In your bag 265, Edwin Retuta
After yesterdays monster bag we have a bag that is a whole lot lighter. Edwin hails from Australia and brings us this compact bag with a whole range of interesting little cameras.
Hi, I’m Edwin Retuta 42 Yr old IT consultant from Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been a big fan of Japan Camera Hunter and the ‘In your bag’ series and have always wanted to send in an entry. I mainly shoot film and have a soft spot for bargain bin cameras. I often check-in at thrift stores and ebay to try my luck at picking up old and unwanted beauties. (Self diagnosed GAS). Unfortunately too this end, I have accumulated a fair few most of which have some issue or another, mainly meter problems. But some, I have played favourites to and often shoot with on a daily basis. Most of my shots are of my children, but am trying to shoot more street photography style shots. I’ll keep plugging away.
My bag, a Kathmandu travel bag ( my wife calls it my ‘manbag’). No padding, but will hold two or three of my cameras no problem.
In my bag:
Olympus mju zoom
Olympus XA + A11 (ultra sharp photos with this deceptive simple camera. Zuiko lens is a beauty)
LUMIX – DMC-TZ7
MINOX 35 GT with flash. Ultra small and discrete. I’ve had comments about it looking like a toy, but this camera also has a sharp lens and produces slr quality results (in my humble opinion).
LED torch. Very handy when fumbling around after dark.
A Couple of rolls of film. I mainly shoot b&w as I like to develop at home, but I find color is just as easy to drop off a the local BIG W chain stores in town.
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Edwin, I love seeing those old Olympus XA’s, they are really cool.
Check out Edwin’s link and make sure that you come and comment.
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