In your bag 737, Serhan Oksay
We get all sorts on here, from students to conflict cameramen. Today we have a professor of economics. Serhan has a great bag and it is a pleasure to share it with you all.
Hello, my name is Serhan from Istanbul, Turkey. I am a professor of economics. I shoot film/slide since i was 17 years old, now I commemorate 33 years in photography. I started with a Canon AE-1 Program and a 50mm f/1.8 standard lens which my father brought from Dubai. In time, I acquired a lot of fine FD lenses and analog bodies some of which I still keep. I even have boxes and special serial no identification cards for those items. I used to shoot on Kodachrome 64 and Fuji Velvia 50 slide film; I have a huge collection of slides mainly of nature and city scapes. Today, besides digital, I shoot street life on color as well as B&W film and would like to introduce my analog bag (KATA DB455).
The F1 was the flagship of Canon, is still very cool, fully mechanic. I use it with FD 50mm 1.4 lens as I’ve converted my 55mm f1.2 to EOS mount. There is an orange bug made by Match attached to the shutter release.
For quickies I use “tank” nicknamed Canon T90 which was created by German Industrial designer Luigi Colani. It has a 24mm f/2.8 attached to it. For real point and shoot I have the special edition Lomo La Sardina designed by me loaded with 400ASA Ilford HP5 Plus b&w film. I like to carry a Sekonic L-358 light meter for tricky conditions as the film nowadays does not come cheap. There are also two cable releases an air powered mechanic one and also a Canon remote switch 60T3 to go with a mini tripod.
I either like to carry my cameras on hand or with a Carry Speed FS-PRO Sling Strap. For digital quickies I have my iphone (not in the photo as its in my pocket rather than in the bag) and a Leica-Minox mini camera. I like the Leica-Minox as it carries along the film principles: you can not see what you’ve shot as there is no LCD to check the photo at the back of the camera.
Bellamy thank you for your lovely site/blog and your “in your bag” section. it’s really interesting to see photographer preferences from all over the world. If you would like to see my photos I’ve too many sites for different concepts, but this one is compact and gives an idea: http://www.serhanoksay.com
All the Best
Many thanks to you Serhan, for sharing your bag and your thoughts with us. Congratulations on 33 years of photography.
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