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Apr 14, 2012 13:23 |  #1

I know the G12 bag question has been massaged to death, but thought readers might be interested in a visual comparison of three bags I bought for my G12.

These three are a very small sample, I know, when it comes to possibilities but each one intrigued me for different reasons. The three are: a Tamrac 5692, a Lowepro Rezo 50, and the Canon PSC5100.

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Each one has something to like. The Tamrac has good storage in a small package, as we'll see, The Lowepro has a nice compact size for when you're out and about, and the Canon leather bag looks real classy. Here's another picture showing the relative size of each.


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I like the Tamrac for outings when I might be out for awhile, might even take a small tripod along and spend some extended time shooting. The G12 fits into it very nicely, well padded all around, and I can carry a couple of extra batteries, another card, and even a remote release. There is a belt option on the back as well as a strap. I generally keep the camera in this set up as most of what I would need is right there in a small package. This is a great bag.


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But I also felt I wanted an even more compact option for those times I was just taking the camera along or going to family/friend get-to-gethers. The Lowe Pro turned out to be perfect for this. The cameral nicely snugs into the bag and there's still room for another battery and card if desired. The bag zips open and folds to the front slightly, revealing the camera. It is easy to unholster. Has both a belt option and strap as well. I like this little bag a lot also.


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The last bag is the Canon. It looks nice and minimalists love it. But I was disappointed in the bag. It is well made and some may prefer it, but I found it to be just too tight. I had a hard time retrieving the camera. I suppose it might loosen over time but for me it was not that practical. It also doesn't protect the camera quite as well as the other two. It has the belt option alone. I will be returning it.


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Well, there you go. Three more bags to consider for your sweet little G12. Anyone else have experience with these?

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Apr 14, 2012 14:06 |  #2

I use the Rezo 60 with my G11, and it also can carry my NX100 with the 30mm/f 2.0 lens attached. So, it can serve two purposes for me. If the G12 fits in the Rezo 50, then you might find it slightly smaller, and more to your liking.

I also use an SFBags case for my G11, that is smaller than the Rezo 50 or 60, but you could only carry extra SD cards, not an extra battery. I find I never need an extra battery when I'm out for normal shooting.

http://www.sfbags.com …cameracase/came​racase.htm (external link)

The G11/G12 would require their largest size 42. I like it with the carabiner, and hook that to a belt loop.

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Apr 14, 2012 22:24 as a reply to  @ denncald's post |  #3

I also have the Rezo 60 for my G12 and it works great. I have the Canon also but don't care for it - too tight and no extra capacity for anything else. I also have the Lowepro Apex 100 AW - it holds both the G12 and the 270EX II flash perfectly. I tend towards Lowepro as I've used their camera packs and mountaineering packs for many years and they have held up like tanks.

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Apr 17, 2012 11:41 |  #4

+1 for the Lowepro Apex 100 AW. While still reasonably compact, it holds all required for a day out - G10, 270EX, batteries for camera and flash, memory cards, remote switch and white card for 270 flash. It features a carry handle, but is invariably used with belt loop.

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Apr 17, 2012 13:24 |  #6

i got one for Sony camera from Wallmart...
similar to this one: http://www.walmart.com …rying-Case-Black/14235356 (external link)


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Apr 24, 2012 00:06 |  #7

I got one like your fat guy so I could carry the filter holder and some macro filters when needed.


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Apr 29, 2012 13:35 as a reply to  @ tmcman's post |  #8

I use this one, so I can carry all my goodies. Like the camera of course, 270EX flash, filters, filter adapter, lens pen, neck strap, lens hood, remote shutter release, extra SD cards, batteries, charger, etc, etc. The price wasn't bad about 25 bucks from B&H, best I remember. 29 bucks as of now. Shoulder strap, or can also be worn as a fanny pack. :cool:


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Apr 29, 2012 15:05 |  #9

xhack wrote in post #14281145 (external link)
+1 for the Lowepro Apex 100 AW. While still reasonably compact, it holds all required for a day out - G10, 270EX, batteries for camera and flash, memory cards, remote switch and white card for 270 flash. It features a carry handle, but is invariably used with belt loop.

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Another vote from me for the Lowepro Apex 100 AW, quite useful size with loads of compartments.


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Apr 29, 2012 19:39 |  #10

I like all those, but after getting my first good compact (a G12) I waned something to carry all my stuff that didn't look like a bag.

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plus the postal pad from Domke of an old full size Domke 35 MM film bag

This carries my G12 with lensmate + filter, 270 ex, spare battery, charger, xoom tablet (when traveling), tabletop tripod, stuffable goretex rain jacket, a few zip lock bags for hasty water proofing in a serious rain, lunch, water bottle, or whatever other little item I need.

Actually, it's my go everywhere bag, and I can swap in an old lowepro bag instert for "camera and flash only" cradling when I need more non-camera stuff.

I guess my bottom line is the best camera gear is the gear you always have on ya, and small bags, sized for the body and a few accessories just don't work well for me (unless I am carrying a backpack, and they then go inside that, like the Crumpler 2MDH, but it's still too small with accessories.)




  
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Apr 29, 2012 21:11 as a reply to  @ A_Riot's post |  #11

When I want to go from the above bag, to something completely different. I have a Domke Protogs vest I use, it has all kinds of neat places to stick things. Plus it has four rain proof pockets, two of which can hold the camera just in case. :)

I also have a huge heavy duty duffel; when I want to get real down and dirty, and carry all my stuff.


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Jun 28, 2012 03:14 as a reply to  @ steve40's post |  #12

I like Lowepro Rezo 50 for my Canon G12 digital camera. Because It's very handy.


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Jun 28, 2012 14:56 as a reply to  @ stephenhall754's post |  #13

I carry the G12 with neck strap
2 - 72mm adapter tubes (1 with UV filter to protect lens - on camera,
1 with CPL)
430EX II flash with Sto-fen omni-bounce
220EX with detachable white plastic diffuser
Canon HF-DC1 High Power Flash
3.6M /10 FEET E-TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord
extra batteries for G12 & flash(es)
gray card, lens cloth
gel holders & gels
tripod
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seems like I'm forgetting something(s)
cell phone, wallet, checkbook, pen, drinks
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Bag recommendation anyone?

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Jun 29, 2012 06:42 |  #14

Gil Bean wrote in post #14645111 (external link)
I carry the G12 with neck strap
2 - 72mm adapter tubes (1 with UV filter to protect lens - on camera,
1 with CPL)
430EX II flash with Sto-fen omni-bounce
220EX with detachable white plastic diffuser
Canon HF-DC1 High Power Flash
3.6M /10 FEET E-TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord
extra batteries for G12 & flash(es)
gray card, lens cloth
gel holders & gels
tripod
Photographer's rights print-out
seems like I'm forgetting something(s)
cell phone, wallet, checkbook, pen, drinks
Van:D
Bag recommendation anyone?

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Might juuust squeeze into a Lowepro Nova 160 (external link) or Tamrac Explorer 100 (external link). Both are about the same size. They are deep so you can stack things like 2 flashes one above the other with a bit of padding between.

I prefer the Tamrac for my G12 with Lensmate adapters/filter, 270EX and Ultrapod attached. Sits on top of a G11, container with filters/lenses, spare batteries etc, etc. Plenty of spare room underneath it all.


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Jun 29, 2012 10:51 |  #15

Gil Bean wrote in post #14645111 (external link)
I carry the G12 with neck strap
2 - 72mm adapter tubes (1 with UV filter to protect lens - on camera,
1 with CPL)
430EX II flash with Sto-fen omni-bounce
220EX with detachable white plastic diffuser
Canon HF-DC1 High Power Flash
3.6M /10 FEET E-TTL Off-Camera Shoe Cord
extra batteries for G12 & flash(es)
gray card, lens cloth
gel holders & gels
tripod
Photographer's rights print-out
seems like I'm forgetting something(s)
cell phone, wallet, checkbook, pen, drinks
Van:D
Bag recommendation anyone?

GilBean

Get a vest, you will find it much better with a collection like this. Then - you can look like a real geek. But don't buy Black like I did, every survival freak stops, and looks for you to pull your piece out. Some think you are part of a tact squad, and run. :lol:


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