In your bag #150 – Gary Perlmutter


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In your bag number 150, Gary Perlmutter
A totally digital bagshot for you all today! Gary is a street photographer from London and runs a very minimal setup, so lets see what Gary has inside his bag…


I have attached a photo of the contents of my camera bag:

I’m Gary Perlmutter from London, England. To earn a living I photograph weddings and portraits with my Canon SLR gear, but whenever I have spare time I love nothing more than taking the Underground (Tube) into London to do some street photography. This I mainly got into when I switched from film to digital some years ago. If I have a street style, it’s for me finding visual jokes and capturing the humour in everyday life. Currently I shoot with the Nikon V1 as I find its small size, EVF and super fast auto focus perfect for street photography.

In my bag:

ThinkTank Retrospective 5 Camera Bag (May get the new 7 when it comes out as the iPad is a tight fit in the 5)
Nikon V1 fitted with 10mm f2.8 prime lens (I shoot street mainly with this lens)
Nikkor 30-110mm Lens
Nikkor 10-30 Lens
Spare Nikon battery (although one lasts me all day!)
Spare SD memory cards
SD adaptor for the iPad
Tube map, for helping me find my way around the Underground
Mini tripod (very light)
iPad (it’s the mk 1, hope to upgrade to the 3 at some point)
iPhone 4

The whole kit is very light, although I don’t always take the iPad with me.


Gary has recently put a piece about his love for the Nikon V1 on Steve Huff’s site. Check it out here.

Many thanks


Thanks for sharing your bag Gary and thanks for your thoughts about this camera. Check out Gary’s links and make sure you follow him on twitter. You can also get yourself some of that Camera Karma by leaving some comments.

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.

6 comments on “In your bag #150 – Gary Perlmutter”

    Xiaofan Luo May 17, 2012 at 9:55 am / Reply

    Nice bag and interesting choice of Nikon V1. I read the review article on Steve Huff’s site and it really made me rethink about this camera. BTW I really enjoy your street photography work!

    zoolkareem May 17, 2012 at 10:00 am / Reply

    never tried Nikon V1 until it really good?

      Gary Perlmutter May 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm /

      Well I think so. I love the super fast auto focus and the excellent EVF

    Martin May 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm / Reply

    Another interesting portfolio to ad to my bookmarks. Hope to give it a closer look during the upcoming weekend. Thanks for sharing your inside the bag view. I’m not a fan of the Nikon V Series but it’s a nice little camera with very good image quality. I’m thinking about the Retrospective 7, too. I think I saw a review tweeted by Jared Polin this morning. Have to check that out!
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      Gary Perlmutter May 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm /

      Thanks Martin and I’ll check out that Retrospective 7 review!

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