In your bag No: 446 – Duane Pandorf


by Bellamy /

2 min read

In your bag 446, Duane Pandorf
Today we have a pilots bag! Duane flies a plane and takes pictures. How cool is that? Come and check out his awesome bag.

My name is Duane Pandorf and I use two bags. My primary bag that I use the most is the latest Bare Bones Bag and a Billingham Leica Combination Bag.

I’m a pilot and fly the Gulfstream 550 which has a 6,500 mile range and work a 7 on 7 off schedule. During my 7 days at work I can be anywhere in the world and take my camera with me to capture the unique locals I travel to.

A year and a half a go I began my blog when I learned I had earned a Performance Award for my entry in the 2011 Annual Ricoh Camera contest. Since then I’ve been posting my experiences as I travel around the world and while home with family.

My blog is:

I’ve recently upgraded my camera kit to the Leica M-E. I had been shooting with a Ricoh GXR-M with Leica glass.  I know I could have waited for the new M but I felt the price difference allowed me to afford a fast 50mm.  I also picked up a 90 for portraiture and I have my eye on an Elmarit 28mm to cover the wide end.

Below is a list of my equipment.

Leica M-E

Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 pre-ASPH

Leica Elmarit-M 90mm f/2.8 e46

Match Technical Thumbs Up

Match Technical Opera 3 soft release

Extra Leica battery

ThinkTank PeeWee PPR SD card holder

Giottos Rocket-Air

Zeiss lens brush

Hoya 46mm NDx8 Filter

USB card reader

WhiBal Cards

Match Technical E-Clypse 1.25x

Rite in the Rain Memo Book

Rite in the Rain All Weather pen

12″ Lastolite Reflector

2L Sea to Summit dry bag

Permanent marker wrapped with gaffers tape.

Leica lens cloth



Thanks for sharing your bag with us Duane, what a fascinating experience, to be able to shoot and fly.
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.


6 comments on “In your bag No: 446 – Duane Pandorf”

    Ben March 9, 2013 at 7:14 am / Reply

    Thank you for showing s your bag Duane. I just had a quick look at your blog and your Black & White’s are simply gorgeous. :-)

    Mark wylie March 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm / Reply

    Personally, I prefer the ccd sensor on the m9/me than then new m. I am not that bothered about noise. The new m shots look like they are from a Canon or Nikon to me…

    Duane Pandorf March 10, 2013 at 6:41 am / Reply

    Thanks Ben and Mark for the wonderful comments. And a big thanks to Bellamy and this site: Japan Camera Hunter!

      Mark wylie March 10, 2013 at 6:49 am /

      No problem! Looks like you are going to have a lot of fun with that camera. Great site to Bellamy too, so addictive!

    Marlon Richardson March 11, 2013 at 11:30 pm / Reply

    I love the simplicity of your bag.

    stillshunter March 22, 2013 at 7:34 pm / Reply

    Hey Duane, mate it’s been far too long – a few years now I reckon since we chatted on Serious Compacts. I really like where you’ve matured to….very impressive bag indeed. I’m keen to see how the images have evolved too. Of to your blog to discover….. Take care.

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