Whats in my camera bag winter 2016
Whats in my camera bag? That is one questions I get asked all the time, and it changes from season to season. This is my camera bag right now, I am on holiday so my bag is completely different from when I am working.
Right now my bag has a lot of cameras in it, so I will start of with them. Firstly is my Nikon FM with the 24mm 2.8. I mostly carry black and white film to shoot with this camera. Next camera is my Yashika Mat 128-G. She is all beaten up but I love shooting with her. The final camera in my bag is the Canon g7x which I only use for video. There is also a Fuji XT1 in the picture but that does not go into the bag but it is always with me, I carry it around with my blackrapid strap. I never leave home without a camera on my shoulder.
I carry a few lens with me as well,the Nikon 24mm 2.8f is usually on the camera, it is the widest lens I have for my film camera, I dont like the lens a lot but I enjoy shooting wide, so I use the lens a lot. The Nikon 50mm 1.2f is always in my bag for shooting portraits or for shooting in the dark , and my favorite Nikon lens, the 135mm 2.8f is there just because i love the lens and look for any excuse to shoot with it. The last lens that I carry is the Fuji XF 10-24 4f.
I carry a few rolls of 35mm and 120mm black and white film with me, not a lot, because i shoot slowly with film. I seldom shoot more than a role of film in a day.
Electronics, I carry my JayBird BlueBuds X earphones, 4 extra batteries for the Fuji XT1, a power bank for my phone, and a Kindle to read. China is huge so travelling can take a long time in China, so it is a good way to kill some time in china. My pencil bag, business cards, bus money, and memory cards. The bag is a little heavy but i hardly notice it, my work bag is much heavier than this.
The final thing that is important is the ONA bag, which is the single best photography investment that I have ever made. I am rough on bags and destroy them very quickly. Most bags dont make it to 8 months. My previous bag was a BILLINGHAM Hadley Pro which fell apart after 8 months. The ONA bag is getting close to 1 and a half years old now and it is still in great shape. Sometimes you get what you pay for.