I have been practicing intensively photography since 2007 when I bought a Pentax K10D, but I Had my first Pentax at the beginning of 90″s and especially a Pentax Z1 that I still use.
Even if most of my photographs are digital, I love old cameras. I have several reflex and rangefinders (Pentax, Leica, Canonet, …) in small format, but also several medium format (Rolleiflex, Mamiya C330 &RB, Pentax 645 & 6×7, fuji GW690, Bronica SQ Ai & Am) and since a few monthes several view camera: a complete Sinar F 4×5″, a Busch Pressman D 4×5″ and to be completed with some lens boards, two old french Ilko viewcamera in 5×7″ and 8×10″
I also have a lot of bags and cases, but I don’t think I have found the perfect one!
Whatever, I use mainly two of them and I hope to find configurations for the others in order to be able to use more cameras , easily and quickly.
So I present you now these two bags and I will present you some more in the future.
The first bag is a large messenger TENBA , shoulder bag and it is an hybrid of analog and digital with:
- Pentax K5
- Tamron 17-50/2.8
- Pentax 50-135/2.8
- spare battery
- an infrared trigger for studio flashes
- some spare SD cards
- cleaning cloth
- 3.5A Rolleiflex from the 50′s recently CLA’ed
- lens hood
- an equivalent to the Rolleinar II for close up
- sekonic 308s as lightmeter for the Rolleiflex and as Flashmeter for the studio
- HP5+ roll film
The second bag is an HAMA Video Shoulder bag with:
- Busch Pressman D, 4×5 View camera
- magnifier to do the focus on the glass
- 135/4.7 Rapax lens
- soft release
- bicolor red/dark cloth for focusing
- Manfrotto tripod with a video head.
- several sheet films holders
I am doing especially portraits, nude and boudoir with analog and digital. Digital is usally posttraited with Lightroom and analog developed at home and then scanned with an epson V500. I will have a darkroom in a few weeks for enlarging photos on papers!
You can see most of my work on my flickr:
I also have a blog (currently in french only) at
a book for seeking models: http://www.denisg.fr
A wall on Facebook:
a Fan page:
and a twitter:
You are all welcome to visit , comment and discuss on any subject concerning photography!
Thanks for sharing your bags with us Denis. Crikey, you have more social media than I do. Love that view camera.
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.