My bag is a Retrospective 10 in olive drab. I like this bag because it is fairly basic and not too obvious as a camera bag. I carried this setup across Europe recently and enjoyed it every single day.
I like to carry two Mamiya 7’s, one with an ultrawide 43mm lens with external viewfinder and one with either my 65, 80 or 150mm lens depending on my subject (usually the 80mm, as shown here). I use an RS-7 camera strap for quick hook up of either camera. I shoot roughly 50% with each camera/lens combo and I hate changing lenses on these cameras (The 43mm recesses deep into the camera and closing the light curtain is a pain) so I decided to get a second body. The image quality is marvelous from this system and I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Right now I exclusively shoot Portra 160 in 220 length. I hate having to remember to flip the pressure plate and change ISO, so I just try to keep it simple. Shooting one camera and one type of film is also proving helpful as I try to develop a style. The less tinkering with the settings I have to do the happier I am taking pictures.
I always carry my ultra compact Metz 20 C-2 flash. It is rarely used but always nice to have when dealing with semi slow F/4 and F4.5 lenses. It has a great bounce flash option too. I also carry spare batteries, just in case.
My duo of miniature dachshunds often accompanies me on my daily photo excursions as well. His name is Oliver.
Thanks Jeff (and Oliver). This bag is great for so many reasons, not least the dog. The Mamiya’s are great too, and double Mamiya’s are even cooler. I had to attach the picture again, because I want people to see the uncropped version. Check out Jeff’s links and make sure you comment, Oliver would be very happy if you did.
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