In your bag 385, Marc Ischler
Wow, this bag is a stunner. Only 16 years old but Marc has figured out exactly what he needs. A photography student who is clearly going in the right direction. Check it out.
My name is Marc Ischler, i’m a sixteen year old student of photography at ‘Die Graphische’ in Vienna. When i’m doing school projects or something near it, i’m almost only shooting digital. But in my spare time, I prefer to shoot film. I mostly shoot street, but i’ve gotten more interested in portrait since I bought the Rolleiflex.
Now to my bag and its content:
I bought the bag in India a while ago, everything I need fits into it. Thats all I can say about it.
Konica Hexar AF: I began to shoot analog with an Bessa R, but after some time I recognized that i’m not the MF type. I recently began to shoot with the Hexar and love it. It’s so fast and quiet. Perfect for street and/ or reportage.
Rolleiflex Automat Xenar 3,5/75: Kind of crazy that this camera is about 3-4 times my age and still working perfectly. I fell in love with this camera when I first looked through its finder. Although it was a bit confusing in the beginning, I got used to it.
Film: As you can see, I shoot tri-x. I’ve tried HP5, which i liked too, but in my opinion, tri-x is unbeatable.
Thanks for sharing your stunningly simple and straightforward bag with us Marc. Good luck with your studies.
Check out Marc’s link and make sure you come and comment.
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Those are two beautiful and effective cameras. I love my AF, in fact I’m inspired to get mine out today. A Rolliflex is also a thing of beauty and the Xenar much better than it would be on a 35mm.
I wonder about the focal lengths, though. Both cameras have fixed lenses, and the angles of view and depth of field are similar; the mark of a man that has found himself. This makes perfect sense for an artist building material for a portfolio, exhibition or book project. The novice photography student may require the flexibility of an interchangable lens system to master his craft and carve out his niche.
Really nice bag you have. Rolleiflexes are really rare here in the CZ but we have plenty of Flexarets which are unbelievably cheap and yet very good.
However, you shouldn’t compare HP5 with Tri-X. They are completely different emulsions. A comparable film from Ilford would be Delta 400.