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General accessories Batteries, eye cups, power grips, straps, eyepiece magnifiers, cables, remotes and much more.

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Bags!

My wife has loads of bags, I have few, but not as many as she has.
I recently bought a Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 25i Shoulder Bag, which fits an EM-1 fitted with 12-40mm, and 7-14mm. The little pocket on the front holds a spare battery and there is room for spare cards and cleaning cloth.
But, there are problems, it is a tight fit for both camera and spare lens, it is not easy to get at gear when bag is on shoulder, the zip has to go round a corner and doesn't like it, and the bag slips off my shoulder.
Apart from that, the bag is fine, looks nice Etc.


I need a bag to take afore mentioned items, plus filter holder and filters, one that does not slip off my shoulders and that I can get at gear easily.
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Re: Bags!

I'm using my old E-System shoulder bag. It takes the E-M1 with 40-150 & the 12-40. Lots of space for other bits.

I also have a Lowepro Nova 160AW that will take the E-M1 & 12-40 plus the 25, 45 and a few extra bits.

The trouble with bags is that it's not till you get them home and play "tetris" with all the separators and bits you want in it that you like or dislike them.

This is where eBay comes in handy...
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Re: Bags!

Thank Graham.
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Re: Bags!

Oddly enough, I have this combination in a Crumpler Ben's Pizza XL and it fits just fine. (It is out of production but I found mine cheap on eBay)

The Think Tank Retrospective 5 is a bit on the snug side, though; it's not an easy 'grab' out of the bag, if you get my drift.

Regarding not slipping from the shoulder, as a round shouldered office wollah, no comment.
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Re: Bags!

On the subject of slipping off the shoulder, I always carry my bag across the body for that reason and extra security from "Grab-n-Run" thieves.

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Re: Bags!

I have a Think Tank Urban Explorer 10. It's big enough for three u4/3 cameras with lenses attached (7-14, 25 and 45) but small enough to be unobtrusive - like a camera bag tardis.

It's one of the few bags I've tried where it doesn't slip off the shoulder, but like Graham I mainly wear it across the body for added security.
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Re: Bags!

The Think Tank shoulder grip is very effective. I use a clutch bag and have an attempt was made once to snatch it. The wrist strap saved it, so wearing a camera bag across the body for security reasons is a good point.
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Re: Bags!

I use a Booq Python. Holds the EM-1 with the 40-150 and the EM-5 with the 12-40 as well as all the batteries and cards etc...though some times I go to a gig bagless! Cameras over the shoulders and batteries in my pockets
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Re: Bags!

I just bought the peak design bag and without a doubt the best I have owned.... It takes my OMD EM1 plus 4 lenses and plenty of room for batteries, filters and anything else you need
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Re: Bags!

I've got a Billingham Hadley Pro (look for it cheaper on EBay from Harrison Cameras) which is used everyday for work (with a camera body and couple of pancake lenses also included), and then doubles up as a camera bag when I need it to. It's reasonably compact, superbly made, easy to get at the contents, very comfortable, and doesn't scream 'camera bag'.
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Re: Bags!

Cambags.com is a good resource.
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Re: Bags!

I had the Peak Design EDM bag for Christmas and it is very good once you understand how to fold the flex dividers. I can easily swap to the 40-150mm pro from the 12-40mm pro without rearranging dividers or squeezing things in. There is a very organised front pocket colour coded for full or empty cards.

My only complaint is the strap is designed to slide and so has to be adjusted frequently.
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Re: Bags!

Thanks for your info guys. It seems that there is no perfect fits all bag. I may just go with and old video camera bag that belonged to my current wife's father
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Re: Bags!

my retrospective 5 holds em1 with any of my lenses attached as listed below with the facility to still store any of the other lenses. i keep my filters boxed, charger, usb spare battery conv, ipad all at once in the case. it is snug i admit but fine. my only grumble is leaving the hood on the 40-150 as it always opens out when removing from the case.
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Re: Bags!

apologies just dawned on me mine is a retrospective 7 not 5
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