In your bag No: 1233, David Rossi
David is a third time offender. And he is back with possibly his best bag shot yet. And from right in my backyard, as David is now based in Japan. Come and check this beauty out.

I’m glad to be back with a new camera setup. My first bag was from Italy, my second one from the United States. My current bag is actually from Japan, where I’ve been living and working during these past six months as an ESL (English as Second Language) teacher in the historically famous Gifu Prefecture.

The bag is my usual British Army surplus bag; I’ve just added a few pins on it through the years.

Here’s what’s inside:

One of your uber-famous 35mm film cases which I’ve recently received in the mail (thank you!)
A Pentax ME Super which I purchased as a Golden Week souvenir at BOX Camera in Shinjuku, Tokyo. I was actually looking for a simple body to host the SMC Takumar 50mm f/1.4 lens, which is an heirloom I inherited from my Great Uncle. The buying guide which you have previously posted on this blog has proven extremely useful (thank you again!).
A Canon EOS 650 which won’t fit in the bag, but that I included in the picture anyway because it was brought to me as an unexpected gift by a local photo club member during his visit to my most recent exhibit. The EF 35-70mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom lens is quite dull, but considering the symbolic value of the gesture, it doesn’t really matter.
Plastic and metal lens caps and cloth.
A cheap edition of “The Catcher in the Rye”, the only book I brought with me from America. I could read it over and over again and never get bored with it.
A few art and photo exhibit postcards, including mine, which I’ve exchanged with other folks who came to visit me at my show. I was very happy and surprised by their warm feedback.
Hand sanitizer and lip balm: I work with kids and I talk a lot during class.
A Buddhist rosary: I am a Sōto Zen devotee; this was a gift from my fiancée.

My work is available at the following link: I will gradually update my portfolio as I’m planning to go full-time into professional photography. I also have a full digital bag. While being a more functional setup, it’s just not as fun.
You can also find me on Instagram @davetiniusrossi.

Gambatte kudasai!

Thanks for sharing your bag with us again, David. I am loving the way it looks, old and new. Great stuff.
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