December 31st, 2012, 05:06 PM
I have a Crumpler 6Million dollar home and its not nearly as big as they claim. That is, it will fit a bunch of stuff in, but only if its crammed. The velcro is noisy as hell, too. I use it as a storage bag, these days.
I'm very tempted by domke bags but I wish I could go hands on with one. That's the problem, most times you can't. I'm thinking of just grabbing an insert baggie off ebay and using that with my existing shoulderbag which does everything for me.
Last edited by kyteflyer; December 31st, 2012 at 05:13 PM.
Gear: Mostly the Fuji X100, Ricoh GRD III and Olympus XZ-1
December 31st, 2012, 05:15 PM
Domke bags are good too. Depending on finish they look great (I love the waxed canvas). They're kind of old fashioned, but most fall into the just-enough-protection category, which I like. I think too many bags overdo the padding and gadgets and pockets.
December 31st, 2012, 06:52 PM
Being crammed in is a good thing, I think. It stops the lenses and camera bodies from clunking into each other with each step.
I like the old fashioned look, that's why I liked the Billinghams look. It's either the ole English satchel look from them, or the old leather satchel of the pony express of the wild west. But the Bare Bones bag is looking very good because Courierware allows customisation and they'll hand make each bag for a very decent price.
December 31st, 2012, 07:06 PM
I'm going to head to the city for lunch today and if I have time I'll check out the camera shops, they might have a sale.
December 31st, 2012, 11:39 PM
Nope, nothing inspiring in the shops. Mostly generic Lowepro bags.
January 1st, 2013, 07:41 AM
I Love my Hadley Small...
For my Samsung NX20 & EX1, 20mm, 18-50mm (on camera), 50-200mm
In my DSLR time i've tried them all ; LOWEPRO slingshot, passport sling , KATA backpack, DOMKE bags and inserts in all sorts of bags and backpacks etc...
January 1st, 2013, 11:52 AM
My actual camera bags (as opposed to bags I carry cameras in ) are either Billingham, Domke or Safrotto. If you are leaning towards the Domke style, have a look at the Safrottos; they are as well made as the Domkes used to be before they went bust and came back with plastic fittings. All the Safrotto fittings are metal, the inserts are included not extra, and the canvas is the quality Domke used to use before they went all paper-thin a few years ago.
January 2nd, 2013, 11:24 AM
I have aways been a fan of Think Tank photo camera bags. The retrospective line has an "old-school" look with modern features.
January 2nd, 2013, 12:53 PM
The Safrotto bags look interesting.. I think I have seen brand new ones sold on eBay. I previously hadn't paid much attention to them but if you recommend them, I'll take a closer look. The only problem with them is they come from China and anything I buy from China takes months to get here.
I've just looked up Think Tank, nice contemporary bags, not so sure if I want a cotton or canvas material though.
January 2nd, 2013, 12:59 PM
I think some of the Safrotto distributors are outside mainland China, but I confess I have had mine for well over 10 years and can't remember exactly who I bought it from - I do recall it was on eBay though.
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