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    One other 'plus' of Domke bags is that they give your equipment that coveted 'beaten up' look in no time at all.


    I use LowePro bags myself, but they are anything but elegant looking.
    Crumpler, or something similar, messenger style bags would be the thing, i'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q.G. View Post
    One other 'plus' of Domke bags is that they give your equipment that coveted 'beaten up' look in no time at all.


    I use LowePro bags myself, but they are anything but elegant looking.
    Crumpler, or something similar, messenger style bags would be the thing, i'd say.
    No, I disagree the beauty about them is you can use as much or little padding as you need with a modular insert system. http://shopping.yahoo.com/search?p=b...omke%20inserts
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    I put my stuff in either a Domke or a Timbuk 2 messenger bag. The Domke is better organized for a photographer, having pockets. But the Timbuk 2 is a lot better looking, and you can order online and basically get it in any color or colors you want. I use that one for travel or roaming around the city. I use a Domke insert to separate and organize the contents.

    Neither is padded, which isn't a problem for me, since I don't fling the bags around. I treat them like any messenger bag or purse, putting them in the trunk and under the table and what have you. I've never had anything damaged or even marked, and I think only someone who hasn't used a Domke would say that. But if you want a padded bad to be on the safe side, there are some good recommendations for them in this thread.

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    I use Lowepro Mini Trekker, I can fill it with Bronnie SQ-A, metered prism, wlf, 3 lenses (with hoods), 2 backs, films, Canon 5D + 2 or 3 prime lenses, few CF cards, 3 batteries for 5D, battery charger and card reader, all the cables needed and other stuff. There's a nice patent on the front side which can also take my tripod and once I have it stuffed like this I use all the straps which come on my chest and belt - beside the normal ones that lay on my shoulders. Very very practical thing when you spend a lot of time hiking all day long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
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    I own a 6 million dollar home, and it is perfect for my Rolleiflex plus some stuff (micro tripod, film, lightmeter, rolleinars, filters, etc...)

    It's the best and most beautiful bag I've ever owned.
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    How about one of these Katie http://www.louisvuitton.com/uk/flash...Id=prod1370304 £1580 is only $2558 USD
    Last edited by benjiboy; 11-07-2010 at 11:34 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Maybe Billingham is the bag for you. I've got a black Hadley that carries my Leica M gear, and a 225 for the M gear plus a D300.
    Great solid bags, and when they wear down very pretty
    ....took the red pill, and just buckled up....

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    If you want something unique and hand made, Etsy is a good place.
    http://www.etsy.com/search_results.p..._type=handmade
    But don't end up like David Alan Harvey:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum52/8...bagaholic.html

    My last piece of advice is bigger is not better. I have a screwed up back from years of carrying overloaded camera bags.

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    Thanks for the input ... LV is out - HAHA! I'd rather buy the equipment that goes INTO the bag.

    I saw Billingham - they look lovely! I also like the Domke bags - I prefer a messenger style. I'm sure the Crumplers are great, but remind me of a lunch bag.

    I will search some mentioned here and get my Christmas list together for the family!

    PS> the camera wraps are a great idea... I'm pretty easy on my stuff, but ya never know when someone will drop or bump something.

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    I have two Billingham bags Katie they are wonderful quality canvas and saddle leather, and hand made in the UK but they are expensive even in Britain, heavily padded, the fabric of the canvas ones is a sandwich of two layers of canvas with a layer of rubber in between which makes them very waterproof but heavy I have recently bought a Domke F2 bag and can get more in it than the Billingham 335 I have, and it's much lighter to carry.
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