In your bag No: 1422 – Mihaly Demeczky


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In your bag No: 1422, Mihaly Demeczky
Mihaly shares with us his really well laid out bag, and what a bag it is. That backpack looks awesome. And that is a whole lot of film too. Check it out.
Hey Guys,

So this is my bag.

It’s a Topo Mountain Pack, which was not easy to aquire, but with some help from a friend (a fellow photographer) I have managed to do so. I wanted to get it for a long time, and when my old backpack died, I knew it was time.
I’ve been using it for a bit more than a year now, as a daypack and as a travel pack as well. I’ve carried it around on foot and bike, hiked, skied, climbed with it. I mostly carry my analog set with this pack, so that’s what you’ll see here:

-Hasselblad 501CM
-Carl Zeiss 80mm CB T* f/2.8
-Carl Zeiss 50mm CF T* f/4 FLE
-Extra film back for the hassy
-Sekonic L-758D Lightmeter
-NC-2 45° Prism Viewfinder
-Cokin holder + filters (Polar, ND, Yellow for BW)
-Pack of rollfilm (I mostly shoot slide (provia100) and colour(portra)
-Release cable
-Kopil self-timer + extension (so that it doesn’t lean against the lens)
-Baron Fig – The Confidant notebook
-Copic multiliner 0,5mm
-Baladeo 37g zebrawood pocket knife
-Polarised sunglasses (tobacco filter-like colour)
-Handmade wallet (slowly falling apart)
-rMBP 15″ if needed

If it’s all in the bag, plus some water, it can be quite heavy for long hikes, but the backpack is always comfortable. I mainly work as a photographer and a retoucher, commercial mostly, perhaps that’s why I like to retreat to the analog world of the good old Hassy. If you like this one, maybe I’ll send in the digi photo set, and maybe even the digitech bag as well (I work as a DIT/capture assistant on commercial shoots sometimes).

Check out my Website:

Retouch portfolio:


Thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work,
Mihaly Demeczky

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Mihaly. I love the backpack, and the Hassy.
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5 comments on “In your bag No: 1422 – Mihaly Demeczky”

    Ronalds Ghost September 13, 2016 at 11:05 pm / Reply

    This is the nicest bag and photo featured on this site in a long time. I wish more people would take into consideration the lighting and layout they use to photograph their kit.

    Mihaly Demeczky September 15, 2016 at 6:21 pm / Reply

    Thanks Man!

    Jon September 19, 2016 at 3:20 am / Reply

    I have the same bag and live it! Do you use domke or tenba inserts in there to keep stuff from shifting around?

    Mihaly Demeczky September 21, 2016 at 3:32 am / Reply

    Hey Jon,

    It depends, but usually I have the more valuable items in smaller bags/pouches. Usually I put the hassy in its blue pouch which basically looks like an insert, and has some velcro on its lid to keep it in place, and i put it in the bottom left corner of the bag sitting on its rear. The cool thing about this is that I can get the camera out through the side zipper without much hassle. Also I usually put the lightmeter in one of the side pockets, so I can grab it easily anytime.
    And what about you, do you use inserts?


    Jon September 25, 2016 at 5:04 am / Reply

    I use it for all kinds of stuff – I really only use the backpack if I’m going to be hiking about and plan on stopping to take the camera out and set it up. If I’m actively shooting I’m more likely to carry my field bag.

    That said, I have used a variety of Domke inserts, but lately my favorite has been the Tenba BYOB because it has a zippered top and a zippered pocket for batteries and tid-bits. Like you, I often have a bunch of smaller zippered bags containing things. I like to slide a water bottle or my tripod in the side, and things like glasses, earbuds, and wifi hotspot in the top pouch for easy access.
    Today I’m walking around with the Tenba BYOB insert, my D600, the Crown Graphic, and a tripod. All fits nicely in the bag without too much trouble!

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