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Re: Bags

Money laundering eh Jim ? . The main problem I find with the AW cover is getting it to fit correctly - I'm still not entirely sure how it's supposed to be fitted. However I wouldn't trust it for full protection, but if it's raining that heavily I wouldn't be out in it .
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Re: Bags

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Money laundering eh Jim ? . The main problem I find with the AW cover is getting it to fit correctly - I'm still not entirely sure how it's supposed to be fitted. However I wouldn't trust it for full protection, but if it's raining that heavily I wouldn't be out in it .
I now don't have the bag, but IIRC a major design fault is that when its fitted on the bag it creates a sort of pouch at the bottom, where the bottom of the bag sits. This actually collects water and holds it so it soaks into the bag.

If I'm going out for a day and suspect it might rain, I carry one of these:

https://www.alpkit.com/products/gourdon-20

My waterproofs, lunch etc. go in it and if it rains I put my non-waterproof camera bag in it as well.

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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.


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Jim, not all of us have such fat wallets, particularly after shelling out for 2 x E-M1-2 bodies!
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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 like the feature of the zipped attachment so that it can slip over a luggage trolley. It is something I already have on a messenger bag I use, so won't be buying another. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Bags

Yesterday I wrote a slightly self-indulgent article focused on my quest for a new bag to accommodate a smaller and lighter laptop as well as my camera gear.

https://dpnow.com/bags-for-a-laptop-and-a-camera/

I've given up my monster of a Dell Inspiron 15R 15.6 inch screen plastic fantastic laptop (an early 8-thread Core i7 laptop with discrete nVidia GPU) and now have a much more modern and small (and light) Acer Swift 3 14 inch ultraportable. This has a Core i5 8250u CPU and nVidia MX150 GPU. Only an i5, but it also runs 8 threads and benchmarks almost 50% faster than my old Dell. The GPU is considerably faster and all these means a better Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere Pro experience. It also has a very fast m2 PCIe SSD - but I digress!

Personally, I find that many camera bags focus too much on the camera aspect and not enough on daily use. I treat my camera and a couple of lenses as an every day tool-set and I carry them with my laptop and some other bits and pieces.

My old 'messenger' shoulder bag from Think Tank Photo was excellent for the old laptop but it's too big for my new one. I've also recently been a convert to backpacks though some sling bags which you don't have to take off to access the contents of your bag are also interesting.

I was wondering if anyone felt the same way as me on this?

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Re: Bags

Personally I don’t think the perfect bag exists.
I only really use them for travel and that’s broken down into flying and driving and even those have differences that mean a single bag won’t work. I want a wheelie, cabin size friendly bag for flying and just a simple bag for driving, one that fits most gear and also the car. The flying one is the nightmare, can’t find anything that’s perfect.
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Re: Bags

i saw a kitbag the other day from a nature and bird photographer who had just converted from Canikon to Oly, and he had a roomy but easily accessible shoulder ("messenger" style?) bag which accommodated 3 large (by M43 standards) lenses (12-100, 300, PL 100-400), an Em1 II body and a 1.4 TC. Not sure what make and model the bag was.
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Re: Bags

I've posted a review of the Riutbag R15.3 backpacl - I like it, personally.

https://dpnow.com/review-riutbag-r15...ptop-backpack/

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I've posted a review of the Riutbag R15.3 backpacl - I like it, personally...
A nice review. Having the drinks pocket inset into the bag is actually a nice touch as it stops the bottlle getting caught on anything (eg table top, chair) as you pick the bag up of the floor and it does make it look quite distinguished (a bit like the person in the photos).
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