In your bag No: 424 – Olivier Sylvestre


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 424, Olivier Sylvestre
We have a returnee today. Olivier has featured his bag on here before, but now he is bag with a new setup for us to drool over. Come and have a look.

Hi Bellamy!

My name’s Olivier Sylvestre, from Montréal, Québec, Canada.

I always enjoy reading your “In my bag” website section in the morning. It’s always refreshing to see new cameras everyday!

I’ve already been featured on your site ( ), but my kit has changed a lot since I got my dream camera. A superb Leica M6 Classic in black chrome! I was a sucker for black paint on brass… but hell, since I got this beast I’m in love with this finish. Very “classy” indeed!

My bag is a ThinkTank Retrospective 5, black version. I love it, great upgrade over my unpadded green military bag that I posted last year. Very practical and helps keeping me organized while studying photography at the Vieux-Montréal College.

This is my street shooting kit.

You can see here my M6. It is a “Big M6” engraving model, don’t know why and didn’t pay more for that, but I think it looks god damn nice.

On it is mounted a Voigtlander 35mm f/1,4 Nokton Classic, Single Coated edition. My first M lens, I’m in love with it. They say low contrast, but I always adjust contrast anyway when I wetprint or scan. It has a look however that no other lens can mimic.

On the M6’s right is my Jupiter-3, chrome version. Nice little gem, only needs some shimming when I’ll have time for that.

On the camera’s left is my Jupiter-8, same as the 3 but f/2 instead of f/1,5, both Zeiss Sonnars.

As you can see, I like

I always keep a couple rolls of film with that. You can see there 2 boxes of Rollei 80S, 1 roll of Fuji Sensia and 5 rolls of Portra 160.

I would normally keep with my some Tri-X Pan with that, but I have to roll some more.

On the bag’s left you can see my Letts of London Noteletts Edge agenda and two Uniball made in Japan pens, just to take notes and to try to keep as organized as my bag can be (and it can get quite a mess some times).

You can add me on flickr at
Read my camera/philosophic blog (if you speak French) on

Thanks a lot and keep shooting film!

Thanks for sharing your new bag with us Olivier. I am happy to see that you were able to get the camera that you really want.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

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.


2 comments on “In your bag No: 424 – Olivier Sylvestre”

    Kinoz February 16, 2013 at 9:46 am / Reply

    I am going to get this bag for myself somewhere in the future. :D

    Olivier Sylvestre April 12, 2013 at 11:22 am / Reply

    New upgraded website: :)

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