In your bag No: 634, Jeffrey Wu
A cool bag and some cool glasses. Jeff brings us his bag from NYC. A mix of classic and modern Leica gear, this is very much a big city street shooters bag. Come and check it out.
I think your website has a wealth of information regarding film photography, and one day, I hope you will be called to help me find some exotic photographic item. In the meantime, I thought I would share what’s in my (photography) bag.
Recently, I acquired a Ona Bowery dark truffle leather bag, to carry around something less than my old Billingham Hadley Pro. It’s a wonderful bag for carrying a Leica M kit. I admit here that I cheated a bit since some of this kit is carried on my person, rather than “in my bag.”
Principally, I shoot street photography and my family (mainly, my 2-yr. old daughter). I make a living doing something entirely different (let’s say) but photography is really my creative outlet. In no small part due to your website and articles, I recently acquired a Weltzar Leica M6, which I am learning, and learning to adore.
OK, onto the main attraction: what’s in my bag?
1) Leica M Monochrom (oh, I simply love the Leica MM);
2) Leica M6 non-TTL Weltzar type with flaring 0.72 OVF;
3) Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1,4 ASPH blk (my favorite lens of all time);
4) Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2,0 ASPH chrome (small and sharp) and original Leitz 12585h vented lens hood;
5) Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3,4 ASPH blk (favorite wide angle) and I don’t use a 21mm OVF;
6) B+W UV filter E39; B+W 3x solid ND filter E46;
7) 2 rolls of Kodak Portra 400, 1 roll of Ilford Delta 400 (B&W); 1 roll of Ilford Delta 3200 (B&W)(for off-the-chart grain);
8) Artisan and Artist leather strap for M6 and silk strap for MM;
9) Oakley original Frogskins (coolest sunglasses ever);
10) Shure SE535 earbuds (BEST earbuds on the planet);
11) Apple iPhone 5 and Mophie air case + battery charger for iPhone 5;
12) New York City MTA unlimited monthly card;
13) Lint free cloth for kit;
14) Rocket blower for occasional cleaning;
15) MM spare batteries x 2;
16) Amazon Kindle paperwhite edition;
17) Old Nikkor lens bag for unused Leica lens; and
18) Louis Vuitton Taiga leather wallet in chocolate (it’s lasted like 5-years and been through about 10 wash cycles in my pants).
Keep up the great work Bellamy, and fighting for the survival of film. Hope I require your services someday, to find me that special photographic item.
Thanks for reading about my bag.
from Manhattan :)
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Jeff, that certainly is a very stylish street bag. I love the glasses.
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