In your bag number 110, Mathias Hädrich
What a cool bag we have for you today, featuring one of my favourite cameras. What I really love is the layout picture, this shows a level of dedication that you rarely see. Check it out…

My name is Mathias Hädrich from Düsseldorf Germany, age 32. I started to take photos with my dad’s Minolta XE-5 in junior high and fell in love with SLRs. But I think I forget that while girls and I were getting sixteen. After a small excursion into the world of the Sony F505, I bought with the money of my first real job a Nikon D70 and started to take thousands of pictures.

After a week in Paris I got more than 3000 pictures out of my Nikon and I hated that. Instead of focusing and concentrating on the picture, I autofired five or six frames of the very same scene. I had unlearned to photograph. That was why I bought a Nikon F5. The “expensive” film and the fact of “only” 36 frames helped me to relearn, refocus and reconcentrate on my pictures.

What is in my Porter bag (by Yoshida)

– F3P
– MD4 with MR3
– Nikkor O C Auto 35mm 1:2 (original AI kit from Nikon)
– F3P fallback body
– Vintage lens caps (searched and found after weeks at ebay)
– Neoprene pouch (found in a 100 Yen shop in Shimonoseki)
– Nikkor S C 50mm 1:1,4 (self AI’ed)
– Notebook (Muji, glad that this shop opened first in Düsseldorf)
– Best pen ever (Pilot BPS-GP XB)
– Mobile wifi spot (Huawei E585)
– iPhone 4S
– Backup battery (Sanyo Eneloop KBC-L3S)
– Small iPhone cable (found in Korea)
– Nikon orange filter (A12)
– Hame Film Safe (Tri-X)
– Hama Film Safe (Portra 160)
– Neoprene Sleeve (Cool Bananas)
– MacBook Air 11″ (self made fake sticker cause original is sold out)
– Carhartt WIP beanie (“Watch Cap” Limited Edition from NYC opening)
– Adidas purse for the change
– WESC wallet
– Lozza glasses (only my left eye is bad)
– Tag Heuer Monaco

I love to travel especially to Asia and on my trips beside a DSLR there is always place for one or two film SLRs. I am just a hobby photographer but if I find time I try to fill my blog and flickr.


Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. I love the layout picture telling us everything. And I love the description. This is the sort of thing I love to have on the bag blog. Thanks for sharing with us Mathias.

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.