[•] Whats in my bag 2017

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Here’s my everyday bag. I’ve found over the years one of the hardest decisions in photography has to be the purchase and selection of a camera bag. Many photographers like myself have multiple bag setups depending on the type of situation. At the moment I’m sticking with the basic formula of one main camera bag which has turned out to be the ageless Domke F2.

In the Domke F2 bag with little introduction is the Sony A7II packing an impressive 24.3 Megapixels. Now it’s not the best camera in the world its strong point is using legacy glass.  Out of all the Sony A7 series mirrorless this model won’t break the bank account.

Many of us old photographers have waited a long time to use legacy glass this is what makes it brilliant. Three lenses in the bag are the Summicron amigos 28, 35, 50mm and not to be missed a Leica MP or what I call a stay with me for life camera. The Domke bag has two end pouches perfect for holding film. The front has two pouches for either a passport or moleskin pocket notebook perfect for documenting film shots.

It has a wax type finish to the outer layer of the canvas fabric. Only once have I been caught out in the rain with this bag and the water beaded off with ease and keep all of the gear inside dry. Even the moleskin book was untouched. I’ve learnt to be very careful in the rain as it can interrupt ones day shooting. My advice is be very careful with your camera as they are not 100% weather resistant. Ive found out the hard way 9 times out of 10 they are not. For example the Canon 5D Mark III is not exactly weather resistant they can take very light spray but anything more and you will find the electronics don’t like water. Try stay dry and leave camera’s out of the rain as much as possible or its an expensive disaster waiting to happen.

I’m not sponsored by Domke or any camera brand this is just a review of what I have discovered from using their product over the last year.

It’s really is such an excellent bag.  I now consider myself an emeritus professor of bagology.

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[•] Mirrorless Cameras and the benefits of Adaptor’s

Mirrorless AdaptorsI’m in the process of building an Adobe Lens Profile correction for Sony A7 series for Canon FD lens when you RAW edit. So keep following as it is one big epic project that I think many Sony mirrorless and Canon FD users would love to have.

Mirrorless cameras like the GH4 and A7 Series are now known as MSLR (Mirrorless Single Lens Reflex) camera’s and have some unique advantages over the common DSLR. Adapters like Metabones and Commlite expand the use of lens selection making mirrorless a viable option. Sony just pushed into second place as a real contender to fight for the top spot as best full frame camera to own. Do you prefer full frame mirrorless in the Sony or the Panasonic MFT (Micro Four Thirds) cameras now hitting the scene.. It really is a rough call at the moment and both have advantages and disadvantages. For me camera choice is a balance of which one for video and which one for photography but boy do these cameras make a shooter feel spoilt. Cameras really have come a long way since film days and those film days are really paying of for those who kept older lenses. For me to be able to use legacy glass like Canon FD and Leica M make these cameras shine.

I recommend Metabones adaptors for their quality. Don’t waste your time on cheaper eBay adaptors they can damage your camera or lens. Are prone to fall apart with screws unwinding.

More to follow on this topic coming soon to my YouTube channel will be a detailed video on this adaptor saga. Just Subscribe and join me on the journey of photography talk.

In this photo the adaptors are:
Commlite EF to E Mount
Metabones Canon FD to E Mount
Metabones Canon FD to MFT
Metabones Leica M to E Mount
Panasonic Leica M to MFT

 

Regards,

[•] p 🔺 z r 🔺 h n

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