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Seems to be something that more and people are taking an interest in:


https://www.olympus.co.uk/company/en...manfrotto.html
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Re: Bags

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Seems to be something that more and people are taking an interest in:


https://www.olympus.co.uk/company/en...manfrotto.html
7Dayshop have a large selection of similar bags, most of them less than £20. So unless you're willing to pay over £100 for the bragging rights of an Olympus Designer Label it's well worth a look.

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Re: Bags

Its a nice looking bag but i prefer a backpack myself to spread out the weight.
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Re: Bags

Looks a bit too tall imho. Unless you're going to be carrying around the 300mm f4 a Billingham Hadley Small would give you a lot of storage and be much more compact.
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Re: Bags

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7Dayshop have a large selection of similar bags, most of them less than £20. So unless you're willing to pay over £100 for the bragging rights of an Olympus Designer Label it's well worth a look.
I've got a couple of 7Dayshop bags. They're well made and excellent value.

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I've got a couple of 7Dayshop bags. They're well made and excellent value.

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Been using two of these for several years, one as a camera bag, and the other as a general messenger bag, for shopping on foot and as a motorcycle shoulder bag.
No complaints so far.
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Re: Bags

Hello, Bill.

Thank you for the link, just what I was after for short forays into the city. I ordered one, £18.99 inc del, no brainer, it has very good reviews.

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Yes, I've got one of those. Also a small shoulder bag that's ideal for my E-P5 with a couple of lenses. I've not seen it advertised for some time now. It cost about £8 IIRC. It's this one:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59799527

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Seems to be something that more and people are taking an interest in:

https://www.olympus.co.uk/company/en...manfrotto.html
I'm not impressed with the web page. I can't seem to scroll through all the images or view them much bigger.
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Re: Bags

Nah.......that looks BIG
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Re: Bags

Most bags that are available are too deep for m43rds kit, including the one that is on offer from 7DS. However, saying that, I did buying last year for more than the current price. It was excellent value then but the best way to use it is with lenses stacked together with reversed end caps.
Saying all that, my most used bag is a 10 year old Lowepro that is essentially a lrge waist pack with padded main strap as well as a shoulder strap. Don't recall its name but I ended up cutting the waist straps off and just using the shoulder strap. It comfortably holds my EM1.2 with grip, my 12-40 and 40-150 Pro lenses, MC14, my Pen F and, at a push, my 75-300. This is what I took to South African safari in July. Easy to access too.
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Re: Bags

[QUOTE=benvendetta;461968]Most bags that are available are too deep for m43rds kit QUOTE]


I can fit my:


OMD EM1 Mkii + 300mm f4 + 1.4 TC
EM5 + 14-42mm EZ
40-150mm f2.8
60mm f2.8
Various bits and bobs
Benro FTA19CV0 tripod
and maybe squeeze in another small prime or 2 into my Lowepro Flipside sport 15L (also have 10L x 2).




And I find the problem with larger capacity bags is that their increase in depth does not translate into an increase in ability to hold more cameras and lenses.
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Re: Bags

I recently bought one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DSLR-Shoulder-Bag-Camera-By-Wenger-Fits-Drone-DJI-Mavic-Pro-Air-Spark/202488630298?epid=0&hash=item2f25434c1a:g:GnQAAOSw Nphb2uAR:rk:7f:0
Not bad at all and obviously a copy of this one https://www.wexphotovideo.com/tenba-...SABEgK4t_D_BwE

My most used carrying solution is this https://www.wexphotovideo.com/tenba-...SABEgK89vD_BwE

I can fit a GX9 and with lens attached and three others in along with the usual spare battery, lens cloth, spare cards etc
Mostly drop it in my non camera specific rucksack although its foldup shoulder bag comes in handy when wandering in busy crowded places
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Re: Bags

I have a Lowepro Nova 160AW which comfortably takes my E-M5 and 2 or 3 lenses. It has loads of pockets for filters, batteries, memory cards etc plus a handy (if difficult to fit) waterproof cover - hence the All Weather suffix. Recommended.
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I have a Lowepro Nova 160AW which comfortably takes my E-M5 and 2 or 3 lenses. It has loads of pockets for filters, batteries, memory cards etc plus a handy (if difficult to fit) waterproof cover - hence the All Weather suffix. Recommended.
Don't trust the 'All Weather' description - it doesn't give protection for more than a few minutes in the lightest shower!

I carried an Olympus E500 in a Lowepro Nova AW whilst backpacking in Scotland. It started to rain, so I put on the cover. When I got to my destination I found an inch of water in the bottom of the bag. Fortunately I'd put my wallet in the bottom of the bag and the E500 was sitting on top of it, giving some protection.

The problem is that the cover only covers the front and sides of the bag, not the back. With the bag in the normal carrying position the unprotected back rests against the body. When wearing a rainproof jacket, the rain runs down the jacket and soaks into the back.

My wallet was well and truly soaked through. Not much water had entered the camera and luckily it was OK when it had dried out.

Use an Ortlieb bag if you want proper weatherproof protection.

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