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Show Your Stash, Mikahsupageek!

There's an analogue voyeur inside all of us and we just know you guys love to see camera porn. The Lomography Magazine's new "Show Your Stash" series features the essential gear and gizmos film photographers carry in their bag. Up first is Paris-based Community member, @mikahsupageek!

Here is my traveling backpack with my film photography essentials. It might seem a lot for the term “essentials” to be appropriate but I guess that my needs are high. ;)

Photo by mikahsupageek

I mostly use medium format cameras. Simply because I love medium format film. Square, not so square, relatively detailed images on a wide negative. What’s not to like?

  • Pentax 6×7 (with 105mm F2.4 Takumar and 165mm F4 LS Pentax lens): a fantastic robust all around medium format camera that doesn’t shoot square
  • Hasselblad 500C/M (with Carl Zeiss Planar CF 80mm f/2.8 T lens): my all time favorite medium format camera. Sharp, efficient, robust but light-weight compared to the Pentax 6×7
  • Holga 120 GCFN: my all time favorite plastic medium format camera still with glass lens, gotta love it’s sharpness. Some lo-fi never hurts :)

I also shoot a lot of instant.

  • Polaroid 180: a full manual rangefinder with great sharpness. Add to that the portrait kit and you’ve got yourself a fantastic close-up instant camera
  • Polaroid SX-70: a classic, a legend, and again square format

A camera backpack wouldn’t be complete with at least one 35mm camera.

  • Contax T2: a great point and shoot which allows you, to keep control on some settings if you wish, like f/stops and manual focus, it has a Carl Zeiss lens on it which renders fantastic sharp images
Photo by mikahsupageek

My film selection will depend on what I want to shoot but I generally leave home with a bit of everything!

  • Expired Kodak slide films: EPP, EPR, EPT, EPN, EPY EPL… You can never go wrong with these when cross processed
  • Fuji Velvia 50: my all time favorite slide film to be processed as slide. Great color dynamic and naturally vivid tones
  • Fuji Velvia 100F: my favorite Fuji slide when cross processed, also reacts well to over-exposure
  • Kodak Portra 400/800: a great negative with warm and true colors. The 800 has a very small grain for a high sensitivity film
  • Kodak Tri-X 400: will always be my first choice to shoot black and white. Amazing contrast and a grain which can’t be compared to any other film
  • lford Pan F 50: the non-existing grain black and white film. I love to shoot portrait with wide apertures, not so easy when in direct sunlight, but with this baby, you can make it happen
  • Lomography XR 50-200 : I mostly shoot this redscale film at 25 ISO to obtain a wider range of colors and it’s just magic
  • Fuji FP-3000B: excellent black and white instant film for Pack 100 cameras
Photo by mikahsupageek

Miscellaneous accessories

  • cable release: this always comes in handy for long exposures
  • Gossen light-meter: same reason as above
  • rocket air blower: always useful to blow any dust speck on the cameras
  • Moleskine and Powerball pen: notes & doodles
  • Sennheiser HD-25-C II: I never leave home with out my music
  • Nintendo DS 3DXL: I generally use it when I’m stuck in the train and can’t shoot
Photo by mikahsupageek

Thanks for showing us your stash, @mikahsupageek!

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Wanna show off your stash? E-mail denise.sanjose@lomography.com with your analogue essentials and you could be our next featured film photographer!

written by denisesanjose

12 comments

  1. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    I love this new section!.. WOW @mikahsupageek !! WOW!!! :D

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  2. sebastianerras

    sebastianerras

    hehehehe

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  3. gauthierdumonde

    gauthierdumonde

    This is great !!

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  4. istionojr

    istionojr

    yeah cool new section, and as the starter @mikahsupageek shown cool point of interest.

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  5. denisesanjose

    denisesanjose

    @adi_totp @sebastianerras @gauthierdumonde @istionojr Care to show us your stash? ;-)

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  6. emilios

    emilios

    Nice one! The pentax 67 is one of my all time favorites!

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  7. icuresick

    icuresick

    Andami naman n'yan @mikahsupageek !

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  8. guanatos

    guanatos

    awesome new section! It's greta to see what people carry around. Makes me feel "normal" lol

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  9. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    @denisesanjose hahahha.. hmmm.. of course soon! :D

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam
  10. sebastianerras

    sebastianerras

    @denisesanjose sure, why not ;-)

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  11. atria007

    atria007

    grat selection Mika!!!

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  12. af-capture

    af-capture

    nice

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