In your bag No: 1098 – Andrew Smith

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In your bag 1098, Andrew Smith
Well, I know yesterday I said I would not be featuring another shot without a bag, but this one has a fairly good excuse. He has a custom baggy/strappy thingy. Check it out.

As some one who has traveled most of the world with a camera, I can definitively say less is more!  Over the past five years I have lived in the U.S. Spain and Japan.  Traveled all across Europe, Australia and south-east Asia.  It is around the practical need to travel light I built my own custom bag… or strap…just see for yourself.

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I love my Fuji x100s, I have had it for over a year and dragged it all over Europe.  It’s small size and quiet shutter make it great for street shooting, or just tossing it in to a suit case and hitting the road.  With that said I have never been big on camera bags so I built this custom leather strap that has two small pockets to hold spare batteries while not cluttering my pockets.  I normally carry one spare battery and one microfiber cloth for cleaning (the screen more than the lens).  My friends have been so impressed I have made a couple for the as well, If I get enough interest I just might have to do a Kickstarter project.

Not your ordinary bag by any stretch of imagination, but definitely something refreshing in a world of heavy bags and big cameras.

Flickr ID: asmith41587
Blog: http://smithjapan.blogspot.com/

Thanks,
Andrew Smith

Thanks for sharing your interesting strap with us, Andrew. Very cool.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

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11 comments on “In your bag No: 1098 – Andrew Smith”

    Shawn January 13, 2015 at 2:45 am / Reply

    I would totally buy one, as long as you can add some extra length. I’m big and tall. I use my x100 more than any of my other cameras.

    SR

    Shawn January 13, 2015 at 2:46 am / Reply

    I would totally buy one, as long as you can add extra length. For the big and tall peeps.

    SR

    Joachim January 13, 2015 at 4:07 am / Reply

    Definitely would buy one!

    Mark January 13, 2015 at 4:54 pm / Reply

    Nice idea with the strap! Perhaps you could do a film version, with rolls of film in elastic on it like a bandolier… :)

    Carlos January 13, 2015 at 7:37 pm / Reply

    My cameras (RF35, M, X100) don’t fit into that or any other camera strap bag.
    I’m fine with no-bag cameras, but don’t tell me they don’t get bumped up and weared out. Show them, used-camera “porn” is nice, or used camera case, if that’s the cover for a strap-only approach.
    Thus people showing shiny cameras AND no bags are just posers to me, strap or no strap, even your trousers or hands wear out the camera-body, lens, …
    Same ignorance I share to those who have bags smaller than the set of gear that they say is held within. That’s neither specific camera or lens porn, nor in-my-bag presentation.

    Show us camera/photography life and history, represented by used tools the way you use them and actually combine them. Pose/ignore.

    thx and peace,
    Carlos.

      Andrew Smith January 14, 2015 at 1:41 am /

      I’m not exactly sure what you are saying, but I assure you this is the set up I use most of the time. According to the image counter I have taken over 9,000 images over the last year or so, just check out my flicker feed to see a few. I just take care of my camera since I payed a lot of money for it, and I don’t think it is right of you to imply some one is a “poser” because you don’t agree with their equipment setup.

    Andrew January 14, 2015 at 9:19 am / Reply

    Dude please make them! I’ll definitely buy 2! 1 for digital cameras, and if you do make one for film cameras, definitely getting one too! or more! :) Good job!

    Cheers mate!

      Andrew Smith January 14, 2015 at 10:43 pm /

      Thanks Andrew, I have been looking into larger scale production but haven’t found the approprate producer yet. I will keep shopping around and improving my design, including expanding to a film variant which a friend suggested a while ago.

    Andrew Smith January 17, 2015 at 1:31 am / Reply

    I was glad to see the interest in my camera strap, It has inspired me to get back into looking for a large scale producer. I will keep working on it and should have a film version done soon (making on for a friend who asked for one a while ago) I’ll submit again when it is done.

    Thanks, Andrew

    stillshunter January 19, 2015 at 1:43 pm / Reply

    You market these then put me down for one. Exactly what my X100s needs. One request, if customs are available, can I keep one battery pouch and another larger but flatter pocket for a spare 49mm filter (in case/pouch). My walk-around digital kit is the X100s, spare battery, CIR-PL (UV on) and microfibre cloth. Happy to carry the cloth in my pocket…

    Andrew Smith June 28, 2015 at 4:49 am / Reply

    I have made some more and am selling them on my etsy shop:
    https://www.etsy.com/your/shops/SmithStrapS/tools/listings/238369871

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