In your bag No: 722 – Alexandre Dagan


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 722, Alexandre Dagan
Today we have a great bag from a self confessed Pentax fan. Come and check out the interesting selection he has in his bag.

A little message from a Pentax (but not only) fan and also amateur photographer from France.

My name is Alexandre Dagan, I’m 38 and started digital photography in 2003 with a small Canon Powershot A80, followed by a Panasonic TZ1 three years later.

But I was quite frustrated by the picture quality and bokeh. So I jumped into DSLR world with a Pentax K10D. And then it was the revelation !

I started shooting landscapes and the sky… and now try some concerts and also studio. (Many things to learn yet !)

So what’s in my bag ?

Here are some details about this stuff. First a bag, a bagpack by LowePro. This Primus Minimus AW is comfortable and strong in any occasion and offers a good protection for the cameras and lenses.

I bought it during a trip in NYC at B&H the photographers’mecca. ;)

Then the cameras… For 2 years now, my Pentax K5 associated with the Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4 is the “everyday” combination. All terrain camera, “waterproof”, dustproof, good lens and also my best “friend”.

Another digital one I use when I don’t want to carry to much weight : Olympux XZ-1 with additional LCD viewfinder. Easy to use, expert compact camera, it is the easy solution for discreet shootings.

Otherwise, I fall in love with an old Pentax LX. Just give a look inside the viewfinder once and you’ll be convinced, clear, bright… Wow ! Film photography force me to compose, to think the picture before shooting. Light metering in accurate and I use Ilford PAN400 for B&W. The SMC 50mm f1.7 gives good results. I also use a Samyang 85mm f1.4 for portraits or as a small tele.

Of course I spend some time in darkrooms for developing by myself. Mainly with Kodak T-Max or Ilford LC29.

At least, the last one, a Canonet QL17 GIII. This telemetric camera let me shoot silently even in “dark” environment. All made in metal, this is first a nice object. And also a good camera !

Well, my bag is full, quite heavy, but I forget all this as soon as I start to shoot :)

If you want to discover some of my work : or

Have nice day then, and congratulation your site is really cool !

Thanks for bag Alexandre. It is great to see the digital and film cameras side by side.
Check out the link 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. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.


4 comments on “In your bag No: 722 – Alexandre Dagan”

    Jeff Lewis December 13, 2013 at 10:21 am / Reply

    I Heart LX

    Argenticien December 13, 2013 at 11:19 am / Reply

    I am carrying a K20D that is almost 5 years old, and Alexandre’s K10D must be 6 or 7 years old. I like to see people carrying older DSLRs. For much of the work that many people do, nothing newer is needed. Instead of buying a new DSLR every year, better to spend the money on film for one’s film cameras, or on good glass (such as Takumars) that can be used for argentique et numerique. Alexandre, a lot of your work on flickr is beautiful!

    Alexandre Dagan December 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm / Reply

    Thanks to you all !
    I’m found of oldies, and Jeff, I also love LX. Such a magical camera !
    Argenticien, I can’t give up shooting with my K10D. I know that newer DSLR are better, more sharpen and so on.
    So what ? The important thing is what you want to convey to others ! Nice to see that you agree :)

    giordano December 16, 2013 at 11:05 pm / Reply

    Pentax… <3

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