In your bag 403, Julián Péter
We have a re-visit today. Julián has been on the site before and now he is back with a new bag for you all to see. He has put this bag together for a project that promises to be very interesting.

Hello JCH and fellow photographers out there all over the world!

My name is Julián Péter and I have been featured before, actually, mine was bag #146 ( Since then, I have learned more about photography, as well as acquired a couple of new cameras.

To start off with a little bit of a background, I am 22-years old student of Maritime Studies in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. At the moment, I spend my time in between home and sailing on various ocean-going cargo vessels. It is a part of the required training. While on board, besides working as a crewmember, I focus on covering the daily lives of seafarers. It is, in my opinion, a very under-covered topic, especially if you know that almost 90% of all world trade is carried by international shipping. My mission is to show the public a little bit of what goes on behind the scenes in bringing them their daily wants and need. Hence, my new project (!

So, onto what actually is in my bag. What you see is basically all the photographic gear I am bringing along for this voyage.

– Zorki 4k with Industar 50mm lens: A rangefinder from the former Soviet Union, loaded with Agfa CT Precisa 100 slide film. Tough as a tank, just recently dropped it from more than a meter onto stone slab flooring, barely a scratch. I got the slides from an Austrian shop chain Müller, dirty cheap. Check it out if you see one in your area! And of course, so I don’t drop the camera again, a Lance wrist strap, as seen on your very own JCH.

– Additional leftover rolls of Kodak BW400CN in a homemade film case, also seen on JCH “In your bag?”

– Nikon Coolpix P310 with spare memory card: The latest addition to the family, great f1.8 lens, full manual control. It will be the primary camera for the project as I can carry it out anywhere on deck in my pocket and it won’t get in the way.

– the beloved Meopta Flexaret II TLR: Because why not, right? Built like a champ in 1948, still works perfectly. Three full boxes of Kodak Portra 400 to feed it.

– a batch of business cards

Onto the next shot!

– the actual bag, Lowepro: Generic camera bag, but hold everything exactly in place for going through airport checks.

– First Aid Kit and Victorinox Swiss Army knife: Essential.

– lens cloth and mini brush: Dust! Dust everywhere!

– light bendy-leg tripod

– collection of notebooks with Sharpie pen: For notes, thoughts and writing down reports. It is called photojournalism for a reason!

– Bonus: An awesome photograph of my dad taking a photograph back in the day. I guess it is in my genes…

I hope you liked what you saw and till next time! ;)

Good light,

Don’t forget to check out these awesome links, I know you want to!

– Portfolio: (shout-out to the guys at, you are truly awesome!)
– Facebook:
– Twitter:

Thanks for sharing your second bag with us Julián, and thanks for sharing your project idea, I hope it all goes well for you.
Check out the links and the previous bag and make sure you come and comment.

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