In your bag No: 707 – JapanCameraHunter: Hong Kong Edition

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In your bag 707, JapanCameraHunter: Hong Kong edition
I don’t share my bag all that often, as I like to let you lot have the chance to see more interesting bags. But this time I thought I would share with you what I am taking on my upcoming trip to Hong Kong.

I guess you all know me by now, and if you don’t you can always check here. I may be JCH and based in Japan, but sometimes I do have to go to Hong Kong, as there is a very strong film and camera scene there. And I never complain as there is tons to see and so much good street shooting that I cannot resist.

So I have packed the bag I will be taking on my daily travels through the city, sometimes I will leave one camera, or the computer in the hotel, but mostly I will be carrying this lot.

- Mammut Xeron Element Conzetta 100 years
This is a limited edition bag from the Mammut group to celebrate their 100 year anniversary. I blagged it from someone who works there.
This is a lightweight, spacious backpack which fits all of my gear and sits well on the back. I really rate it.

- Domke insert
I pulled this out of one of my Domke F2 bags. This insert fits perfectly in the backpack, and takes 2 cameras and a lens without any bother. I don’t worry about my gear when I have this inside the bag.

- Macbook air
Well, meh. A $1500 facebook machine. But it is light and I can do what I need without breaking my damned back. That and I am a luddite when it comes to windows.

- I Love Film pouch
I was given this by a good friend, and I now use it for my stickers (gradeselect), my cool business cards, a cloth and pens etc.

-British Passport
Thanks, your Majesty.

-Octopus card
This thing is great, you can ride everything in Hong Kong. Invaluable.

-i-Phone 5
It is a phone, that you can touch. I have made it my bitch.

-Westone headphones
These are so good that I realised that I am actually a little bit deaf in one ear.

-Film case
One of my very own film cases, filled to the brim with Neopan 1600. I like to shoot in low light in HK, and this film gives me what I need.

Leica M3 Kanto repaint black paint w/50mm Voigtlander Nokton ASPH
I have totally fallen in love with my M3 and I take it with me everywhere. I am also really enjoying using the Nokton. It is well balanced and sharp when it needs to be. My favourite 50mm lens at the moment. There is a nice Cub and Co strap on the camera.

-Zeiss Ikon w/35mm Summicron ASPH Chrome
The RF on my MP has gone out of alignment after a knock in London, so I have decided to send it to the shop and get it completely sorted out. Whilst I am doing that I am going to test out this rather spiffy Ikon.

Well, that is it. That is what I shall have with my in HK. If you are about and see me, say hi. I am thinking of perhaps some kind of meet up over the weekend too.
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9 Responses to In your bag No: 707 – JapanCameraHunter: Hong Kong Edition

Jeff Wieser November 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Looks like a great setup. My beloved M3 is out for service right now and thus I am forced to peep your gear while I wait. Glad you are enjoying the M3 and the paint job looks great!

apples November 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Often visit HK from Shanghai. Last weekend was in town for a quick runaround and stopped in Dot-well camera, which I’m glad you included in your HK guide! Had some good times waiting around watching the ole quirky proprietor do his thing, even though he couldn’t sell me the camera I wanted… The Ikon is my cam, I’m interested to hear your thoughts on it after you get some shooting in! Have a good trip!

iamamro November 28, 2013 at 2:37 am

I love the Ikon ZM – great camera! I am in the process of getting one from someone who posts on another web site. No lens … yet.

One day I will have an M3 and a summicron … one day.

*evil laugh*


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