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    Can anyone recommend a good bag for a MF SLR?

    I'm looking for a decent bag for my M645. Right now I have to use one bag for the camera and extra lens, and another to carry film, 2 extra magazines, and my Sekonic meter. I usually have the camera set up with the 80mm lens and prism, and keep the 150mm and WLF in my bag. Most bags are designed around a 35mm SLR or DSLR, and just don't really work that well.

    What bag do you owners of medium format SLRs use on a regular basis?

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    I use a Domke F3X for my hasselblad with prism, 2-3 backs, 50-80-150 lenses, a Pentax digital spot meter, and film. I also have a filter wallet attached to the strap. It is was about right until I put the extra backs in there. One extra back is more reasonable. The bag is heavy so I added the "postal" pad that Domke sells....highly recommended!

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    I use a lowepro fastpack 350.
    It folds 645pro body, 4 lenses, 3 magazines, cleaning gear, winders, notepad and all the other usual stuff.

    It's good but any more stuff and I'd need a bigger one.

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    Lightware makes a couple of tough, adaptable bags for MF. Mine holds a Rollei SL66 with prism finder and 80 mm lens plus 4 other lenses, 2 extra mags, meter, bits & pieces. I've been using it for about 25 years.
    Morry Katz - Lethbridge, Canada

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    Thanks. The Fastpack looks like it might work really well. I've been using the lowepro Slingshot 200 as my main bag, but it doesn't fit the M645 well, and I've been wanting to move to a backpack instead of the sling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomalophicon View Post
    I use a lowepro fastpack 350
    How is it for weatherproofing? (I've just acquired an M645 outfit, so this question's become relevant to me too.) Can you manage a tripod with it?
    Alex

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    Try one of the bigger billingham's. I have a 335 and use fot a bronica etr with 75 lens,50 and 200 lens,weston v exposure meter, spare back film filters etc and still have room to spare, and it is both very tough and waterproof,Richard

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    wow, those larger bags get expensive real quick. I'm stuck in the price range of around $100 right now.

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    Billinghams are superb but extremely expensive. I use one for my Blad kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield View Post
    Billinghams are superb but extremely expensive. I use one for my Blad kit.
    They are worth every penny Kevin, I have two a 335 and a 550 , I have had both of them for more than twenty year, and they a still perfect and like new.
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