In your bag number 121, Timothy Kong
Hello all you bag lovers. I hope you are having a great day today. I have another cracking bag for you today. This time we can see an nice range of different cameras, so let’s have a look at what is in the bag…
Hi, my name is Timothy Kong
As promised a while ago, here’s my in my bag shot!
My bag is a Domke F-803 in navy. great bag for walking around with a light kit. It’s my 4th Domke bag and I can’t get enough of them. They feel great when they loosen up a bit, don’t scream camera bag and have numerous pockets to hold all sorts of things.
Front two cover pockets-
the left pocket holds my light meter, Sekonic L-308s. I wear my bag cross shoulder over my right (left handed) so it keeps it easily accessible for me and I keep it tethered to the bag (so I don’t lose it). As well as a spare DL1/3N battery for my M6.
the right pocket holds a Mili Power Crystal for back up power! I keep the cord with connectors for my Iphone and Blackberry.
Rear pocket- holds a moleskin for notes and two page summary of photographers rights in Australia (just in case!).
Front two pockets-
The left holds two Bikkuri Film cases from Japan Camera Hunter, there is no better way to carry 20 rolls of film! I keep one loaded with a half-half mix of Neopan 400 and HP5+ and the other loaded with Portra 400VC. Also contains a film picker!
The right holds my Polaroid SX-70 Model 1 loaded with Impossible Project’s PX-70 (this film is getting better and better with each version) also contains a spare pack of film. Also keep a retractable sharpie and a pen- they hang on the side of the pocket, and is easily accessible even with the bag closed.
I have the Domke 3 section insert in the bag, it takes up a little bit more room, but keeps everything nice, neat and organised!
In the left section I keep a recently acquired Ricoh GR1 from Japan Camera Hunter. Great little camera with an amazing lens! I usually use it for nighttime indoor shots. This section also holds a small cleaning kit- lens cleaner, lens cloth, few q-tips and a brush.
In the middle section, I keep my Leica M6, great camera, love it! It’s got an Artisan and Artist silk camera strap and a Ginichi soft release, both from Japan Camera Hunter. Never thought i’d need a soft release, but after using one, I can’t remember what it was like without it! I had a thick leather camera strap before, but it was stiff and always bothered me. The silk strap is strong as well as it doesn’t stick into my neck like the leather strap did! Currently, it’s fitted with a Leitz 28mm Elmarit. This is usually fitted on my camera, as I love shooting in the streets so the wide angle really helps capture the environment.
In the right section, I’ve got a couple of spare lens stacked. I love wide angle lenses, so one is a 50mm Summicron Rigid with a vented hood and the other is a Voigtlander 15mm 4.5 with a 15mm Voigtlander viewfinder in an old leather viewfinder case.
And that’s my kit for the past few months!
My (recently started) blog is www.onlytheinstant.blogspot.com
Thanks for sharing this bag with us Timothy, it is cool to see such an interesting range of cameras in your bag. I particularly love the Domke and the film cases.
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