Hi, I have submitted my bag before (sometime early last year if i remember right), but I have since moved to Tasmania from Perth and have also changed my setup a bit to suit my purposes better, so I thought I might contribute the current setup I’ve been using since I’ve moved here. I work as a physiotherapist and I enjoy bushwalking on the weekends, especially along the coastline and up mountains and bluffs.
When I was back in Perth, my main camera was a Leica M4-P with a 40mm Summicron-C. It served me real well and the quality of the images produced, along with the pleasure of handling the camera, were difficult to match. However, since moving here and getting right into bushwalking, more often than not, I have found myself wanting a more precise view of what I’ll actually be getting in terms of depth-of-field and framing. Also, there were a lot of shots that I had to miss because I couldn’t shoot closer than 0.8m.
As a result, I decided to pick up this Nikon FE2 with a Nikon 35mm f/2, but the lens was a bit bulky to carry around on my walks, so I finally settled for the Voigtlander 40mm f/2. The Voigtlander does not seem to render colour as nicely as the Nikon 35mm did, but I mainly shoot black & white, so it doesn’t matter that much to me.
Anyway, this is the setup that I usually take with me to most places, and as you can see, I prefer to travel light.
Bag – no brand; $5 at the army surplus store; Have used it everyday for the last 2years and most likely for another few.
Leather Wallet – no brand; it has been holding my cards & cash together reliably for the last 9years and most likly for many more.
Ziplock bag – contains 4 spare rolls of Arista Premium film, a close-up filter, and spare battery for the Nikon. I stand-develop my film with mainly HC-110 at the moment, but have yet to get into wet printing.
Nikon FE2 + Voigtlander 40mm f2 – the lens-coupled metering ring gets stuck 85% of the time, so I have to always check that it’s in the right place whenever I open up the aperture. Other than that, it works perfectly fine.
Notebook + Pen – got the notebook from Bangkok, handy for scribbling random thoughts that feel important at the time.
Also, the earphones are Bowers & Wilkins C5 – great sound quality, but pretty disappointing in the mid-lower treble range..
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Max. Sounds like a wonderful place to walk and shoot.
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