In your bag 817, Jaimie Peeters
It is nice to see Jaimie back and to see how his bag has changed in the intervening 2 years or so since he was last on the site. Come and check this beauty out.
Again I return after a year or two since I have sent in my camera bag content (Jaimie was No: 216).
A lot has changed in time and I thought it’d be fun to share my new toys with you and your readers.
I used to walk around with a Leica M6 and Zeiss lens… then… I sold it. Most stupid thing I could have done I now realize. Since I was shooting models in a Jurgen Teller kind of way I went for the G2 with 35mm lens and honestly, it’s the smoothest camera I have ever owned! There is not 1 frame that failed with this camera! Everybody should own one…. but still… it lacks the sentiment of the M6, so now I’m saving up for it. Also because I stopped solely shooting models and am focussing more on documentary and portrait photography.
That’s where the Yashica 124Mat G comes in. Amazing camera for portrait photography and actually, with the flash on it… it gives documentary photography a really nice vintage feel.
The Olympus XA2 I bring only because I like the camera, what comes out of it not so much. But it looks so cute. With the bulky Instax it’s the other way around… that thing is UGLY! But I love the Fujiroids that it gives me, colors are really great.
My 20 year old Billingham bag does its job and keeps every camera scratch and dent free.
And last but not least.. a gift to me from a model I shot. The Pentax Spotmatic with 35mm F3.5 Takumar lens. After diving into the documentation on this camera I came to find out that it’s a true gem. Everywhere people talk highly on the 35mm F3.5 Takumar. I just got and am loving it.
Well that’s it for me.
Good luck with everything!
From left to right:
Fuji Instax 210
Yashica 124Mat G
Contax G2 / 35mm Zeiss / TLA200
Sekonic Flashmaster L-358
Pentax Spotmatic / 35mm F3.5 Takumar.
Thanks for sharing your bag with us Jaimie, it is great to see how things have developed. The G2 is lovely.
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