Magnus Persson: In My Backpack

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Bye Canon, Hello Fuji...

I loved my Canon 5D M III for so many reasons! What an incredible piece of kit! It is auto focusing and low light capabilities really make it such a perfect camera. BUT! Yes there is always a but! The Fujifilm X-series… If you’re not aware of mirror less systems yet you’ve been asleep! Wake up! These things are the real game changers! I can’t get over these small cameras. Such incredible possibilities from something so small.

My bag consists of two Fuji X-Pro1 bodies and a Fuji X-T1. For the main lenses and the lenses that are housed on the two X-Pro1’s are the Fuji 23mm F/1.4 lens and the Fuji 56mm F/1.2. These give a full frame equivalent range of 35mm and 85mm. Fuji X-Pro1, is my main documentary and everyday cameras. On my Fuji X-T1 I use a Fuji 16-55mm F2.8 with a focal length equivalent to 24-84mm. This is mostly used  for photojournalism work. These Fujifilm cameras are insane!I Especially love their tones. They handle dark light and bright sunlight better than my Canon could ever imagine. Fuji's lenses is awesome! Super sharp and well built.

Leica, do not say much about it, you know… Leica M4-P, It’s a beautiful camera and whilst shooting a Rangefinder takes a little bit of time to get used to, once you do it… you will love it.

MacBook Air – Duh, who doesn’t use a Mac? It’s so obvious, I almost didn’t include it.  I no longer use a desktop Mac cause my MacBook is powerful enough to do all my image processing, even on the run.

Camerapixo Press Card – Camerapixo's Press Card has helped me on several occasions as a documentary/photojournalism photographer. It opens many doors for me, that have never been opened before... both in Sweden, Denmark and Thailand. Authorities and police never asked me any questions. I can highly recommend this card to anyone who wants to work with photojournalism, full-time, part-time or freelance.

A helmet ... is good to have with you sometimes.

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