In your bag No: 1316, Nathan Law
Nathan has been thoughtful enough to not only label the items contained within his bag, but to provide us with a delightful cameraporn shot of one of his favourite cameras as well. This one is a beauty.
Hello from Canada, Bellamy and JCH readers!
I will never forget the day a Wal-Mart Photo Lab attendant rang up my film order and the total came to 22$CAD. This was 8 years ago, when photo labs were just beginning to phase out and Lomography had launched the LC-A+ and the Diana F+. I knew that there would be a miniature resurgence of film lovers, so I started my own photofinishing service.
I’m happy to say that my darkroom hobby is still in business. I offer the only publicly accessible wet darkroom in London (Ontario) and I also support artists in Toronto. I’m a recent Physics graduate and I’m looking for another career, so feel free to reach out to me!
I developed an interest in photography after I inherited two film cameras, the Minolta Maxxum 5 and the Minolta Hi-Matic 7S, from my brother and father, respectively. Today (15 years later), I own a medium sized collection of classic cameras which I rotate in and out of my bag depending on my mood. Here is my current set-up:
1. Deuter ACT Trail 32 Pack
2. Blackberry Curve 9300, Ipod Shuffle, Keys
3. Yashica Mat 124G
4. Sekonic L-38 Light Meter & Kodak TX400 in 120/35mm flavors
5. Nikon L-35 AW/AF
6. Extra Professional Peppermint, Bus Pass, Wallet
7. Toshiba Laptop
8. Zebra F-301 & Pentel Mechanical Drafting 0.9mm Pencil
9. Michener Institute Planner, Life The First Decade (1936 – 1945)
I don’t think I’ve come across the All Weather version of the Nikon L35 AF on this website site yet. It sports the same drool worthy 35mm f/2.8 lens as its older brother, the <i>pikaichi</i>. The only difference is that it’s ultra rugged and it’s silent because the rubber sealing dampens the noise from the built-in motor drive.
I’m going to be in New York soon, so be sure to follow my website and Instagram for some lovely film photos from the Big Apple.
Thanks for reading and have a great day everyone!
Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Nate. That Nikon is excellent. A really underrated lens on a quirky looking camera.
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