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    Bag for Hasselblad

    Hello everyone,
    Can someone please recommend a camera bag for my Hasselblad 503cw + 80mm + 1 extra a12 back and a few films?
    I have seen a lot of bags the last 3-4 days, but I can't find any "good" Im looking for a compact minimalistic and simple but good quality bag in leather.

    Thank you

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    Billingham 335 would be a good choice.
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    Crumpler messenger bag, such as the Six and Seven Million Dollar Home. Easy to work out of, configurable, inexpensive.

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    My Hasselblad is in an older Kiwi bag. Best way to describe it is that it's a bit longer (including the pockets at each end) and a bit narrower than a shoebox. It's the best bag I've found for my Hasselblad and my Hasselblad is the only camera that really fits well in it. The body sits flat on it's base. Body/back/lens plus one additional lens fits in main compartment, 2nd back in one pocket, meter in other pocket.

    Minimalistic and simple, but not leather.
    Last edited by mgb74; 05-08-2014 at 02:27 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: Left something out
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    Leather is a very poor material for camera bags, it's heavy and gets even heavier when wet, and the chemicals that are used to tan the leather don't do photographic equipment a lot of good.

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    Original Domke bag. Solid canvas construction that will last for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgomena View Post
    Original Domke bag. Solid canvas construction that will last for years.
    That's what I usually use, it's military grade cotton canvas and breathable.
    Ben

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    I like the Tamrac 750 and 752 Super Packs if you can still find them. They load from the top and they have a belt to transfer the weight to the hips.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Thank you for all recommendations i'll search on these bags, benjiboy, I just removed the "leather" word from my bag list you are correct, i didnt think that way.
    I like army/military style bags vintage stuff. Thank you.

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    I have several different bags for my Hassy kit, and which bag I use depends on where I am going and what I am carrying, but most recently I have been using a Tamrac Velocity (7X?) sling pack most often. I have a couple of the MAP lens cases which can attach to the outside of the bag if the load is a bit larger, or go inside if I am not carrying as much. I routinely pack the bag with the body (503CX) two backs, a set of filters, the 80mm and 150mm lenses and 6-10 rolls of film. By rearranging I can add the flash, or a 50mm lens, or both. Lots of versatility, but not the prettiest bag.

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