In your bag No: 369 – Marco Venturini-Autieri


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 369, Marco Venturini-Autieri
We have a lot of interesting bags from a lot of interesting people on this site, but it is not all that often we have a bag from a published Physics Engineer! Come and have a look at this delightfully simple bag.

Hello Bellamy,

I read often your blog, I even left a couple of comments in the past. I would like to humbly propose my submission for “In your bag”. I apologise because the shot came out a little blurred, hence the small size I am sending.

Tomorrow I begin my short journey towards Italy. I prefer the train so I will do Durham (England)->London->Paris->Milan->Brivio (Lombardy). I am heading there for a job interview, so I need at least one elegant leather briefcase. I also need my Ferrino mountain backpack. and of course I need a camera and a bag for it, but overall I wish to travel lightly. Would you imagine that a medium format camera, equipped with tripod and separate light meter, would fit in one “small shoulder bag”, as National Geographic used to call it? With the exception of a few extra rolls, wrapped separately in a Domke filmguard because of the X-RAYS at the Eurostar check-in, in this small bag I have all I need for high-quality shanpshots.

What you can see in the photo is: a Bronica SQ-A with Zenzanon PS 80mm f/2.8, vertical viewfinder, strap and 120-film back; a Manfrotto table tripod, a Minolta light spot meter, my Nokia phone, a wonderful Fabriano notebook (great paper, much better than Moleskine), a micro pencil, some film, a short shutter-release cable.

When I don’t travel, which is most of the times, for short walkarounds I alternate this with my other three cameras (one is digital). When I travel instead I like to go light. Last time I went to Italy, for instance, I brought with me only the Nikkor 50/1.2 on the Nikon FM2n. As you may guess, I am a fan of “normal” lenses.

I am not a professional photographer, but I do make a little money with microstock. In fact, I believe I am a rarity in this sense because microstock usually calls for quantity rather than quantity and thus for low production costs: I am still doing most of my microstock shots with film, though.

I have a personal blog:

Kind regards,

Dr Marco Venturini-Autieri (Dott. Ing., Ph.D., MInstP)


Thanks for sharing your bag with us Marco. It is great to see a Bronica being put to good use.
Check out Marco’s site and make sure you come and comment.

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6 comments on “In your bag No: 369 – Marco Venturini-Autieri”

    Marco Venturini-Autieri December 22, 2012 at 9:48 am / Reply

    Thanks for publishing me!
    I wanted to add: in the photo there is also a LensPen that I forgot to mention!

    Jukka Watanen December 22, 2012 at 5:36 pm / Reply

    hehe, nice stuff ! you should update your Nokia with a new Lumia, you never need another Digital camera then, a bonus is the maps , navi etc what you need on your trips. never to be fooled by taxi drivers anymore… You will save the money of the new phone in the process.

    Jasper Rose December 23, 2012 at 1:21 am / Reply

    Nice kit!

    You wouldn’t Marco Venturini the explorer from the Crack the Surface would you?
    If so, you guys are fricking awesome!


    nicholas December 23, 2012 at 2:40 am / Reply

    i like this a lot. also your images are sweet. i want that meter

    Luke December 23, 2012 at 7:50 am / Reply

    nice kit and nice photos!

    Mr Bunny Chow December 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm / Reply

    369 bags in and finally someone uses the same bag as my preferred bag, they’re great, tough, practical and not too big

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