In your bag No: 652 – Zeno Felkl

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In your bag No: 652, Zeno Felkl
Not only is todays bag simple, but the owner has a very simple project that he uses this kit for. Come and have a look inside the bag of a one camera project.

I´m Zeno Felkl, a 49 year old amateur photographer from Germany.
I started shooting in 1979 and I´m a user/collector with way toomany cameras.
Look here: http://classicameras.blogspot.de/ to see what I mean.

My bag is a messenger bag which is big enough to carry my Macbook, the lunch and all I need for work and my cameras.

My recent user cameras are small (I really like small and light cameras!), the Rollei 35, Singapore model with the Tessar 3,5/40mm, the Yashica T5 with a Tessar 3,5/35mm and the Ricoh GRD III with it´s 28mm lens.

The picture was taken with the Lumix G1, that is used with adapted manual lenses (I don´t own AF lenses for the Lumix)

I load the Rollei and the Yashica with Polypan F, a 50 ASA cine copy film that is sold in 90m and 152m rolls. I develop in APH09, 1+100, one hour stand.

In 2010 I started a one camera/one film/one year project called Rollei 35 and Polypan F:
http://rollei35andpolypanf.blogspot.de/ that has turned in an open end project after the first year.

What else I shoot can be seen in one place on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11391389@N00/sets

Thank you for your interest
Zeno

Thanks for sharing your bag with us Zeno. I love the simplicity and the sound of the Polypan film. I certainly want to get some of that.
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. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

9 Responses to In your bag No: 652 – Zeno Felkl

Nick October 2, 2013 at 11:20 am

Zeno,
Nice pictures on your Rollei-Polypan blog! I’m a Rollei 35S user, currently using it almost daily. I’m wondering if you ever used flash with that Rollei camera? Want to have something with reasonable size so the setup don’t look ridiculous :P

Cheers,
N

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    Zeno October 2, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Andy, to use a camera from a family member doubles the fun! A Rollei 35 is definitely a tool to be used over generations!

    Nick, I used a flash in the rolls 286 and 287. It is a no name flash I once aquired with some other gear. It has the size of the Rollei, but it is designed vertically. My personal opinion is, that no flash looks good when it is directly mounted under a Rollei 35. If I would do flash photography more often, I looked for one of the Rollei flashholders that attach the flash to the side of the body.

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Thomas Roessler October 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Zenos website shows very interesting shots. Especially the b/w ones.
Zeno, would you mind to tell us a bit more about your intention?
Tolle Fotos auf Deiner website, Zeno. Mir sind die inhaltlichen(!) Zusammenhänge noch nicht so ganz klar…. Worum geht es da genau?

Sorry, I had to write a bit in german. My english isn’t good enough.

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    Zeno October 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you, Thomas!
    If your question refers to my Rollei/Polypan blog, the intention was to see what could be done with this camera/film combo and to reduce the gear. The connection between all pictures is my person. There is no target to reach, only the way is documented.

    Fall sich Deine Frage auf den Rollei 35/Polypan blog bezieht, so war meine Intenton, festzustellen, was sich mit dieser Kamera/Film-Kombination alles machen lässt (und eine Entwöhnung vom technischen Ballast).
    Die Verbindung zwischen den Bildern ist meine Person. So gibt es mit diesem Projekt kein Ziel zu erreichen, nur einen Weg zu dokumentieren.

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Paul Mee October 3, 2013 at 12:47 am

There’s a great set of cameras ‘in your bag’ , I’m inspired to get my Rollei 35 LED out of retirement in my bottom draw. Brilliantly engineered camera’s and always a delight to use.

Thanks,

Paul

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    Zeno October 3, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Paul, the 35LED is a great camera and a bit underrated in the Rollei 35 world. I like the rendering of the Triotar very much.
    Heinz Waaske, the inventor of the Rollei 35 is a hidden genius in camera engineering!

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Gil Domingo October 4, 2013 at 7:14 am

Zeno,

Do you print your own work (from a darkroom) as well as develop them or just scan? The image of the crack in the wall under roll 284 is amazing, it looks like a night shot into space. I can’t stop looking at it.

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Zeno October 4, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Gil, thank you for your kind words!
I don´t do wet printing. I scan my negatives with a Canoscan 8400f and I try to do only a little PP, mostly dust removal and some curves adjustment. Seldomly I decide to darken some parts to concentrate the view to one subject.

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