In your bag #252 – Jesse Kraal


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In your bag number 252, Jesse Kraal
Todays bag is sweet, and not just because of the fantastic range of cameras contained, but also because of the bag itself. It is so cool that I actually want one. Come and check it out.

I’m Jesse, 24yo and from Delft, the Netherlands. I’m a photography student on friday, an editor for a photography magazine ( on the other working days and freelance photographer ( in the weekends. I’m getting more and more into documentary and press photography and like to do portraits as well. For assignments I also do architecture, one of my other interests (tried a study architecture for half a year).

Let’s be honest in the first place, i don’t carry all of this around the same time, most of the time between one and three camera’s depending the situation. oh… and this isn’t all my stuff altogether. Have some more Canon stuff and a Linhof Technika III (4×5) outfit together in a cool wooden box with a fellow student. Perhaps for a future ‘what’s in your bag?’

So… What do you see?

-Original waterproof army/medic bag with unoriginal USSR star, both from Berlin
-Yashica T4 for black and white
-Yashica T5 for color (with stickers, beer-proof partycam)
-Nikon F3 with Nikkor Ai 50mm f/1.4
-Canon EOS RT (with pellicle mirror) and Canon 40mm f/2.8 pancake
-Canon 5D Mark II with Pentax 28mm f/3.5 Shift (for architecture and landscape)
-Polaroid SX-70 Sonar with impossible B&W cool shade
-Old Sekonic lightmeter
-Fujifilm Sensia 400 (favorite film, unfortunately out of production)
-Kodak Porta 160
-Kodak 400 Tri-X
-Moleskine notebook and pilot fineliner

Thanks for reading!

Thanks for sharing your great bag with us Jesse. That Linhof is gorgeous. It makes me want one even more than I already do.
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9 comments on “In your bag #252 – Jesse Kraal”

    ZDP-189 August 27, 2012 at 1:43 am / Reply

    Linhoff. Speechless.

    steve August 27, 2012 at 2:58 am / Reply

    Lovely Linhof and a great bag, I want one!

    Vincent Smink August 27, 2012 at 4:59 am / Reply

    Great bag Jesse, nice to see it up here. Love the Yashica’s as well. The Linhof realy deserves an review on JCH’s site as on your DFpro-site! Looking forward it!

    Jesse August 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm / Reply

    Thanks all and thanks mr. Camerahunter!

    The Linhof is a Type III version 5, which i gave some new life. It has a new bellows (not to hard to do yourself) and i painted the chrome silver again. It’s not a collectors camera but intended for use. I’ve already taken some great photos together with co-owner and co-student Nienke.

    kinoz August 28, 2012 at 12:32 am / Reply

    The bag looks cool, where can I get one. :D

    Jesse August 28, 2012 at 2:01 am / Reply

    @Kinoz: I bought it at an army dump in Berlin. Those shops are perfect for tough bags.

    kinoz August 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm / Reply

    For anyone who is interested in this bag, it can be easily bought from E-Bay. :)

    Thanks Jesse for the info but I am afraid Berlin is to far away from my place. :D

      Jesse October 17, 2012 at 10:41 pm /

      I checked, but the bags on Ebay are not the real deal. They look like army bags but i’m pretty sure their quality is by no means comparable with that of a real army bag.

    cirE September 25, 2012 at 4:37 am / Reply

    Using the old EOS RT film body with the brand new 40mm 2.8 pancake is awesome. A pretty old camera paired with one of the newest lenses Canon has put out.

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