Inside Klaus Scherer’s Camera bag!

Inside Klaus Scherer’s Camera bag!

Klaus Scherer's camera bag

About “What’s in your camera bag Street Hunter!”

In June 2014  we started sharing the contents of the Camera Bag of one of you, one of our awesome Readers every week! All images and text in these posts are written by the Readers presenting their camera bags. If you want to participate, please read the rules of participation at the end of the post. Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

Inside Klaus Scherer’s Camera bag! (Bag No10)

Hello Street Hunters,

I am Klaus Scherer, 60 years old. I live in Moers, Germany that is about 30 km north of Dusseldorf.  When I started to take pictures again after a long abstinence, I dragged with me a bag with several lenses and various accessories. At some point I felt that it was too much and I reduced my load to a small bag for a camera. Since I photograph street, I often take only the camera on the road with me and leave my camera bag in the car.

This is how it looks like :

Klaus Scherer's camera bag


  1. 1 digital Camera Canon D600 with Tamron Zoom f3,5/6,3  18 -200mm, or
  2. 1 analog Camera Nikon F3 with f1,8/ 50mm
  3. A second lens Canon f2,0 / 40mm or Nikon f2,8/24 mm
  4. A remote trigger (only for digital)
  5. A additional battery
  6. 2 Films when analog, e.g. Kodak Portra 400 or Kodak TriX 400


I’m curious about the next bags. Greetings to you all friends.


You can find out more about my photography on my GooglePlus page.

Rules of participation

Each person that submits the contents of his bag will also be allowed 150 words to describe her / him self to the rest of the Readers via the website pages! We will even allow one link, back to your website! It will be loads of fun! Why? Well, because we will start to get to know each other through these small 150 word descriptions and of course through the contents of each one’s bags! Now, when we say Camera Bag, it doesn’t have to literally be a bag. It could be a pouch, a backpack, pockets of a jacket, whatever. All we need is the list of all the contents and a photo of those contents on a wooden or carpeted (preferably) floor from above. What must be included in the email you send us? Here is the list of things you need to provide us with in order to have a valid entry:

  • 150 word description of yourself and your Street Photography quirks, habits, tips, whatever. 150 words MAX.
  • Photo of the contents of your bag and your bag next to those contents on a floor, shot from 90 degrees above. High quality, big size.
  • List of items included in your camera bag.
  • Link to your website OR blog OR facebook page OR GooglePlus page OR whatever.
  • A closing remark 20 words MAX. You can say for example something like Thank for letting me share the contents of my bag, now stop looking into my privates and go take some photos!

We thank you in advance for your participation and we are really looking forward to finding out what YOU are hiding in your camera bags! Send everything in at! Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!


  1. Nice giddy-up and go setup, Klaus! You need to be light and agile when you’re crashing those fashion shoots!

  2. Klaus, interesting that your digital is Canon and your film camera Nikon – you often hear of people being loyal to one of the big two brands or the other. Which camera did you get first?

    When you’re going out to shoot, how do you decide whether to go with film or digital?

    • The Nikon F3 was there first. I have long considered whether I remain the brand loyal, but the Canon is more versatile with adapters. I use it to prime lenses from Olympus, Tokina, Pentacon and of course Nikon. 😉

      • Yes, with modern digital cameras virtually any lens can go on any other with an adapter!

        I use a couple of prime Olympus lenses on my Sony NEX, as well as some Soviet M39s… But to be completely honest I prefer using a camera with its original lens, or the one built in like with my Yashica Electro 35 GTN. When you can’t change lenses it just keeps things that one step simpler and with fewer decisions to make.

        • Hey Dan, sorry for jumping into the conversation, but I couldn’t agree more with the one camera one lens concept. I always hit the streets with 1 camera 1 lens. It helps me know my camera better, but most importantly I can compose before I raise it (my camera) to my eye. Have you felt that?

          • Spyros, for probably the first time since photographing “seriously”, I’m feeling that with the Electro.

            I have too many cameras and don’t get to know them well enough.

            About six weeks ago I set myself a challenge to use just one film camera and one digital camera for a month. The digital part went awry (a different story – my fancy NEX got jilted in favour of a cheap seven year old Sony Cybershot P&S) but I stuck to using the Yashica Electro exclusively for the month and shot ten consecutive rolls of film, the most I’ve ever shot consecutively with one camera.

            By the end I was starting to look at scenes and “know” how much would be framed by the viewfinder, and how closer/further I’d need to get to frame and capture the scene as I wanted, like you talked about.

            As you know, I’m tempted to get an Electro 35CC with its 35mm lens (as opposed to the GTN’s 45mm) but I also recently got a lovely little Konica C35 EF3 compact which has a pretty special Hexanon 35mm f/2.8 lens.

            So I’m thinking I’d like to stick to the Electro 35 GTN for when I want a more involving rangefinder experience, and to shoot more narrow, close shots at 45mm, and the EF3 for when I want a slightly simpler, leaner, experience (it’s auto exposure and zone focus, so I just choose the zone and the camera does the rest) and the wider 35mm lens.

            I love the range of lenses I have for my Pentax MV SLR (a Pentax-M and a handful of M42 lenses) but even though it’s one camera, the lens options make it hard to simplify and really get to know just one, as they each feel and look different in use.

            I would highly recommend to anyone sticking to one camera and lens (it’s easier using a camera with a fixed lens so you’re not tempted to swap!) for a month at least, to see what comes of it.

          • Yes, sticking to one camera one lens for a month is about ideal I would say. Some people choose longer periods of time, like a year, but I think I would never manage to do that.
            Thank you again for commenting Dan.

  3. Maybe it’s a group challenge you could set in the SHRC some time? Shoot for one month with one camera and lens, then share our thoughts and best shot at the end of it.

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