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.

Currently, I've also been shooting with "Snowflakes", which is a cosmetically modified Leica M4.

 

LENSES

The first lens I carry is the new Leica 28mm f/1.4 Summilux-M 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 16-18-21mm f/4 Tri-Elmar-M ASPH, but only for the 16mm focal length.

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

The lens I'm currently using with Snowflakes is the Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron, Dual Range Version 1.

 

CURRENT NEW CAMERA + LENS FOR LONGTERM EVALUATION

The camera I'm currently testing is the Nikon D850 paired with the Nikon AF-S 28mm f/1.4E.

I am also currently testing the Sony A7R Mark III paired with the Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM... but I'm thinking of switching it to the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM.

 

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.