In your bag No: 1113 – Matt Granger


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 1113, Matt Granger
The artist formerly known as….Matt Granger is back again, with a very fancy bag indeed. He has been on the site before, and now shares the bag he is bringing to Tokyo.

As a professional photographer and teacher that travels a lot for work- I have a lot of bags – and most of them are full. I pack different kits depending on the kind of work I will be doing.

This is my kit for my trip to Tokyo mid February. It is a mix of gear I will use for my 3 workshops on street photography, nude portraiture and lighting, as well as personal shooting. Let’s run through the gear.

I will be taking 3 digital cameras, a film camera and a camcorder.

The Nikon D810 is peerless for low ISO image quality and my preferred camera when shooting for publication. When shooting in controlled situations I shoot this with the ridiculously high quality Zeiss Otus 55mm and 85mm lenses, and their 135mm APO. All manual focus lenses – and all the best of the best IMO.

I will also take along my Nikon 24-70mm and the new Tamron 15-30mm with VC. My review of the new Tamron goes live on 3rd February – but sneak peak – it is astonishing. Image quality to rival the 14-24mm and perhaps the best in lens VC I have tested.

I will also take along my Nikon Df for lower light work and the Fuji x100t for casual walk around and street shooting.

For personal shooting I still like to take along a film rig on most trips – this time I am taking my dads old Olympus OM-1. This was one of the first cameras I began using as a kid that really got me hooked.

In fact, whilst in Tokyo I am looking to pick up a Hasselblad 500 series, thinking maybe the 503c/m – with a view to maybe getting a digital back to match one day.

Finally I am packing a panasonic camcorder for VLOGs and a Spyder Checkr24 for colour calibration – mostly just in tricky light when the shots are for publication.

On this trip I will take the ThinkTANK Photo Roller Derby bag. This will fit all this gear easily, along with audio gear, a few flashes laptop, chargers, filters etc. And I will actually have another much larger bags with a dozen more flashes, triggers, stands and modifiers for the trio of workshops.

You can see my workshops, meetups and travel plans at

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Thanks Bellamy!

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Matt. Cool to see a film camera in amongst the digital stuff.
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2 comments on “In your bag No: 1113 – Matt Granger”

    Lester K. February 2, 2015 at 10:02 pm / Reply


    Mark February 3, 2015 at 8:26 am / Reply

    Nice kit, let’s hope you don’t carry it all around at once otherwise you will need to see a chiropractor too whilst you are there! Like your videos by the way!

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