Leo Laksi’s Bangkok And Back

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Gear

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Sometimes it can be very difficult to decide what gear to use.  Especially if you have a lot.  Beyond the brand name, it  depends on many factors.   Sometimes the weight (or bulk) alone is the deciding factor.  Sometimes a small camera will not be noticed.

Camera:

I am currently using the digital Leica M8 and M8.2.  As a backup, I use my trusty M6ttl.  For lenses, I mix and match between the Voightlander Heliar 15mm f/4.5, Carl Zeiss 21mm f/2.8, Carl Zeiss 28mm f/2.8, Voightlander Ultron 28mm f/2, Leica Summicron 35mm f/2, Leica Summicron 50mm f/2,  Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1, Leica Summilux 75mm f/1.4 and the Leica Summicron 90mm f/2.

I mainly use the Zeiss 21mm, Summicron 35mm, and the Summilux 75mm.

I also use a Nikon D700 with AFS 14-24 f/2.8 zoom, AFS 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom, AF 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom, AF 85mm f/1.4, AF 135mm f/2 and AFS 300mm f/4 lenses.

Gitzo G1227 Mark 2 tripod and two Gitzo ballheads.  Currently testing KangRinpoche ballhead with L plate for D700.

Computer:

  • MacBook, 4 gigs ram, 250 gig hd with Aperture 2 and Parallel software.
  • Sony Vaio, model VGN-SZ27SP 2 gigs ram, 120 gig hd with Photoshop CS3.
  • Three 500 gig Maxtor portable harddrives and two Freecom 320 gig portable harddrives.
  • Huey Pro color calibration device and software (adjust your laptop to the correct color for processing).

Cases, backpacks, camera bags:

  • Currently using a Think Tank Streetwalker and  Think Tank Rotation 360 with various utility bags.
  • Also using a small Billingham Hadley bag.
  • Two Pelican hardshell cases are used for transporting lots of equipment as a carryon. My large case is for storage of equipment at home.

Written by leolaksi

August 2, 2008 at 11:41 am

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  1. OK, Cool but I’msetting up a studio in my home and i need Lights and Muslin backdrops. Where am I to find good backdrops and professional lighting in bangkok?

    Snowgor

    June 21, 2009 at 12:08 am

  2. Cool!

    Akkara

    August 6, 2009 at 2:01 pm

  3. hey buddy, talked to you previously about the L2.

    just got my hands on the 107. awesome bag… great ‘shooter’s sac’. you managed to get one to try?

    Gary

    October 24, 2009 at 10:41 am

    • Hi Gary,

      Sounds great. I’ll take a look. Thanks buddy.

      leolaksi

      October 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm


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