Inside Nicholas Goodden’s Camera Bag

Inside Nicholas Goodden’s Camera Bag

Inside Nicholas Goodden's Camera Bag

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Inside Nicholas Goodden’s Camera bag! (Bag No85)

My camera bag is by ONA but it’s not always the most convenient when I’m running across the street to get a shot, plus it makes me look like a teacher (sorry teachers out there!). Instead I often just grab my backpack, it’s easier and more discreet in the city.

I currently work with two main cameras. The first is the Sony A7RII (which I used to shoot this) with a range of excellent lenses. It’s fantastic but in my opinion goes against the whole mirrorless = smaller size argument. The camera is big, the lenses are big and the shutter sound is loud. Not my kind of street camera. I don’t actually enjoy using that camera on a day to day basis so I keep it for client jobs, action shots or low light situations where it is superior to any other camera I recently tried.

My everyday street camera is the new Pen-F by Olympus which I have owned since February. It’s a very thoughtfully designed camera, not just good looks. I use it without really thinking or fiddling, it feels natural like an extension of me.

A lighter/smaller camera also means I do not step out of the house without a camera, crucial as a street photographer. Lens-wise I normally only go out with one lens to suppress the head-ache of having to choose.

My favourites pictured here are:

Nicholas Goodden's Camera Bag


  • Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 (for its aesthetics)
  • Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 Summilux (for its focal length)
  • Olympus 17mm f1.8 (because it’s freaking tiny)
  • Also some business cards,
  • Spare battery,
  • A lens cleaning cloth.

I have tested many camera straps and my favourites are either a wrist strap (Angelo Pelle) or a neck strap (Roberu Japan). I use either of them depending on my mood.


That’s it!


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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.


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