In your bag No: 1297, Gavin
Gavin not only shares with us his bag from a recent travel experience, but he also shares with us the gear that he scored during that trip. And what a score he made, so really stunning gear. Check it out.
I had an opportunity to go to Munich Germany for an exhibition (work related). This gave me opportunity to go around and find gear and take photos. What I found out a few days before my trip was that it was Oktoberfest. What a great opportunity to take some photos. I was also able to do a meet-up with Munich Photographers. I also experience a rally of some sort (well don’t understand a thing they were saying but it seems very relevant).
Initially I wanted to bring only with me Sony A7ii with 16-35 Zeiss lens, Minolta 135mm F3.5, Leica M7, Elmarit 28 F2.8 and Zeiss 50mm F/2 Planar. But, in the end, I added the Minolta as a backup and assuming I go for all Tri-X for the M7, I will still have the opportunity to use film in color. And, the fear of M7 breaking down. Oktoberfest will surely be colorful and focusing on Tri-X will be crazy – I assume. In the end, it was a very good decision I think although I looked so stupid bringing 3 cameras on my neck and 2 shoulders at times.
People thought I was a professional and asked me to take their photos using their cellphone. What an experience. Some also looked and smile and wanted their pictures taken – tourists of course.
I just started this year and am learning what I will need in several situation. This way when I get a little older I will lighten up my load. My goal is to reduce my carried gear to minimum if possible. Having a collection of film cameras and lenses is also another goal.
I was also able to find great gear in Munich to add to my collection and eventually my bag at certain times.
Cameras: Rolleiflex 3.5F, Yashica Mat 124 G and Minolta XD7.
Lenses: Olympus OM System 28mm and 50mm, Pentax 135 F3.5 and a Minolta 50mm F1.4.
Regrets: Not buying the Hasselblad SWC/M (This is due to my decision to really go for Mamiya 7ii if I have opportunity to go to Japan)
I just started photography first quarter this year and I’m excited to learn more.
Some Meet-up with Munich Photographers Pictures
I suggest you join them if your in Munich and there is a meet-up. Great photographers here.
My Flickr page. Just started this and will slowly add.
Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Gavin. That is a really beautiful bunch of cameras that you got. I might need to take a trip to Germany some time.
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