In your bag No: 1188 – Alessandro


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In your bag No: 1188, Alessandro
Another secretive bag today. Alessandro shares with us little detail about himself, but does share with us a superb bag, containing a true masterpiece of a camera. Oh how I wish Contax could still make cameras. Check this one out.

Hi all,
My name is Alessandro and I work as a video editor.
I’m relatively new to JCH, but I’m a long time vintage photographic gear user/hoarder, so I kinda feel at home.
I partially got back to film recently (after some digital-only years) as it felt natural, having used only old manual lenses for a long time.
Here’s what has become my somewhat standard bag recently:

Contax RTS

– Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 4/20 (with c/y adapter)
– Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/28
– Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.7/50
– Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85
– Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 2.8/135

Some rolls of “Wells” 50 iso B/W film by italian Six Gates Film

the always present moleskine, this time in a star wars attire

A nice little Domke f6 ruggedwear.

I usually also fit my Nex 5R with viewfinder and C/Y adapter, but I was using it to take the photo.

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Alessandro. I love that Contax, what a beauty.
No links today, so just comments please.

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6 comments on “In your bag No: 1188 – Alessandro”

    meatpants May 20, 2015 at 2:04 pm / Reply

    what a beautiful set up- i would so pick up a contax outfit if i wasn’t such a minolta junkie!!!

    Razib Mustafiz May 20, 2015 at 8:22 pm / Reply

    I love to use those Carl Zeiss lens one day if I could get my Hands on to them.Really lovely setup of different focal lengths.

    Gonçalo May 25, 2015 at 4:13 am / Reply

    Holy crap man, I love that setup, that customization is epic!
    Im jelly !

    Alessandro May 25, 2015 at 8:57 am / Reply

    Yeah, the custom leatherette looks great.
    It wasn’t me though, I found it like that at a flea market.
    And that leatherette – together with the shiny distagon 28 that was mounted on the body – is the main reason why I bought this beautiful camera.

    Gonçalo May 25, 2015 at 11:45 pm / Reply

    WOW, how lucky, can I ask you how much did you paid for the RTS ?

    Alessandro May 28, 2015 at 6:13 pm / Reply

    it was €130 for the camera and the distagon – which is quite a good deal.
    The lens was perfect, I replaced the light seals (even if they weren’t extremely bad), and the bottom plate was replaced with a yashica one, but apart from that it worked perfectly.

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