In your bag No: 431 – Brian Weisbord


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 431, Brian Weisbord
Brian has a lovely setup for us to drool over, although he doen’t seem to have a bag for some reason. He does have couple of different setups for us to check out though. Come and have a look.

Hello! My name is Brian Weisbord and I am a film production student in Los Angeles.

I am 19 years old and I have lived in Los Angeles my whole life. I am currently in school focusing on cinematography and psychology. I have been shooting film for about 2 years now, and I can owe it all to my good friend, and one of the most knowledgeable camera nerd in the world, Cole. I can thank/blame him for basically all of the purchases I have made. Now let’s get to the goodies.

Where’s my actual bag you may be asking, and that is a good question. I don’t actually own one even worth showing off at the moment, but I am looking to get a nicer one soon!

My first real film camera was a Minolta XE-5 with a 50mm 1.7 lens. I call that camera “The Tank” because it can definitely take a beating. It’s not here at school with me, but it is on my desk at home. I have since upgraded to these two beauties. Can you tell I like rangefinders yet?

-Olympus XA

-Voigtlander Bessa R3A with a Leica Summicron 40mm

-Various black and white film and a lone roll of Superia (going back from shooting color, the single coated summicron is perfect for B&W)

I actually just got the Summicron at a camera show in Passadena this past weekend, I had to part with a Tokina 11-16 and a Voigtlander Nokton that I got with the Bessa to acquire the funds, but it was all worth it. I carry the XA around when I just want a camera in my pocket. I love that little camera more than words can describe, I actually have two, and now my roommate has one as well. I usually bring the XA to our weekly trips to Disneyland (just a perk of going to school 10 minutes away). The sharpness and speed is incredible in a package that small, truly an innovative camera.

When I am shooting concerts, or events, I usually go digital.

-Canon 5D Mk III with a 35mm 1.4 L slapped on.

-Two cheap, but awesome Yongnuo YN560-II’s

-Gary Fong Lightsphere (another new and great purchase)

-Phottix Strato II Multi triggers

I know what you are thinking, and yes, I am using fancy TTL triggers for manual flashes; I agree with you, it’s insane and weird. I am hoping to get some nice Cannon TTL flashes in the future, but these work really well as well. The 5D/35mm combo is something I could not live without. Shooting concerts in low light is made possible with the 5D’s insane high ISO performance. I also love the in camera multiple exposure feature (check out my concert photos on the facebook page to see examples). I also own one of Cannon’s 135mm F/2 lenses, and by god it is one of the sharpest lenses I have used. Not many people shoot with it, but I think its gorgeous glass.

I don’t know what else to write…so I guess I’ll end it. Thank you so much for showcasing my bag, keep doing what you’re doing Bellamy; someone has got to give us camera nerds stuff to drool over!

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Many Thanks! – Brian

Thanks for sharing your gear with us Brian, though I wonder how you carry all of this stuff?
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on 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.


9 comments on “In your bag No: 431 – Brian Weisbord”

    Angel Gonzales February 22, 2013 at 8:34 am / Reply

    Nice, simple gear, I went to the last camera show, what was it, the tenth? Elks lodge right? Don’t tell me you go to PCC sir, UCLA?

      Brian Weisbord February 23, 2013 at 8:28 am /

      I can’t remember the specific date, but I am almost at every one haha. I go to Chapman University!

    Mike February 22, 2013 at 9:34 am / Reply

    I’ve got a Bessa R3A too! Great camera, easy to use, feels good in my hands.

      Brian Weisbord February 23, 2013 at 8:30 am /

      So perfectly sized. What kind of strap do you have?

    Marcus Indra February 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm / Reply

    very nice gears..

    Analog-Digital February 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm / Reply

    Nikon strap on canon camera, haha !
    Nice bag !

      Brian Weisbord February 23, 2013 at 8:29 am /

      That gentleman who commented below you is the one who has my Mark III strap…

    Cole February 23, 2013 at 3:00 am / Reply

    Tee hee, welcome, Brian.

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