After I released the article on the Le Bleu Chauffe “Sac Plombier” leather bag, I received a comment from one of my readers. He said that he used the leather satchel as a side bag for his Leica gear and Sekonic light meter. He was nice enough to send us a few pictures to illustrate how well the bag works.
As suspected the bag is JUST big enough for an M6, which means that it will be too tight for anyone using the Soft Release buttons. The bag will cause the shutter to depress every time the camera goes into the bag. It does not seem like it would be an issues with a thumbs up.
Photographer Joey Pasco, who submitted the pictures gave me a run down of the bag contents just to give a sense of his daily needs. I tend to prefer the ultra-trimmed down load that he runs on, which is why I thought the Sac Plombier would make a great bag.
What Does Joey Carry:
- Leica M6 TTL x.72 w/ Summicron 50mm
- 1 spare roll of Tri-X (doubles as support for the lens inside the bag)
- Sekonic L-308S light meter
- Small black velvet bag for phone chargers/miscellaneous
- Lens cloths
- Small tan change purse that I use as a case for my earbuds
Additionally, its fantastic to see how the bag wears in over time. There is nothing more beautiful than well worn leather.
And if you would like to see what Joey does when the camera is out of the bag, have a look at his website: