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Old Dec 1, 2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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What are you guys using for your Canon S1 IS? I'm looking at bags and nothing really stands out...

I want a bag that is weatherproof (snow and rain), is as small as possible while being able to hold the camera+1 pack of batteries+1 extra CF memory card. I also want a strap that I can use on my shoulder (I don't want a belt pouch or any of those bags)...

While I'm at it, does anyone know how to do a hardware reset on the Canon S1 IS? I want to reset everything and erase all the settings...

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Old Dec 2, 2004, 5:22 AM   #2
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I use a Lowepro Nova Mini AW. It's weather proof(it even has a small deployable built in raincoat for the bag), padded, with adjustable dividersand although it may not be small enough for your tastes, I'm a pack rat and love to carry all of its accessories around and there's enough space for theS1 ISwith the Lens Adapter and hood in place, my TC-DC52B Teleconverter, CF Cards, Batteries, Charger w/ cord, interface cable, AV cable, filters etc. Check it out :-)

As to resetting. Its in page 68 of the manual:-)
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Old Dec 2, 2004, 9:53 AM   #3
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That might be a bit too big... I'm looking at the Lowepro 25AW (or something like that). The AW25, like yours, is very good but is kind of expensive for my tastes :?

I was hoping for a cheaper, no-name, brand or something... the Lowepro bag that I have in mind costs around CAN$30. I was hoping for something around CAN$10 to $15.

Anyone have any other bags they like? In the worst case, I might go with the Lowepro one because it is well-built but I'm hoping for a cheaper one...
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Old Dec 2, 2004, 1:50 PM   #4
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I just bought this bag the other day. It is very similar in size and features to the Lowepro pictured above. I had a small Lowepro (don't know the model) but it was too small as it fit the camera only. This one is a "PhotoTechnic" (not sure of a model number) and sold for about CAN$25, I think, at a camera shop in the mall. I'm returning the small Lowepro to Henry's.

Question: If you have spent CAN$600 for a camera plus the cost of numerous other necessities (memory card, etc.) why try to save $10-$15 on a bag?
Get the bag you want. This is not a major purchase. Just my 2 cents.


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Old Dec 2, 2004, 2:07 PM   #5
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i have to work today (BestBuy) and i will take a pic of the bag that i think is one of the better ones with the cam next to it (size reference)

hopefully my internet will be working tonight so i can upload it (ive been having probs with my internet conny)
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Old Dec 2, 2004, 7:18 PM   #6
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I just bought this bag the other day. It is very similar in size and features to the Lowepro pictured above. I had a small Lowepro (don't know the model) but it was too small as it fit the camera only. This one is a "PhotoTechnic" (not sure of a model number) and sold for about CAN$25, I think, at a camera shop in the mall. I'm returning the small Lowepro to Henry's.
Which one is too small? The Lowepro 25AW or something else?

I am thinking I should NOT get a large bag. I don't have any extra lenses or stuff like that--and don't plan to get them any time soon. I think a small bag would fit in the bag that I take to work, whereas the large ones are kind of bulky.

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Question: If you have spent CAN$600 for a camera plus the cost of numerous other necessities (memory card, etc.) why try to save $10-$15 on a bag?
Get the bag you want. This is not a major purchase. Just my 2 cents.
:idea: Don't have any answers to that... ... the only thing I can think of is that these little things start adding up. For example, if you pay $15 more here, then $25 more on a battery recharger, then another few bucks more for memory card, and so on, it'll start adding up to $100 pretty soon... but in any case, you have a valid point. If I don't find anything decent, I'm going to grab the Lowepro one from Future Shop or something...

One thing I noticed is that many online retailers do not list the bag size
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Old Dec 3, 2004, 7:55 AM   #7
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Which one is too small? The Lowepro 25AW or something else?
I'm not sureof the model. It was very similar to the one pictured here (which is for my old A40) but only slightly larger to fit the S1. I left the mouse in for scale :idea:and also the new bag. It fit the camera and nothing else.

I also don't have add-on lenses, filters or the like (not yet, anyway) as I just bought the camera a few weeks ago.

However, I like the extra space to carry my table top tripod (seen below), battery charger, extra batteries, and card reader. If I am hiking I also have room for my cell phone.

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it'll start adding up to $100 pretty soon...
I hear what you are saying about things adding up. My budget is on hold for all those extras. It's Xmas and I can't spend it all buying for myself. My wish list is pretty specific, though!!!:-)
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Which one is too small? The Lowepro 25AW or something else?
I'm not sure of the model. It was very similar to the one pictured here (which is for my old A40) but only slightly larger to fit the S1. I left the mouse in for scale :idea: and also the new bag. It fit the camera and nothing else.
I think that's the one I have in mind. Doesn't it have inside compartments to hold at least a memory card or something? A tight-fitting bag is ok because I don't really have many accessories...

Based on what you are saying, the bag is TOO tight and doesn't provide much flexibility...hmm.... might have to go with another brand or a larger bag

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I also don't have add-on lenses, filters or the like (not yet, anyway) as I just bought the camera a few weeks ago.
lol me too ... but I DID buy a 1GB card for video... and NiMH battery recharger... did you buy any memory cards yet?

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However, I like the extra space to carry my table top tripod (seen below), battery charger, extra batteries, and card reader. If I am hiking I also have room for my cell phone.
I'm trying to get a bag that fits into my work bag, which is pretty small.... I'm not really looking for a standalone-bag--if I did, I would probably go for something larger (like what some of you guys have)...

BTW, what's a table top tripod used for? I could never figure out what the benefit of that is? Do you also use it on the ground? If yes, is it comfortable taking pics with a small tripod on the ground?


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I hear what you are saying about things adding up. My budget is on hold for all those extras. It's Xmas and I can't spend it all buying for myself. My wish list is pretty specific, though!!!:-)
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Doesn't it have inside compartments to hold at least a memory card or something? A tight-fitting bag is ok because I don't really have many accessories...
Yes, it does. It's tight fitting. A little too tight for my taste, but it worked. I had room for the memory card, butan extra battery set would have been verytight.
Just not what I wanted. To each his own. It's a semi-free country.:-)

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did you buy any memory cards yet?

Yes, a 512 Mb card. The 1 Gb was $60 more. I was thinking of trading in, or I may just wait a bit and but a 1 Gb as well. It really only matters for video, though it would have been handy on my recent trip to Cuba since I wanted full res pics and taking a PC was not an option. If I go somewhere like that for 2 weeks, I will definately want more memory.

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BTW, what's a table top tripod used for? I could never figure out what the benefit of that is? Do you also use it on the ground? If yes, is it comfortable taking pics with a small tripod on the ground?
I bought this a few years back for my 35 mm p&s camera when I used to ski a lot and wanted to be in a few of my own pics. You can use it on the ground, sure. It's a pain but this is where the articulated LCD on the S1 comes in very handy.

However, it's always shooting upward.:!: Works better on a table or even achair.

It's no replacement for a real tripod (whichIS on my wish list) but it'll do in a pinch and I always have it with me (since it fits in the bag!!!):-)



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I use the LowePro Rezo 60.

It fits the camera in the main pocket, 4 extra batteries and a couple of CF cards in the front. If you want to take the cable with you as well it should be possible but it might be a bit tight in the front pocket.

I like it because of its size.

But I have just ordered a macro lens and will add filters as well one day...so I might have to buy an extra bag.

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