What's in my Bag

For images of photographic gear, please click here to go to our Instagram page. There will be many gratuitous images posted for your viewing enjoyment.

For images of photographic gear, please click here to go to our Instagram page. There will be many gratuitous images posted for your viewing enjoyment.

I don't carry a traditional camera bag. I think most camera bags look awful. It basically shouts out "mug me, mug me"! I sometimes wished that the fashion industry would look into this. My solution is to use a traditional bag with padded inserts placed inside the bag. So depending on my mood, I would either use a tactical sling bag or a designer bag - but mind you, it only works for Leica camera bodies and micro four thirds. For DSLRs, you need something bigger. 

 

CAMERA

My daily camera is the Leica M10. It is compact enough for me to carry two in my bag. It is a joy to use. It is not complicated by the added features and functions characteristic of contemporary digital cameras. The Leica M10 is what a digital camera should be - fully manual with all the exposure settings at your fingertips, and not inside a digital menu.

 

LENSES

The first lens I carry is the new Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH. It is the perfect all around lens. The only thing it cannot do is shoot close up.

The second lens I carry is the 21mm f/1.4 Summilux ASPH or the 21mm f/3.4 Super Elmar ASPH, depending of available light versus weight consideration.

The third lens I carry is the APO 50mm f/2 Summicron ASPH. Sometimes the 28mm focal length does not have enough reach.

It should also be noted that I don't post images of gear on this website anymore. I think it distracts from the focus of the articles - being the narrative and sample images. For this reason, I've begun to post images of gear on Instagram instead.