Mar 31 2019


Photo by Adi Segal

We’ve talked about it before but I wanna get back into it. What’s your favorite daily driver setup?

Of course we have different setups for different occasions. But I did some flying around the country this past month and it made think about alot of things.

I try to pride myself as a simple one lense one camera guy, but times are changing I guess.

I have a whole dslr setup for assignments, commissions, and client based work but that usually sits in a bag in the closet most days.

When I’m leaving the house on a daily basis, for the past few years, it’s usually my phone and a point and shoot that I don’t really like and am about to return, or my heavy dslr with a giant lense.

Recently, I have fallen in love with an M43 setup. Specifically, the Panasonic Lumix GX85.

I don’t want a zoom and I don’t want a bunch of extra lenses, so I think the next time I get in a plane, its gonna be the GX85 with the 20mm (40mm equivalent) plus Ricoh GR II or III.

I finally got to play with a Ricoh, its great. The III with no flash doesn’t bother me if I have the GX85 close by.

What are you guys feeling these days?

19 thoughts on “Setups

  1. First time commenter, long time lurker.

    Been loving my little nikon coolpix A, has a fixed 28mm, small and sharp. That’s the everywhere and anywhere camera.

    If I know i’m going to be shooting a lot then a Lumix gx7 with a 20mm will be around my neck, super nice little shooter.

    For jobs and big stuff a Hasselblad H3d.

    Really wanna try the Ricoh’s though as the Nikon’s autofocus is a little slow.

  2. Wow. Exact setup! 28mm in the pocket and the 40mm around the neck. I think this would be the jam.

  3. my 9-5 setup is a Lumix GX9 + 20mm (40mm). My ricoh GR II is gathering dust at the moment.

    for everything (weekends/travels) else I carry a A7iii + zeiss 55mm + Ricoh GR II.

    that’s it.

  4. I’ve been rocking the x100s w/ the wide angle adapter (28mm) lately. Sold my 50mm for the adapter…just couldn’t get used to it!

  5. Not bad actually, I was worried it would be super heavy but I’ve gotten used to it. I’d say it’s heavier than the xpro 1 but not as heavy as the xpro1 with a flash on it haha.

  6. Ha nice. My friend just got the x100f, he loves it, hes crazy about it. I like the viewfinder but I haven’t tried it.

  7. I never leave the house without a Stylus Epic in my pocket. I rarely leave the house without my M6 with a 35mm on it either… but no matter what, I always have an Olympus on me.

    I shoot a lot on the road with the TX-1… which I LOVE LOVE LOVE… but the lenses are a bit slow for all-around everyday/night carry… and the sensor hates low light… which is where I like to live.

  8. Very nice, when I shot film it was the Yashica T4 everyday for me. And then a choice of Nikon bodies, usually N8008 or F100.

  9. I had been shooting with a Sony a7iii with either a 50 or 35 around the NYC streets, but last week I picked up a Ricoh GRIII and I’m obsessed. I get the hype, super sharp, pretty fast af and great colors (and no neck ache!) I got used to the the wide 28 lens pretty quick too.

    I’m still keeping the Sony but the Ricoh has become the main go-to.

  10. Most of the time it’s the Leica MP240 w/ a 28/2 on it. I loved the Ricoh GRII, but I lost mine last Fall and I just haven’t been able to get it together to get another. I really miss it for all the situations where the Leica is too much and too serious.

    If I know I am going to have to shoot in the rain, or for clients in crazy low natural light I use a Fuji XPro2 but it’s so laggy that I always end up missing a lot of fine moments w/ it. That’s the main reason I stick to the Leica. I can just be more precise with it. I like it for portraits though w/ the 35mm. For everything else it’s the 18mm, which is basically a 28 in that system.

    I’ve probably owned one of almost every brand and format except Nikon or Sony. Objectively they all had their merits. I shot on Lumix for years. When I go back to those files I don’t see a damn thing wrong with them. A lot of my most successful pictures were made with a Fuji X100s that I still have but rarely touch. I have to try to always restrict myself if I’m not on a job. If I carry a second lens or camera I always wonder if I should be using it, and then I can’t relax. My obsessive side can only be managed by keeping things simple. I keep thinking I want to go back to a 35mm lens, but every time I try I get freaked out at not being able to get far away enough to fit the shit in the frame that I want. I can almost always find a way to get closer if I need to.

  11. Yup, I can totally see that. If I have another lense on me I know I will be switching it out every 5 mins lol. But I think the way to go would be longer lense on the camera and then the wide on the point and shoot.

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