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What camera bag(s) do you use for your Sony cameras and gear?

 
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Apr 28, 2015 15:39 |  #1

This thread is for showing off what bags you use now for your Sony gear. It would be helpful if you describe what gear you carry in it and your likes/dislikes about the bags features.

I'll start off with a bag I bought from LowePro, the Photo Runner 100 (apparently, they're out of mica color) and it will hold my a7r + either my FE 24-70 or FE 16-35 mounted and the other one stored in the bag, my FE 55 f1.8 + FE 35 f2.8 stacked, battery charger, 4 batteries + 1 in camera, wireless remote control (I bought the 2nd one because it will also start/stop video) and a micro-fiber cleaning cloth. Misc. odds and ends such as the usb cable for the camera and the usb charger that came with the camera.

I have a Peak Design strap on the camera which works very well since it is so thin, it takes up very little room.

I can either sling the bag off my shoulder or with the built in belt, wear it around my waist, whichever is the most convenient at the time. I can also attach a small monopod or tripod to the bottom straps on the bag.

There are also two straps on each ene of the bag that I believe can be used to attach a LowePro Sliplock lens case but I haven't verified that.

The only con I have about this bag, at least for the way I have it set up here is, that I have to have either the 16-35 or 24-70mm lens mounted on the camera so that I can stack the 55 and 35mm lenses in a single space for storage/travel. If I'm in the field shooting, I can just swap out lenses and leave one of the lenses in the center compartment while I'm using one of the others.

I also recommend the Peak Design strap because it is so thin and flexible, it fits easily into the bag. The only con for the strap is that because it is so thin, it might become uncomfortable if carried around the neck for long periods. The strap is long enough that I wear it cross shoulder using Peak Designs acra swiss mini plate attached to the camera. This way, the camera hangs by my side with the lens facing downwards.


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Apr 28, 2015 16:15 |  #2

Great start to the thread Gene!

I recently got a Peak Design strap, but I got the bigger one - the "Slide". I don't like it and probably would be happier with the thinner one. I want a thicker/wider strap at my shoulder, but I hate that the Slide stays thick all the way to the camera. I have a first edition Luma Cinch and I love that strap, so I am thinking I will just get the current Cinch and use the Peak Design clips at the end.

BTW, the base plate is nice in that it is 100% compatible with my RRS gear. I have purchased some plates (Sunwayfoto) that claim they are arca swiss compatible, but are not exactly the same size that RRS uses.

I am also interested in trying out Peak's wrist strap. Using my larger lenses (Otus 55mm) on the a7R/S can put some strain on my wrist and I would like a bit of support there.


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Apr 28, 2015 17:12 |  #3

That wrist strap looks intriguing. I like the quick on, quick adjust features it has.


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Apr 28, 2015 17:29 |  #4

two of my primary setups, one is a shoulder bag, and the other is a modular belt.

Domke F2 fits globs of gear, great for gear that's not too big.

Lowepro Utility Bag 100 AW - basically a body + lens attached + another lens.

Rezo 110 AW - either two lenses or body and 24-70

Lowepro ILC 50 - accessories or A7r + Voigtlander 40. This is what I carried to a recent wedding, however, I had a yearning for more gear and brought the bag after leaving it in the car.

When it comes to straps, I typically dont use them. Only the paracord wrist strap.

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Sony A7r - A7ii - A7rii - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - FE 35/2.8 - CV 35/1.7 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CY 35-70, 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8, 24/1.4

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Apr 30, 2015 15:11 |  #5

What's making this nearly impossible for me is that EVERY bag designed for a mirrorless system doesn't factor in that some have battery grips and those bags are too small to fit a gripped body into. I have the grip on my A7 because it would be TOO small for me otherwise. I don't have a big kit, just the gripped A7, 28-70 kit, and 70-200 G OSS zoom. But I'm having a helluva time finding a SMALL bag that will fit the gripped A7 without being so big I could fit my Canon gear into it. It needs to be at least 5" deep (to fit a gripped A7 sideways) to 5.7" deep (to fit it front to back) and 7" high to accommodate the 70-200 zoom. Just needs to be wide enough for diameter of two lenses plus room for maybe another lens or flash.

Any suggestions? Right now I'm looking at the Tenba small messenger and the Tamrac Apache 6, both of which seem a little larger than I need but are just deep and tall enough to fit my requirements.


1DX | 5DIII / BG-E11 Grip | EF 135L | EF 70-300 L | EF 24-70 L (I) | EF 50 1.4 | EF 200 2.8L | Sigma 85 1.4 | EF 16-35 f/4L | (2) 600EX-RT / ST-E3-RT | 430EX | (2) AB800s | (4) Einstein E640s | Sekonic L-758 | Sony A7RII Gripped | Sony FE 55 f/1.8 | Sony FE 85 f/1.4 GM | Sony FE 70-200 f/4 G | Sony HVL-60M | Sigma MC-11 | plus too many doodads to list

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May 07, 2015 14:07 |  #6

I've been using the SwissGear ZINC shoulder bag for all of my cameras for a few years now, I love it. Nice and small, comfortable, understated and fashionable (to me). I'm not exactly gentle with my bags and it's held up perfectly for me, looks almost new still.

It has 2 dividers in the main compartment (total of 3 spaces for gear) which works perfectly for me since I rarely carry more than the camera and 3 lenses (one on the body) at any given time. The dividers have velcro on them to allow you to configure it however you like, so really you could just take one or both out if you wanted/needed the extra space. I have mine with one larger area to fit my a7S + a 50mm, or similar sized lens (with hood) in the main divide on the left of the bag with two smaller sections for lenses on the right side, usually I stack two lenses in one section and then put a flash or water bottle in the last section.

It's got a zipper pouch on the front flap of the bag which is great for storing papers and small things like WB cards, I also use this pouch to store my 10" tablet when I need it with me for conferences or what have you. Then there's another zipper pouch on the outside of the bag under the flap where I usually keep filters, passport, flask... you know, important stuff :lol:

On the left side of the bag there's a small pouch which is perfect for storing batteries (I fit 3 plus a charger in there) and on the right side of the bag is a mesh pouch where I usually keep my lens pen, pocket knife and flashlight.

The inner side of the bag is somewhat padded which makes the bag very comfortable to wear for a long period of time, at least with a lighter body like the a7S, with my 6D it would get a little uncomfortable after a while, but I wouldn't say that was the bags fault.

All in all I've been very happy with the bag. It cost me a whopping $60 (it's cheaper now) and has seen use almost every day since I bought it without issue. It even has a Swiss flag on it which is awesome since I can represent my Swiss heritage :lol:

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May 14, 2015 13:36 |  #7

Any bag recommendations for an a6000/kit lens, with space for maybe one other lens?
Small and unobtrusive?
Looking for a travel bag.




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May 14, 2015 14:27 |  #8

Merlin_AZ wrote in post #17556352external link
Any bag recommendations for an a6000/kit lens, with space for maybe one other lens?
Small and unobtrusive?
Looking for a travel bag.

Ona Bowery (here's one with an A6000 in itexternal link).


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May 14, 2015 15:12 as a reply to Merlin_AZ's post |  #9

lowepro utility bag 100 would easily fit, and relatively small and low profile. It can be worn as a belt clipped bag or with shoulder strap. The rezo 110 AW might be able to fit with two small lenses. Both very small bags which are just big enough to fit your gear.


Sony A7r - A7ii - A7rii - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - FE 35/2.8 - CV 35/1.7 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CY 35-70, 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8, 24/1.4

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May 15, 2015 10:44 |  #10

Thanks guys.
I'll take a look.




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May 30, 2015 14:46 |  #11

Late to the party but here's what I'm using now:

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Kind of a tight squeeze with large lenses...but it works. Would work very well with smaller lenses.

Tenba DNA 8

In the bag:

a7II with Gariz half case and B-Grip UNO Mount
FE 35 1.4
Nissin i40
B-Grip UNO Holster
Rogue Flash Bender

As an FYI...for those wanting a better grip on the camera, I'd recommend putting a leather half case on the camera. They don't add much in terms of width to the camera, but it makes the camera about half an inch taller....which is enough for me to fit my pinky on the grip, relieving A LOT of the wrist strain.

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Jun 24, 2015 18:58 |  #12

Anyone happen to have a Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L and a gripped A7 in it? If so, photos please!


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Jun 27, 2015 21:06 |  #13

Think Tank Turnstyle 20. Sony a6000 with two lenses
RX100-2
it's amazing.

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Aug 21, 2015 18:09 |  #14

Latest bag, for a longer lens. Thought it might be too big according to specs, but turned out fine. 70-400G + adapter + A7r + hood! No more fiddling with hood for this application, just pull out the camera and you're ready to shoot. Another good thing is that the thinktank bag works with the lowepro belt, but the opposite may not hold true. I have some very nice lowepro bags that do a super job with the belt.

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Sep 05, 2015 07:30 |  #15

Got my new bag y'day. Kelly Moore Followell. She traditionally makes purse looking camera bags for women, but makes a few things for men too.

I wanted a smallish bag that was discreet (doesn't scream "steal me" like a traditional camera bag) and is stylish enough to casually bring around when I'm out for the day/night that So there's some vanity involved, but its actually more functional than I expected.

My intention was to use this with smaller lens set-ups, but surprisingly I was able to fit the a7rII+gariz case+capture pro arca plate with the FE90 attached, the FE 35 1.4, and a nissin i40 in the main compartment (could probably swap the speed light out for the FE55). It was a tight squeeze, but the bag was able to zip so everything was secure.The additional pockets were able to fit my rogue flash bender, capture pro clip, a circular polarizer, and some extra batteries (not pictured).

Overall, very nice looking bag that can fit a very capable kit into it!

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