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Old Dec 19, 2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default Rugged and Light Travel Bag for the E-5 + 12-60 Lens

I am looking for a Rugged Bag for the E-5 + 12-60 Lens, I need something with multiple pockets to put Passport, Wallet, Travel Tickets, Lens Cap, etc. something not very big, light and rugged/padded to protect the Camera and Lens, any suggestion?, thanks a lot
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Old Dec 19, 2010, 9:37 AM   #2
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....THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN ADVERTISEMENT, but for a rather lengthy list of available bags & cases in one drop down this can pass away quite a bit of time looking through. http://tinyurl.com/24gq4pq

Bags, of course, are like the hardware.... very personal regarding need, like, usefulness, comfort, convenience, cost.

I have a small/med LowePro backpack but my favorite is a very old & small bag once used for a video camcorder. It fits my E-3 and a couple lenses including a 50-200 as well as a large flash, batteries, kleenex and a bag of candy.

...this is my hiking & baseball bag, E-3, 14-54 & 50-200 beneath the E-3 separated by a layer of bag partition pad.

Recommendations for carry bags is pretty much like asking which flavor ice cream is best, my favorite is vanilla flavored.

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Hi,

I think Bob's analogy is perfect. Everyone has different needs, wants to carry different type-size-and number of lens, etc.

My favorite bags are National Geographic and can be found at B&H Photo.com

BTW, my favorite flavor is moose tracks

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....Zig,

I really thought I was the only person who likes the NatGeo bags, nearly bought one a couple years back but could not make up my mind on size, another reason I go into Arlington Camera is that they have the biggest bag selection in the nation of Texas.

Moose Tracks sounds interesting......
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I really thought I was the only person who likes the NatGeo bags, nearly bought one a couple years back but could not make up my mind on size, another reason I go into Arlington Camera is that they have the biggest bag selection in the nation of Texas.
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Hi Bob,

That's an interesting coincidence. I like these bags because they remind me of the old days when I bought army surplus bags made out of a hemp material. These days, the Nat'l Geo bags that I like are the waterproof satchels they offer. They are also fairly priced.

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...my favorite is a very old & small bag once used for a video camcorder.
I usually look at video camcorder bags first. SLR bag designers make those bags deep so items are stacked on top of each other. That's fine for circumspective landscape shooters, who are supposed to move slowly and think and visualize the shot.

But when I'm shooting events and have to switch lenses fast, the last thing I need is to be rummaging around 2 layers in a bag - I want those suckers up where I can see them and grab them now. Video camcorder bags are long and shallow - perfect for a DSLR and some lenses, all on one layer, visible and accessable immediately. Not so good for a bunch of other accessories, though - depends on what your shooting style is.

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Found the perfect bag for E-5 + 12-60, Lowepro Toploader Pro 70 AW:
http://products.lowepro.com/product/...-AW,2130,8.htm


And the perfect one for E-5 + 50-200, Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW:
http://products.lowepro.com/product/...-AW,2131,8.htm
Perfect fit, very rugged.
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I'm late to this one, I thought to, I was the only one who liked the nat geo bags. I use a lowepro aw trekker when I am hiking with a heavy outfit, but use a nat geo sling bag with the epl-1.
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