In your bag No: 1466 – Hansjörg Betschart


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In your bag No: 1466, Hansjörg Betschart
After a nice long weekend we are back on the saddle with a new bag. This time Hansjörg from Switzerland joins us. Aloha from Switzerland…

Hansjörg Betschart, Bülach, Switzerland

I’m Hansjörg. I live in a small town near Zürich, Switzerland. I shooting just black and white, because i develop itself in my own small darkroom.

I make architcture and try to earn money… but i still love my work. I keep my camera on me all the time. On sundays I take pictures with an old Hasselblad from 1969, professionally I use the digital Leica M. The rest of the time i shoot with my Leica MP. 

Bag: It’s a Filson Magnum field bag. This bag gets a nice patina, big enough fort he camera stuff, small enough to go.

Camera: Leica MP, what more can i say… i like this camera.

Lenses: i mostly shoot the Summicron 35mm, sometimes the 50mm collapsible because these lenses have the same filter thread. 

Film: usually i use the TriX 400 from Kodak, in a old 35mm Cannister.

Filter: i use filter in green, yellow, orange, red and gray

Cleaning: Lenspen and a Giotto’s small rocket air blower (The security at the airport has always pleasure)

Anything else: Pen, Analogbook, Notebook and my all time favourite Hula Girl (absolutely necessary)

In November this Year my pictures are shown at the Leica Gallery Zürich.

check out my Website:

follow me on Instagram:

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Hansjörg. Congratulations of showing at the Leica gallery.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on
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6 comments on “In your bag No: 1466 – Hansjörg Betschart”

    Greg Turner March 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm / Reply

    May I politely ask, what exactly is in an ‘Anal Ogbook’?

    Dan Castelli March 14, 2017 at 8:17 pm / Reply

    I love the ‘Swiss Design’ you employed for the layout the contents of your bag. Very pleasing :-)

    Your photography is quite impressive & my congratulations on your show @ the Leica Gallery.

    Matt March 16, 2017 at 4:33 am / Reply


    Nice little notebook for photographers. I have a couple but battle to use them. Mostly I use them when I travel and have a little more time on my hands.

    Mark March 17, 2017 at 12:42 am / Reply

    Yeah, I was wondering that as well… ;)

    Larry March 19, 2017 at 12:32 am / Reply

    Hi Hansjorg. Looking at your photos under Fotografie on your website was fun. I like quite a few. The three lanterns with shadows from 5 lanterns is my favorite. Also good are the geometric shapes; one from Glasgow, another from Basel, and architecture from Brugg. Looking at those shapes reminded me of some of Paul Strand’s photos a little bit.

    Nice to carry a neat kit like this, with two lenses! Not too heavy. Oh, and Hula Girl!

    If you wish, explain how you do darkroom (in brief). Do you use a certain developer every time? Do you always make prints, or is printing only for special photos? Or do you normally scan the photos?

    Hansjörg Betschart December 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm / Reply

    Hi Larry,
    sorry for being late. I had too much work… (in architecture).
    I always develop my Tri-X 400 with Kodak chemistry. For the paper prints (Ilford Paper) i use Ilford developer und fixer. Always the same procedure: this make it easier for me to focus on image development.
    The Novadarkroom Printprocessor and the WashmasterEco don’t need much space. Great for a small lab!
    I usually make contact sheets of all films. Then i scan for publications on the Internet and print for exhibitions.
    There are always new pictures on my website.
    I hope i could help you…

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