In your bag No: 1472 – Jeremy Siegel


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In your bag No: 1472, Jeremy Siegel
A very classy bag today. This one is definitely not something you see every day, an American made TLR camera. Check it out.

I really enjoy browsing JCH from time to time, and reading your blog has definitely driven me to pursue my love of film photography.

I started out shooting 2 years ago on a Minolta XG-1, and about a year in I decided to upgrade to a Leica M3.  It spent a whole year on a waitlist to be repaired and I finally got it back and shot my first roll this past month.  I like to shoot landscapes and architecture, but will shoot whatever catches my eye.  I have done some street photography and portraits, and it’s something I want to expand on.

I’m about to embark on a cross country trip, driving from NYC to San Fransisco.  I will be going with my girlfriend, and meeting some friends along the way.  I’m excited to travel through Arizona, Utah, and Nevada and to capture the natural beauty of the Southwest.  The pacific coast highway from LA to SF will be another highlight that I can hardly wait for.

I will be bringing my Leica M3 as well as a CiroFlex (Model D I believe) that was recently gifted to me.  I’ve got the collapsible summicron 50mm f/2 as well as the voigtlander f/2.5 35mm color skopar.  I’ll be shooting Portra 400, Velvia 100 & Ektar 100 as well.  I just received the Peak Design 20L backpack which I funded on kickstarter, and will be testing it out!  It’s got everything I love in a bag, especially the zip up flaps on the sides for easy access.

Last but not least, I’ll include some examples of my work, and you can check out the rest here: 

and of course, on insta here:

Thanks for reading! 


Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Jeremy. I love that TLR.
Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on
Send me a high resolution image of the bag. Optimum size is 1500px across. Please ensure there is a bag in the shot, unless you don’t use one. The more you can write about yourself the better, make it appealing and tell us a story. Snapshots of your gear with a camera phone and no words will not be featured.

Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.


4 comments on “In your bag No: 1472 – Jeremy Siegel”

    Larry April 6, 2017 at 9:08 pm / Reply

    Nice stuff. There must be an interesting story behind the M3 repair(s) taking an entire year. Yuck.

    Some of those shots you took in Utah reminded me of magazine photos of the same places. So as I’m looking at them, I remember those old magazine photos and start wondering why I recognize them and so forth. Well they must be famous places to go and shoot, but then It dawns on me that I’m not only remembering the place, but also the color. Clicked on one photo to open details and saw your tags, which indicate Velvia. Aha! Some skill and Velvia go a long way.

    Dan Castelli April 7, 2017 at 10:26 am / Reply

    Nice work. Interesting kit…the TLR and the Leica are not only different formats, but an entirely different mindset/approach to your subject. Back in the 70’s, I tired the combo; didn’t work for me, glad to see you make it work.
    I’ve got the 35mm skopar. It’s tiny, optically sharp and has a good build quality.

    Peishi Gu April 7, 2017 at 9:53 pm / Reply

    I have the collapsible 50 summicron and am searching for a 35mm color skopar. Kind of feel your lens of choice for M camera.

    Jeremy Siegel April 13, 2017 at 10:27 pm / Reply

    Wow – didn’t know I was going to be featured haha! I have to get to posting the rest of the photos from my trip, have been tied up with other endeavors for awhile.

    Thanks Larry! No interesting story on the yearlong wait time – just had the misfortune of being on a huge waiting list.

    Dan – it’s an interesting set up for sure, but the M3 is definitely my go to. I find myself using the TLR for landscapes and more offbeat stuff. Got some pretty crazy double exposures with it by accident.

    Peishi- The Color Skopar is great – the best part is it’s tiny size. Love that thing.

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