In my bag….my buying bag


by Bellamy /

2 min read

In my bag…my buying bag
I have been asked by several people what I carry around when I am out on the hunt, so I thought I would show you what I was using today. Come and have a peek inside my super buyers bag…

So this is my buying bag. Today was a bit of an epic day, so I thought it would be a good chance to share with you what I was lugging around. Sometimes it is the complete opposite of this, just a single bag because I am after a single camera. But today I was after a lot of stuff, so I needed to bring the big guns out.
When I know I have a large amount of stuff to buy I take out my ThinkTank Airport International. The bag itself is large enough to carry a whole load of stuff, but it also is extremely tough and can take all the punishment I will throw at it. I have had this bag for ages and it has never let me down yet. It has all of the space I need, plus all of the pockets I could possibly want. This is a dream buyers bag. Not too big, not too small and it can take a beating. In this weather it is nice to have a bag that can carry all of the lenses and cameras, a drink, some wipes, a towel and a spare t-shirt, because you really really need one at the moment.

So, this is what I have in the bag today. I have had a busy couple of days and there have been a number items that I needed to get, so here is a sample of what is in there now. Oh, and before you smartarses say anything, all of these items would normally be bubble wrapped, I took it off so you could have a better look.

Now I was going to list all of the items in there, but what I think would be much more fun was if you lot could guess what is in there. I can tell you that the big case has got a Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AF-S lens inside, as you would never get that otherwise. But what else have I got in the bag? See if you can guess.

You know, it may be hot, but I still love my job and there is nothing more satisfying than finding that specific item that someone has been looking for and has entrusted me to find. I will keep on doing this for as long as people ask me to do it.
I hope you enjoyed my little bag. If you have any questions you can ask them here in the comments or you can mail me. If you want me to find a camera for you you can click here and some magic will happen.


9 comments on “In my bag….my buying bag”

    InFrame August 17, 2012 at 3:27 pm / Reply

    I was hoping for a bag of cash like Doc had in “Back to the future” some in Yen and another in US dollars etc and you just needed the matching hat and shoes Marty Mcfly wears.. ;-)
    Yer the ThinkTank is a big bag I see you stripped the dividers.

    cidereye August 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm / Reply

    Is that a Mamiya 645 & 80mm – Easy! :D

    Love my 645 Pro TL, lenses are peanuts and optical quality and results are fantastic. one of *the* true bargain camera systems out there right now.

    Judy August 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm / Reply

    your bag are amazing!!! waiting for you uploading the list now.

    John Berner August 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm / Reply

    Very jealous of your job. Seems like you really love it, and I can understand why. If only I was a little more knowledgeable, and my Japanese were a little better, I could move in on your territory ;).

    Brian August 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm / Reply

    Well…one of those lenses is a Nikon 135 f/2 AF-DC (blah blah, I don’t know anything about lenses or what any of that means).

    That folding camera looks like a Fuji GF670. Real sexy camera.

    Jeff Wieser August 17, 2012 at 11:46 pm / Reply

    Fuji GF670 Professional in Black. Love it.

    Tyler Hayward August 18, 2012 at 4:01 am / Reply

    Adding to what’s been said it looks like you’ve got a Nikon 200mm f/4 AF-D “micro” a newer Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 AF-D a pair of Nikon 85mm f/1.4 D’s and I’m not too sure about the manual focus nikon in the bottom corner, but it might be a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 NIKKOR-S Auto?

    Nice haul ;)

    gidion August 18, 2012 at 6:00 am / Reply

    Hi Mate

    how much is a gf670 nowadays?


    Petr August 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm / Reply

    But where’s the camera for the Nikons, hm? f(O_o)

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