In your bag number 134, Thil
This is a bag that I have been meaning to show for a long time, and I have finally managed to get to it. Thil has laid out an absolutely fantastic bag for us. So lets see what is inside…
My name is Thil and I live in Cambridge, England. I don’t have that many cameras compared to some but my main problem is I like to carry too many of them with me when I travel. I am flying off to Beijing tonight and then on to Sapporo after a few days – this is what my hand luggage is going to be. Over the years I’ve tried lots of different bags and I’ve settled for Billingham in the end as they are light, durable and very versatile. This is what will fit in my Large Billingham Hadley:
Leica M4-P + Voigtländer VC meter
Leica 35mm Summilux (non-ASPH)
Leica 50mm Elmar
Zeiss 28mm f/2.8 ZM
Leica SF-20 flash
2 x Olympus XA2
80mm Planar f/2.8
+ Spare A12 film back
+ Extension tubes
Western Master V light meter
Box with spare batteries, lens cloths etc.
Kodak Ektar 100
Kodak Portra 400
Kodak Ektar 100
Kodak Portra 160
I shoot both colour and B&W, hence the multiple cameras. Normally I carry slide film too (Fuji Provia 100F & 400X) but for this trip I left those out since I already have too many varieties. I am also taking a small black Billingham Hadley for use during the day. That neatly fits a rangefinder and the Hasselblad. I carry the XA2s as backups or to use when going out at night.
I post my 35mm and 120 shots online – you can check them out here:
Thanks for sharing your bag Thil. I cannot get over how much stuff you carry. I would have a backache within a couple of hours. Follow Thil and check out his sites, they are very cool.
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