In your bag No: 560 – Josh White

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In your bag No: 560, Josh White
Josh was featured as one of the very earliest bags, all the way back in 2011. And now he is back, with a new bag and new gear. Check out how things have changed since bag number 25.

Well, this is my second time posting on Bellamy’s site. A lot has changed since my last bag post here!

Then, I shot an M9-P, Ricoh GR1, GR21. I also used to carry around a lot more gear in a backpack.

After finding it a pain to carry “that much” gear around I cut out a lot of the extras. On top of that, life has made it necessary to kept my bag a little more modest these days.

1. My main camera now is a Leica M5 in black. It has the vertical lugs and I usually shoot it with the modest, but good performing 40mm summicron. It’s modified to bring up the 35mm framelines. The M5 is in fact from a friend who sorta rescued me from an artistic lull. It will stay with me until it packs it in. Or I do, whatever comes first! Ergonomically, I think it’s the finest Leica I’ve used.

Call me weird.

2. The second camera I carry is the Ricoh GXR. While not the prettiest of cameras, I could hardly care less. I use the M-Mount module with the 15mm Voigtlander II. It’s a wonderful combination! Don’t have to worry much about focusing ;)

3. The bag I use is an Artist and Artisan. I’m not sure which model, but it carries everything I need it to.

4. As for the other stuff in my bag I keep it pretty simple. I carry some extra film (HP5 or TMAX) and extra batteries for both cameras. I carry my Blackberry, some headphones, my passport, and one of Bellamy’s film cases.

Whether or not I like to admit it, I once used to try and buy every interesting camera I laid my eyes on. I’ve learned a lot in the past year and perhaps most importantly I learned it matters very little what gear you carry.

Cliched, but true.

Some of my links:
http://jtwhitephotography.com
http://jtinseoul.wordpress.com
http://www.flickr.com/jtinseoul/
http://eyeem.com/jtinseoul/

Thanks for coming back and sharing your bag with us JT, it is interesting to see how things have changed. Nice to have you back.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

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

3 Responses to In your bag No: 560 – Josh White

stanis riccadonna zolczynski July 1, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Hurray. Another GXR user as a digital back up for film Leicas. Looks cool Josh. The combination of M5 and 40/2 is however a bit mismatch. I mean, 40 is for compact CL. I have M6 and when I held M5 in my hand I couldn`t see other lens on it but some big boys like Canons 50/1.2 or 35/1,5 or old Noct 50/1 to make this combo harmonious. Of course summicron 40 is a really good lens. By the way I have it`s japanese brotha rokkor 40/2. Every bit as good optically and lighter. However mechanics are more solid on Leica. I do agree that GXR and 15/4.5 is a wonderfull combo price/quality wise. I only wish Ricoh came out with updated m-module.
By the way Bellamy, I click “send the bag here” and nothing happens. I use old Mac OS 10.4. What`s the procedure for sending. Stanislaw

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    jenquest July 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Nice set up indeed. Totally right about it not mattering what gear you use just so long as you enjoy using the gear that you use :-)

    @Stanis – Clicking the link should open up an e-mail program with some parts filled in on the e-mail. If it doesn’t work for you, the e-mail address to send to is:

    hunts.of.tokyo @ gmail.com
    Subject: In your bag

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