In your bag No: 1448, Richard Wong
A lovely looking bag today. Some really awesome Nikon gear and a very cool Nikon suitcase. Now I want one. Come anc check it out.
My name is Richard Wong and I’m from New Zealand.
I do weddings, portraits using my full frame Nikon DSLRs and I also do camera reviews for magazines and my blog so always have a chance to play with some of the latest digital cameras. But I also love shooting with film cameras and have quite a few of them in my camera cabinet. As someone who has probably too many cameras, digital and film combined, choosing which camera(s) to bring to a holiday trip is always a big (first world) problem.
For my last few trips, I’ve experimented carrying 2 full frame DSLRs, one DSLR + an iphone, micro four third camera, or even just some random loan cameras I got for review. But I found myself enjoy photography the most when shooting with film cameras, so naturally I want to carry film camera for my next trip. But the problem is, should I completely rely on these old film cameras to document the precious moments with my family and knowing that my film will have to go through multiple x-ray machines at various airports, or should I go for a more conservative hybrid digital + film combo?
The later is definitely the safer option but the problem is that I know I’ll most likely end up repeat shooting the same/similar photo on both my film and digital camera as a safety measure and that would just defeat the point of carrying a film camera. So I decided to go with this combo for my next trip. A Nikon F3 with Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS and a Zenitar 16mm fisheye lens, and a Nikon 35Ti. The film I use are Kodak Portra 400 and Ilford HP5+ (push to 1600). And I also have a ND8 filter in my bag so I can still get those pretty bokeh on a bright sunny day.
My Nikon DSLRs will stay at home but I’m still shooting Nikon after all ;)
My website is: www.photobyrichard.com and you can find some of my camera reviews at: www.photobyrichard.com/reviewbyrichard/Oh and I use flickr too: https://www.flickr.com/photos/photobyrichard/
p.s. I still haven’t decide which camera bag I want to take so the Nikon suitcase is just a place holder for now.
Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Richard. That Nikon suitcase is awesome.
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How heavy is the Nikon F3 with the 50 1.2? I currently shoot a d750 with a 50 1.8 and I love how relatively light it is.
Looks like a good looking set Richard! Took a peek at your site – excellent photography!
An F3 with the 50mm 1.2 is heavy but not obscenely so. Maybe a touch over 1 kilo, not at all bad for extended carry and I find it balances nicely with OR without the MD-4.
It’s such a pleasure to use the huge, bright, finder that I wouldn’t expect the weight to be an annoyance. Noticeable, but not annoying.
I used a F4, and a 28 TI, Nikon made really to gear.
Jeff T: F3 + 50/1.2 is probably not the lightest SLR setup, I think it’s a bit heavier than the D750 combo you mentioned as both the F3 and the 50 1.2 are pure metal gear solid goodies. :)
Chris: Thanks! And thanks again for visiting my site :)
Great to see a fellow Kiwi here!
It’s around 1.1kg i believe.