In your bag number 155, Sean Bonner
Todays bag is a bit special as it is coming to you from Fukushima in Japan, a place that you may have become familiar with over the course of the last year. So, let’s see what Sean has in his bag…
Figured I’d submit one of these while I had a moment… This isn’t my “everyday” bag contents, more like my “going out on a photowalk day” bag contents
BAG: Porter over the shoulder side bag thing.
I love this bag, it’s the perfect size to ensure I don’t carry too much around during the day. Big enough for my MacBook Air if I need to roll with that, but small enough to never get in the way. If I need to bring much more I’ve got other bags, but this is always my first choice.
Leica M7 w/ collapsable Summicron 50mm.
Just picked this up, really wanted to play with the AE and see how much more I thought about my shots and less I thought about how I was taking them. So far I’m very much in love with it. The lens is a dream of course, and has been my goto lens for over a year, though I’m thinking about swapping it out for a non-collapsable version soon so I have one less thing to think about. It’s attached to a Leicagoogies strap and hook, and a homemade finger sling.
Leica M2 w/ either Canon 35mm f/2.5 or Canon 50mm f/1.4 depending on what conditions I’m heading out to shoot
This has been my daily carry around camera for over a year now and I absolutely love it, but in the same way a parent loves their child yet kicks them them hell out of the house at some point I realized I’m ready for a camera with an internal meter as my main shooter. This is a beautiful camera though and if I was a collector I’d keep it on a shelf, but I hate having unused stuff around so am passing it onto a friend soon.
Lomo LC-A w/Lomographic Instant Back
Before the M2 I carried this with me everywhere, and after the M2 it became my reliable backup. Every shot from it is awesome for one reason or another. Recently I picked up this instant back for it, but still not sure if the hoops you have to jump through to take a photo and the increased size are worth the results. May just revert to 35mm for it.
For downtime on trains or waiting for friends. Have a backlog of stuff to read a mile long.
Medcom Inspector Alert Geiger Counter
Thanks to Safecast.org I’m alway checking the radiation levels so this ends up going with me everywhere. It’s important when shooting in and around Fukushima, and informative when shooting elsewhere. Don’t leave home with out it.
Misc: iPhone charger, Sharpie, high powered LED flashlight
Not pictured: iPhone & whatever film I’m bringing out with me
A big thanks for you Sean for sharing this. I really appreciate all of the work that you and the people at Safecast are doing. Check out Sean’s links and make sure you go and follow him on twitter. Oh, and don’t forget to comment.
Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com. 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.