In your bag number 51, Frank Petronio
Back from Christmas with a full belly and some more lovely bags for you. Here is the next in line, Mr. Frank Petronio from the USA. Short but sweet, this one is a real large format bag. Over to you Frank:

Hi there,
Here are some rough snaps of my current bag. I am a photographer near Rochester, New York and you might enjoy my website too. I photograph women and other odd things for art and magazines.

4×5 Linhof Technika V with 150/5.6 Schneider Symmar, grip, wire frame finder

Polaroid 405 holder with Fuji Instant pack film

6x Chinese hood loupe

Pentax 1-degree digital spot meter

Leica M2 with 35/2.5 VC and a couple rolls of Portra 400

Five Grafmatic 4×5 six-sheet holders loaded with 30 sheets of Portra 400

Blower bulb, anti-static cloth, cable releases, model releases, mini screwdriver, Calumet bellows factor ruler, LED headlamp, Sharpies, business cards, postcards, large Ziplocs

22 lbs in a Think Tank Airport Antidote (smallest International carry-on backpack with room for laptop in lid not shown) so real travel weight is in the low 30s (but I might switch to an iPad for travel).

Cheers and Merry Christmas!


Thanks for sharing with us Frank. I am seriously considering to get into large format phototgraphy, so it is interesting for me to see what is in a LF photographers bag.

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