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I don't use bags much but my GF likes them for some reason. I guess it's a girly thing... I dunno anything about it in specific but I paid $5 for it at the used camera shop. It's made well IMO. Here's some pics:



















Dec 04, 2012 at 03:14 PM
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Bifurcator wrote:
I don't use bags much but my GF likes them for some reason. I guess it's a girly thing...


Making conclusions based on a sample of two, eh? You'd make a terrible statistician



Dec 04, 2012 at 04:57 PM
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Wish this forum had a subscribe button. Just dropping a not so I can find this thread again.


Dec 04, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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Resurrecting this thread to pass along something for the larger-sized DSLR crowd.

Lowepro Pro Messengers at B&H

I picked up a 180 a couple weeks ago and am completely in love. It's more than I thought I'd ever pay for a Lowepro bag, but it's of impressively high quality and very well thought out, at least for the way I think. Fully open, the front flap is about 25% velcro, so closing it tightly when you're just carrying your gear (through an airport, for example) isn't an issue. When shooting, you can fold the flap up and it stays closed via a small magnet in the placket, so opening and closing are entirely silent matters. I love the fact that there is no manufacturer's identification on the front of the bag. And I know I may be alone in this, but I love the fact that there's no zipper enclosure over the gear. The front pocket is fairly typical in size and layout. There's nylon pockets (which are the perfect size for the a99's batteries, and probably most DSLR batteries). I've also got a hex wrench, some microfiber packs, a couple of packs of AAs, and my wired remote in there. There's a pocket inside behind the gear dividers that I'm using for the body and lens cap and spare SDs. And the back has a pocket big enough for a tablet or netbook (maybe even an Air, but I don't have one to test that theory). The side pockets can expand. If I don't overload the bag, I can get a 1L Nalgene-style bottle in there, so a strobe or meter is an easy fit. The strap is soft but feels durable. The included shoulder pad's comfortable and not overly bulky or stiff. It's tall enough to take my R 250/4, so the 70-200s and 300/4s wouldn't be a problem. If you don't use teles, the 160 would probably be a better fit. They didn't have a 200 in the store where I bought the 180, but it looks like a beast on B&H's site.

So I think I may have found my perfect bag.



Apr 29, 2013 at 06:38 AM
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The strap that Sony supplies with the NEX is not good enough IMHO, because my favorite way of shooting this litte gem is from the waist, with its tilt screen turned up. For that use, the strap is to short, so I exchanged it for an Op-Tech, which also happens to be more comfortable on the neck. That way, I can shoot the camera any way I want, but still have the strap around my neck, preventing a fall, should my grip on it fail. The xtra comfort and convenience of a god strap is often underrated IMHO, and dollars for it very good VFM.


Apr 29, 2013 at 07:06 AM
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aman74, this became my view also. We have this item 'my uploads' so you can keep track of your posted images, we could really do something similar (with a delete button) for adding threads in a listing.

Being a Sony user and a Contax lens users means I do a bit of searching as these readily slip 5-10 pages back, I could do it in the browser, but it would be neat on the site as a member.

There are some I never visit right now like 'view winners' which sounds odd, winners of what, a popularity contest? I have never read anything about it in the forum, so it might not be a big deal. There is one called 'buddies' also.



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freaklikeme wrote:
Lowepro Pro Messengers at B&H

So I think I may have found my perfect bag.


I have been watching this bag for a while now, and it seems I might like it too.

I wonder though, being used to carry a rucksack (Kata DR-467i, now discontinued but still available), would I find a messenger style bag as comfortable for:

1) everyday use to work and back
2) for assignments (mostly classical concerts)

On assignments I usually carry a 5DmkIII and 4-5 alt lenses (a some kind of 70-200 is in plan), or less for day to day.

Obviously there isn't a perfect bag for everything, but anyway, for those of you with both rucksacks and messenger bags experience, share some pluses and minuses for both please.



Apr 29, 2013 at 03:32 PM
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carstenw wrote:
These threads seem to come and go, and the information is often lost to the archives in the end, so I thought it would be better to have a jumble thread, with enough different things going on to keep it near the top.

To start things off, I have just bought the Leash, Cuff and Capture over on kickerstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/97103764/leash-by-peak-design

Looks like a very neat system, and it is cheaper than some of my straps alone. Worth a shot, and I have wanted a sling for a while now.


I bought the Leash after reading about it here, and have found it to be my preferred camera strap, really easy to take on and off, surprisingly comfortable to wear, takes up no space mounted or unmounted.







With one anchor on each side of the camera and one attached to the tripod mount with a cheap ebay suspension screw like below (hook replaced by anchor), it works quite well also as a minimal sling strap.







I did not buy the Capture camera clip system, but I am curious to hear about the experience of others.


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Apr 29, 2013 at 04:01 PM
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Personally I ended up liking the strap and the sling variation, but not the capture system. It is quite bulky, and it pulls out as it hangs down. Maybe with a lighter camera. I guess it would work well in situations where it is needed, such as rock-climbing, rather than when it would just be convenient.


Apr 29, 2013 at 06:49 PM
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mirkoc wrote:
I have been watching this bag for a while now, and it seems I might like it too.

I wonder though, being used to carry a rucksack (Kata DR-467i, now discontinued but still available), would I find a messenger style bag as comfortable for:

1) everyday use to work and back
2) for assignments (mostly classical concerts)

On assignments I usually carry a 5DmkIII and 4-5 alt lenses (a some kind of 70-200 is in plan), or less for day to day.

Obviously there isn't a perfect bag for everything, but anyway, for those of you with both rucksacks and messenger bags experience, share some
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The ease of liberating my gear from the bag alone makes the messenger style my preference. Rucksacks or backpacks are easier to trek with for long periods of time because they more evenly distribute the weight between both shoulders, but if you alternate hanging the messenger from one side to the other, you can avoid fatigue.



Apr 29, 2013 at 10:21 PM
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Your sweethearts have been holding out on you. They are keeping these secret from you because they know who you will ask to make them.



http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/photo-camera---vintage-lomo---inspired-by-old-nikon-lomo-and-canon-cameras---amigurumi---crochet-pattern-no70

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lens-sock
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/silver-screen
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/old-camera-wallet
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/camera-strap-cover
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/camera-in-camera
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/camera-mittens
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/conners-camera-sling


and for those concerned about security
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/security-camera-2

They had known about these all along, that every time you bored them with your camera talk they only became the more determined to keep these secret from you.

...but the secret is out.

Ant.
ɹǝpun uʍop ʇıuʞ oʇ ƃuıuɹɐǝl



May 20, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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