In your bag No: 373 – Adi Soon

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In your bag 373, Adi Soon
Back to the real world after a bellyfull of mince pies and sausage rolls. Time for another bag shot. This one is interesting as it features a very old camera next to a very new camera. I like that. Check it out.

My name is Adi Soon, living in London, but originally from Malaysia. I’ve been into photography for more than 18 years since starting when I was in school. Worked professionally before for a news agency and commercially, but now am working in a job where there is no photography involved. Found out that when photography becomes work, it is no fun any more.

I’ve started being a contributor for a watch review website recently, aBlogtoWatch.com, the internet’s most popular watch blog. I contribute articles, photos and videos and can be found at events where new watches are launched. This is a part time gig, purely done out of passion.

As you can see my kit is both photography and video focused.

Here are the contents.

- Sony NEX 7 with kit lens and Jim Buchanan’s Palm Grip attached.

(This is used for both photo and video.)

-Leica 35mm Summicron (I used this on the NEX 7 for its shallow depth of field, ideal for head and shoulders interview work in video, used to be mounted on my Leica M6)

-Sony RX100 (best compact camera I haver ever owned, and a useful backup to the NEX 7, note the JB designs grip attached)

- Cinevate Trawley video rig. (I use this as a handheld rig, table top tripod or dolly. It is build up in the photo, but can be dismantled and packed away in a small space.

-Zoom H1- (Handheld microphone with lapel mic for video interviews)

- Leica iii and Voigtlander 25mm Skopar (love this little Leica, and I use it when I see something that I want to print in my darkroom, prefer it to the Leica M as its smaller and has a better feel.)

-Meistersinger Singular watch (Swiss made single hand chronograph, beautiful dress watch that sits well when I attend luxury watch events)

- All packed away in a Billingham Hadley Pro.

Personal website: visionself.blogspot.com

Thanks or sharing your bag with us Adi. And that is a lovely watch too. I think a lot of camera buffs have an appreciation for a fine watch too. I know I do. Just wish I could afford the damn things.

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.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

4 Responses to In your bag No: 373 – Adi Soon

Greg Williamson December 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Nice to see someone else who prefers the feel of a Leica III to an M. I got my IIIf first and loved it. Then got an M3 and though it’s a great camera I prefer shooting with the IIIf. Smaller, lighter and so beautiful too. I typically shoot with an Elmar 35/3.5 and a Voigt finder.

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    Adi December 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Greg, I don’t understand why the Leica screw mounts don’t get as much love as the M series. I’ve shot with an M6 for 10 years before, and loved it, but the screw mounts are something else. The feel of the body is so much nicer, and they are just so cool looking. I have gotten many compliments on my Leica iii when I’m out and about. And I think that if you’re a hyper-focal shooter, the screw mounts are just as nice to use, if not nicer.

    All the things that make the screw mount a pain in the ass for some : finicky film loading, weird slow shutter speed dial, separate range-finder/ viewfinder and knob winding, can just as easily be things to love about the screw mounts.

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