In your bag No: 1602 – Ralf Danylyschyn

Ralf likes to keep it light and minimal with both super vintage film and digital Leicas.

My Name is Ralf Danylyschyn and this is my smallest everywhere und anytime bag. I’m an IT-engineer from southern germany. I have at least one camera with me all the time. And I try to shoot even in my lunch breaks.

Taking photos is an extension to perception and cognition to me. Looking around and seeing gives you the chance to find the little and the big secrets in our lives. There are not only the big or decisive moments – the one-and-only shots. And so small everywhere and anytime cameras are more than useful.

The bag is a Lowe Pro Format “120”. Nothing special, but I dig it out again and again. 

In the bag are

– a Leica IIIc/f with a Summitar 50

– a Leica X1 with the external viewfinder

– an additional battery

– my IPhone SE (notes, lightmeter, cards, GPS…)

– a spare film (Kodak, Foma or Rollei 400 ISO).

These two have much in common: the design, the quality. And they are the least expensive way to get Leica IQ, haptic and experience. Both cameras have their weak points, so you need to get some experience to master them.

See some photos of the X1 here:

Have fun,


Thanks for sending us your bag shot, Ralf. Interesting and eclectic mix of very different eras of the red dot.

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