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In your bag No: 358 – Jon Clay

In your bag 358, Jon Clay
Todays bag is lovely and simple. The bare essentials. Which is great because the bare essentials also happen to contain one of my film cases. Jolly good.
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In your bag No: 352 – Alex Hime

In your bag 352, Alex Hime
Wow, they are really coming along. Not long until we have number 365! Alex has a fantastic bag for us today. All the way from LA. Welcome to the jungle…
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In your bag #142 – Alessandro Reginato

In your bag number 142, Alessandro Reginato
After yesterdays awesome shot I thought it might be difficult to come up with something that is comparable, but I have found this one. And it is fantastic. Check out this well thought out bag.
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In your bag #101 – Edwin Van Nuil

In your bag number 101, Edwin Van Nuil
We reached a milestone yesterday, with the 100th bag, but we must carry on. So here is no 101, all the way from Holland. Check out Mr. Van Nuil’s bag, a rather fetching Thinktank. Over to you Edwin…
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In your bag #67 – Cody Priebe

In your bag number 67, Cody Priebe
Todays ‘In your bag’ comes from Cody in Canada. Cody sent me a mail to show me his bag on Flickr and I asked him to send it here, so he has and here it is…
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In your bag #34 – Lars Thielen

In your bag number 33, Lars Thielen from Germany/Tokyo

Hello Internet,my name is Lars Thielen and I currently live in Tokyo, studying Japanese abroad for a year. Although my major is music education back in Germany I somehow got into black & white analog photography courses at our arts department in 2009 which got me taking photography more seriously. Currently I don’t have the setup for doing the full process analog photography features (developing film, contact sheets, printing) but that doesn’t keep me from shooting film, of course. Shooting in Tokyo is a dream come true not only because I’m heavily influenced by photographers shooting in Japan (no name dropping here, due to my yet spare knowledge on photographers and their photobooks) but also because interacting with people here is so much fun and a total contradiction to my experience in Germany.

My Bag is a leather handbag by Disser, found at a flea market. Fot it size it has 4(!) compartments so that everything is well ordered, has a very nice pattern inside and the feel of the leather surface is just superb. You can already guess that my SLR doesn’t fit inside this bag, which is not a problem because I usually have the camera around my neck for instant use. And if I carry the camera like the bag (around shoulder and neck), it hangs above the bag so they don’t get in each other’s way.

- Canon A-1 with Canon New FD 35mm f/2.8 and Rubber Hood
- Canon S95
- iPhone 4S

My A-1 is my main camera, being loaded with Fuji Presto 400 mainly. The lens will soon be replaced by the f/2 version, the rubber hood is perfect for it’s size and function (protecting from flare and absorbing shocks). The Rollei film case shown below can hold up 2 spare films which is enough for my work flow out there (loving the fuji film cases for bigger trips and keeping an order in the fridge, though). The lens cap is not on the lens most of the time, but in the bag. My black taped S95 has the “G2″ rubber grip by flip back attached, which eliminates the slippery and bad holding problems I used to have
with it. I use this camera for my current and ongoing project “misty landscapes”, usual snapshots and a yet not released video project. In my opinion it’s the best pocket camera out there so far (next to the Ricoh GRD series, which unfortunately lacks a decent video mode). But I’m not 100% satisfied with it (sensor size, AF speed/problems, no refocus while recording video).

Of course I not only carry camera affiliated things in my bag, so here’s what I usually carry around
- Moleskine Calendar/Notebook
- Passport
- Portemonnaie
- Muji Spiral Notebook (for customised Meishi-cards)
- a small pen (of course)
- Meishi/Suica case
- Map of Tokyo (just in case)

and of course I am entangled in the social media, too:
misty landscapes


Thanks to Lars for sharing this bag with us, it is really cool to see a passport in there, as I am always fascinated by passports from other countries. Love the old leather bag too. Very cool.
Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com. Send me a hi resolution image of the bag (please make sure it is horizontal) and its contents, with some details about yourself and what you shoot. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here Send the bag shots here..



In your bag #27 – Arato Ogura

In your bag number 27, Arato from Japan
Greetings from Japan, another great bag shot for us. This time it is something special. This is a bag that belongs to a good friend of mine, who has impeccable taste in gear, Mr. Arato Ogura. This man is also partially responsible for my ridiculous gear addiction, as he has one of the finest camera collections of anyone that I know. Today’s bag is special in that it is not so much a camera bag, but a travel bag, which makes it really interesting. Oh, and sound the trumpets, this is our first bag from Japan! Over to you Arato:

Hi folks, my name is Arato – I travel few times a year on business, and I sneak out meetings and trade shows whenever I can and enjoy shooting street snaps on black & white film.
Here’s my things that I carry onboard, clockwise from that M6 on top.

Camera : Leica M6 & 50mm F1.4, Ricoh GR1s
Both are my 10+ year old mates, trustworthy and never lets me down.
The film case is from Fuji, available from JapanCameraHunter.

Pant : Dressterrior Wool Cargo
Nothing special, but with handy large pockets to hold a passport and tickets. Nylon webbing duty belt from Eagle Industries.

Eye mask & slippers : All Nippon Airways
Stole’em from ANA business class.

Shoes : NewBalance 998
Ultimate cushion and support, my first choice footwear for running to/from airport terminal gates.

Bag : Freitag F12 Dragnet
Made from used truck tarps. Liking the size and uniqueness (each bag is different), picked up from the Freitag store in Cologne Germany.

Paperbacks : Japanese classical literatures and/or English mystery novels.

Coin case & wallet : made by Hans Oster (Danish leather craftsman).

Sweater : Paul Stuart merino turtle
I’m a sucker of fine natural fiber, particularly wool. Bought this merino sweater which costed like cashmere 12 years ago, still very soft and the warmth is second to none.

headphones : Shure SE530
The silicone ear buds perfectly isolates the jet roar, and yeah the “noise” of crying baby two rows behind you.

and in the center,

iPad 2, iPhone, and a Moleskine notebook with a Lamy Safari ball point pen.

That’s about it, and hope you guys enjoyed my IYB shot.
Happy shooting +++

Name : Arato
Location : one the move
Occupation : professional camera buff
Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/arato

Check out Arato’s flickr to see some absolutely ridiculous gearporn, seriously you will have to wipe the drool from your screen.
Thanks for sharing this cool bag with us Arato, it is interesting to see how people deal with travel in their own style. I hope that you will share another one of your lovely bags with us in the future.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com. Send me a hi resolution image of the bag (please make sure it is horizontal) and its contents, with some details about yourself and what you shoot. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al).