Japan Camera Hunter http://www.japancamerahunter.com Find the camera of your dreams Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:28:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Film News: 120 film case bundles from CFPhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/film-news-120-film-case-bundles-from-cfp/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/film-news-120-film-case-bundles-from-cfp/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:35:42 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=21450 Film News: 120 film case bundles from CFP A short while back, CameraFilmPhoto teamed up with JCH and knocked out some super film case bundles. Well they proved to be really popular and from the feedback we got people were asking for 120 film bundles too. Well, ask and thou shalt receive. Yes, we have […]

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Film News: 120 film case bundles from CFP
A short while back, CameraFilmPhoto teamed up with JCH and knocked out some super film case bundles. Well they proved to be really popular and from the feedback we got people were asking for 120 film bundles too. Well, ask and thou shalt receive.

Yes, we have now put together these fantastic 120 bundle cases too. They are a little bit different from my Bikkuri cases in that you totally know what you are going to get with these, because is says so on the case.
The bundles currently available are as follows:
Rollei RPX25 120 JCH Bundle

Rollei RPX100 120 JCH Bundle

Rollei RPX400 120 JCH Bundle

Rollei Superpan 200 120 JCH Bundle

Rollei Retro 400 120 JCH Bundle

Rollei Retro 80’s 120 JCH Bundle

Rollei CR200 120 JCH Bundle

There is a deal on all bundles at the moment as well, with 10% off the prices until the end of August! So go over to CameraFilmPhoto and get yourself some bundles and get shooting.

You can find all of the bundles over here camerafilmphoto.com/product-category/bundles

Check them out, shoot some film and as Vishal says #enjoytheprocess.
Oh, and Vishal offers various shipping options, so drop him a line through the site to see what he can do for you. You can also see various examples of the result of the films on his site too.

Cheers
JCH

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In your bag No: 1235 – John L. Jaegglihttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1235-john-l-jaeggli/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1235-john-l-jaeggli/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:07:54 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=21442 In your bag No: 1235, John L. Jaeggli Today we don’t have a readers bag, but his grandfathers bag! Jacob shares with us the bag that his grandfather carried around Europe in the years after WWII. There is also a fascinating story of a camera taken during the war and returned. I just wish there […]

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In your bag No: 1235, John L. Jaeggli
Today we don’t have a readers bag, but his grandfathers bag! Jacob shares with us the bag that his grandfather carried around Europe in the years after WWII. There is also a fascinating story of a camera taken during the war and returned. I just wish there were some images too…

This is not my bag, but the bag of my grandfather, John L. Jaeggli. Around 1952 he lived in Marlotte, France, and and was a consultant for Allied Forces Central Europe, where among other things he designed plans for darkrooms which were transportable by trailer. These are cameras which I believe he acquired during this time.

The bag itself appears to be a a reconstructed military satchel, and has pockets and a soft flannel pad sewn into the inside.

The contents of the bag are as follows:

Zeiss Ikon Ikonta with a Compur Rapid shutter and Tessar 105 mm f 3.5 lens
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex with Tessar 45 mm f 2.8 lens

Lenses for Zeiss Contaflex

Norwood Director Model C Light Meter
Weston Photoronic Exposure Meter Model 650

Kodak pneumatic self timer
Kodapod tripod mount

Of possible interest to JCH, my grandfather was on board the SS Malama when it was captured in 1942 by the Hokoku Maru. His camera was confiscated, but apparently followed him through Shanghai, China and Korea, and finally through to a mining camp in Hokkaido where it was discovered and returned when the camp was abandoned in 1945. I don’t know specifically which camera it was, but not one which is part of this bag.

Many thanks for sharing your grandfathers bag with us, John. This is absolutely fascinating to see what they were working with then. Are there any images available to see? I am sure the readers would love to see them.
Please make sure you come and comment.

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

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.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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Grade Select Goods New Gearhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/grade-select-goods-new-gear/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/grade-select-goods-new-gear/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:28:42 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=21431 Grade Select Goods New Gear I like Grade Select, I think we all know that. So I love it when I get some new goodies in the post. And the new bits that GSG have come up with are pretty awesome. Come and check out what the cool kids are wearing. It is summertime, and […]

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Grade Select Goods New Gear
I like Grade Select, I think we all know that. So I love it when I get some new goodies in the post. And the new bits that GSG have come up with are pretty awesome. Come and check out what the cool kids are wearing.

It is summertime, and since my hair decided to migrate from my head to other places a long time ago, I really need to wear a hat. So when I get sent hats I am very happy indeed. And Grade Select doesn’t disappoint, by knocking out this snazzy snapback.

And what could be better than a sweet-as looking T-shirt to go with it? Well they have a bunch of them too. I know what I am going to be wearing this summer.

And of course, there are the ever popular stickers there too. I got a bunch of them and any order through my shop will get a free sticker (while stocks last yadda yadda).

So, go and get your shirts, your stickers and your hats. You can go to the GradeSelect shop here gradeselect.bigcartel.com/products

And check out their twitter here twitter.com/gradeselect

Have a great weekend
JCH

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In your bag No: 1234 – Joseph Szymanskihttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1234-joseph-szymanski/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1234-joseph-szymanski/#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 09:29:57 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=21414 In your bag No: 1234, Joseph Szymanski Joseph shares with us not his daily carry bag, but the bag he puts together for long distance, and apparently it has taken him quite a while to find the setup that he really wants to take with him. I know exactly how he feels. Check it out. […]

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In your bag No: 1234, Joseph Szymanski
Joseph shares with us not his daily carry bag, but the bag he puts together for long distance, and apparently it has taken him quite a while to find the setup that he really wants to take with him. I know exactly how he feels. Check it out.

Really dig your site, all kinds of interesting gadgets as well as images. Thought I might throw my bag in the mix if you’re still taking submissions. This isn’t my every day carry, but it is the bag that I take anytime I travel any distance away from home. It took me some years to sort it out, but eventually I put a bag of tricks together that I feel I could take anywhere in the world and not want for anything… Set up is as follows, left to right, top to bottom…

A well seasoned Domke F-2B Ballistic Nylon bag – been schlepping this thing around for probably 15 years now.

Voigtlander R3m with Grip and a thread mount Voigtlander 21mm f/4 and accessory finder – relatively new addition to the kit, wanted something a little lighter for the 21mm as it’s often around my neck all day. Also wanted something with 75mm bright lines.

Leica M3 single stroke with a Leica 50mm f/1.5 – I know a lot of people hate on this lens, but I really love it’s character.

Voigtlander thread mount 75mm f/2.5 – don’t find myself using this piece of glass much on the street, but I absolute love it for portraits.

Leica M2 with Grip and a Zeiss ZM 35mm f/2 – I really love the depth and clarity of this lens, I carry this one pretty much everywhere, everyday, 35mm is by far my favorite focal length.

Sekonic L-398 Light Meter – I love old analog meters, and despise carrying around batteries. I’ve had this L-398 for years and it’s never let me down.

As for the bits and pieces…

A tiffen pouch with some orange and red filters, a handful of Ilford HP5, a couple extra take up spools for the old M’s, pens, a couple notebooks, my Android, and last but not least, the Ray-Bans…

And that’s about it…
www.josephszymanski.com

Cheers from San Francisco,
Joseph

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Joseph. I have the same issue and have been trying to figure out my ultimate travel bag for a long time. I am glad you have found yours.
Check out the links and please make sure you come and comment.

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

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.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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In your bag No: 1233 – David Rossihttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1233-david-rossi/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1233-david-rossi/#comments Sat, 25 Jul 2015 06:26:52 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=21408 In your bag No: 1233, David Rossi David is a third time offender. And he is back with possibly his best bag shot yet. And from right in my backyard, as David is now based in Japan. Come and check this beauty out. I’m glad to be back with a new camera setup. My first […]

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In your bag No: 1233, David Rossi
David is a third time offender. And he is back with possibly his best bag shot yet. And from right in my backyard, as David is now based in Japan. Come and check this beauty out.

I’m glad to be back with a new camera setup. My first bag was from Italy, my second one from the United States. My current bag is actually from Japan, where I’ve been living and working during these past six months as an ESL (English as Second Language) teacher in the historically famous Gifu Prefecture.

The bag is my usual British Army surplus bag; I’ve just added a few pins on it through the years.

Here’s what’s inside:

One of your uber-famous 35mm film cases which I’ve recently received in the mail (thank you!)
A Pentax ME Super which I purchased as a Golden Week souvenir at BOX Camera in Shinjuku, Tokyo. I was actually looking for a simple body to host the SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens, which is an heirloom I inherited from my Great Uncle. The buying guide which you have previously posted on this blog has proven extremely useful (thank you again!).
A Canon EOS 650 which won’t fit in the bag, but that I included in the picture anyway because it was brought to me as an unexpected gift by a local photo club member during his visit to my most recent exhibit. The EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom lens is quite dull, but considering the symbolic value of the gesture, it doesn’t really matter.
Plastic and metal lens caps and cloth.
A cheap edition of “The Catcher in the Rye”, the only book I brought with me from America. I could read it over and over again and never get bored with it.
A few art and photo exhibit postcards, including mine, which I’ve exchanged with other folks who came to visit me at my show. I was very happy and surprised by their warm feedback.
Hand sanitizer and lip balm: I work with kids and I talk a lot during class.
A Buddhist rosary: I am a Sōto Zen devotee; this was a gift from my fiancée.

My work is available at the following link: www.davidtiniusrossi.com I will gradually update my portfolio as I’m planning to go full-time into professional photography. I also have a full digital bag. While being a more functional setup, it’s just not as fun.
You can also find me on Instagram @davetiniusrossi.

Gambatte kudasai!

Thanks for sharing your bag with us again, David. I am loving the way it looks, old and new. Great stuff.
Check out the links and please make sure you come and comment.

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

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.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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In your bag No: 1232 – Kevin Segedihttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1232-kevin-segedi/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1232-kevin-segedi/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:10:05 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=21405 In your bag No: 1232, Kevin Segedi Kevin shares with us the sort of bag you might see me carrying. Although my film would be in a more compact container, perhaps some kind of film case, lol. Check this one out. Bellamy and Fans of JCH, Greetings from Canada! Enjoy the photo. It’s not the […]

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In your bag No: 1232, Kevin Segedi
Kevin shares with us the sort of bag you might see me carrying. Although my film would be in a more compact container, perhaps some kind of film case, lol. Check this one out.

Bellamy and Fans of JCH,

Greetings from Canada! Enjoy the photo. It’s not the best, but I was outside in a pine tree pollen storm so was trying to work quickly.

The Bag: Domke F-803 Ballistic. It doesn’t look like your average camera bag. I love it. Roomy but not big – my photo makes the thing look enormous – it’s not. Got it used to boot.

When I’m not working as a Web/Tech/Marketing nerd, I am doing something photography related. While I go back and forth between digital and film, I’ve sold/traded off the digital Leicas and am shooting with a M6 and M7. Both are .85 viewfinder magnification and the M7 is a la carte. It’s hard to beat the simplicity, ease of use, and control you get with manual machines.

I am rather promiscuous with my film choices. Sometimes I like slide, sometimes B&W, and often colour. Fuji, Kodak, Ilford, Agfa… whatever is in the camera works for me. The same with subject matter. Wherever I happen to be, that’s what I’m photographing.

Things usually in the bag, or my hands, that are with me everywhere I go – except the shower.

Harem of film – ISO 100 – 1600, Colour, Slide, B&W – I write on the canister caps or bottoms with a Sharpie so I know what’s inside. It’s rather disorganized, but B&W goes into one of the small front pockets under the flap, colour in the other – I wonder who makes a nice 35mm film carrier?…. hmmm.

Leica M6 Classic .85 with black dot
Leicagoodies Sling (I need to get another, best twenty bucks ever spent)
Leica Summilux 35mm FLE – the lens that I regretted selling, so this is my second. I traded my M 240 for it and a little top-up cash.
Voigtlander 21/25mm metal viewfinder – The plastic versions work, but this one is better.
Leica M7 a la carte – no logo/script/engraving, just black paint. .85 VF, 35/135, 50 and 90mm framelines, MP-style film advance.
Leica Summarit-M 75mm f/2.4 – the new one. Had the old, but didn’t like its long minimum focusing distance. The new one, with .7m is very nice. The irony is I thought I’d never use this focal length and neither camera has the 75mm framelines. I cheat by using the box formed by the ends of the 50mm framelines and creating an imaginary box. 75mm is my ideal portrait telephoto – I could never get along with 90mm so we broke up.
Match Technical Bip – nice to have on the M7 since it has a different release feel due to AE
Photo-Equip ML-grip – I used to have fancy cases for my M bodies. But, they add too much thickness. The Sling on the M6 and this grip are great for improving grip without adding weight and bulk to the body.
Voigtlander 21mm f/4 – this is another second purchase after I foolishly sold the first one. Great lens, and adds almost no weight to the bag.

Ricoh GR with OVF – what more can I say, it’s great. Small size, easy to use but you can customize the heck out of it. Stunning photo machine.
Extra batteries on a tin of migraine meds (I’ll take a dead battery over a dead head any day)
Business cards – to hand out to strangers whom I photograph and generally look important
Pen and Miro notebook – I get email addresses so I can send photos to aforementioned strangers. Also to jot down location info during scouting or artist names if I see their work.
Not in the bag, but sometimes are:
Leica 50mm Summilux
Leica 24mm Elmarit

If you wish – see what I’ve been up to or send me a note:
website: http://segedi.com
flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/segedi
twitter: https://twitter.com/segediphoto/
tumblr: http://segedi.tumblr.com/
behance: https://www.behance.net/segedi

Thanks for being awesome.

– Kevin Segedi

Thanks for the bag shot, Kevin. I am a big fan of the 803 bag, it looks great.
Check out the links and please make sure you come and comment.

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

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.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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In your bag No: 1231- Michael Barretthttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1231-michael-barrett/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1231-michael-barrett/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:46:58 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=21402 In your bag No: 1231, Michael Barrett Michael carries a lot of gear, but each camera serves a different purpose. Come and check out this whopper of a bag. Here is my carry around bag as it stands now. I have been shooting on and off for 15 years, I started with film and did […]

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In your bag No: 1231, Michael Barrett
Michael carries a lot of gear, but each camera serves a different purpose. Come and check out this whopper of a bag.

Here is my carry around bag as it stands now.
I have been shooting on and off for 15 years, I started with film and did the whole camera club thing , then started to study Photography in night school.
I sort of lost my way a bit when as usual the personal politics of camera clubs showed its head and my busy day job took a hold of my free time.
Unfortunately the amount of jobs for Photographers was starting to dry up and unless you liked weddings and event photography you were out of luck.
This all added up to me stopping shooting and packing up my dark room and not touching a camera for many years.
Until my first trip to Tokyo in 2007 I had no interest in shooting. At the time of my trip I felt digital had come a long way and I bought my first DSLR Nikon D40x.
I loved shooting again, on that first trip I shot 4000 photographs and I was enjoying the control with RAW post processing .
It seemed like I had found my happy medium.
Wrong!

Since 2007 I have been back to Tokyo four times and have upgrade my camera six times –
Nikon D90 (not bad)
Nikon D700 (I loved this camera, I think the best DSLR made)
Panasonic Lumix G something ( I want something lighter)
Nikon D800e (Fantastic image quality but my wallet is still hurting after replacing lenses)
Fuji X-Pro 1 (Loved the style and feel but it’s way to slow)

The more I got into it again more technical I was getting , I started shooting Macro which I love and the D800e with Nikkor 200mm f4 Micro is the perfect combination for me.
Over time I was finding with each camera purchase I spent more time in menus or post. I also found I wanted to expand and shoot street and landscape ect.
The bag was also getting heavier now I’m lugging 10+ Kg so I can cover every possible thing.
This year was the most surprising realisation , a majority of my final product was reproducing old technics, I liked the look of older lenses everything didn’t need to be tack sharp.
It also hit me the enjoyment and the art of paying attention to my surrounds as I was shooting was disappearing. Like most people I started to shoot more and cherry pick the best shots, which is fine but I don’t think this is a good technique to improve and develop.
I then found my Grandfathers old Kodak Brownie and decided to shoot a roll. At the same time I started to listen to the Film Photography Podcast and found the Japan Camera Hunter site because the first thing I do when I go Japan is gear hunt.
So I slowed things way down and I’m happy with going back to basics Aperture, Shutter speed and Film Speed, Yes, I did used to do this with my digital shooting but it was too tempting to chimp every shot and shoot 64 Gig , now I have to think more and plan.

This years trip to Japan will be the first time I will not be taking a digital camera, I can’t wait.

I havent shoot that roll in the Brownie (yet) but I have bought 15 vintage and old film cameras (more to come).
Found some good film suppliers and bought them to home develop.
The films I like to shoot are
Rollei Ortho 25
Rollei 80s
Rollei RPX 100 and 400
Kodak Double XX

So down to the Gear in my bag.
I carry three bodies at a time.

Cameras –
Pentax Spotmatic 50mm f1.4 (1966-67) – Got this for $45 and gave it a clean and service.
Nikon F3 (1983) – My first real camera had it for 15+ years hasn’t stopped.
Nikon S2 Nikkor 50mm f1.4 (1955?) – Love this camera.
Leica lllc Nikkor 50mm f2 (Camera 1946-47 Lens 1955) I’m so happy with this I’ve always wanted a Leica M but cost has been an issue got this service by a guy in Japan and it’s like new.
Fuji W690 (1990?) – this is a beast with a massive 6×9 neg.
Kodak Stereo Camera (late 50’s) – Just getting into old style Stereographic.

Lenes –
Skink pancake pinhole and pinhole body cap with several custom made pinholes and slits.
Nikkor 85mm f1.4 D – a great lens.
Zeiss Plannar 50mm f1.4
Nikkor-S 35mm f2.8

Orther –
Minolta lVf lightmeter
Zeiss lens cleaning kit with lens pens
Cable release
Note books
Black rapid strap
iPhone

Bag –
Lowepro

Thanks for the great site and community.

Cheers
Michael Barrett

Thanks for sharing your back with us, Michael. Next time share your links with us too.
Check out the links and please make sure you come and comment.

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

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.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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In your bag No: 1230 – Steele McWilliamshttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1230-steele-mcwilliams/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1230-steele-mcwilliams/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:02:58 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=21385 In your bag No: 1230, Steele McWilliams Steele has a cool name and a cool attitude. He really keeps it simple with getup, just the basics for a day of shooting the streets of Melbourne. Check it out. Hello, my name is Steele McWilliams and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I purchased the Crumpler Pleasure Dome […]

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In your bag No: 1230, Steele McWilliams
Steele has a cool name and a cool attitude. He really keeps it simple with getup, just the basics for a day of shooting the streets of Melbourne. Check it out.

Hello, my name is Steele McWilliams and I’m from Melbourne, Australia.
I purchased the Crumpler Pleasure Dome (Small) as its a perfect size to carry my Bessa R2M & Colour Skopar 35mm 2.5 II lens and a few other small items.

I usually carry two extra rolls of Portra 400 or HP5, along with a cleaning cloth and earphones.
This combination is just small enough for me to carry without noticing and is great for when I am walking around all day as it doesn’t hurt my shoulder or back.

The hat is also present as I wear it every day I go shoot and part of my “gear” when I’m out.
I mainly shoot street photography and if you’d like to see any of that, you can find my work at:

Flickr: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/steelemcwilliams/

Instagram: @drinkbeerndie

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Steele. I love the simplicity.
Check out the links and please make sure you come and comment.

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

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.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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Get Featured: A. Paul Estabrookhttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/get-featured-paul-estabrook/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/get-featured-paul-estabrook/#comments Sun, 19 Jul 2015 05:50:58 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=20901 Get Featured: A. Paul Estabrook Paul shares with us his fascinating style of portraiture, created using multiple exposures on a Mamiya C220. Using this technique he covers the Seoul Fashion Week and the characters that are spotted there. Check it out. My name is A. Paul Estabrook and I’m an emerging visual artist located in Seoul, […]

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Get Featured: A. Paul Estabrook
Paul shares with us his fascinating style of portraiture, created using multiple exposures on a Mamiya C220. Using this technique he covers the Seoul Fashion Week and the characters that are spotted there. Check it out.

My name is A. Paul Estabrook and I’m an emerging visual artist located in Seoul, South Korea. I’m a Korean-American who grew up in a farming community far away from my mother’s home country, and after I got my MFA, I decided it was time to explore. While the culture shock was huge, I became driven to remain and try to understand this metropolis with my camera.

One thing that became immediately clear about Seoul was its sense of style. Never before had I encountered a population that seemed so self aware about how they looked at all times. The city is saturated with clothes shops with the newest fashions, as well as underground stores that offer more affordable street styles. Simply put, this is the place to be if you’re a fashionista, clothing designer, or interested in modeling.

That being said, it is not surprising that a city that places so much emphasis on fashion also declares a holiday for it of sorts. Twice a year, once in March and then in October, people are drawn to Dongdaemun Design Plaza to be part of the spectacle that is Seoul Fashion Week. While the architecture of the plaza could be considered a work of modern art and would be interesting to document itself, I have always been drawn to people and portraiture. To those who enjoy practicing that realm of photography, there is no better time and place to bring your camera than Seoul Fashion Week.

To create these unique portraits, I used the little known multiple exposure option on my Mamiya C220 TLR with the Sekor 180mm f/4.5. I had been practicing multiple exposures the weeks prior and with great results. Such to the extent that I felt I could visualize the placement of the images on the film. When a friend suggested we go to Seoul Fashion Week, I knew I would have ample chance to practice my experimental portraiture with a community that embraces self-expression. Some of the people who attend are simply followers of fashion, and others are well known models. Seoul Fashion Week is a time where both the known and unknown get a chance to show off their style.

Thanks for checking out this side of my work! My work is pretty eclectic and, if it interests you, I’d love for you to reach out to me for any reason through my website or my other links. Kamsahamnida!

Website: https://www.arguspaul.com
Tumblr: https://www.arguspaul.tumblr.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arguspaulestabrook
Instagram: @arguspaul

Best Wishes- A. Paul Estabrook

Thanks for sharing your work with us, Paul. I like the way you have put these together. Great work.

Come on, share with us what you have and get yourself featured.
Click on this link and send in your project/work: Get Featured. *I am looking for mainly projects, not individual images*
Oh, and click here to see a few of the photographers that have been on the site before http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?s=featured

Please make sure you come and comment, polite and constructive critique is welcome.
Thanks
JCH

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In your bag No: 1229 – Carlos Echeniquehttp://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1229-carlos-echenique/ http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/in-your-bag-no-1229-carlos-echenique/#comments Sun, 19 Jul 2015 03:39:49 +0000 http://www.japancamerahunter.com/?p=21382 In your bag No: 1229, Carlos Echenique Carlos has apparently lived in a cave for a very long time, but now he has finally ventured out into the piercing light and decided to lose the cheese camera and get some real gear. Check this one out. Here is my story: Living in a cave for […]

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In your bag No: 1229, Carlos Echenique
Carlos has apparently lived in a cave for a very long time, but now he has finally ventured out into the piercing light and decided to lose the cheese camera and get some real gear. Check this one out.

Here is my story:

Living in a cave for 47 years, I taught myself photography after I built my first camera out of cheese. One day, I uncovered the body of a scientist who had been covertly studying me. He had been killed by flamingos, but his camera survived. In his bag I found a change of clothes and a map. Making my way to civilization, I was mistaken for a eccentric swamp photographer and was given an arts grant. The rest is history.

Seriously (Ha! As if…), I became a photographer at the age of 12 when my parents gave me a Yashica TL-Electro. I shot film for many decades, but made the jump to fully digital 10 years ago. I recently became a Sony shooter after have tested pretty much every major mirrorless camera system in existence. Why mirrorless? Because I can easily shoot legacy glass. Why Sony? The Sony A7 II is full frame, has IBIS that works with any lens, and has killer dynamic range. The primes you see in my photo are all Canon FD primes that I picked up on eBay. A Metabones adapter makes it all work beautifully.

I currently run a forum for Sony photographers – http://www.planet-alpha.com and a blog – http://www.echenique.com and my pro gallery is at http://photos.echenique.com. I can also be seen at Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/echenique.

Thanks for peeking into my bag.

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Carlos. I like the back story. Though the bit about flamingoes is a bit hard to swallow, they are peace loving hippie birds.
Check out the links and please make sure you come and comment.

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

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.

Cheers
Japancamerahunter

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