In your bag No: 1373 – Lee Golden

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In your bag No: 1373, Lee Golden
Lee has a very well appointed setup for us today. All digital and put together with purpose. I must admit, even I quite fancy a go on the Leica Q, it looks very impressive. Check it out.

I’ve been taking photographs for nearly 37 years starting with my original Konica TC 35mm film camera that my mother received for Xmas one year that I quickly “borrowed”. She never got it back. Fast forward a few more years and a few hundred images developed; I joined the yearbook staff in high school becoming head photographer my senior year. I don’t recall taking too many pictures in college but quickly got back into it when my boyfriend and I started traveling more often to more interesting places. Now I co-own a design + technology company in Milwaukee, WI. That’s enabled me to use some of my skills in various projects yet I still consider myself an advanced amateur more than a professional photographer.

In my Tumi backpack you’ll find a new Leica Q along with a trusted longterm companion the Nikon D90. I have a Nikkor 35mm lens plus a 60mm with macro and the typical 28-200 zoom. On the Leica I added the hand grip and upgraded strap. For the Nikon I added the battery grip and a thicker brown leather strap. Both grips give me more confidence to hold the camera plus they look cool.

My bag of choice has been something out of the Tumi line for the last 10 years or so. It’s easy to fall in love with their attention to detail, plentiful pockets and thoughtful design. This one is a deep blue hue in a backpack format. Several pockets line the outside which are used to hold keys, sunglasses, lens wipes, and other things you want swift access to. Inside it has two perfect compartments. The larger can hold a couple of camera bodies and other lenses (or the Leica Q alone with over-ear headphones if I’m traveling light). The other zippered section has a great padded compartment for my iPad Air as well as plenty of room for magazines and such. I use small separate Tumi zipper bags with cords, thumb drives, iPad HDMI connector (for showing off images on a TV screen), carved good luck totems, pen and spare batteries.

Overall it’s a flexible, fun kit with two different camera systems that I enjoy everywhere I go!

Lee Golden

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Lee. I wish you had shared a link too, I am sure people want to see what you take with this lovely kit.
Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com

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Cheers
Japancamerahunter

3 comments on “In your bag No: 1373 – Lee Golden”

    paul r April 28, 2016 at 5:40 am / Reply

    As a fan of Leica rangefinders I was at first sceptical about the the Leica Q, but finally bought one recently after hesitating for several months, mainly about the limitations of working with a fixed 28mm lens. However this has proved not to be as limiting as I’d imagined, and any limitation this might be seen as having is far outweighed by other advantages..

    In the bag shot, the Q has a grip attached. I tried such a grip on my Leica Q but found it added to the weight and bulk — albeit minimally. My preference was to add a Thumbs Up thumb grip, which I recommend as an alternative.

    I love the Q.

    Sean August 20, 2016 at 12:54 am / Reply

    Can you tell me where you got the upgraded strap for your Leica Q?

    Lee Golden November 1, 2016 at 10:02 am / Reply

    Sean, I purchased it online from B&H Photo of NYC. I think $50?

    Lee

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