In your bag No: 1556 – Robin Schimko


by Michael Nguyen /

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In your bag No: 1556 – Robin Schimko

Robin reveals the exquisite metal, glass and celluloid tucked away in this handsome travel sac. No wonder he switched from digital.

Thought about sharing my analog set up for a long time. Finally, while being on a trip through Japan and Korea the time has come to show you what I am currently traveling with.

I am relatively new to film photography and earlier this year after being intrigued by the look and feel of the images coming out of the Hasselblad X-Pan I decided to try film for the first time. Starting with the first roll I developed more than 100 rolls at home and I felt in love with the whole process right away. 

A little later I also added a Mamiya C330 and a Leica M6 to my kit. The Mamyia is a little to bulky and heavy to travel with so I am rather using it at home. Since I already had a Leica Monochrom the M6 felt very familiar. After using it for a while I sold the digital Leica because most of the time I picked the analog one and I am not regretting my decision ever since. 

I brought a lot film with me on my trip. Some of it is b&w (JCH 400, HP5+) but I mainly shoot Kodak Vision3 motion picture film in different variants. The only 120 roll I brought is JCH Streetpan and I already shot it using a friend’s Yashica Mat 124G and I can’t wait to see the results! 

My camera bag of choice is a Billingham Hadley Pro which served me very well since I got it. I have a couple of other very nice leather bags but I mainly use the Billingham.

I also started a Youtube channel where I take my viewers along with me by filming with a GoPro on top of my camera. 

Enough said, I am going out to shoot some more film now! :)

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Thanks for sending us your lovely bag shot Robin as well as sharing your links. Those Vision3 colors are sublime.

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2 comments on “In your bag No: 1556 – Robin Schimko”

    eric February 24, 2018 at 4:19 am / Reply

    Great choices !
    I like this bag, I have the black/brown one : discret, simple, light, class, …very british.
    I have switched my 2 M6 for a black M3, I love it.
    M6 is a wonderful camera, better than M7 I have and I stop to use, but the touch of M6 with zinc is not the same than brass Leica …
    I have a digital camera also a Sony A7 R2 after have got several others, I have not the feeling I have with film cameras in term of touch, relations, results … The Sony A7 R2 is a great camera, but …this is totally electronic. Those old film cameras are mainly totaly mechanic like the Leica M3 like a mechanic watch from Piaget.
    The result I get with my Leica M3 are better than results I get with my Sony. Psychologist will say this is my mind. Of course, but also the process.
    You can do some Cezanne with a computer but it’s not Cezanne !!!
    Why I check this website every day ?
    Others, with digital informations dont catch me deeply.
    We return on M6 talk. I have liked M6, this is a great camera, better than M7. But I have realized that when my Minolta Hi-Matic S7 ii does not perform an acurate metering so I can use it manually with my hand metter or with the sunny 16 rules. It means I dont need a metter in the camera !!!
    I realize, I love that ! Totally simple, totally pure : no distractions !
    And, what about the results ? Film provides me a finish, a touch, a perception of the entire photography pixels do not share, do not give ! The same criticize who can give to the Tgrains structure as Tmax technology : the magic of TriX !

    robert bosson March 3, 2018 at 9:20 pm / Reply

    Great Youtube channel. Keep up the good work!

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