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What's in your camera bag?

What do you carry in your bag?

I have four levels:

1) Minimum level no bag E-P1 + 17mm (or PZ14-42) in jacket pocket. Spare battery and lens cloth in inside pocket. Weight 500g.

2) No bag E5, 12-60. Spare battery and lens cloth in inside pocket. Weight 1.5kg

3) Small Lowepro bag. E-P2, 12-50, 40-150 plus M4/3 adaptor. Lens hoods, spare battery and SD card. Lens cloth. Weight 1.5kg

4) Large Lowepro bag. E-5, 12-60, 50-200, EC14, 35macro, lens hoods, circular polarisers, lens cloth, spare battery. Weight 5kg + Slik tripod in the car boot.

When I take (4) I usually have (1) as well, in case I need some quick shot without time to unpack the big bag
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Re: What's in your camera bag?

My small, easy-grab, camera bag, which is a Millican Stephen http://www.homeofmillican.com/bags/s...aist-pack.html, has my E-M5 with first-part grip, 60mm macro, 75mm, 45mm, 9-18, and 25mm Panasonic lenses. Plus a couple of spare batteries, several memory cards, dog-poo bags, and space for a water bottle (small) and my Samsung Galaxy 7" tab. All-in weight is just under 4 Kg.
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Re: What's in your camera bag?

I have a Think Tank Digital Holster 30. In it is my E-30 with an EC-14 and 50-200 SWD attached. The zipped pouch under the top flap contains two spare batteries and in the side pocket are a blower brush, a lens cloth and a spare CF card. That is all I ever carry. It still makes my shoulder ache.

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Re: What's in your camera bag?

I have two bags in use.

One bag is part camera bag part rucksack, for when I go walking. E-3 or E-5 with 12-60 attached, 9-18, spare battery, extra memory card & cleaning cloth. Sometimes 50-200.

The other bag is a lowepro Vertex that has in it E-5 & HLD4 attached to 90-250, E-3 & HLD4, 35-100, 12-60, EC14, 4 spare batteries, memory cards, Rapid R strap Manfrotto monopod & cleaning cloths. That is what I take with me to a race meeting or rally.

Yes it's heavy, gets better when the 90-250 is removed.
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Re: What's in your camera bag?

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My small, easy-grab, camera bag, which is a Millican Stephen http://www.homeofmillican.com/bags/s...aist-pack.html, has my E-M5 with first-part grip, 60mm macro, 75mm, 45mm, 9-18, and 25mm Panasonic lenses. Plus a couple of spare batteries, several memory cards, dog-poo bags, and space for a water bottle (small) and my Samsung Galaxy 7" tab. All-in weight is just under 4 Kg.
Amazing how it adds up! If I substitute the 40-150 for the 50-200, my E5 outfit would be the same weight as this. And there was I thinking about getting rid of the 4/3 gear and getting an E-M5 to save weight..
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Re: What's in your camera bag?

Which bag? I've got 3 shoulder bags, 4 backpacks and 2. Pelican cases. All but the small Pelican date back to my decades shooting film. The oldest is from 1980 or '81.
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Amazing how it adds up! If I substitute the 40-150 for the 50-200, my E5 outfit would be the same weight as this. And there was I thinking about getting rid of the 4/3 gear and getting an E-M5 to save weight..
Ah, but I bet you couldn't get a body, plus grip and 5 lenses, in a bag the same size as a gas-mask case!
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Re: What's in your camera bag?

This is my favourite combo, 14-54, 40-150 and the essential E-M5 with half grip. All in a small National Geographic bag. Lovely :-)



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This is my favourite combo, 14-54, 40-150 and the essential E-M5 with half grip. All in a small National Geographic bag. Lovely :-)

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Lovely indeed, very stylish kit.
My equivalent bag and kit is here:



I got the bag as a freebie at Focus in Imaging eight years ago.
You have shamed me into investigating bags, I fancy Billingham if I can find one the right size..
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Re: What's in your camera bag?

Billingham bags are superb. I have a Hadley Small (I think) for when I want a slightly larger bag than the Millican, and a Packington for airline travel.
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Billingham bags are superb. I have a Hadley Small (I think) for when I want a slightly larger bag than the Millican, and a Packington for airline travel.
Stephen,

The small bag replacement I think I need is to carry my lightweight kit:

E-P1 17mm VF1, E-P2 12-50 and VF2, 14-150, So I need 3 compartments plus a pocket or 2.

Small Hadley looks very nice but interior is only 7cm wide (front to back) OK for PENS, but you would need to take the VF off.

If your bag is a Small Hadley, it would seem to be too narrow for the EM5 which is 9cm high. Which way do you put the camera in, presuming it has a lens on?
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The small bag replacement I think I need is to carry my lightweight kit:

E-P1 17mm VF1, E-P2 12-50 and VF2, 14-150, So I need 3 compartments plus a pocket or 2.

Small Hadley looks very nice but interior is only 7cm wide (front to back) OK for PENS, but you would need to take the VF off.

If your bag is a Small Hadley, it would seem to be too narrow for the EM5 which is 9cm high. Which way do you put the camera in, presuming it has a lens on?
I've just had a look on it for the label - it says Hadley B/T, whatever that means. I've owned it for over 10 years, so it could be the sizing has changed since.

The internal dimensions of the padded insert are: 13" x 3", and 9" deep.
However, it's so flexible that these measurements mean little.

I usually use it without dividers. I have a few lenses in pouches loose in the bag, and just "throw" the camera sideways on into the bag, generally on its side rather than sitting on its base.

Because I keep my Millican rather more regimented, using "stubbie" holders for lens protectors, the Billingham doesn't hold much more kit but it does make it somewhat easier to remove and replace the camera without the need for precision placement!
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Re: What's in your camera bag?

So Jon, do you think your RuggedWear F2 will wear better than a regular canvas F2? Last time I looked at the F2 I looked at the ballistic nylon version thinking it would stand up better. An F1 and F2 would probably be my choice if I ever have to replace my Tenba Pro-Paks as they're no longer made.
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I've just had a look on it for the label - it says Hadley B/T, whatever that means. I've owned it for over 10 years, so it could be the sizing has changed since.

The internal dimensions of the padded insert are: 13" x 3", and 9" deep.
However, it's so flexible that these measurements mean little.
Stephen,

Thanks for that, I guess "flexible" is the key word. I googled "Hadley B/T"

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http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/41079612

A nice description and pictures, this could be the one..
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Thanks for that, I guess "flexible" is the key word. I googled "Hadley B/T"

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http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/41079612

A nice description and pictures, this could be the one..
Looks very similar. I think I've worked out (Doh!) that B/T refers to the colour - black and tan, as mine is black with tan leather ...
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