In your bag No: 678 – Dave Medal


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In your bag No: 678, Dave Medal
Dave has a couple of really cool classic Japanese cameras. All tucked into a nice simple bag. This is a really nice one. Come and check it out.

Hello, my name is Dave Medal. I am a photographer based out of San Francisco. I became fascinated by photographic images at a pretty early age, but it wasn’t until middle school that I started taking photos myself. I was the first of my friends to get a camera and so by default I was the one documenting our surf and skate adventures. I really caught the bug in college and photography has been a large part of my life ever since. My work is a combination of found images and things I direct. A majority of my work is shot on film with available light.


My walk-around bag is a small Billingham Hadley. This bag was a gift from a good friend. I really love it; it’s small but you can fit a lot of gear in it. I have 2 cameras in my bag at all times, both of which were gifts from my beautiful, supportive fiancée.  The first camera is a Contax G2; this camera took me a while to get used to. I wasn’t really a fan of it when I first got it, but now it is one of my favorite cameras to shoot. I have the 21mm 2.8, 45mm 2.0, and 90mm 2.8 lenses. I am really impressed with the images that this little camera produces. I mainly use the 21mm and 45mm on it. Both of these Zeiss lenses are super sharp. I almost always shoot this camera with color film. The other camera in my bag is a Konica Hexar AF. I almost always have Tri-X loaded in this camera, and I really like its simplicity. I don’t have to think about exposures. Both of these cameras are great because of their size and convenience – if they were a hassle to bring I would leave them at home.


Thanks for taking the time, you can check out more of my work here:




Many thanks for sharing your bag with us Dave. I love the classic Japanese camera combo. You have some great gear.
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5 comments on “In your bag No: 678 – Dave Medal”

    Ian S. October 28, 2013 at 8:24 am / Reply

    …Two great cameras and two lenses, what more do we really need!!…

    Ian S. October 28, 2013 at 8:27 am / Reply

    Two great cameras and two great lenses, what more do we really need……

    Daniel October 28, 2013 at 10:20 am / Reply

    dream cameras! I’d love to have either one.

    Giovanni October 28, 2013 at 4:10 pm / Reply

    Very cool pictures, I like your style.
    And nice cameras too ;)!

    Tobias W. October 30, 2013 at 5:20 am / Reply

    Very nice setup, I have almost an identical setup with the Hexar and the G2, instead of the 21mm I use the 28mm.

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