In your bag No: 1180 – Steve Hayman


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In your bag No: 1180, Steve Hayman
Steve shares with us his bag and his love affair with photography. It is bags and passion like this that keep me going when I am feeling doubt about my photography and what I do. Thanks Steve.

Falling in love with photography and if I’m honest all types of cameras I started collecting from charity shops, car boots and eBay more old film cameras than I have room in the house, everything from early vest pocket Kodak WW1 era cameras to a modern Canon 6D.
I try and get them working again if I can, as it’s always a great feeling when you collect the developed photos and hope you have some interesting and possibly in focus shots.
Iv recently changed my setup for 35mm from a really nice late 1930’s Ihagee Exakta with various Carl zeiss lenses to a slightly more modern Nikon FE.
The Nikons from the 70’s and 80’s are now my go to cameras for shooting film, I picked up a basic but still perfectly decent Nikon EF for a few pounds in a charity shop and was hooked so recently upgraded to an FE and hope to get when I can afford it a Nikon F3.

Film wise I’m not too bothered it’s all about experimenting and I usually pick up off eBay job lots of film to keep the cost down.
The only two Nikon lenses I currently own are the Pancake 50mm F1.8 and the
Nikon 35-70mm F3.5-4.8 AIs Manual Focus Zoom Lens.
The bag is from PC World and was a bargain £7.99.
Kind regards

If this gets posted and your reading this and you love old film cameras, then I highly recommend you Pop in that old second hand shop you usually walk past, ask them if they have any old cameras, and you may be very surprised what you can pick up for just a little money. And it’s for a good cause.

Thanks for sharing your bag with us Steve. It is good to hear such joy for the craft. And you are right, support your local camera shop.
No links this time, so comments are more than welcome.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on

Send me a hi resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500 across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story.

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8 comments on “In your bag No: 1180 – Steve Hayman”

    fixed position May 8, 2015 at 9:36 pm / Reply

    I love seeing the variety of bags here. Just when I start to think that JCH is all leica all the time, I am rewarded with getting a glimpse into a bag like this! Simple and affordable. Thanks to Steve for sharing this great bag and his love of cameras, and thanks to JCH for the amazing variety of bags that he allows us to peek inside.

    jeanmarc schwartz May 9, 2015 at 5:13 am / Reply

    Thanks. What’s “POP” ?

    jeff May 9, 2015 at 11:29 am / Reply

    As in ” I was driving by, so I just popped into the camera store to grab a couple of rolls of film”

    Alex_M_V May 10, 2015 at 1:31 pm / Reply

    Nifty bag, gear, and story.

    Sam Sanchez May 12, 2015 at 12:34 am / Reply

    Finally, a bag that’s down-to-earth and is what a “working” kit should be. :)

    Anita Steward May 13, 2015 at 8:02 am / Reply

    Nice gear, have Nikon FE2. Would love to see a link from where you purchase your bag. Nice pics keep up the work. Anita

    iGlad May 13, 2015 at 8:36 pm / Reply

    another good ‘working bag’ must be the smallest l’ve seen on here. i’m enjoying the recent camera bag posts….

    Steve H April 20, 2016 at 3:37 am / Reply

    Thank you JCH for posting my bag, and everyone who left a comment.
    Only just realised I had been posted today!
    My obsession with film cameras has grown, and become more focuses on vintage Nikon pro models like the F2a.
    I’ll submit a new “in your bag” soon, with my current setup of camera and lenses.
    New tip to share, go to your local pound shop some sell 35mm film and yet won’t find it for less than a £1 a roll new, most anywhere else.

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