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Re: Camera protection

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Why not just wrap it in a piece of soft cloth to go in your handbag or use a soft cloth bag with a drawstring? Anything else will start to get bulky. I can't see the point of 'bags within bags' like a Russian doll!

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I had not even thought about a drawstring bag... i might even be able to go to the fabric shop and find an offcut of some nice soft fabric and make myself one.
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Another suggestion: Try looking for zipped travel washbags on your favourite shopping website - they come in all sizes! In a soft (not rigid) hard wearing nylon they will scrunch nicely around the lens and not take up too much room in your bag. Or maybe a small Kipling cross body bag?
Many thanks, the washbag gave me an idea, rather than the zipped ones a drawstring one like i currently use for the gym... but i think i am going to make one from an offcut of fabric, that way i can choose how soft or strong it is.
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Re: Camera protection

I know what you mean about bags in bags as that's what I thought when Charlotte said she wanted one but when I saw it I admit I did think about getting one myself as it's nice quality and is actually ok for general use too just to give that extra protection for times when you want to just carry the camera. If you want to take the camera in your normal camera bag then it will still squash up into a small space to have for the times you just want to leave the big bag behind. As an extra option for travelling light I still might get one myself.
Anyway here are a few images of Charlottes with her EM1 and 14-140 for scale. The size she got fits her camera nice and snugly. For the 12-100 although the material is a bit stretchy you would need a bigger size so be careful not to get one with a bigger camera part as it would be a bit clumsy if it's too big. The material stretches nicely around a folded back lens hood too.













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Re: Camera protection

Just saw your last post. Yes as you can see from the images it wouldn't be difficult to make something simple yourself if you are reasonably adept at sewing. That's certainly not me though!
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Re: Camera protection

Im not that good at sewing, and it will likely look hand made, but I'm bored after less than one week off work. If it doesn't work out then i will definitely look at that optech option as it looks better in your photos than it does online.
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Re: Camera protection

I'm not that keen on Optech stuff. The straps are a ridiculous price for what's basically a strip of wet suit manufacture waste. I also don't like the hype that suggests that if you use one of their straps it makes the camera lighter!

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Re: Camera protection

Microfibre towel wrapped round a few times works well for me.
Not in a handbag I should add, but in a small rucksack
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Re: Camera protection

Optech spreads the weight of the camera over a wider strip so the load per square foot is less.
Also Optech do not have a camera make on it. The straps can be moved on from camera to camera so giving the appearance of age and wear. With old straps the Optech name is less prominent. A then virgin unused camera strap can be included in the box when the camera is sold on so the new owner appears to have a virgin new camera because of the virgin strap
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Re: Camera protection

Just came across one of these, a Billingham drawstring bag in various sizes.
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Re: Camera protection

If the ones I ended up ordering from Amazon arent any good, then I will certainly look at those.

I worked out that I couldnt buy the fabric for less than the cost of the bag, let alone the string and toggles I would need.
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Re: Camera protection

I use a ski hat / beanie. They are stretchy enough to go round a camera and lens and stop obvious scratches against whatever else is in the bag. May not look very professional though.
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Re: Camera protection

I’ve only just seen this post, but I use the Optech midsize zoom (the next size up). It nicely fits the EM1 with 12-60 fitted, and that’s almost the same as the 12-100. It’s great for stashing in a rucksack, or even just to keep on the camera when walking round town as there a loop to attach to the strap. I love mine!
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I’ve only just seen this post, but I use the Optech midsize zoom (the next size up). It nicely fits the EM1 with 12-60 fitted, and that’s almost the same as the 12-100. It’s great for stashing in a rucksack, or even just to keep on the camera when walking round town as there a loop to attach to the strap. I love mine!
I've have that case and have used it with the 75-300 m4/3 and em5 mk1 where the body was a bit small for it.

I had it with me at an olympus event and tried it with my em1 mk2 + 12-100 and it was a snug fit


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Re: Camera protection

This is what I bought. This is the largest of the 3 bags. The other 2 fit my other 2 lenses nicely... the bag is thin enough to not add any bulk to my hangbag, but seems to stop pens etc rubbing against it while I am walking to where I want to take photos.

Cost a wopping 1.57 for the 3 bags, and a couple of post and packing.

Currently it seems to do what I want it to do (It had a test run today on a trip to the Water Sports Centre, and kept my camera separate from all the other junk in my handbag
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