In your bag 738, Steve Ting
Todays bag is a returnee bag. And a complete change from the previous bag that Steve submitted. Come and check out this fascinating camera.
It has been a while since you featured my bag (No: 209), so I thought it would be nice to show you what I have been shooting with lately as my tastes have significantly changed. Last time I showed you my bag it was mostly a 35mm Leica kit. I still have it but last year I was lured into the wonderful world of large format photography and I haven’t looked back.
Below is my current large format kit I use for the majority of my work now.
– The bag Lowepro Sling. It is shaped like chicken but is hands down the most comfortable and unobtrusive bag I have owned.
– Pentax digital spot meter. I use this mainly for portraits and it has yet to let me down.
– Air blower and cleaning cloth
– Sekonic L-308b meter. For quick reflective or incident metering
– Ipro lens kit for Iphone 4
– 3 4×5 film holders. Thats 6 shots for a days shooting…my developing tanks only takes 6 sheets and I hate spending long periods of time developing film!
Finally the camera you see is a Razzle dual focus 900. Rebuilt from a Polaroid 900 body by the amazing Dean Jones (aka Razzledog), this camera has been mounted with the mighty Zeiss Planar 135 F3.5 lens. Tripod? Dark cloth? Focus loupe? nope throw them all away because this thing is designed for handheld 4×5 photography! Think of it as a Leica with some form of gigantism.
There is no lens movements but I had no huge desire to have lens movements as all I wanted was a big ole negative I could use for a up coming cyanotype project.
(Note) As of now, I now have two razzles…the Zeiss PLanar and another with a Nikkor 150mm
Below are some examples of the work I have been doing with these cameras…they are a lot of fun to shoot with and a great talking point when I run around the streets with it. The only issue is the sheer amount of pack film I got through!
Steve Ting Photography
Thanks for sharing that amazing camera with us Steve. Quite a change from your previous setup.
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Just out of curiosity and off topic – where can you buy a Razzle 900? I did a search and no obvious links popped up. Thanks, Joe
I looked at the website of razzledog, it seems not enjoyed to take of new orders for reasons of health. I wish him all the necessary strength to fight with courage and challenge.
Your ” razzle pola 900 is magnificent, and you make very good use for the view of your photographs.
Thank you for the sharing.
how is the lens coupled with the rangefinder? what an amazing camera-the man has good taste!
This is the most interesting bag I’ve seen in a long time. great photos too!
Dean originally built this camera for me around a planar I had acquired very cheaply.
I’m surprised he offloaded it so quickly, I sold it to him for what I had paid at his request because he was ill. Hope you didn’t pay more than about $1100 for it, that’s what I paid in total for all the bits and conversion.