In your bag 305, Robert Kittel
We have a double bag for you all today. Robert hails from Austria and has two very different bags for us all to see, and they are both fantastic. Come and have a look.
my name is Robert Kittel and I have two reporters bags from Austria for you. I’m a professional journalist, which means today, that you have to do all by yourself – research, text, pictures and layout. For travelling, my bags have to be light – most airlines in Europe allow you not more than ridicolous 6 kg of handluggage.
Bag #1 is my everyday bag. I’m never without it and it keeps everything I need: My calendar, a notepad and a pencil, my purse, identity- and presscard, passport. businesscards, glasses, USB-stick, multitool, and a little Fuji. I like this camera, because it is small and unobtrusive. When you have to travel in eastern Europe countrys or Africa, it ‘s not always clever to go with a big DSLR there :-) The Fuji is able to deliver printable images even at bad light conditions.
The bag is a Tenba, which I bought more than 20 years ago for my Leica M6. It proofed its quality, and its a pity, that Tenba makes no bags like this today.
Bag #2 is my workhorse bag. It takes a fullframe DSLR-body, 7 Lenses – 20, 35, 50, 55, 85, 28–70, 70–200mm and a flash. Some small items like filters and gels, the obligate notepad with pencil and most important: a soft brush to remove dust from the equipment – I do this after each use. This is essential because I have to take pictures often under dusty conditions in industrial plants.
The bag is a quite new fishing bag. It is light (planes) and big enough to fit my equipment. And, it was only 35 € new. I fitted it with an insert from Kalahary, which turned out to be not very sturdy. It teared after a few weeks of use, so I have to look for something better.
The problem with the so called “photobags” today is that they are not designed with the pro in mind. Most of them are so small that they even cant take a fullframebody properly. And 2,8 telezooms or pro flashes are much to long to fit in. They are often not waterproof, heavy or not sturdy enough fpr everyday use. Also, there are people on this globe using more than one lens. And no – backpacks are not practicable, as I have to change lenses within seconds sometimes.
So this solution works for me at the fraction of the price for a Portabrace or Billingham bag.
I have several other bags here – a Leica bag for my R4, a Cullmann bag that I own for more than 30 years with two analogue Nikons and a bunch of lenses , a bag for flashes a.s.o. Maybe I’ll show you these another day if you are interested.
Kind regards from beautyfull Austria
Austria – Europe
Thanks for sharing both of your bags with us Robert. It is great to see the difference in what you carry in each bag.
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