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Re: Bags!

I have a lowepro slingshot 202, it holds the EM1 and lens with 4 other lenses (though none are big long lenses- batteries have a little spot on the top which holds 4 batteries and there is quiite a large area under that which holds a bean bag and a few other bits and pieces. Its pretty hand as it is a one strap bag so you can swing it round to the front easily..Mind with lot in it gets heavy :-(
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Re: Bags!

I like Crumplers, thought the current ones don't seem quite as stylish to my eyes as the ones from a few years back - and it's very hard to find the older ones.

I have a threeseventy daily (M) as my main bag. I can get my e M1 plus 2, maybe three lenses in it and a load of filters and a few bits. It's a little tight but that's ok with me.

I have a bigger crumpler that could take 2 bodies with lenses and some spare lenses, but I don't like carrying the weight.

What I'd like is a shoulder bag to carry my EP5 with pancake and a lens or two in. It has to be a lot smaller than the threeseventy - I like the look of the smaller cupcakes and Jackpacks, but most are out of circulation aside from second hand.

Any recommendations for this kit? I do not want a bag that screams camera or is boring. I'd rather spend an extra 20+ or so quid and have a bag with a bit of style.
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Re: Bags!

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I have a lowepro slingshot 202, it holds the EM1 and lens with 4 other lenses (though none are big long lenses- batteries have a little spot on the top which holds 4 batteries and there is quiite a large area under that which holds a bean bag and a few other bits and pieces. Its pretty hand as it is a one strap bag so you can swing it round to the front easily..Mind with lot in it gets heavy :-(
The Slingshot 202 and it's predessor are the only bags I've had. Luv 'em

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Re: Bags!

you could get a bag with the style you want and get an insert to hold the camera

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Re: Bags!

I've got one each of these from 7dayshop:

https://www.7dayshop.com/products/7d...DAY-S-OG-4026Z

https://www.7dayshop.com/products/7d...ncluded-DS-014

They're great pieces of kit and very well made and thought out.

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You can't have enough bags :)

Well I just bought a Budgie Smuggler with a pair of Baby Scarers attached off eBay and I love 'em. The Budgie Smuggler is just right for a body and two lenses.

The latest Crumplers seem to be a little less rigid and padded than previous lines, which is a pity.

I would recommend the Retrospective 5 to Snookerman, though at 120 new it isn't cheap. They do seem to last well and 'wear in' nicely, however.
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Re: Bags!

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What I'd like is a shoulder bag to carry my EP5 with pancake and a lens or two in. It has to be a lot smaller than the threeseventy - I like the look of the smaller cupcakes and Jackpacks, but most are out of circulation aside from second hand.

Any recommendations for this kit? I do not want a bag that screams camera or is boring. I'd rather spend an extra 20+ or so quid and have a bag with a bit of style.
Style is in the eye of the beholder of course and some people hate it. I like the Streetcase M I got with my E-PL5. It is branded Olympus but it's not that shouty - I've carried it around the seedier bits of San Fransico and London.
It takes the E-PL5 with 14-42mm and the 40-150mm lens next to it with a front pocket for bits and bobs. It's reasonably weatherproof too which is a bonus. I've had mine since 2013 and it shows no sign of wear.
When I got my E-M10 and added more lenses I got the Streetcase L which has an additional lens insert.

20+shipping here and they pop up on eBay for similar money.
https://www.parkcameras.com/p/411026...-street-case-m
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Re: Bags!

Bags and thieves............

Going a la continent for a few days next month, Spain to be precise.

Slightly worried about snatch and run occurrence. I have an sling camera bag (Tamrac) which slings around my body. My Em1 ii also has a sling which again goes around my body on the other side to the Tamrac.

I think a snatch and run would find it difficult to grab either, but if they cut the straps they would likely succeed

Barcelona has a bit of a reputation alas, but maybe I am worrying too much....

Any thoughts....
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Re: Bags!

watch u tube videos of straps and slings been cut and thieves running off with their mitts on the loose end. If I was going to Barcelona I'd take the bare minimum, and as for women they would be advised not to carry a handbag.
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Re: Bags!

It's when I read threads such as this, I'm reminded why I refuse to part with my XZ-1. Small, light, fast 1.8 lens and a reasonably decent zoom lentgh at 6-24 / 24-112. An all-rounder, all of which fits into a shirt / jacket / trouser pocket.

True, it does have its limitaions, but then show me a camera that doesn't?
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Re: Bags!

Those plastic disposable cameras should be safe, take a few and buy more as you need.

This https://petapixel.com/2017/07/19/pho...amera-robbery/ on Petapixel makes disturbing reading!
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Re: Bags!

Have you looked at Pacsafe camera bags? We bought these for our travels.
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Re: Bags!

Beat me to it. These Pacsafe bags do look the bees knees for security.
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Re: Bags!

Yes looked at the Pacsafe range.........

So much to choose from dammit.

Not really sure what I am trying to achieve though. How is a thief going to tackle me?? Will he just try and snatch the camera, or the bag? Will he try and cut the strap? If he is wealding a knife, not too sure I want to put up too much resistance............

I am certainly not going to carry my normal gear, just the camera and perhaps a spare battery. Maybe a holster type bag would suit, attached to a belt. (trousers might fall down )

Will I be carrying the camera on its shoulder strap?? I thought I might just have a security chord from the tripod attachment to my belt, thus the camera would be attached to me twice.........

May just be to buy a small compact for the trip.........

Don't really want to be ruled by the camera. Maybe Barcelona street crime is overated.......

Actually accommodation is Gerona so Barcelona might be a bit of a red herring

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