In your bag No: 1436 – Federico Grechi


by Bellamy /

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In your bag No: 1436, Federico Grechi
Frederico is a pharmacist, and he has exactly the medicine we need. Ooof, I think I might need to see a doctor, that pun was the worst. Check out Frederico’s awseome bag.

My name is Federico Grechi, I am an Italian pharmacist from Milan living and shooting in Dublin, Ireland.

I have been into street photography since I got my hands on my dad’s Topcon RE Super with its 58mm 1.4: a superb lens, very sharp and fast. 

In the past couple of years I extended my camera collection, starting from a Rollei 35 LED, guilty of getting me hooked on rangefiders.

My go-to camera is a Leica M8 coupled with a gorgeous Leitz Summicron C 1:2/40mm, extremely compact and razor sharp, but I am recently enjoying shooting the streets with a Leica IIIF from 1953, and a Leitz Elmar 50mm 1:3.5. The camera is a little fiddly, but once you get a grip on it is a real pleasure to shoot: extremely light and solid.

When I am out shooting I keep my cameras in a leather messenger bag by The Bridge.

You can find my internet portfolio on Flickr, here:

Thanks for your time!

Keep up the good work Bellamy, really enjoy your videos and blog!!

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Frederico. Lovely kit you have there.
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9 comments on “In your bag No: 1436 – Federico Grechi”

    Eric November 2, 2016 at 6:01 am / Reply

    Gorgeous bag, very nice cameras.

    Eric November 2, 2016 at 7:01 am / Reply

    May I ask you questions about the Rollei 35led :
    Is not exactly a rangefinder, is it possible to focus from the finder ? Differently than other Rollei 35 we have to see focu from lense
    What about the triotar 40/3’5 is it good, sharp ? Compare to Sonnar or Rollei Tessar
    There is led inside ?
    The camera has Lr44 batteries
    What about film loading, hard and easy to break like other Rollei 35?
    Someone has some ideas compare Contax T ?
    Thanks to share

    Federico November 2, 2016 at 7:22 am / Reply

    Hey Eric!
    Yes you are right, the Rollei 35 is not a rangefinder as you only zone focus using the scale printed on the top of the lens. Not ideal for shallow depth of field or for portraits, but if you use it at f8 or higher you can get quite sharp images, as the Triotar is not a bad lens at all. Tessar is far superior though.
    I don’t use the LED function in the camera as it’s broken, but originally there were three leds lighting up on the bottom of the viewfinder indicating over/under or correct exposure. Film loading is not too bad at all…

    Eric November 2, 2016 at 2:33 pm / Reply

    Thanks Frederico. I find it nicer than other Rollei 35, and agree with you at F8 4 meters everything will be on focus. Nice camera, nearly 100$ in mint conditions and nearly 40 pictures if we take pictures since the begining.

    alex November 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm / Reply

    excellent gallery!

    ANITA STEWARD January 22, 2017 at 10:42 pm / Reply

    Like the set up, would like the website for the bag. Thank you

    Federico July 11, 2017 at 3:28 pm / Reply

    Thank you, you can find the bag here

    Kevin April 7, 2018 at 10:50 pm / Reply

    Hey Federico, the case for the iiif is exquisite! Where’d you get it from?

    Federico July 1, 2018 at 5:23 am / Reply

    Hi Kevin! Sorry for the late reply… Ebay is the answer.

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