In your bag No: 729 – Jani Penttinen


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 729, Jani Penttinen
Jani has a pretty cool setup for us, all the way from Finland. This one has it all. Including a story about photography changing ones life. Come and check it out.

My name is Jani Penttinen, I am 26 years old and I live in Tampere, Finland.

I’ve been taking photographs actively for the past decade. I have also studied photography, but it never became my profession. I want to keep on shooting just for me because I feel I get the most out of it that way.

I’ve suffered from panic attacks for a long time and photographing has been one of the things that have helped me overcome them. I organize my surroundings to photographs. I consider myself a documenting photographer. However, some people say I shoot just walls and sky.

I used to prefer Nikon DSLR’s but ever since Fujifilm X100 and X-Pro1 I started using only Fujifilm. I’ve never regretted that decision.


– Sony RX100

– Fujifilm X-Pro1

– Fujinon 18mm f2

– Fujinon 23mm f1.4

– Fujinon 35mm f1.4

– Fujinon 60mm f2.4

– Shutter release cable

– Fujifilm EF-X20 flash

– Fujifilm Instax mini 7s

– Polaroid 670AF

– Tripod

– Batteries, ND-filter and memory cards.

– Marimekko Olkalaukku bag ( )

– Wotancraft City Explorer 006

Jani Penttinen



Thanks for sharing your bag with us Jani. It is good to hear how you have been able to overcome panic attacks through photography. I used to suffer from them terribly, so I know it takes a lot to get through them.
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4 comments on “In your bag No: 729 – Jani Penttinen”

    Joona December 19, 2013 at 10:06 pm / Reply

    I was this close to buy a Marimekko bag too! With a little padding it makes for a great camera bag. I have a faint memory that I might have seen Meeri Koutaniemi or some other Finnish female photographer with Marimekko bag as well.

    Alexandre December 20, 2013 at 10:03 pm / Reply

    what’s your feedback about the Fuji X system in cold temperature?

    Jani December 21, 2013 at 1:52 am / Reply

    X-Pro1 have been working fine in cold. I only wish that battery life would be greater.

    Samantha F August 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm / Reply

    Jani, thank you for sharing your story. A previous job put me under disciplinary action because they did not approve of what they considered to be controversial photography in my personal life. After that, I have panic attacks for a number of years though thankfully they’re less daily than they used to be. I’ve only a year ago started to take photographs again as my fear has lessened over time. I found your story of using photography to lessen your anxiety to be moving. Thankyou.

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