In your bag No: 1228 – Glenn Smith


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In your bag No: 1228, Glenn Smith
Glenn comes from my old stomping grounds, where I first grew up with a camera. It is nice to see that there are still film shooters there. Glenn’s bag has some cracking cameras inside. Check it out.

Hello Bellamy
Love your site, delighted to see you’ve started doing your own video channel on YouTube too. I’m subscribed!

I’m Glenn Smith, and I come from Aylesbury in the UK.

So here is my bag submission. I’ve relatively recently returned to shooting film after many years of digital. I now find that right now I shoot digital for colour, and film for black and white.

I shoot anything and everything, and always for fun.

So here goes:

The bag – this is an ACME Messenger bag. I bought this one lunchtime from a local Jessops store. By the time I’d got back to work and checked the BBC News website, they’d gone into administration! I did wonder why the staff looked gloomy!

Cameras –

Top one is a Rank Mamiya 35mm Rangefinder camera that I bought for £10 from a camera show recently. It’s a lovely little camera, and results from my first film prove that it works just fine (ignoring the crazy meter on top).

Below that is my Pentax MX, and what a lovely camera it is. A friend gave me a bag of Pentax bits he didn’t want, including the SMC 50mm 1.4 lens that is fitted here. I bought a cheap orange filter to use on it and quite like the results.

Finally, my Polaroid 320 Land Camera that is great fun, even if it does make me look daft when I pull that out to shoot in a crowded area!

Film –

Fuji FP100C for the Polaroid, obviously. I quite like the Silk variant. Wish it wasn’t so pricey….

Ilford in either HP5+ or FP4+. I develop this myself at home in D76. Nothing better than seeing a film come out of the cannister with images on it!

Meter –

Bought this recently from eBay for a fiver. A real bargain except that the battery for it is a funny 1.35v one and I ended up paying more for that than the meter itself.

Looking to purchase a medium format film camera next, perhaps a Bronica SQ-Ai or a Mamiya RB67. I think I’ve got the film bug…..


Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Glenn. Next time share a website too, I am sure people want to see.
Please make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on

Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. 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.


3 comments on “In your bag No: 1228 – Glenn Smith”

    iGlad July 18, 2015 at 7:56 pm / Reply

    Great bag, simple and to the point and l love the bargains you’ve picked up. I also have a polaroid folder and l’m never embarrased as i find people start talking to me about it. A couple even asked me to take their photo, which i did i gave them the print, whilst I kept the negative.

    I love my rangefinders so i might look into the mamiya you have. I’m a big Pentax fan but i don’t have the MX however with a 1.4 lens you can get some sweet pics.

    keep shooting

    Glenn Smith July 19, 2015 at 7:46 pm / Reply

    Still haven’t quite got the results I’m looking for with film yet but I’m working on it. It does make a nice change from digital though, and I do love the process of developing my own film.

    Recently bought a Yashica Mat 124G to add to the family, so I’m shooting 120 film now as well.

    Better keep practicing!

    Oshim July 26, 2015 at 6:41 pm / Reply

    Hi Glen, do you have problem with your Pentax MX metering?

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