In your bag No: 1395 – Paul


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In your bag No: 1395, Paul
Paul here is from London, and he shares with us some of the gear he likes to take out when he shoots the streets of London. Including a rather interesting book that looks a little out of place. I wonder why…

My name’s Paul and I’m from London. I shoot mostly street photography. 

Just over a month ago, I took my foray into film by purchasing the Leica M3 to accompany my digital M-P 240. 

Well … after developing my first few rolls, I just couldn’t stop there and picked up a medium format camera. And then another one. 

I’ve also taken up making my own prints, having set up a darkroom in a spare room. This has taken my newfound appreciation for film to another level and I’m excited about the possibilities which lay ahead. 

I have the Billingham Hadley – Small, which will accommodate any two of my cameras at a time. I’ll usually take one compact, and one medium format with me on any given day. 

* Leica M3 + 28mm Elmarit 2.8 (newly released version) 

* Leica M-P 240 + 50mm Summilux 1.4

* Rolleiflex 3.5F – Planar

* Hasselblad 500c/m + 80mm CF T*

I’m thinking about visiting Tokyo within the next few weeks, where I intend to pick up a Contax T2 (or T3), which you’ve often spoken so highly of. Your website will prove to be an invaluable resource on my travels no doubt. 

You can view my work at or on Instagram @pa_px :) 



Thanks for sharing your gear with us, Paul. Nice selection of gear you have there.

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3 comments on “In your bag No: 1395 – Paul”

    Daniel Fjäll June 18, 2016 at 8:48 pm / Reply

    How do you feel the Hasselblad and Rolleiflex compare? What does the other have that next lacks and vice versa image quality wise? Nice Flickr.

    Mark June 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm / Reply

    Welcome to the wonderful world of film – long may it last!

    Alex_M_V June 21, 2016 at 8:26 am / Reply

    curious that you have the 50mm on the M240 and the 28mm on the M3. Obviously they’re interchangeable, but the M3 is probably the best 50mm camera ever and the M240 has 28mm framelines.

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