In your bag No: 1368 – Noel Tay


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In your bag No: 1368, Noel Tay
Young Noel kicks off the week with a really great bag for us to drool over. Simple kit and a well used bag. What a great way to deal with the Monday blues.

Hi Camera Geeks. Im Noel Tay a Young Hobbyist photographer. This is my 1st In my bag post. Im in love with photography and I always (always) bring a camera everywhere I go. So here is the Bag!!!

National Geographic Earth Explorer (Medium)
A great bag which used to be much more darker shade of green. Faded into a really nice greenish brown shade. Have been thinking of getting a Artisian & Artist Red Label shoulder bag.

Mamiya 645 Super with Mamiya Sekor-C 80mm f/2.8 – Recently bought after being captivated by shooting film. I have an extra film back but only when I decide to shoot all 120 on a day.

Next to it the original Contax RTS with a Carl Zeiss Tessar 45mm f/2.8 a very compact set up SLR. I do have a Planar 50mm f/1.7 too. I seem to like Contax Cameras alot. Might consider buying a G2 and a S2 in the future to add my collection :).

Japan Camera Hunter Cases for 120 and 35mm. Swapped out the top cover of the 35mm with my friend to get the color combo.

Superdry Wallet and Field Notes Expedition Edition with 2 MUJI ball point pens.
iPhone 6s cause its the best phone!

As for preferred film I am still in the process of trying out however, ive gotten great results with Velvia 50 and love the colors that other have produced with Fuji Pro400H and Portra 400.
For B&W Ilford films are what I use now.

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Noel. I wish you had shared your site too.
Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on

Send me a high resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500px 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. Snapshots of your gear with a camera phone and no words will not be featured.

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.


4 comments on “In your bag No: 1368 – Noel Tay”

    Tina Kino April 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm / Reply

    Yea, very nice no-nonsense bag, beautiful!
    Would love to see photos you make with these cameras as well!

    Dan Castelli April 18, 2016 at 7:26 pm / Reply

    Nice kit; you’ve put some though into the contents. Don’t buy a new bag (unless its rotting away at the seams!); the worn one is a great conservation starter. However, if some one would gift you a new bag, that’s o.k. Spend the money on film/travel/food/other gear.

    Hilde Heyvaert April 18, 2016 at 9:54 pm / Reply

    My husband and I have one of those bags too, but the midi instead of the medium so ours is just a little smaller.
    I really love it, but it’s only good for relatively light gear, else it tens to really pull on the shoulder and become uncomfortable quite quickly :(

    Derek Boswell April 18, 2016 at 10:42 pm / Reply

    I’m glad to see someone else is embracing those National Geographic bags for what they are; simple, no-frills, well-made bags with a bit of style. I have one of their backpacks and I swear by it. Nice M645 too!

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