Your Gear No. 1: Mambo

Hi, I’m Mambo, creator of this website and it’s my pleasure to present to you my weekend bag shot! Well, I try to take photographs as much as I can but I’ve got a day job and I usually leave the office around 6pm, and the sun's already going down. Ha! Ok, I’m making excuses.

Ok, so anyway I am being honest when I said I usually shoot on weekends but I do bring a camera with me almost 80% of the time during the weekday. You know, if something interesting happens at least I’ve got my Leica M6 with me ready to take that picture. But then, just a couple of weeks as of writing this, I’ve bought a Nikon 35Ti point and shoot camera. Originally, I planned on either selling this little camera or replacing my M6 with it as my main shooter.  So the plan was to bring this every day with me to test a couple of rolls. But damn that camera is so fun to use especially with that silent shutter and force flash button, I decided to just keep it and have it as my “daily shooter”.

My camera bag is pretty small, so I sometimes put it inside my backpack when I’m off to work. On weekends, I usually bring two cameras with me. I’m not really sure why I do that but I just do. Only one camera is used most of the day.

The bag is a 4-year old Think Tank Retrospective 5 which is big enough to carry two cameras plus the necessary things for the day. The first camera is my Leica M6 which is paired with the Sekonic L-308s light meter. I do use the M6’s built in light meter, but I prefer to read the light through Sekonic so I get a generally exposed photograph when I fire the shutter. Next is my Nikon 35Ti which I find very fun to use. When it's just about getting that photo and moving to the next one, point and shoot is the way to go.

I don’t normally finish a roll of film on an average day of shooting but I still bring my JCH half case filled with 35mm films. My choice of films pictured here are 5 Kodak TriX, two of them are expired. I think I have a Superia 800 loaded on my 35Ti too. I just recently started shooting color negatives again. The next one to make it into the bag is a notebook where I write down some ideas but usually, I just jot down some notes for the day’s shooting experience. The rest are some batteries and my iPod touch to listen to while I'm commuting.

You can connect with me or check my photos here:

Website: www.themostvulnerable.com

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