IN YOUR BAG NO: 1709 – John Yokoyama

Something a little bit different this time. John Yokoyama takes us up high with his love of classic cameras and awesome japanese motorcycles.

Hi, I’m Johnny! Welcome to the countryside of Japan! It’s peaceful. Quiet. With somewhat less opportunities for dating. Regardless, it’s a fantastic place to immerse oneself in a part of Japanese culture most foreigners rarely see.

So while I’m riding around on my Honda Cub, I naturally bring along a camera. Often, it’s an old 35mm camera, but I’ll dabble in 120, or a more esoteric 127, from time to time.

Today, I’m off to the local mountains. My camera of choice is a Fujica ST801. Chosen for no particular reason other than I hope to take a picture of Mt. Fuji so perhaps a Fuji camera is a good match and in my happy bubble world, I think that’s cool.

Besides the camera, I’ll bring a couple m42 mount lenses. One is a Fujica 55mm and the other is a Asahi Takumar 200mm. To stabilize everything is a vintage Cherry Tripod. I’ve had good experience with JCH Streetpan 400 for its nice contrast, but I’m on a budget today, so expired B/W Fuji Presto Neopan 400 will do, thank you.

Other than that, I try to keep it simple. There’s a few Kenko ND filters, cable release and a couple energy bars all tucked away in the pockets of my Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag.

Thanks for reading! If your interested to see my travels around Japan, please check out my Instagram and YouTube channel. I blog about all things vintage and retro.

Youtube: Johnny On Wheels
Instagram: johnnyonwheels

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