In your bag No: 1064 – Kevin Pang

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by Bellamy /

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In your bag 1064, Kevin Pang
Kevin is a first time bag sharer, so let’s all give him a hearty welcome as he has got it right first time around. Check it out.

Hi Bellamy,

I have been admiring the bags, cameras, and lenses featured on this website, since discovering JCH earlier this year, so I wanted to contribute.

My interest in photography only started in my mid twenties, and in the seven years since, I have used many different cameras for street, travel, and portrait photography. It doesn’t help that I moved from the UK to Hong Kong nearly four years ago, and here the used market for photography equipment is very, very tempting.

My collection now includes:

-Leica M9, which is my primary camera. Lenses are a Voigtlander 21mm f/4, and Leica 35mm f/2 ASPH, 50mm f/1.4 ASPH, and 90mm f/2. Love the CCD sensor combined with the 50mm.

-Sony RX100 III. This compact complimented the M9 perfectly when exploring New York and Barcelona this year, keeping my travel kit simple, small, and light. Also use it for when I go hiking.

-Pentax 6×7 with a 105mm f/2.4 lens, which I intend to use exclusively for portraits, but have not yet worked with a model since buying it.

-Polaroid Automatic 100. Was going to sell this, but after being asked to take candids for a wedding using a Polaroid 120 modified for Fujifilm FP-3000b film, I am interested in instant peel film once again. To be used for family candids only.

-Leica M3. Very recently purchased. I missed 35mm film after selling my M6 in 2012. I plan to use this as a secondary camera for travel, and sometimes for street, instead of the M9.

I wanted to share with you my proposed setup when using both Leicas, Billingham Hadley Small bag that I got last week. This could be a setup for documentary or travel.

In the bag is the M9 with 50mm attached. 35mm and 90mm also in the main compartment. The M3 tucked neatly into one of the pouches (not ideal since it doesn’t have much protection, but I can always move it into the main compartment when the M9 is out on a neck strap). Accessories in the other pouch.

My flickr doesn’t have much since I deleted everything earlier this year (i.e. all the crap), and am slowly adding things again.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/41971700@N06/

Kind regards,

Kevin Pang

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Kevin. That is an awful lot of gear in one bag, hope you have strong shoulders.
Check out the links and please make sure you come and comment.

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Cheers
Japancamerahunter

5 comments on “In your bag No: 1064 – Kevin Pang”

    Ani December 4, 2014 at 11:31 pm / Reply

    Beautiful setup, however the images are quite amazing. Thanks for sharing!

    Luke December 5, 2014 at 1:42 am / Reply

    If camera porn is a thing, then this is a gang-bang. Some nice photos too! Cheers

    Dan Castelli December 5, 2014 at 11:40 am / Reply

    Nice set-up. If I may ask a camera-nerd question? Who makes the camera strap on the M3, and where did you get it?

    Kevin December 9, 2014 at 11:33 am / Reply

    Thanks for the nice comments. Compared to what I used to carry, Canon 5D with large primes and zooms, this bag is very small and light.

    The camera strap is made by Luigi (google Leicatime, and has the quick fasteners, instead of the usual rings): http://www.leicatime.com/a000-STRAPS-page.htm
    I got it at a shop though, not online, as I think it is nice to see the colour with your own eyes, and feel the quality of the leather. You can get them on ebay from Luigi himself, or through other Leica specialist shops.

    Kevin December 9, 2014 at 4:03 pm / Reply

    Thanks for the nice comments.

    Dan, the strap is from Luigi (google Leicatime). I did not buy directly, buy from Leica specialist shop. You can also buy from Luigi on ebay.

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