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super_claret 3rd January 2018 04:11 PM

Bag for Pen F and 12mm, 25mm & 45mm primes
 
Just wondered if anyone could recommend a carry bag for the above?

I'm after something small and stylish, which doesn't scream "camera bag, nick me". Preferably with a rain cover just in case.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Thanks in advance
Mark

pdk42 3rd January 2018 04:51 PM

Re: Bag for Pen F and 12mm, 25mm & 45mm primes
 
I use a Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 20 - takes the Pen with lens fitted plus up to four additional small primes. It's a compact bag and doesn't scream "camera inside" IMHO.

https://www.thinktankphoto.com/produ...rless-mover-20

chris 3rd January 2018 07:36 PM

Re: Bag for Pen F and 12mm, 25mm & 45mm primes
 
I like the look of the retrospective 5 and keep meaning to get one, for ‘nice’ days out, but usually my stuff just lives in a cheap generic padded camera case that gets put inside my rucksack when out in the countryside.

drmarkf 3rd January 2018 07:44 PM

Re: Bag for Pen F and 12mm, 25mm & 45mm primes
 
paul's is a good choice I think (although not having a Pen-F).

You might try one of the SubUrban Disguise bags as an alternative, which I suspect would give a bit of extra room for phone/wallet/cereal bar etc. I've got a 10, which has a nice 'organiser' section under the flap plus a waterproof elasticated wrap. It's possible to clip the various zips together with mini-carabiners which will make life difficult for even professional pickpockets on the Madrid metro (I have personal experience: these guys can open normal zipped compartments in a second, clear the contents, and re-zip so my companions didn't notice).

I'm actually very skeptical of the abilities of any bag to scream or whisper anything about its contents!

I firmly believe the average thief will take a chance at snatching any bag, regardless of what might be inside, and if they see a proper camera in your hand or on a strap they'll know there may be further goodies around, including in any sort of bag on your shoulder or back!

Internaut 3rd January 2018 08:33 PM

Re: Bag for Pen F and 12mm, 25mm & 45mm primes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 436556)
I use a Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 20 - takes the Pen with lens fitted plus up to four additional small primes. It's a compact bag and doesn't scream "camera inside" IMHO.

https://www.thinktankphoto.com/produ...rless-mover-20

I have the 30 (older design). Not much larger and also takes an iPad. It mainly houses the full frame camera, these days, but Iíve used it recently to carry the E-M5 with 12-40 attached, along with a couple of primes (socks helped, to keep the primes from moving and banging into each other - socks can be a useful addition to any camera bag).

super_claret 3rd January 2018 09:05 PM

Re: Bag for Pen F and 12mm, 25mm & 45mm primes
 
Thank you for all suggestions.

I've been doing a bit of searching and quite like the look of the Tenba DNA 8.
It looks just the job and isn't too large.

Anyone seen this in the flesh or used one?

Thanks, Mark

Greytop 4th January 2018 06:50 PM

Re: Bag for Pen F and 12mm, 25mm & 45mm primes
 
Bit late to the party, I use a thinktank Retrospective 5 (Pine) for my Pen-F kit. I've had it for some time, it's certainly well made and low key in appearance.
It holds the body, 7.5, 12, 17, 25 and 45 primes quite comfortably. One of the five lenses being mounted on the camera. Thoroughly recommended.

A few images...
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/2093/P1040308.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/2093/P1040309.jpg

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/2093/P1040310.jpg

pdk42 4th January 2018 07:38 PM

Re: Bag for Pen F and 12mm, 25mm & 45mm primes
 
Damn - that's a handsome camera!

Greytop 4th January 2018 07:50 PM

Re: Bag for Pen F and 12mm, 25mm & 45mm primes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 436653)
Damn - that's a handsome camera!

Spoken like a true owner Paul :D;)

Can't help but admire the Pen's looks, I finally have it setup to my liking and I'm enjoying using it more.
If truth be known I'm missing the E-M5 MkII a bit. Looking forward to the release of the MkIII, I hope Oly don't mess it up.

super_claret 5th January 2018 10:17 PM

Re: Bag for Pen F and 12mm, 25mm & 45mm primes
 
Thanks again chaps. I've ended up with a Tenba Messenger DNA 8, although not had chance to fully have a look, as I've more important things to do...play with my new Pen F, which arrived yesterday :)

I do actually have a Retro 5, which I've been using to carry my EM1 mk2 in, but for the Pen, I wanted something as small as possible and the Tenba seems to work well.

Mark


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