In your bag No: 457 – Jun Kim


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In your bag 457, Jun Kim
We have a bag from Korea today, we don’t see them very often. And a lovely one it is too. Come and have a look inside Jun’s bag.

My name is Jun Kim, mainly shooting street photography in South Korea these days.

I honor to send you a picture of my bag and gears…

This is the recent set of my bag (actually, it is what I was carrying on today :D )

I mainly shooting with my modified Leica M6 + minolta m-rokkor 40mm and the film I was shooting with Kentmere 400 100ft bulk but I just finished it so now I’m shooting with Rollei Retro 100 bulk and I push it up to 160 to 200 depends on what I feel like to go (I do develop myself, so it’s okay to push or pull the film…)

another one is Contax G1 + G45, I bought it on ebay when the seller was trying to clearance all the Contax stuff before the license expire itself, so I bought it very cheaply. However, I haven’t really go shooting with this great camera becaue I was disappointed about slow AF, small finder and MF system that I can’t visually see it focused correctly or not and only it controls by an idiotic wheel on the top plate but I inserted a new roll of film because G45 is very very good lens and I can’t shake out of my head even-though it has bunch of disadvantages…pictures are so great with this G lens you know hahaha..

What I do with these toys? I’m shooting street photography these days. It is very fun to do and I found that street photography is not popular in Seoul, Korea where I am visiting now.

other things?

iPad mini, iPod nano, headphone, 4G LTE transmuter, extra roll of films and hand cream….

Thats all chaps, oh and if you want to see my some of work (They are not so good but…)

Flickr :

Fotologue :

Thanks for sharing your bag with us Jun. It is not often I see a bag from Korea, so it is nice to know that the site is being viewed there.
Check out Jun’s 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.


12 comments on “In your bag No: 457 – Jun Kim”

    Alex March 20, 2013 at 9:38 am / Reply

    I’m not trying to insult your intelligence in any way, but with the G series apparently a lot of people have complained about slow auto focus when it is actually their own fault. First press it down halfway, let the camera focus, then fully press it down, in turn taking a photo instead of depressing the shutter release in one go, . But you may already know this….

    Anyhow, your Rollei shots are nice.

      Jun Kim March 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm /

      AF is odd but I would say its unique rather than rubbish.
      Its really anoying when the camera is facing sunlight, it keep misreading the distance between me and the subject and never focused properly somehow ;(
      but when it focsed properly, images are really sharp.

      Roland Casselbrant March 21, 2013 at 4:22 pm /

      The autofocus in the Contax G1 IS SLOW. It’s inaccurate and slow. This is the main reason Contax followed up with the G2 in such a hurry. I tested the G1 when it came out in stores and even in normal contrast environments the G1 had a hard time to find focus in a way that is completely unaccepted in a camera with that price-tag.

      It’s a beautiful camera in almost every other aspect.

      Jun Kim March 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm /

      certainly, I prefer to own a G2 body but price of that was around $400 and I can’t find any of them here, (all I need is a body,)

      anyways, if I have enough budget for G2, I probably buy another M body(save more…and) or Contax S2

      Im getting used to MF bodies and I feel good to go with it. ;(

    Rob McKay March 20, 2013 at 10:08 am / Reply

    nice bag!

      Jun Kim March 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm /

      Thank you :)

    Olivier Sylvestre March 20, 2013 at 10:22 am / Reply

    What did you modified on your M6?

      Jun Kim March 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm /

      I didn’t really modified it, small peices were changed but most of inner parts are original.

      I covered up naming and replace some parts because its really irritating to shooting Leica in Seoul.

      especially, recognition from others of this cemera makes me really embarrassed, I love Leica but too much attention from others simply distract my work…
      (even though, I covered up and made it less visible, still… some people recognized its Leica. However, it makes me feel better somehow. )

      Olivier Sylvestre March 21, 2013 at 10:31 am /

      I understand, that red dot can attract attention. I taped it on my M6.

      Jun Kim March 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm /

      anyways, I love my black dot.

      ZDP-189 March 25, 2013 at 3:30 pm /

      The Leica brand is so recognisable that covering the logo will have little practical effect. In Hong Kong where brand awareness is super-high, I would expect even children to say “Why’ve you covered up your pristine M6, Mister?”

      That reminds me of when I asked another tourist to take a picture of my wife and myself on the Ponte della Paglia near the Piazzetta di San Marco with my Zeiss Ikon ZM. I was asked “Is that a Leica?”

      I answered “Better”.

      Jun Kim March 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm /

      I got this one for free when I came to Korea and the guy who gave me this, he asked me to use it while Im working on my pictures in Seoul so I couldn’t avoid it to use it. I guess I was lucky and now I like to use it.

      It’s simple, durable and small so I can use it everyday, using DSLR in here is my least favorite thing to do, I see them everywhere + something big here isn’t quite suitable ;(

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