In your bag 983, Jacob Cecil
If you love Nikon then this bag is for you. Check out all of those cameras, what a haul!
My name is Jacob Cecil and I am a high school photography teacher in the US. After studying sculpture and going into teaching, photography has become my main area of instruction and my passion.
The first year and a half of photography courses in my county are all film, so I am introducing a new generation to analog processes and fostering a love of film. It is so exciting for me to transform the way my students see the world when taught photography through film rather than digital, I honestly believe it makes them better photographers.
I have great support in my county and know that traditional darkroom processes will be around in schools for awhile to come. With the many cameras I use for instruction and for my own work I thought I would start with my Nikon bag, so here it is:
-ThinkTank Retrospective 30
Excellent for stuffing full of any combination of gear from 4×5 to 35mm and tons of film
Mostly used for demonstration or for when I need instant access to images
Excellent autofocus with flawless metering for using all of my lenses
I was craving a manual focus Nikon and this was the most barebones one that is fully mechanical yet also light
My favorite little camera, beautifully crafted, flawless matrix metering. I was tired of the wrist strap and so I made the leather half-case along with the extra film roll holder. I make leather accessories as part of a business with my wife so I have access to all I needed.
-Nikon 35mm ƒ/2 AF-D
My favorite focal length and most used lens
-Nikon 20mm ƒ/2.8 AF-D
Wide angle that is a 30mm equivalent on my D7000
-Nikon 50mm ƒ/1.4 AI-S
Great low light lens
-Nikon 85mm ƒ1.8 AF-S
Beautifully sharp portrait lens
-Tokina 11-16mm DX
For when I need an ultra wide, 16mm works without vignetting on film
-JapanCameraHunter Film Cases stocked with TriX, Portra, and a range of transparency film.
Not pictured: my Dad’s old Nikon F and F2
Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Jacob. Great to hear that the students get to learn on film too. That is awesome.
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