In your bag No: 1168 – Sebastien Bey-Haut


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In your bag 1168, Sebastien Bey-Haut
Not often we see a digital only bag on the site, but here is a very fancy bag for you. Check it out.

Here are 2 pics of my cameras and bags. Ma main interest is travel photography and the my set up for most of my trips.

These pictures really show the actual content of my bags, they have been taken right before packing everything to attend a Magnum workshop mentored by Stuart Franklin and held in Panjim (small city in Goa state, India).

I like to travel light in order to avoid check-in luggage. I use a LV Keepall 45 for my clothes and computer, and the LV messenger bag for my cameras and lenses. These 2 bags are sufficient for a one week trip, but each cubic centimeter counts! The main advantages of these bags are their robustness (I have had the messenger bag for almost 10 years now, still fresh), good water resistance and ” stealth” look: “Stealth” and LV my sound funny, but I usually go to places where nobody ever heard of the brand, and it does not scream “camera bag with expensive stuff inside”. I also like the patriotic side of it: I’m a French national and let’s be honest, selling overpriced plastic bags is one of the things we do best!

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My cameras are:

– Nikon Df with Gariz half case, Nikon soft release, Roberu canvas strap and a piece of black tap to hide the big “Nikon” lettering. I match it with the Zeiss 21mm 2.8, Zeiss 50mm 1.4, Nikkor 50mm 1.2 and Nikon 85mm 1.8. The 21mm and 50 1.2 are by far my favorite, image quality is impressive and the manual focus fits perfectly with the Df philosophy.

– Fuji X-Pro1 with Fuji leather half case and Roberu leather strap. I use it with the Zeiss Touit 32mm as a back-up to the Nikon. I really like my small Fuji but image quality can not compete with the Df, it is sadly not seeing much use the days…

– Hasselblad Stellar. Yes, I know, it’s not a real camera… :) But I could not resist that cute carbon grip. I actually had a very nice deal at B&H and use it for the social and “backstage” shots.

Other stuff I always take with me:

– Mac book Air (already in the bag, thus not visible here)
– LaCie Rugged HD
– Notebook and Pen
– Freitag (I live in German speaking Switzerland; that’s another local brand I support :) pouch to keep all my spare batteries, memory cards, etc…

Of course the pleasure of owning some sexy gear is a good part of the hobby, but the most important aspect remains to use it!

You can see more of my work here:


Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Sebastien. In Japan LV is stealth, as absolutely everyone has it.
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8 comments on “In your bag No: 1168 – Sebastien Bey-Haut”

    Ani April 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm / Reply

    beautiful work, lovely setup!

    carlos April 18, 2015 at 12:56 am / Reply

    your job is ok, but what a pretentious set up, from the bag , the hasselblad to the piece of tape in the DF…

      Sebastien April 19, 2015 at 2:58 am /

      Hi Carlos,

      Thanks for opening my eyes, now I realize that the black tape is indeed really over the top… But I had no choice: I spent all my cash on the Stellar carbon grip and had no budget left to buy the nice self adhesive red dot I initially wanted to turn the Df into a real camera.



    Richard April 18, 2015 at 5:07 am / Reply

    Each cubic centimeter counts but you pack a 50/1.4 and a 50/1.2? Please explain. The pictures you took in India look stunning!

    Sebastien April 18, 2015 at 6:07 am / Reply


    Thanks for the kind comment.

    Yes I took 2 fifty, but they are so different that I had to carry both.

    The 50 1.2 is incredible for sharpness wide open (mostly used for portraits), while the Zeiss has the best color rendition and is great for landscapes.



    Alex_M_V April 18, 2015 at 7:27 am / Reply

    I guess I’m used to following links to analog photography thru JCH. This reminded me just how ‘cold’ digital images really are. They’re great captures, but it’s personally a reminder to myself why I love film so much.

    Jonathan Warrilow April 21, 2015 at 11:31 pm / Reply

    Well Carlos, its a good job we don’t have to please everyone isnt it.

    Nice setup. I like your variety of cameras. I think id struggle to lug all that kit around, but good job. I used to have a Fuji100x (back when they were new) and they were one of my favourite cameras. I have since sold it and run a Contax G2 now.

    Great work.

    Manzur Razzaq April 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm / Reply

    Some really nice pictures and the DF is working well for you. Pleasantly surprised by the colour rendition of the Nikon. Taped up my Nikon too!!! but now using a Fuji X100T as the colour is so much better than my old D3. It’s my hope one day to start shooting film. Keep up the good work and maybe one day you will be able to afford one of those red dots for your DF.

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