In your bag No: 1112 – Jon Decker

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by Bellamy /

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In your bag 1112, Jon Decker
Check out this one. A pro bag, with a film twist. And this is just one of Jon’s bags. Check it out.

My name is John Decker and I’m 54 and live in California. I’ve been shooting as a full time pro since 1984 – mostly for newspapers, but I now have my own business shooting politics, events, editorial, commercial, some weddings – basically whatever comes along (except babies).

So this bag – it is a Domke F-1X Ballistic bag and it has three cameras in it.

A Pentax 67 mounted with the 105mm f/2.4 lens

Additional lenses include

165mm f/2.8

90mm f/2.8

55mm f/4

Also in there is a Rolleiflex Tessar f/3.5

And a bag of mixed nuts – I always try to have some food in my bag – you never know when you are going to get hungry and not be able to run off to get some food.

For things moving fast I have a Canon EOS 1V with a Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens.

For film I have some Ilford HP5 for the 35mm and an assortment of film for the 120 cameras – Ilford XP2, Kodak 400 Portra, Kodak 800 Porta and a roll of Fujicolor Pro400H. Film is always changing in my bag – I usually carry a few rolls of 120 Ilford 3200 and some HP5.

Straps on the Canon and Rolleiflex are from Domke.

My first camera was a Minolta SRT 101 with a 50mm f/1.4 lens. I later switched to the Canon F-1 (original) and used that as my pro gear when I first started doing photojournalism. In 1993 I bought my first EOS cameras (A-2) and lenses.

Currently I have digital, film and instant cameras in a lot of bags. I’ll have to share more in the future.

This bag is one I use when I feel like having some fun and want some options to choose from. I usually use it to photograph people and sometimes take this to weddings and see what inspires me (usually the Pentax at weddings).

You can find more of my photography on the web at www.johndeckerphotography.com or www.johnthephotographer.com or on Instagram @rollfilmster or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/John.Decker.Photography. I’m also on twitter @JohnDecker.

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Jon. I cannot wait to see you others.
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. Optimum size is 620×473. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story. 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.
Cheers
Japancamerahunter

4 comments on “In your bag No: 1112 – Jon Decker”

    Steve A. Kleinheider February 2, 2015 at 12:08 am / Reply

    Wow…I wonder if he can actually fit all of that into his bag! If so…quite heavy!

    Steve

    Peter Sussex February 2, 2015 at 6:35 am / Reply

    Your work is just terrific, John! My compliments!!!

    John Decker February 2, 2015 at 11:04 am / Reply

    You can also find me on Instagram
    @johndeckerphoto please follow.

    John Decker February 2, 2015 at 11:15 am / Reply

    Steve,
    It is not as heavy as it looks.
    My digital bag with my Canon gear weighs a bit more.
    I’m 6′ 2″ and almost 200 pounds, and I’ve learned not to carry my bag on one shoulder or the other, but to move it back and forth a lot.
    Cheers,
    John
    http://Www.Instagram.com/johndeckerphoto

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