Inside Tobias Eriksson’s Camera Bag

Inside Tobias Eriksson’s Camera Bag

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Inside Tobias Eriksson’s Camera bag! (Bag No136)

Hello Street Hunters!

I am a 44 year old jack of all trades currently living in a small city on the West coast of Sweden. I’ve been continuously photographing since my late teens. In recent years I’ve also begun compiling older pictures with publications or exhibitions in mind.

In my business of trading in vintage cameras I have held many types of cameras in my hands. The ones in my bag are the ones I’ve most come to rely and depend on.

I usually photograph the odd details, the broken things. Human beings in relation to size or light. I seem to have an eye for unexpected compositions which some people dismiss and some people adore. As in “street” photography coincidence is my friend.

My camera bag contains stuff for dedicated photo ​missions. On everyday trips I either bring a compact camera like the Minoltina-P or Olympus 35 RC or digital Fujifilm X-Pro1.

The contents of my camera bag:

Tobias Eriksson's Camera Bag - Bag No.136
Tobias Eriksson’s Camera Bag – Bag No.136


  • Leica CL with 50 mm Canon lens. The half-case is originally for a Kodak Retina Ia and fits perfectly
  • Flare protection ring for the above lens
  • Canon Demi C with its 50 mm lens (equals a 70 mm on a full frame camera). The half-case is of my own manufacture and is cut from a Voigtländer Vito B
  • Fed 2 with 35 mm Jupiter 12 lens and modded viewfinder of my own manufacture
  • Cable release
  • Light meter
  • Electronic distance meter (for the Demi C)
  • Monopod
  • Fomapan 400 black & white film
  • Pens and pencils
  • Note- and sketchbooks
  • Small scissors
  • Hooks and locks
  • My smartphone with light meter app
  • Wallet
  • Reading glasses
  • Usually a water bottle


Keep on clicking, folks!



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. A very wide variety of gear in the bags and probably reflects personal view and experience. In the U.K. We have had problems with the police.
    They have been stopping and searching photographers, often falsely claiming that a complaint has been made about the use of the camera. Police have also fallen back on terrorism fears too. Terrorism is the ‘it’ word now, before it was paedophiles. After the UK government lost a legal case in the European courts, the Prime Minister, Mrs May, restricted the use of section 44 of The Terrorism Act 2000 to vehicle searches only. Before this, the police were empowered to stop and search someone without having grounds to suspect that they were a terrorist. The photographic press have carried a lot of stories of stop and search, arrested for refusing to give your name and address, held in cells for 8 hours or more, compensation payments of £6,000 etc. In most cases, I have recognised where I would have done things differently: I use a Leica model 111 made in 1935 with a 3.5cm F3.5 Summaron lens and Ilford XP2 film. In use, I keep the camera in a coat pocket, wound on, aperture and shutter set (500). Sauntering along, I see someone interesting. So, camera comes out, up to the eye, click and back in the pocket in one simple fluid movement. And then I walk on. This last is important. Most of those who have loitered have found themselves in difficulties. I keep a sharp lookout for anyone following me talking into a mobile phone. I dive into big stores (M&S) and head for the loos. Emerging from a different exit. Try it. Might brighten up your shoot. Lots of compact cameras out there, you don’t have to use an ancient Leica.

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