In your bag No: 704 – Gekopaca


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 704, Gekopaca
Gekopaca shares with us his interesting bag, all prepped up for his trip to Japan. For the first time in a while it is a completely digital bag. Come and check it out.

My name is Geko and generally I don’t use bag, so the title should be : “In your pockets”.
But this time, I chose my Chrome messenger bag for my next trip in Japan.

I will carry with me my beloved Epson R-D1 with its favorite lens : Voigtländer Ultra-Wide Heliar 12mm f/5.6; I also take a Voigt Ultron 28mm f2 for portraits.

The GR digital will be used in “dangerous” situations : Typhoons, snow & rain, orgies, meetings with  junkies or japanese samuraïs, or when my GF is angry.

And, hum, when I will be in Tokyo, I guess I will let my R-D1 at the Japan Camera Hunter for CLA, even for a sensor replacement…
That’s why I need a second camera for the end of my trip ;-)

Sometimes I use the travel tripod for shooting night landscapes with the cable release, but most of all I use it as a chest support for (rather) long exposures.

I will also carry with me a tiny Minox flash for open flash use.
Other accessories : batteries, 1GB SD cards, and a cleaning pen because wide angles have large frontal and exposed glasses.

Links :
Twitter @Gekopaca

as a photographer

as a Flickr groups curator (administrator) (moderator)

as a videographer

as a musician

Thanks for sharing your bag with us. I hope that you have a good time in Japan.
Check out the mass of links and make sure you come and comment.

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8 comments on “In your bag No: 704 – Gekopaca”

    ZDP-189 November 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm / Reply

    I like the R-D1 in principle, but I can’t get over the prices, considering the technology contained within the camera. I use a much cheaper GXR-A12 module, which gives me a fast focus and APS-C format, with a stop or two better high ISO. I’ve also recently bought a Sony A7R. The jury’s still out on that camera, at least as far as I’m concerned. I’m led to believe that unless I want to print big, there’s not a huge advantage in daylight with wide lenses like the CV12, which I enjoy shooting with film. Again, it’s very early days for me, so take my doubts with a pinch of salt.

    Carlos November 24, 2013 at 5:33 pm / Reply

    Hi! I really love the Epson RD1, I really was looking forward to buy it… but…. I think still to expensive for me like 1200$ So i decided go for the voigtlander bessa r, with a cheap jupiter about 400$ and spend the rest in film :) so i have like 4 – 5 years of full frame shooting. I just hope for that time i´m rich enough to buy the epson haha.

    Geoff November 24, 2013 at 8:35 pm / Reply

    “For the first time in a while it is a completely digital bag.”

    For the first time since yesterday you mean?

      Bellamy November 25, 2013 at 9:52 am /

      Haha, yeah, oops.

    Argenticien November 24, 2013 at 11:56 pm / Reply

    Epically hilarious definition of “dangerous situation”! I was laughing my Arse off! “Typhoons, snow & rain, orgies…samuraïs…” But I get the concept; everyone should have an “it would be tolerable if this were stolen or destroyed” camera, for dodgy situations–in my case, a Canonet–so as not to risk their expensive main shooter.

    iamamro November 25, 2013 at 5:29 am / Reply

    I love the idea of the Epson RD-1 but it’s way out of my price range.

    Also – they let you take photos at orgies? Well I never …

    Randy November 26, 2013 at 3:26 am / Reply

    I got a large Timbuk2 Snoop camera insert that fits my Chrome Citizen Bag perfectly. It holds a ton of gear. This bag has been my regular travel carry on bag for over ten years.

    Pedro November 26, 2013 at 10:14 pm / Reply


    Can I see more about your tripod?
    Is this extensible? Brand?

    Best regards & Thanks.

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