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Old Feb 12, 2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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I'm gearing up to order my FZ20 in the next week. I want a decent bag that can house the camera, 1 or 2 spare batts, the lens hood and maybe a flash later!

Anyone recommend any models and where to get them? I want to pay around £30 max - think I should be able to get something decent for that. I've heard good things about Lowepro and Tamrac...but dont know where to go

Any help would be ace

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Edit: Just found this, would it be suitable:

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Old Feb 12, 2005, 11:53 AM   #2
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Anything by Lowepro
I have the topload Zoom 2 and I love it, really great quality.
Here's a link to a UK online store that sells Lowepro bags:
http://www.warehouseexpress.com/inde...intropage.html
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 12:02 PM   #3
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cool, cheers Amiroquai....

Not a 'J'Amiroquai fan perchance?

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Old Feb 12, 2005, 12:05 PM   #4
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cool, cheers Amiroquai....

Not a 'J'Amiroquai fan perchance?

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lol
not really, but I was given that nickname by one

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Old Feb 12, 2005, 12:07 PM   #5
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Check out Jacobs Digital (www.jacobsdigital.co.uk) or warehouseexpress.com for good deals on camerabags bags, I found that Jacobs was at least £20 cheaper than Jessops on some of the Lowepro.

That Tamrac looks a wee bit small to me - i made the mistake of getting a nice Samsonite Trekking shoulder bag which was big enough for the FZ10+Hood and a flash but not much more. At the time I didn't take into account that I'd get WCON-8B and teleconvertor TCON14B as well.

If your happy with the tamrac take a look at this one :

TAMRAC 5202 Explorer 2 Bag Blue
http://www.jacobsdigital.co.uk/produ...productId=8308

Its £35.00 inc VAT.

Also consider the Lowepro's - I'm about to pick up a mini trekker backpack.

Take a look at the Nova 2 AW its also £35 and its a nice size. Big enough for the FZ, spare lens, flash.

http://www.jacobsdigital.co.uk/produ...roductId=10533


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That's superb, thanks a lot for the info mate

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Old Feb 12, 2005, 6:58 PM   #7
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Decided on the Tamrac 5201 - pic here:

http://tinyurl.com/6fzgm
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Hi Ras

Took a look at the pic and the bag looks much better than the first one. I checked http://tamrac.com and this is what they say about the bag 5201:

"The Explorer 1 is designed to hold a digital or film SLR camera with an attached lens up to 3 3/4" long, an extra lens up to 5" long plus a compact flash and accessories. Alternatively, it will hold most popular compact camcorders."

So yeah it looks like it will do the job just fine but take a look at the 5202 as well as its a shoulder and hip belt bag! here's the info:

"This slim camera bag is designed to carry a digital or film SLR camera with attached lens up to 6" long, an extra lens, plus a flash and accessories. For hands-free action photography, unsnap the hidden Tuck-A-Way™ hip belt, remove the BioCurve™ padded shoulder strap and this shoulder bag quickly converts to a convenient hip pack. "

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TAMRAC 5202 Explorer 2 Bag Blue
It should also be noted that in addition to being a nice camera bag, the TAMARAC 5202 Explorer 2 also makes a lovely chapeau. Simply remove the camera equipment, unzip it, and place the open end atop your head. You can make it fancier by adorning it with colorful bows and ribbons. Great for a night out on the town. You'll be the envy of your particular social circle.
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 8:46 PM   #10
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cheers HarjTT - lol @ Nick. Ok I've ordered the 5201 from Amazon.co.uk and it's just £19.99 (this includes delivery). Well cheap - WooHoo!

cheers guys

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