In your bag #101 – Edwin Van Nuil


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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…


My name is Edwin van Nuil, 41 years and I’m an enthusiast amateur photographer from Zwolle, the Netherlands. I’ve been taking snapshot for many years, but around 4 years ago I became more serious and bought my first DSLR and studied composition, light, etc.

I went from a Canon EOS 50D to a 7D with a few primes (35,50,100) and a L zoom.
I always carry my camera with me and try to take photos everyday; landscapes, streetphotography, architecture, macro. Last year I also bought the Fuji FinePix X100 as a second camera. I love this camera, it’s small, has great IQ and the 35mm range is also great.

Around 90% of my photos were taken with the Fuji for the rest of the year and the 7D with the lenses felt heavy and bulky in comparison. So on the last day of 2011 I saw that my local dealer had 1 Sony α NEX-7 in stock and decided to trade in my 7D and buy the NEX with 2 Zeiss lenses (24 and 50), the 18-200 and the 30mm macro.

I have the NEX-7 and the two Zeiss lenses with my all of the time and it’s a great kit. Maybe in the near future I will buy the Zeiss 35mm to get the 50mm normal lens.

So this is my camerabag and what’s in it.

ThinkTank Retrospective 5 (also have the 10 when I want to carry all my gear)
Sony α NEX-7
Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50mm ZF.2 with the Novoflex adapter
Creditcard/Businesscard etui
Apple iPad 2 white 32 GB
ThinkTank SD/CF card holder with extra SD cards
Spare Sony accu
Camera Connection kit for the iPad
SD card USB reader
iPhone 4s white 32 GB

You can find my at:

Thanks for sharing your bag and your thoughts with us Edwin. I love the Pinestone ThinkTank bag, I have the black version, but now I am thinking I should get the Pinestone version:)

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

2 comments on “In your bag #101 – Edwin Van Nuil”

    Tobias W. March 27, 2012 at 6:44 am / Reply

    Hoi Edwin,

    how do you find the Nex from a usability point of view? Is it just as convenient to manipulate exposure parameters using the NEX as using a DSLR that goes beyond entry-level?

    What puts me off a lot is the relationship of the huge lenses to the slim body with Sony’s NEX. Is that cumbersome to you?

    thanks and great bag.


    Edwin van Nuil March 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm / Reply

    Hello Tobias,

    One step back in usability is the size, everything is much smaller. But for the size it has great usability through the Tri-Navi system, I can change all settings without taking the camera from my eye.

    The smallest lens I have now is the Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA, superb quality and light. But when I feel like it I can put on the Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8 SSM with the mirroless adapter and have great autofocus and quality zoom. The handeling stays great because you hold the adapter and not the camera, so the balance says great.

    But you could also use Zeiss M mount lenses and have high quality smalll lenses. That’s whats great, I think, about the NEX-7 system is that you can choose many lenses and have a high quality sensor and EVF.

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