Inside Takaya Sekine’s Camera Bag!

Inside Takaya Sekine’s Camera Bag!

Takaya Sekine's Camera Bag

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If you want to participate, please read the rules of participation at the end of the post.
Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

Inside Takaya Sekine’s Camera bag! (Bag No39)

Hi Street Hunters!

I am Tak from Tokyo. I picked-up the Timbuk2 messenger bag because I sometimes bike it to work and I also wanted a bag which would not show that it had gear inside. Some years later it actually has no gear inside as I use the insert to stash my DSLR and I walk around with my X100S in my hand or my pocket. It’s all I need – would I like to say, but actually it’s not as shooting RAW means that you won’t make it through the day without spare batteries and through the week without a HDD. It struck me when I forgot to take my battery charger while I spent a weekend shooting in the North of France. Can I make it with only 3 batteries? The answer is No. Sadly I am running on a 1-to-5 ratio of photos I will edit in Lightroom.

My photo/travel bag’s contents:

Inside Takaya Sekine's Camera Bag


  • My Fuji X100S – dirtied with layers of gaffer tape so that nobody nowhere will ever think of stealing it, I also added a thumb grip
  • A heavy tripod
  • A remote shutter control – it’s old style on the X100S
  • A Japanese hand towel made of cotton (‘tenugui’ with the white rabbits) – it’s very absorbent and for light rain it’s enough to keep shooting
  • A foldable umbrella for when the tenugiu is not enough…
  • A Scarf and bonnet to be ready for cold or light rain Amulets – any kind will do: for happiness but also for transportation luck! I bike it to work remember!
  • Passport Wallet and extra wallet for overseas coins (the fish… after the rabbits)
  • iPhone – these are quite common … and a battery for when the power dies
  • 2 spare camera batteries for the day
  • Spare SD cards (seldom used because I will dump pictures every night from my 64GB card)
  • A 2TB HDD – RAW takes a lot of space.
  • Plug adaptors,
  • USB adaptors,
  • multi-plug … you need that power for the batteries and to keep going with the macbook once the shooting is over
  • A Led – these are tiny now
  • Just in case – a small notebook and ballpoint
  • Toothbrush (I said travel…) comb, contact lenses box, Band-Aid, clay as a natural remedy of all sorts
  • A back-up watch
  • A coin of Notre-Dame in Paris because I love that place


Thanks for reading! Life mag’s motto was “see the world etc…” so keep enjoying the street.

Tak from Tokyo


My ramblings are here
I used to post on Flickr

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!

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.


  1. Even though I am probably minimalist regarding my gear, I love your bag Takaya. It looks like that of a modern-day adventurer, and I get the feeling that you love that! I love the fact that you carry your 手拭い with as well.

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