In your bag number 217, Travis Juntara
In a break from Euro programming, we have a bag from the USA today. Travis is from Seattle and carries quite the range of interesting gear in his bag. Check it out.
Greetings from Seattle, WA USA. I’m Travis Juntara. I’m 20 years old, and a University Student training to become a Database Manager or a Web Developer or something along those lines. I’m more of a self-taught and have never taken any film photography classes, which I regret.
After I started shooting film exclusively, I became a sort of camera wearer. Just picking up one of my film cameras before heading out and having it out in the open.
With Summer on the horizon, I became inspired by “In your bag” to formulate a bag of the gears, accessories and films I would find most useful on a vacation or maybe simply when I’m out of the house.
Glad to say that I bring this bag everywhere now. I’m hesitant to say what subject I shoot, because I’m still relatively new to photography, having started only a year and a half ago with a simple and cheap superzoom bridge camera, then getting a DSLR, and then selling the DSLR and moving to film when my father unearthed his Canon AE-1 that he shot with during his college days. Since then I’ve acquired a many cheap film cameras that I use on what my parents, aunts, and uncles call “nonsense photos”, so I guess you could say that I’m a lomographer (although I have yet to cross-process any slide film).
Here’s what in the bag (It’s an uninteresting cube-like padded bag). A bag where the single most valuable item is the Diana F+.
- Canon T70 with 50mm f/1.8
- Albinar 28mm f/2.8 (I keep breaking my 28mm f/2.8s somehow)
- JC Penny 80-200mm f/4.5
- Canon FD 2x teleconverter
- Vivitar Skylight 1A and some Gemko blue filter(not quite sure what this is supposed to do)
- A tiny notepad and a pen
- A bunch of film I’m still trying out to get a feel for which ones I like best. Mainly Superia and Tmax but with some NC and VC color negatives thrown in for good measure.
- Diana F+ with stock lens and hotshoe flash adapter
- Superheadz Ultra Wide Slim Blue Ribbon
- Changyin flashgun
- 4×6″ postcard backing stickers
If you do check out my photos, then please pardon the newton rings and dust. I have yet to get my hands on a good/better film scanner.
What an interesting collection of cameras you have there Travis, a nice mix of pro and toy. Thanks for sharing with us.
Check out Travis’ links and make sure you comment.
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