In your bag number 241, Patrick O’Brien
Patrick has been on this site before, when he showed us his collection. Well, he is back again and this time he is showing us what is inside his bag. Let’s have a look shall we?
I thought I would send in my bag shot as its been a while since my camera collection was shown on your website (in case you missed it you can see it here)!
When buying any sort of equipment I believe in something that’s going to last forever! That’s why I brought my Billingham f/1.4 its waterproof and the right size for a SLR and a few lenses plus film. It’s a very portable bag, I strap it to the back of my bicycle most day and its seems to survive and keep its shape.
Cameras & Lenses
This is what I lug around with me for the moment. A Nikon F2s, which is a real revelation, compared to the Nikon F. I really love the metering system that can meter down to 8 seconds and its nice and weighty. I ride my bicycle most day and I go over many bone shuddering potholes! The UK has a massive collection of them. I need a camera that can take some knocks and that’s why I use the Nikon F2s. I dare not take my Leica’s with me on my bicycle because the rangefinder alignment would be knocked out straight away! The lenses I carry are a Nikon 50mm 1.4, 24mm 2.8 and a 55mm micro Nikkor 2.8 Ai. My favourite focal length is 50mm and I rarely go beyond it, I have just got used to it!
Film and Bits
My main film I’m using is Rollei retro 400s which I can push if I need to and some Fuji chrome if I see something exceptionally colourful. A note pad and pen that don’t need batteries. Other nic nacs that are not in the shot are cleaning cloths, batteries, led lenser torch and a film picker.
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Patrick, it is good to see your Nikon again, I hope it is getting plenty of use.
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