheap CN400 (C-41 film).
iPhone 4S. I like the Light Meter App.
Other Items (not shown). Various lens wipes, a lens pen, usually a pocket rocket dust blaster.
Sometimes I rotate in other compact cameras. My favorite is probably the AGFA Optima Sensor (early 1980′s 35mm). That camera has the finest viewfinder I have used. I also like the LOMO LC-A+, but it’s getting beat up.
Well, have fun and keep shooting. Harding Out!
Brilliant work Barry. Only one thing…no contact or website details! Please drop us a line and get the world to see what you shoot with this set up. This blog is not merely for bags, it is a good chance for people to come to see your work.
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