In your bag No: 1534 – David Okine

David checks in from Luxembourg and shares his optimized multimedia setup on the go.

My name is David Okine and I’m from Luxembourg, Europe. I’m 26 years old and mainly a guitar player/musician but since the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 I really got into photography and videography, especially street photography and documentary. I’m quite a beginner in both segments but started a video project to teach myself film making and editing. The project is a documentary series about young artists from Luxembourg to promote their art, lifestyle and creative process. 

I’ve been a lurker on the site for quite some months now and enjoyed all past ‘In your bag’ posts. I first heard about you while binge watching DigitalRev reviews and kept checking back on this website to find out more about analog photography. Due to a recent ‘new camera day’ I finally decided to submit my own bag.

So here’s what’s in my bag:

First of all, there’s the bag. It’s a stealthy messenger bag from a German company named AEVOR. The bag is really good quality, has a large main compartment (16L), a padded laptop compartment and 3 smaller compartments. In addition the main compartment can be sized up to fit up to 28L. Very handy to pack in some weekend groceries.

Next we have my laptop, a 13“ MacBook Air. I got this laptop as a gift from my grandfather and since then my Windows laptop got retired. The MacBook Air can handle anything, from photo editing to video editing, music recording and, of course, simple web browsing.

Now let’s take a look at my cameras, I carry three with me.

In the analog department we have a Pentax P30 with a 50mm 1.7. I haven’t shot a complete roll through it yet, as I bought it quite recently, but guessing from the condition of the camera and lens, the pictures should turn out fine. The camera is fully manually except for the ISO which is automatically set based on the DX code on the roll. It also has a program mode where the camera selects the aperture and shutter speed automatically. Another great feature are the batteries.The P30 takes only 2xLR44. Easy and cheap to come around.

My second analog camera is a Minox 35GT. It was my first film camera and I got it from my grandfather in February 2017. He bought it back in 1981 but back then the camera didn’t get much use so its condition is like out of the box. The compact size and retractable lens make it perfect for quick street shots. The camera has aperture priority only but in the viewfinder there is a scale and a needle that show the chosen shutter speed and warn if under or overexposed. I really like this camera, has sentimental value for me and it really got me into (film) photography.

In the digital compartment I have a fresh out-of-the-box Sony Alpha a5000 (don’t mind the white paper under the camera, I just wasn’t too comfortable to lay it with the screen on the stone ground). I bought this camera with the 16-50mm kit lens while on sale in a local store and I managed to get the very last unit. I love it already as it is easy to use and photo and video quality are awesome. My favorite features are the wireless transfer of pictures, the comfortable zoom and the array of manual settings.

Other items I carry with me are:

• a notebook and a pen to take some notes of stuff I need to do, write down camera settings, song ideas or video ideas. The notebook has some stickers on it, down left is from an artist friend of mine and down right is from the radio station I had an internship at. 

• a 10.000mAh powerbank to charge my phone and camera while on the go.

• an external SSD, the Samsung T3 250GB. It carries both my Lightroom library and Final Cut Pro projects and due to its compact size and speed I can edit anywhere on the go.

Things not on the picture but also in my bag:

• rolls of film, I shoot both color and b&w, mostly Fuji Superia 200 & 400 and Ilford HP5 Plus 400.

• A hard case where the powerbank and SSD go inside along with USB flash drives, SD cards, and an array of different USB cables.

• MacBook Air charger

• a pair of in-ear headphones

So yeah, this is what’s in my bag most of the time.

I’m in the process of building a Youtube channel and website for my video project, but in the mean time you can find some of my pictures on Instagram @mindartcreativity.

All the best to you, Bellamy, and keep up the good work.

Thank you for reading and have a great day.

David Okine

Thanks for sharing your bag shot with us David. The design of that Aevor bag seems great.

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