In your bag No: 1449 – Patrick Ludolph


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In your bag No: 1449, Patrick Ludolph
Patrick has already left on a epic journey, and he has taken this setup with him. A huge amount of gear for a very ambitious project. Check it out.

Hey, I’m Patrick from Hamburg in Germany,

on Saturday (Sept 2016) I will fly to Singapore where I’ll go on board of the Leverkusen Express ( a 13.000 container vessel from Hapag Lloyd. We will then ship to Shanghai through Shekou, Kaohsiung, Kwangyang and Busan.

I will photograph a reportage on board of the ship which should be focussed on the people on board, from the mechanic to the captain, about their work and their life. It was always a dream to to such a trip and after more than a year of preparation it came true. This is the first trip, two or more trips to other continents should follow. When I come back, I plan to make a book from this reportage. I can’t tell you much more about my journey, as I don’t know what happens know, but I’m very excited.

Most of the reportage will be digital, but I also take my M6 with me to take some film shots for personal use. Reportage workhorse will be my Leica Q and my M240. Leica in Wetzlar was so nice to support the project and borrow me a backup body and two lenses, as I don’t own everything by myself.

Here is list of what’s in my bag:

– Leica Q

– 2 x Leica M240

– Leica M6

– Summilux 24/1.5

– Summilux 35/1.4

– Summilux 50/1.4 (special retro edition)

– Summicron 75/2.0

– Summarit 90/2.4

– SF 40 flash

– Kodak Tri-X

– Fuji Acros

– Ricoh Theta S for 360° fun stuff

– DJI Osmo for some making of video footage

– Manfrotto Pixi

– WD Elemetss HDD 2 TB

– ND filter 10 stops for the Leica Q

– a bunch of memory cards

– my self made straps

– the backpayk is an ONA Camps Bay 

My blog ( and my facebook page ( are in German, but if you are interested in my journey, you can follow me on instagram ( switch from models to ships there the next weeks ;-)

Thanks for sharing my story and my bag. Keep the nice work. 


Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Patrick. I hope your trip has been a lot of fun.
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5 comments on “In your bag No: 1449 – Patrick Ludolph”

    alex January 12, 2017 at 7:02 pm / Reply

    for once a leica enthousiast with a proper gallery! well done!

    Hogarth Ferguson January 13, 2017 at 1:59 am / Reply

    Wow, that is a setup! I really am envious of that trip you’re taking, too.

    Ric Capucho January 14, 2017 at 1:42 am / Reply

    Bloody hell, don’t drop the bag!

    stanis riccadonna zolczynski January 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm / Reply

    Really impressive set-up. You wouldn`t like to walk streets of Manilla with a pack like that. I do hope the weather will be clement so you won`t have to expose the precious cameras to the elements, you know, these typical maritime picts of sailors fighting off a heavy monsoon typhon. Any reason Leica didn`t offer you their Leica X-U?

    Logan Egbert February 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm / Reply

    “Bock auf geile fotos?”

    Habe dein youtube danke deiner Website gefunden und finde es schon hamma.

    Deine Tasche is auch schon geil. Wenn Leica micht nur unterstützen würde…… :)

    Viel Spass auf das Leverkusen Express!

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