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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    Leather camera bags may look nice, but the chemicals they use to tan leather don't do photographic equipment any good, and leather is heavy, and even heavier when wet.
    I can't imagine what good they don't do as the leather is on the outside and the equipment is on the inside :-).

    This Wotencraft model has a microfiber lining that is really luxurious for the gear residing there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
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    This one, I think, is the best value for money and perhaps I will get until I find the money for a Hadley Pro.

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    I too had the Retro 10 for some time and loved that bag, but you're right it is designed for taller lenses like 70-200mm and 24-70mm, neither of which do I use (as I primarily use primes on my systems). I eventually got a hold of the Retro 7 and I am much happier. It is a little shorter and a little wider than the 10, but it carries quite a bit for its size! I can comfortably carry my Mamiya 7 with a 65mm and my Fuji X-pro with a lens (or two depending on what I want to use) with plenty of room in the front pocket for film and whatever else I need to tote around. It's also worth noting that I can easily fit my Hasselblad kit (500CM + 50 / 80 / 150 CF lenses) in the 7 without trouble.

    It's just as durable as any Think Tank product and it's comfortable to wear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    Leather camera bags may look nice, but the chemicals they use to tan leather don't do photographic equipment any good, and leather is heavy, and even heavier when wet.
    For a hundred years they have wrapped the finest photography equipment in leather, mostly without inner linings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agphotography View Post
    I too had the Retro 10 for some time and loved that bag, but you're right it is designed for taller lenses like 70-200mm and 24-70mm, neither of which do I use (as I primarily use primes on my systems). I eventually got a hold of the Retro 7 and I am much happier. It is a little shorter and a little wider than the 10, but it carries quite a bit for its size! I can comfortably carry my Mamiya 7 with a 65mm and my Fuji X-pro with a lens (or two depending on what I want to use) with plenty of room in the front pocket for film and whatever else I need to tote around. It's also worth noting that I can easily fit my Hasselblad kit (500CM + 50 / 80 / 150 CF lenses) in the 7 without trouble.

    It's just as durable as any Think Tank product and it's comfortable to wear.
    Thanx! Very useful experience. I would like to stick to a Think Tank, due to its unbeatable quality and durability. Thus, Retro 7 seems to be an option.

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    I use a retro 30 for my "new" pentax 67 as well. By strapping a velcro piece about half way up the bag to cradle the lens, i can lay the camera nicely on it's side. I find it easier to get the camera out of the bag that way and still have lots of room for other stuff. It also makes the camera far less prone to bangs when placing the bag down or dropping it. It's kind of suspended within the bag. The camera is also at the same height in your bag with any lens attached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sticknpuck View Post
    I use a retro 30 for my "new" pentax 67 as well. By strapping a velcro piece about half way up the bag to cradle the lens, i can lay the camera nicely on it's side. I find it easier to get the camera out of the bag that way and still have lots of room for other stuff. It also makes the camera far less prone to bangs when placing the bag down or dropping it. It's kind of suspended within the bag. The camera is also at the same height in your bag with any lens attached.
    That's exactly what I do with my Retro bags w/ my P67. *thumbs up*
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    I love my Tamrac Velocity 8x sling bag. The ergonomics fit me well when walking in the city. I think I have the 8x model.
    It is deep but inserts can be configured anyway you want. When walking fast I pull it up high against my back to eliminate movement of the bag.
    It is very easy to slide around the front and pull out the camera, or switch lenses, or whatever.
    Check the Tamrac website. Show us a photo of your bag and its configuration when you are done.
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