First thing first, I use the Peak Design 5L Sling bag.
It’s not too bad looking, water resistant and with several years of Tetris mastery I manage to fit all my gear in it :
It comes with folding separating flaps that you can organise the way you want thanks to a pretty clever origami folding and velcro system to fit any of your configurations.
The full list
- Folding sunglasses
- Business cards
- Noise cancelling earphones
- Photo printer and zero ink paper
- Wide angle converter
- Camera batteries and SD cards
- Audio dongle
- Action Camera
- Notebook and camera filters
- USB-C charger
- Stainless steel water bottle
- foldable tote bag
My main camera is the Fujifilm X100F since beginning 2017, All my portfolio and Instagram feed has been shot with it. It’s pretty compact, packs a 24MP sensor for a 35mm lens, has built-in ND 3 stops ND filter, leaf shutter and flash. I also use the Nikon WC-E68 wide angle converter to obtain a 24mm angle, check out my post about it. In addition I have a couple of filters as described in this post.
My Smartphone is my backup camera, the Google Pixel 2 has a very good photo quality and astonishing portrait mode using machine learning to simulate wide aperture shot. The lens is a 28mm equivalent and is pretty sharp in good light. The HDR+ is a very good feature as well as the automatic backup to the cloud.
Edit & Print on the go
I prefer to edit my photos on Lightroom but there are times I just transfer photos from the Fujifilm 100F to the camera using either wifi transfer or SD card reader. I can edit and print straight away from my phone a 2″x3″ (credit cart format) photo using the HP Sprocket zero ink printer. The quality is descent for a small print you can give to friends during parties or to people you meet or shoot. The photo paper has a sticky back so you can also stick it to their fridge, inside your notebook or even better, on your business card before giving it.
I use the GoPro Hero 5 Session to film my POV tutorial series “being street photographer”. I made a 3D model and print of a compact hot shoe mount for it so I don’t need to buy and carry the bulky GoPro hot shoe adapter. It charges in one hour with the USB-to-USB-C cable which is the same as to charge the phone. I made a small leather pouch to carry the batteries and SD cards for all the above.
London is pretty noisy particularly when taking the tube so I use Xiaomi USB-C noise cancelling earphones, I bought them because the design is very smart as the earphones use the battery of the phone instead of having a large battery case to provide noise cancelling. I am listening to music via Spotify, I saved plenty of playlist so I always pack an audio dongle to cast the music to 3.5mm jack devices. When I am going to live music events I use a pair of custom molded earplugs with -30dB flat spectrum from Audika.
I carry, or not, these items either in the bag or in my pockets :
- Persol Sunglasses, the Steve McQueen folding model. Few things made in France are still worth it, that’s one of these.
- The Orbitkey key organiser is very nice to pack a bottle opener, a USB stick and my home keys.
- A old wallet from Teissier, again, a French brand worth checking, I bought this one back in 2006.
- Always stay hydrated when traveling with a water bottle, this one is double wall insulation so good to carry hot and cold drinks.
- A Muji notebook that doubles as a filter case and pens to write on it, I also have a sharpie in case I need to leave an obvious note somewhere.
- A foldable tote bag to avoid using plastic bags if I need to do some small grocery shopping or need to carry anything from a market or whatever. Very useful.