In your bag No: 1387, Gregor Scheible
I love seeing the contrasts of bags that get submitted to the site. One day it might be hardcore film, the next large format or fully digital. Today Gregor shares his lovely digital setup with us. Check it out.
being a huge fan of your site I decided to send you my current setup, which I use on daily basis.
I am working as a consultant for intensive care medicine and I love photography for more than 30 years. I startet with a 35mm SLR and two M42 lenses (35mm/135mm) and eventually developed to a Hasselblad 501c. With the birth of my daughter it was not longer possible to abuse our bathroom as a darkroom but fortunately digital got mature at that time. After using various compacts I bought – and still possess – a GF1 and a D700 with different lenses, which are unbeatable for travel (GF1) and heavy abuse (D700). But the real joy of photography came back to me with the Leica M9, which is not only a superb FF-camera but also small enough to carry it with me everywhere I go.
Because I always need equipment für presentations and storing medical information, I reduced everything and all the stuff on the picture does really fit in the small and beautiful ONA Prince Street Bag:
– Leica M9 with olive DSPTCH-strap
– 35 and 50mm Summicron-M
– 2 spare batteries
– iPad mini
– various connectors for presentations and ingesting pictures from the Leica
– Bose SoundLink Colour for having music everywhere
– shades and reading glasses by Randolph respectively Lunor
– small blue notebook by Smythson
– various pens in the small „Canoe-case“
– Leatherman CS4 knife
– and last but not least: a small screwdriver for fixing the glasses and a small hex-wrench for re-adjusting the M9 range-finder when required
Not in the picture: small Muji e.v.a zip pockets for documents and notes.
I don`t publish photos of my family, friends and colleagues (my relationship to the internet might be a bit old-fashioned) but some of my work can be seen on:
best regards from munich,
Thanks for sharing your gear with us, Gregor. That is the first time I have seen a hex wrench being carried about for that purpose.
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I must admit I also carry the hex wrench. I use it less and less everyday, but because my times with the Noctilux passed somewhat, and now I use it less. Small movements of the screw are not noticeable with f/2 and slower apertures, or with wide lenses, but they are if you then at any point put a Noctilux. Remembering the infinity patch to be exactly aligned when you mount the Noctilux allows me to align the M9 perfectly. I really don’t know why they keep out of alignment themselves, but I change lenses a lot, and this maybe has to do with it.
Does the m9 go out of focus on a regular basis then?
I wouldn’t say they go off regularly. In fact, as I said, I didn’t notice it if I don’t use the Noctilux. Maybe once every two months of mostly daily usage, changing lenses, they get a little bit out. The adjustment is tiny, you just have to move the wrench very very slightly, bit it is there. It may depend on your camera. Maybe some are more tight than others. My m6 doesn’t move or go out of focus ever…
My m5 never goes out of focus either.
A rangefinder getting out of alignment is indeed a rare issue. It happened to me only once but at the wrong time and at the wrong place. The other point is, that only Leica, Wetzlar, itself does the alignment and all camerashops send it to Leica for this purpose. This takes weeks and cost a lot, so I decided to fix it myself and it is really simple to do the horizontal alignment with a small hex wrench. Vertical alignment is a complete other story and can only be done after removing the red dot (M8/9/240) and with a special tool, which is only provided by Leica.
So you may never need the hex wrench, but when you need him and have him you are a lucky person.