I have been admiring the bags, cameras, and lenses featured on this website, since discovering JCH earlier this year, so I wanted to contribute.
My interest in photography only started in my mid twenties, and in the seven years since, I have used many different cameras for street, travel, and portrait photography. It doesn’t help that I moved from the UK to Hong Kong nearly four years ago, and here the used market for photography equipment is very, very tempting.
My collection now includes:
-Leica M9, which is my primary camera. Lenses are a Voigtlander 21mm f/4, and Leica 35mm f/2 ASPH, 50mm f/1.4 ASPH, and 90mm f/2. Love the CCD sensor combined with the 50mm.
-Sony RX100 III. This compact complimented the M9 perfectly when exploring New York and Barcelona this year, keeping my travel kit simple, small, and light. Also use it for when I go hiking.
-Pentax 6×7 with a 105mm f/2.4 lens, which I intend to use exclusively for portraits, but have not yet worked with a model since buying it.
-Polaroid Automatic 100. Was going to sell this, but after being asked to take candids for a wedding using a Polaroid 120 modified for Fujifilm FP-3000b film, I am interested in instant peel film once again. To be used for family candids only.
-Leica M3. Very recently purchased. I missed 35mm film after selling my M6 in 2012. I plan to use this as a secondary camera for travel, and sometimes for street, instead of the M9.
I wanted to share with you my proposed setup when using both Leicas, Billingham Hadley Small bag that I got last week. This could be a setup for documentary or travel.
In the bag is the M9 with 50mm attached. 35mm and 90mm also in the main compartment. The M3 tucked neatly into one of the pouches (not ideal since it doesn’t have much protection, but I can always move it into the main compartment when the M9 is out on a neck strap). Accessories in the other pouch.
My flickr doesn’t have much since I deleted everything earlier this year (i.e. all the crap), and am slowly adding things again.
Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Kevin. That is an awful lot of gear in one bag, hope you have strong shoulders.
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