In your bag 350, Kenneth Koh
Better late than never. I have a new bag for you all. Sorry, I am a bit under the weather, but this bag come from sunny Singapore. And it has a Widelux inside. Read on…
My name is Kenneth Koh and I come from the sunny and terribly warm island of Singapore!
I am currently a student studying management/marketing and in the university’s photography club (SIM Photography Club :D)
My camera collection is relatively small and I still yearn for buy my first rangefinder :)
But for today, here is my bag and the little stuffs that I carry around with it.
Firstly, my bag is a Timbuk2 Medium Sized Messenger with an insert for my camera gear. The reason for getting this bag was that other popular camera bags such as Crumpler and Billingham are very common in where I live and most of my friends utilizes these bags.
I have 3 cameras and the first of which would be my Nikon D90 with a 35mm f1.8 DX which isn’t shown as I used it to take the bagshot. I don’t use the DSLR all too often as I prefer film. On another note, I am saddened with Nikon’s exclusion of film shooters in their competition.
My first camera to show you guys on the top left would be the Widelux F8, a panorama camera like that of the Lomography Horizon Perfect. I really like this camera as it provides a very unique view. The quality of the lens attached here is also sublime! This camera isn’t mine but is loaned to me by my uncle who rarely has the time to shoot now.
The second on the left is my Olympus OM2N which is my favorite SLR at the moment for various reason. Firstly, I really adore the size of the camera with the dimensions being pretty Leica like although it is an SLR. The lens that came with it the Zuiko 50mm f1.8 is also of pretty high quality and being pretty sharp.
The last camera in my bag would be the Lomography LC-A+ with a wide angle attachment. This makes it a pretty awesome 20mm f2.8 camera although there is some forms of distortion but I actually like the distortion coming from the wide angle lens. The contrast and color from this camera is just different from the others, this being more contrasty and saturated compared to the other cameras mentioned.
I also carry around various films such as the new Lomo XPro Sunset Strip Slide Film, a Fuji Pro 400h, a Fuji Neopan 400 and a very special film which is hand rolled into the canister, the Kodak Double X which is originally used for movies.
Apart from the usual photo related stuff, I also carry around a book by Haruki Murakami, 1Q84, which is a pretty awesome book. I was hooked by his previous books such as the Wind Up Bird Chronicle.
And that is most of my gear that I carry around. Thank you for having me.
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Kenneth, We don’t often see a Widelux so it is great to see someone shooting one of those.
Check out Kenneth’s links and make sure you come and comment.
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