In your bag No: 1419 – Steve Hayman


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In your bag No: 1419, Steve Hayman
Steve has been with us before, not all that long ago in fact. But he is back, and with not only a very cool camera bag, but a rare image of a lesser spotted giant Nikon in the wild.

Decided it’s about time I sent an updated “what’s in my bag” photo + something I created in Photoshop for fun, in dedication to all those film camera repair technicians.

Last time around I had been enjoying and collecting film cameras for a while and never really landed on a single brand, well that all changed after my Nikon FE.
Something about the quality of old Nikon film cameras and AIS lenses, hooked me in to Nikon.
Which is a bit bonkers as I shoot digitally Canon and have spent a fair bit on canon glass and a 6D (which is hardly used since I discovered film)

I’m now mentally partitioned you could say, digital it’s canon and film it’s always Nikon.

Currently I’m shooting every weekend either my Nikon F2 or my F3.

The F2 members page on Facebook is fantastic and made up of the most helpfully and kind collection of people.
Any repair question, advice etc…is answered in minutes typically.
It’s almost worth getting an F2 just to be a part of such a great community of Nikon enthusiasts.

The grip was shipped to be from one such member, all the way from Japan, and really completed the look of the F2. The cameras a heavy lump so it helps in that regard to.
I’m Shooting mostly B&White film, Kodak Trix 400, Ilford XP

Bag wise it’s some old Lowepro Nova 160 AW.
Which is just big enough for two lenses and a third on the cameras body.

It’s usually a 35mm, 50mm and 135mm set of prime lenses I have with me.

I can be found on FLICKR at:

And Twitter at:
Steve (UK Bristol)

Thanks for coming back to share your gear with us, Steve. I love that giant camera scene, great stuff.
Check out the links and please come and comment.
Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on

Send me a high resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500px 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. Snapshots of your gear with a camera phone and no words will not be featured.

Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.


3 comments on “In your bag No: 1419 – Steve Hayman”

    Chris Whelan September 5, 2016 at 9:08 am / Reply

    Good looking cameras Steve. Nikon for film and Canon digital… can’t go wrong with that one two punch! I took a peek at your flickr page. Nice mix of images. Your black and white is especially nice. I see the Samsung in there – I use my Galaxy all the time when I’m out and about. Very capable cameras… phones… you know.

    Gavin Go September 5, 2016 at 9:37 am / Reply

    Interesting your going for canon for digital when you can use all your nikon lenses with the right nikon body.

    Nikon is a great system. I think this is why Leica is so cool as well. We have so many lens choices.

    Only saying this because Im still so disappointed with my new canon f1ü and Im thinking of buying a digital nikon where I dont have to think of buying lenses anymore. This will add to the f3/t and f4s.

    Steve Hayman September 12, 2016 at 12:09 am / Reply

    Thanks JCH you even managed to post this on the 4th Sept, my birthday!

    At some point guys I’ll switch from Canon to nikon for digital as I can then without adaptors use all my manual AIS glass.
    But I’m in no rush as I don’t shoot digital often. Other than on my phone.


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