In your bag No: 844 – Vincent Montibus


by Bellamy /

3 min read

In your bag 844, Vincent Montibus
Today we have a super tidy and beautifully laid out film lovers bag. Come and check out the delightful goodies Vincent keeps in his bag.

My name is Vincent and I’m living in France, near Paris. I’m 35 and working as a senior software engineer.
Two years and an half ago, I started shooting film again and fall deeply into GAS.
I have the chance to own some great film cameras (Leica M6, Hasselblad X-Pan and 501C, Rolleiflex, Noblex, view camera…). I shoot either black and white, color or slides. I process all my films at home and I also do black and white prints in my garage.

It’s been a long long time since I follow you blog and In Your Bag section. I wanted to participate but I was waiting for the right time to do it.
I have an upcoming business trip to San Diego, CA at the end of march and I wanted to share with you and your readers my camera bag for this trip.

My daily bag is a Billingham hadley pro. It’s big enough for all I want to carry and it does not look like a camera bag.
I will brought with me 3 cameras for this trip :

– a pinhole Zero Image 6×9 Deluxe : such a great camera ! It’s allow me to shoot from 6×45 up to 6×9. I plan to use it with some Kodak Portra 160.

– a Plaubel Makina 67 : another great camera ! It’s really great for portrait or landscape. Again I plan to fill it with some Kodak Portra (160, 400 or 800)

– a Leica M Type 240 with a Carl Zeiss C Biogon 35mm f/2.8 : a great combo for street photography.

I will of course bring some films with me mainly Kodak Portra and also some rolls of Fuji Acros 100 (pretty good for pinhole photography).

To help me with the Zero Image, I will take 2 tripods (1 really small table tripod and 1 in carbon fiber), a cable release, the Zero Image view finder and of course my trusty Sekonic Lightmeter.

I also always carry in my bag, a pen, a notebook, my RHA in-ear headphone, and some prints to show my work to peoples in the street if they get angry after I took their pictures.

If you or your reader want to get in touch with me :

– add me on Facebook :
– follow me on Twitter :
– follow me on Instagram : @vincentmontibus
– my Flickr stream :
– my website :

Thanks Bellamy for posting my bag on your blog !
Cheers !

Thanks for sharing your bag with us Vincent. That Makina is a stunner.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

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10 comments on “In your bag No: 844 – Vincent Montibus”

    ned April 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm / Reply

    what brand and model is the carbon fiber tripod?
    nice Makina.. you should see the movie Shooting Palermo.

      Tobias W. April 14, 2014 at 11:40 pm /

      Yes, it’s funny how everybody associates the Plaubel with Wim Wenders now…

      Vincent April 15, 2014 at 1:05 am /

      Hi Ned,

      The tripod is a Giottos MH5400. I bought it a couples years ago, in a camera shot in SF.
      I will take a look at the movie.

    Tobias W. April 14, 2014 at 11:42 pm / Reply

    That’s some nice equipment there. Looking at your Flickr, you also have the appropriate scanner for a film to digital workflow. Enjoy this dream setup, you certainly have a nice setup there!

      Vincent April 15, 2014 at 1:06 am /

      Thanks for your nice comment Tobias !

    daniel April 15, 2014 at 3:12 am / Reply

    nice work- how satisfied are you with the M240 ISO’s low light ability?

      Vincent April 15, 2014 at 2:49 pm /

      Hi Daniel,

      I only have the 240 since 3 months now but I’m quite satisfied with the ISO capability in low light. I think that even at ISO 6400 images the noise is limited and uniform and with some little processing images can be used for web (of course) and print.

    Ebb B. April 15, 2014 at 4:48 am / Reply

    Nice bag Vincent! Love the M240 strap, where can I grab that?

      Vincent April 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm /

      Thanks Ebb B. !

      The M240 strap is 4$ home made strap ! 2 key rings, a cotton rope and 4 small O-rings to protect the body from the friction of the key rings.

    Timour October 28, 2014 at 12:27 am / Reply

    Simple and efficent travel bag, love it.
    Stupid question but i love the m240 strap and i am making one myself, what know is that ?

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