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Camera protection

I work in a historic town and want to start taking the camera to work, so i can start taking photos of the historic buildings on my morning or lunchtime walks, i don't really want to take a camera bag to work as well as my handbag and lunch bag, so I'm looking for some way to protect my camera whilst it is in my handbag.

Has anyone here used anything like these https://smile.amazon.co.uk/BV-Jo-Pro...s%2C277&sr=8-1
I almost bought one when i first bought the oly, but decided against it is i only had the pancake zoom lens, and the case looked like it would 'drown' the camera and cause more bulk.
This would be for the E-M10 2 and 12-100.

Any thoughts/reviews either way?
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Re: Camera protection

Hi, what about wraps, like these :
, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Domke-F-34L.../dp/B00009R88F
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Re: Camera protection

My daughter got a similar one for her last holiday. I remember being quite impressed with it when I saw it but can't remember what make it was. I'll let you know what she thinks of it and what make it is when she gets back as she's out for the day at the moment using it.
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Re: Camera protection

Seems an appropriate solution to me. It would give less protection against major drops than a more padded bag, but sufficient protection for general purposes.
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Re: Camera protection

One of these? You need to look at the pictures to see what is going on as it is not just a regular camera bag. Looks like it would fold up quite small when not full of camera.

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Re: Camera protection

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One of these? You need to look at the pictures to see what is going on as it is not just a regular camera bag. Looks like it would fold up quite small when not full of camera.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Wrapping Case for Camera
Charlotte tried one of those but didn't like it for some reason. I'll ask her that too when she gets back .
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Re: Camera protection

FWIW you can buy padded inserts for other bags on amazon or eBay for 7-8. I bought one just to use the Velcro inserts in another bag. They might suit one of of the other bags making room for the camera and other stuff?
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Re: Camera protection

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One of these? You need to look at the pictures to see what is going on as it is not just a regular camera bag. Looks like it would fold up quite small when not full of camera.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Wrapping Case for Camera
Looks a bit small for 12-100 ...
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Re: Camera protection

The OP is not looking for drop protection or padded inserts to use in a camera bag but simply a form of protection for her camera whilst its carried inside her handbag. The bag in the OP's link and the one suggested by OM User seem ideal for purpose and for the price, well worth a try.

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Re: Camera protection

As jax said, it is literally to protect my camera whilst it is in my handbag.
I have a regular camera bag i use to store it in, and use the bag whenever i am on a trip.i just need to protect the camera and lens from scratches on my workday walks.

Looking forward to hearing Phill Ds daughters reviews. I'm in no immediate rush as I'm not back to work until mid June, but it normally takes me ages to make a decision about anything lol.
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As jax said, it is literally to protect my camera whilst it is in my handbag.
I have a regular camera bag i use to store it in, and use the bag whenever i am on a trip.i just need to protect the camera and lens from scratches on my workday walks.

Looking forward to hearing Phill Ds daughters reviews. I'm in no immediate rush as I'm not back to work until mid June, but it normally takes me ages to make a decision about anything lol.
Given the mysterious imponderable contents of the average female handbag, adequate protection for any camera could be an almost impossible task


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Re: Camera protection

This is the one Charlotte got and it fits her EM1 mk1 plus lumix 14-140 lens like a glove.

OP/TECH 7401194 D Series Midsize... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000GLHD...p_mob_ap_share

She's very pleased with it, perfect protection in a handbag/ rucksack and light weight. It was only 22 when she got hers. I'd definitely suggest you go on the manufacturers website and check the size range though as the 12-100 lens would definitely be too long for the midsize case Charlotte got.

She also ordered the Olympus one first but sent it back as it was too small and actually quite poor quality.
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Re: Camera protection

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?
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Re: Camera protection

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I have a regular camera bag i use to store it in, and use the bag whenever i am on a trip.i just need to protect the camera and lens from scratches on my workday walks.
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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Re: Camera protection

I carry a regular backpack and I use a bag organizer inside to protect my camera. I also have a tshirt or something rolled at the bottom under the organizer.
Something like this..

Try getting one that is padded.
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