1748 In Your Bag: Michael Nguyen | Techy Canine


For this week’s installment of “In Your Bag” is my colleague Michael Nguyen. At all times envious of his Porter x Nikon digicam bag…test it out beneath:

Very long time follower, first time posting. Been following JCH for a decade and dealing right here for over 4 years however by no means considered it for varied excuses in your bag Till now. So there you’ve got it, my weapons of selection for a day with out mild portray.

Residing in Tokyo for over 15 years, I’ve owned about 24 completely different cameras, however that is the setup that brings me essentially the most pleasure. The bag is a Porter x Nikon collaboration from 2010, and it is nonetheless in nice form. Though I haven’t got any Nikons now, I really like the bag for its sturdiness and low high quality. If a Billingham and Domke made a Lust Little one it will be one among a sort.

Contents of the stated bag

  • Leica M6 + MS-Optics 35mm Apoqualia
  • Rolleiflex Sl66 + Zeiss Planar 80mm
  • Seconic Twinmate
  • JCH movie instances
  • Filters, blower, cleansing fabric

The M6 ​​was the very first thing I purchased with my first paycheck in Japan and has been my every day companion for 14 years. Whereas my favourite lens is the 50mm Summicron, I have been pairing it lots with the MS-Optics 35mm Apoqualia over the previous couple of years. The lens is an absolute POS to make use of ergonomically however I loved the scale and IQ ratio. I additionally like driving fastened gear, so possibly it’s kind of of a masochistic bias for issues which might be a ache within the derriere.

A couple of years in the past monetary burdens pressured me to half with a medium format digicam; Pentax 67 or Rolleiflex SL66. To the shock of many, I caught with the latter. I actually just like the Pentax 67, I simply do not prefer it as a lot because the Rolyflex. The 105mm Takumar is a wonderful lens and technically significantly better, however I really like that 1960’s planar rendering. Ideally, I wish to use the SL66 lenses on the Pentax, however after contacting the adapter producer, I used to be upset to search out that they weren’t accessible and I might by no means discover one on the used market. I desire 6×7 to six×6 as a format, however then once more, there is a PITA allure about how complicated and fragile the engineering behind the Rolleiflex SL66 is that I am unable to dwell with out.

The Seconic TwinMate is the right journey mild meter. It is small, mild, and I really like the design of the analog dials. It additionally works as an occasion meter. I prefer to get into the behavior of carrying a number of filters; A yellow, round polarizer for black and white movie, and two NDs when utilizing excessive pace movie on shiny days. Spherical it off with a top quality blower and cleansing fabric and I am prepared for something.

Thanks for studying,


Instagram: @thericerocket26

Web site: http://michaelnguyenphoto.com/


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