In your bag No: 913 – Jimmy Yang


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 913, Jimmy Yang
Young photographer Jimmy is back with a new setup for you all to grab a look at. Check it out.

My name is Jimmy Yang, I’m a 23 years old Taiwanese guy who loves street photography and cameras.
My bag have been on this site before (No.770), but since then I have been trying to down size my bag.
I used to carry three or four cameras (Leica M8, Fujifilm X100, Fujifilm Xpro-1, and Canon QL17) and few lens in my bag, but I started to realize it’s not necessary to carry all these gears with my all the time.
With the idea of simplicity in mind, I decided to go with a two-camera two-lens set up.
So, After few trades, I have my new kit and I would like to share them with you.

In my ONA Bowery:

– Leica M8 with Voigtlander 50/1.5 Aspherical VM

– Leica M6 with Leica Summicron 35 Pre-A

– Lumu Lightmeter

– SD cards for M8

– Batteries for M8

– Few rolls of Kodak Portra 400 for M6

– Notepad to keep track of my shooting

– My glasses, watch, wallet, and car key

I usually use my M8 and Voigtlander 50 to shoot street portraits, and M6 with 35 for everything else. And the Lumu light meter is very easy to use and works well with my iPhone which makes shooting the M6 much easier.

Blog: (Mostly in Mandarin)

Nice to see you back Jimmy. That is a nice setup.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

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9 comments on “In your bag No: 913 – Jimmy Yang”

    James June 25, 2014 at 9:24 pm / Reply

    How is the Lumu light meter?

      jimmy June 26, 2014 at 10:43 am /

      Hi James,
      The Lumu light meter works very well, and it’s very easy to use.
      I only shoot negatives, so the accuracy is good enough for me.

    Gunston June 25, 2014 at 9:50 pm / Reply

    good to know that you have downsize your gear and focus more on pure photography.

      jimmy June 26, 2014 at 10:44 am /

      Thanks, I’m glad that I did that.

    Matt June 26, 2014 at 7:41 am / Reply

    Nice setup, although I’m curious why you bother to use the Lumu when the M6 (and M8) has a built in light meter? I used to use an external meter with my M2 because it didn’t have a meter period. With my MP it’s redundant.

    Just curious.


      jimmy June 26, 2014 at 10:49 am /

      Hi Matt,
      I guess I don’t really need a light meter with these two cameras, but I like to get few sets of readings (one in the sunlight and one in the shadow) before I start to shoot because I think this will help me to improve my speed on adjusting the setting. Plus, the light meter is really small, so why not put it in my bag just incase the m6 run out of battery.


      Ross June 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm /

      The lumu is an incident light meter and on-camera meters are reflective. Incident light meters read light and tend to be more accurate to a scene, while reflective meters try to compensate for dark or bright items in the metered area of the frame. Reflective meters are great when away from your subject, but can fail in high contrast scenes. Exposure compensation helps fix this if you know what you’re doing. Incident light meters are great when you have consistent lighting that doesn’t change much. Exposure compensation becomes more of an artistic choice. They’re a pain to take out and take readings on changing light, though. The lumu is perfect for those who want an incident meter but don’t need a dedicated device. It’s accurate, convenient and also gives you equivalent exposure settings.

      That said, meters are for panzzies. :P

    PauL June 26, 2014 at 5:13 pm / Reply

    Your M6 has not an inside lightmeter??

    PauL June 26, 2014 at 5:19 pm / Reply

    …ops! First I post it, then read the others up on.

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