In your bag No: 438 – Morgan Roberts


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In your bag 438, Morgan Roberts
Morgan shares his bag with us from Australia, and what a lovely bag it is. Simple and straight to the point, this is the kind of bag that I would happily use.

I’m a freelance photographer from Brisbane, Australia. I shoot documentary work, street, weddings portraits to make a living and also lots of theatre and music events.

For my personal work I use a Leica M6 and a CV 35/1.4. The lens has been with me for longer than the camera, when I used to shoot with a Bessa R2m, which I sold partly to fund the Leica. I don’t care what some people say about the lens being not so sharp and all that garbage, it works for me and it makes great images on film. Also being 1.4 is super handy. I use Ilford Delta 400 and sometimes 100, and if I shoot colour it’s fujichrome, but my film work is mostly b+w and I develop it myself.

I also use the Fuji X100 for personal work. It works great for my style of shooting, produces fantastic files and weighs nothing, and it’s obviously cheaper than using slide film! I use this along with the iPad to share images right away.

The bag is an old lowepro ‘stealth reporter’ D300, which has been with me about 5 years now and is rugged and practical. I sometimes take a longer lens for the Leica, or a Nikon FM, so the extra space is handy.

A few other essentials – moleskin for the romantic in all of us, pens, sunglasses as Brisbane is sunny and hot very often, being in Queensland, blistex for windy/cold places, sd cards.


Morgan Roberts

Thanks for sharing your great bag with us Morgan, I am loving the layout. Nice to see a pro using a film camera in their personal time too.
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2 comments on “In your bag No: 438 – Morgan Roberts”

    Jason March 1, 2013 at 9:37 am / Reply

    I wonder how it feels to shoot a 35mm on a Leica, side by side your x100. Which has the same equivalent focal length.
    Does it ever feel slightly redundant? Or is it like, “I need the other 35mm camera!” As the battle continually wages between film and digital.

    Or is it that you have reached a point where you can freely and comfortably rely on a singular focal length for all your work.

      Mark wylie March 2, 2013 at 1:27 am /

      I can’t talk for the Fuji and Leica comparison. But, I can say that 35mm is a very nice focal length to work at with an M6. I use this focal length exclusively nowadays, but that might be because I am quite lazy! I have a digital camera (Nikon), but it and the lenses are collecting dust now. Personally, I find the film experience more rewarding. I used film for years, then moved to digital when it came along, and have now gone back to a simple film set up. The iPad seems to be my digital at the moment!

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