In your bag No: 1615 – Jan Vitík


by Michael Nguyen /

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In your bag No: 1615 – Jan Vitík

Czech out the lovelies that Jan has settled with in his silver halide journey and accompanies him daily.

Hi, my name is Jan and I’m from Czech republic, Central Europe. I started with film photography in 2014. I purchased my first camera Canon AE-1 on Ebay and started from scratch with help of youtube videos. From that moment, I moved from Canon to Nikon, from Fuji to Kodak, from color to black and white 35 mm film.

When I saw Nikon F3 for the first time, I like it, but when I found out that it was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro (designer of DeLorean DMC-12!!!!), I immediately knew I must have it. So I purchased one from Japan and I absolutely love it!  Because I shoot lot of streets scenes and architecture, I bought 28mm lens and I like using it for portraits too. Now I´m going to buy 135mm lens, motordrive and flash to be ready for everything.
I found myself in the black and white photography and I prefer Tri-x before HP5. For special occasions I have Tmax P3200 in my fridge, because I love its grain. When I want colors I choose Ektar 100 or Ultramax 400. So yes, I´m Kodak’s fan boy ;).
When I need something little more compact, I go out with Leica Mini 2. I like its boxy design and 35mm lens is sharp.
this is my bag ;)
  • Nikon F3 with Nikon lens series E 50mm 1.8 and beautiful Offwhite strap
  • Nikkor 28mm 2.8 lens
  • Leica Mini II
  • Kodak Tri-x 400 (my favorite)
  • Kodak Tmax P3200
  • Kodak Ektar 100
  • Ogio Ruck 22 backpack
  • Peak Design Capture Camera Clip V3 (absolutely love this thing!)
  • MacBook Air
  • Airpods
  • Iphone 7 gold
  • Moleskine notebook
  • WD Elements external HD

Thanks for sharing with us your bag shot again Jan. Digging that Off White strap as well!

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2 comments on “In your bag No: 1615 – Jan Vitík”

    eric d November 17, 2018 at 11:15 pm / Reply

    HI jen, the f3 is realy a nice camera, i know i had 2 with md4(motor drive) when it was introduced a long long tima ago… now you want a 135, md4 and flash. imho the 105 2.5 is a better lens and perfect for portray. The md4 is built like a tank and even heavier than a thank, a good piece of equipment but i dont think you realy need it unless you shoot lots of film (5, 10 even 20 a day) instead invest in a 50 1.4 ai.
    Using a flash with the f3 is tricky, you’ll want to have a nikon one compatible for the ttl of the f3. you will need an adaptor that goes over the rewind knob. Back then i barely used one but when i needed to i chose the metz 45 ct1 which was the staple horse of the time.
    now a day for slr i use a leica R5 to be able to mount a summicron 50. I might have the summicron adapted for a nikon mount and go back to the f3 for the confort of the finder and maybe for a bit of nostalgia.
    cheers and enjoy the ride.

    p.s. bellamy the use of “Czech out the lovelies” is a trick or a typo? nevertheless effective.

    Soulseeker November 27, 2018 at 1:03 am / Reply

    Awesome bag!

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