In your bag No: 267 – Adrian Ong


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 267, Adrian Ong
Todays bag is going to inspire a lot of gear envy, I have no doubt about that. Especially when you consider that Adrian is only 16 years old. Check it out.

My name is Adrian Ong, a 16 year old student from Singapore, a great fan of this blog. I started photography with a Canon EOS 400D in 2006, when I was 10. But I knew nothing but to keep shooting. I read forums, blogs to learn, and fell in love with photography. But using it for couple of years, I found out I needed something for special. And less mainstream. A Rangefinder.

Thus I sold my DSLR, got myself a Leica M6 Classic. I love the way it works, a minimalist’s camera. I fell even deeper in love with photography. My dream camera was a Leica M9, and I had been saving for it since it launched in 2009. Finally saved enough, and I got the Leica M9-P instead. I am now a happy boy (with an empty bank account :D).

I’ve been wanting to post a picture of what’s in my bag, but was held back by my busy school work. Finally a chance to submit my bag after months and months, so I hope you’d like it!

From left to right,

– Leica M9-P, 50mm Summarit-M f/1.5

– Head Porter x Carhartt Wallet

– Head Porter Key Wallet

– Leica M6 Classic, 35mm Summicron-M f/2 ASPH

– Vivitar Auto Thyristor 225

– Spare eneloop Batteries

– Ilford HP5+

– Apple iPad

– iPad Camera Connection Kit (for reading SD cards)

– Samsung Galaxy SIII

All in a Billingham Hadley Pro.

I’m still quite new to Rangefinders, so I believe there are much more for me to improve on. I shoot everything and anything, because I believe one way to improve, is to keep doing it.

Instagram: @adrianishikawa
Twitter: @adrianishikawa

Thanks for sharing your bag, I have to admit that I am pretty jealous of your gear. You have a very impressive set up there.
Check out the links and make sure you comment too, we love that.

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.


16 comments on “In your bag No: 267 – Adrian Ong”

    Jim September 11, 2012 at 10:42 am / Reply

    Happy to see that you got what you wanted.

    Chris September 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm / Reply

    Such patronising remarks ^^ You have some great shots on your flickr, great work and keep shooting no matter what gear you have!

    Adrian Ong September 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm / Reply

    Thanks Jim! ;)

    Dilraj September 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm / Reply

    Very impressive bag Adrian! Really cool setup, all the best with the photgraphy

    Dilraj September 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm / Reply

    Also I’ll follow you on Flickr. I’m Lightworks UK.
    Take care matey!

    Sacha September 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm / Reply

    You have some really nice work on your flickr. Keep it up. And please tell me how you can afford an M9-P and an M6 and lenses with only 16? Puh. That’s impressive.

      Adrian Ishikawa September 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm /

      I saved for very very very long… My parents are supportive for my passion in photography. Thus most of the moolah comes from them. ;)

    Adrian Ishikawa September 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm / Reply

    Thanks everyone!

    Wayne September 12, 2012 at 8:51 am / Reply

    Impressive bag and work. Keep shooting.

    andisudjana September 12, 2012 at 10:02 am / Reply

    Man… You doesn’t even have a drivers license yet, but you already have my dream setup

    rizal September 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm / Reply

    Nice set up, and also nice parents. If they ever need a very older brother to look after you, I am ever willing up for adoption.

    Jesse Freeman September 19, 2012 at 10:05 am / Reply

    That’s crazy! 16 and all that gear, great taste too!

    when i was 16 i was happy to just afford a dreamcast :/

    Shawn K September 22, 2012 at 11:32 am / Reply

    SIngapore continues to prove it’s interest and prowess in the world of photography. Maybe in 20 years..he can tell about his vintage M9!

    HT October 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm / Reply

    Don’t you hate being envious?

    So what if his parents can provide for him? Was it at your expense? Not your money, so shut the F up.

    Well done to Adrian’s parents for being able to support their son’s passions. Chances are that he will turn out to be similar to his parents and do the same to his kids.

    SG Kia May 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm / Reply

    Just a kid playing with his dad’s equipment. Relax. The M6 is his though.

      Adrian Ong May 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm /

      My dad does not have any common interest as me. ;)

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