IN YOUR BAG 1755 – MATHIAS ERTNAES
For this week’s “In Your Bag” we have Mathias! This will be his fourth feature, although it has been over half a decade since the last! You can see the other two here and here.
Just realised it’s almost ten years since my first bag submission, so I figured it was time for an update. Time really does fly and since last time I’ve ended up in the movie business, as a focus puller on features and high end commercials. These bag post serve as a neat little time capsule for me, and I love to see this with other return submissions as well. Here’s what my kit has been for the last year or so, usually bringing two at the time, to both work and pleasure.
Now I don’t really carry a camera bag, but usually tend to wrap one of the Leica’s in a Tenba wrap in my backpack or set bag, and keep the pocket cameras in a jacket pocket.
In the six years since my last posting I’ve been on quite the roundtrip in regards to digital cameras, going through a SL, multiple Canon DSLR, a GRDIII and a X1D before realising once again that the only digital I actually like using are rangefinders. And so, the digital of choice is a M10. Pictured with a 35’cron ASPH V2 which is on the camera 80% of the time.
Next up is my M4-2, which have been with me for almost ten years, and will never ever be sold. Another 35 cron, this time V4. Which I love on film, but find a bit off on digital. Same thing here, about 80% of the time on the camera.
50 lux ASPH and 21 Elmarit are usually nearby, but rarely used. Which is a shame as I love the 21 FOV but hate external finders.
After years of wanting it I finally caved and bought a Contax T3 last year, lovely piece of kit. It nails focus every time the MJUII misses, but I still keep the MJUII for late nights and especially rough days on set.
Zeiss 21mm finder, the biggest and brightest there is. Airpods, Prograde SD card reader, a great little thing for editing on an iPad on the go. JCH film case currently filled with HP5+. Kaweco brass pen, starting to patina nicely. Leica bag with cables/adapters and ND0.6 filters for E39 and E46 as well as a Diopter 2. Belkin powerbank, Field notes moon phase edition and the aforementioned Tenba wrap.
For a mix of stories from set and a feed full of film photos, my instagram is:
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