In your bag #102 – Jukka Vatanen


by Bellamy /

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In your bag number 102, Jukka Vatanen
On we go, with another bag for you all. Now I wouldn’t usually feature a bag with this little detail about the owner, but I love the gear that he has inside, so I decided to. check it out…

I don’t know where Jukka is from, or have any details about him. But, he does have a cool setup. Jukka, if you are reading could you add some details to the comments.

These don`t fit all in my bag at the same time, I have to choose: If I go to a concert, I usually take the nikon F with the long lenses, pentax 67 400mm ED/IF :4 and old Olympic sonnar 180mm;2,8 along they both fit hasselblad and with an adapter to both Nikon F and Leitz visoflex reflex box for leica M cameras. I just Love the M leicas. I have the M8 but also a very beaten up M3 and likewise worn M4-2, They just keep honking on.

The lenses for nikon are 105mm:2.5 35mm:2 and 20mm.2.8
My leica arsenal for lenses are the superb portrait lens canon Ltm 50mm 1.2 Voigtländer 35mm 1.2 and voigt 15mm 4.5
Then I have the russian 35mm 2.8 and 50mm :2 for really bad weather or dangerous shoots. For the money, they perform OK ( as they don`t cost anything…)
For bags, I use a wonderful GS systems old canvas bag from New York or some Russian army combat bags ( not pictured)
I am still loooking for some nice wideangles in the 21 to 28mm region. I think the old lenses are nicer as I shoot BW almost exclusively and they don`t have so much contrast..

Jukka W

Thanks for sharing this with us, I just wish I knew more about yourself and your photography.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Send me a hi resolution image of the bag (please make sure it is horizontal) and its contents, with some details about yourself and what you shoot. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here.

3 comments on “In your bag #102 – Jukka Vatanen”

    Tony March 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm / Reply

    Looks like he’s from Finland. Nice kit.

    Jukka Watanen March 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm / Reply

    Hi, yes I am living in Finland, A retired fashion and street photographer, now enjoying the freedom of being “a happy amateur”. I find the M8 useful as “poor mans polaroid… hehe”
    I am waiting for the M10 to be the Real
    Leica M shootes tool. nothing much changed, just made better… Also I am imprssed by the new Nokia 808 camera phone and think they will replace the point & shoot stuff in near future, as you can load your images to facebook, Twitter and Flickr instantly. and not thru a laptop… Cheers Jukka W

    Eero March 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm / Reply

    From the name only, he is from my home country of Finland, guaranteed.

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