Have you discovered the ideal bag for a Panasonic G1 with 14-45mm?

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by docfox, May 7, 2011.

  1. docfox

    docfox SC Regular

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    I am an admitted camera bag NUT! Choosing the right bag always seems a bit like finding the ideal woman's shoe - you know, something tiny and stylish on the outside, huge and soft on the inside, reasonably priced.

    I recently bought a Panny G1 with the 14-45 zoom. I have had virtually no luck finding the 'right' (small!) shoulder bag to carry the camera with the lens and strap attached, a spare battery, a couple of SD cards and a filter or two. If nothing else will fit, that's fine - if I could carry a pair of (cased) reading glasses or one legacy OM lens on an adaptor that would be a useful bonus.

    I view protecting the camera from shock, dust and moisture as very important. I want the camera surrounded by something soft (no internal zippers or stiff Velcro in contact). I would prefer easy and quick access/return to the camera/lens.

    Has anyone already discovered this version of the Holy Grail? If so, will you please share the make and model of your "wonder-bag"? A picture showing its custom-like fit will earn my undying gratitude!


    Many thanks for the help,

    George
     
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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Moderator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I have such a bag, but it's a Crumpler knockoff, and I don't know the exact model number or brand. Have you looked at the smaller Crumpler bags?
     
  3. Streetshooter

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  4. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    I use a Domke F-5XA which takes the camera with lens and one telephoto ( either 45-200 or 100-300 will fit) and the pancake lens and other bits and bobs in two pockets.
    Just about the smallest kit bag I could find.
     
  5. BBW

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    George, first of all, I just love your analogy of the perfect camera bag being akin to the "ideal woman's shoe" - I've been looking for those ideal shoes since I was in 8th grade!:biggrin: And second - welcome to Serious Compacts! Although I'm afraid I can't really help you with a specific bag, there are some places that will make you a bag to suit your needs. You might check out Messenger Bags, Camera Bags, Laptop Cases, Travel Bags-Courierware Made in USA and don't hesitate to call them. Some people also seem to love the Timbuk2 Bags - Timbuk2

    In the meantime, George, congrats on your new camera and when you stop back next time please stop in to the Welcomes and Introductions forum for a quick hello.:wink:
     
  6. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

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    The new Thinktank retrospective 5 looks nice: claims to be designed for Rangefinder / single DSLR / M4/3:

    Retrospective 5 (Pinestone)
     
  7. docfox

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    Happy Ending

    A chap over at mu-43 suggested the LowePro Rezo 110 bag. I found and tried one at BestBuy - it fit very nicely. I gladly paid $25 for this small bag.
     
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  8. BBW

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    Doc, good for you for finding The Right Bag, while many are every searching. It does look as though it was just what the doctor ordered. :blush: Sorry, I just couldn't control myself. Seriously, it does look just right - with a nice shoulder strap, too.:thumbup: