In your bag 346, Nathan Thompson
Check out this mega bag full of Leica goodness. This one has been inspired by another bag on the site, which is pretty cool. It is nice to know that the ‘In your bag’ series is inspiring people to go and put together the items that they want. Check this one out.
Hi Bellamy, love the info on your site! It’s very helpful for me to see other’s solutions for carrying gear. I’m a professional product photographer by day which allows little creative outlet as a photographer so I make up for it by shooting nights and weekends for myself. Up until a month ago I was shooting exclusively Canon DSLRs. Started with a 10D and most recently sold my 5DmkII after buying the M9-P. I had always convinced myself a Leica was out of the question but then I bought the M3 to get back into film and it snowballed from there. Quite an awesome mistake! The price of admission is surely high, but I’m having just as much fun shooting as I did with my Dad’s Pentax ME-Super when I was very young. I’m also much happier with my photos now.
I had seen Jason Howe’s Wotancraft bag on your site a few weeks back and knew instantly it was the perfect bag setup for me. It is a large bag but I prefer it that way. I can carry the whole system or as little as I want anytime. I was skeptical that the quality would be up to the standards of the price-point of the bag. I haven’t had much luck with products like this made in Taiwan. My doubts were quickly put to rest as I opened the cloth bag it ships in. It’s a very well made product that meets quality standards of other premium bags I’ve inspected. Throw in the level of waterproof this bag offers and it’s a clear winner for me.
I’ve been enjoying shooting film so much lately I went through your DIY developing post and got all the needed supplies to start developing myself! Big thanks to your site for opening my eyes to that. Never knew it was such an easy process. My future goals in photography will be learning how to enlarge film to prints and getting into Medium & Large Format.
Here’s the list of what’s pictured and fits in the bag:
Leica M3 SS
Leica 50mm Summicron DR
Leica 50mm Summicron Collapsible
Leica 90mm Tele-Elmarit
Leica 135mm Hektor (in Maxpedition Cocoon Case)
Leica 28mm Elmarit-M
Leica 35mm Summilux FLE
Voigtlander 15mm Wide-Heliar
Fujinon XF 35mm
Fuji EF-X20 Flash
Here’s a link to my flickr page
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Nathan, great to see such an inspiring story. And I am really glad that JCH could help.
Check out Nathan’s flickr page and come comment.
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