In your bag number 84, Bryn Tham
Todays bag is a bit of a special one for me, as it contains a camera that I sourced for Bryn. There is nothing like seeing one of the cameras I supplied sitting happily in someones bag.
My name is Bryn Tham and I’m 18 years old and I live in North Borneo or Sabah, Malaysia. Today I will be sharing what’s in my bag to every one of you lovely people out there. I will feature 2 bags for my post one is my “working” bag while the other one is my daily walk around bag. So without further ado…….
So in the first picture is my “work bag”….pretty obvious since there’s all the Nikon gear laying around. The green bag you see in the right of the picture is a Tenba Messenger bag ( which I believed is a medium sized model) and in it are:
• Nikon D90 with Crumpler Industrial Disgrace Camera Strap-Been using it for over 3-years or so and it has never failed me once….never. Was planning to go full frame but then I discovered the joy of shooting film (more on that later).
• Nikon AF-S 17-55 f2.8G-My all round work horse lens. Bought it at the beginning of 2010, and it has been serving me well since then.
• Nikon AF-S 60MM Micro 2.8G-My new lens, and I must say that the lens is bloody sharp. Haven’t use it much yet but I’m trying to use it for whenever I can.
• Nikon AF-D 80-200 F2.8-Another one of my workhorse lens. Since I used to mainly shoot stage shows and sports events for my school, this piece of kit is very very important to me.
• Nikon SB-700-Simply said this kit is indispensible for when shooting VIP’S and what-not when they’re entering the hall-way. I don’t use the flash much for shooting stage shows since flash photography is strictly prohibited during stage shows.
• Cookin Filters and filter holders- I use them mainly for when I’m out to shoot some landscapes. I have 1 ND, 1 GND and 1 IR filter.
• Other things in my bag consists of 2 memory cards totalling 9gigs for my D90, 2 en-el3 batteries for my D90’S grip, 8 pieces of enelop batteries for my SB-700, Mili external power supply for my Samsung Galaxy S2 (That phone drains battery like a water dripping through dry sand). Oh and microfiber cloth and blower (not shown in picture) for cleaning my lenses.
• Oh and if my current gear is not enough, I’ll borrow some equipment from an uncle but I’ll leave that to another bag >.^
Okay so a little info about myself before I move on to the next bag. I’ve been shooting for close to 5-years and when I started shooting, I used to shoot everything from landscapes to portrait. But right now I’m more focused on street photography, but sometimes I still do a little landscape with my pals. Beginning of last year, I discover the beauty of film thorough online sources like Street Portraitist, JCH etc and my friends, and that virtually destroyed the thought of buying a full frame DSLR for me, instead I got some film cameras to play with. The change came when I finally decided to step out of my comfort zone and attend Eric Kim’s workshop. Somehow, I think that I love to shoot film more nowadays because film has “soul” IMHO. Now I hardly touched my digital gear unless if I have some job to do. Okay so enough blabbering about myself and it’s time to move on to my next bag, which is my daily bag that I take around with me every day to everywhere I go.
So the bag is a generic PU leather camera bag that I bought online from a merchant that sells mainly lomo stuff. Although it’s small but it fits everything nicely. So in the bag I have:
• A recently purchased Leitz M6 with Artisan & Artist Strap-Amazing camera!!!!! And purchased from none other than the great Bellamy Hunt. The strap is really comfortable on the shoulders and when hanging the camera around the neck. The camera is rock solid and feels more durable than my Nikons (Shh….don’t tell my Nikons I said that or else they will be sad =.=)
• A zeiss 50mm 1.5 zm-Also recently purchased used lens. Sold of some digital gear to get me this baby. The bokeh to me at least is amazing!!!! The lens comes with an original hood and I got it for a fair price.
• FujiFilm Case- Also bought from Bellamy and it now holds a mixture of color and C-41 black and white films (They don’t develop B+W films here so C-41 is the only way to go well unless you self-develop). The case made my life easier instead of carrying a chocolate box with 10 rolls of film around, now I can carry them in a more compact way.
• MoleSkin note book and a Practical Japanese learning book (Hey I love to learn Japanese)- Simply put, moleskin is for recording and the Practical book is for time killing and learning Jp at the same time although sometimes I do bring books by Haruki Murakami, Yoko Ogawa and Natsuo Kirino.
• Mobile phone and external power supply for it. Oh and the blue thing you see on the cover of the film case is some earplugs that got somehow transferred from my working bag to my daily bag.
• Not in the picture are my Voigtlander Bessa R3M and Industar 50 3.5 lens which is currently loaned to my good pal and a Lens Pen which I just bought recently and a pen for writing on the moleskin.
I must apologize to everyone of you first as I have not joined that many picture sharing social sites and thus I only have a handful of sites to let you lovely people out there to check out my work. I’ve just got up tumblr and flickr, I’ll try to post as many good pictures as I can to my new filckr in the future but for now:
Facebook add me if you want ^.^
Thanks to everyone who took the time to read my post and a very big thanks to Mr Bellamy for posting my In Your Bag submissions on his site.
Brilliant! Thanks Bryn, I am really happy to see this bag up on the site. Keep on shooting
Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Japancamerahunter.com. Send me a hi resolution image of the bag (please make sure it is horizontal) and its contents, with some details about yourself and what you shoot. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here.