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Jan 02, 2012 08:25 |  #1

I have been looking for a small discreet camera bag to hold my D60 w/ 18-200 kit lens and a 10-22 (both with hoods). I would also like room for a flash, pocket rocket, micro cloth, memory card holder and a CPL.

My budget is set at $130.

With being retired I am not planning on growing a collection of lenses and therefore do not feel the need to have a bag larger than my current equipment requires.

Is the Domke F3x too big for my equipment? I have looked at the reviews and it seems like a great bag. But it seems to me that I might be able to find something just a little smaller. Unfortunately, the only camera shop (within reasonable driving distance) I have available is a Walmart. So I am trying to select a bag via the internet, which is not easy to do.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Jan 02, 2012 08:33 |  #2

That or a Crumpler 5MDH would be perfect.


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Jan 02, 2012 09:11 |  #3

Wise words from a Crumpler Man :lol:


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Jan 02, 2012 09:19 |  #4

Look at the smallest version of the Lowepro Stealth Reporter, a very wellmade pro bag at a very reasonable price. It's about $80. The next size up will also be good.

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Jan 02, 2012 09:44 as a reply to  @ tvphotog's post |  #5

I am not sure if it fits your definition of discreet - but I love my Think Tank Speed Demon. Fits your gear perfectly. Very comfortable to carry - great strap.


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Jan 02, 2012 09:56 |  #6

I like the Domke bags, so the F3x would be a great choice. I always buy exactly what I need. If you like a canvas bag, most people will argue that they are boring. Well, I applaud boring, so no one who wants to rob me is going to look at me as a target. And the Domke gives a little more than the Crumpler bags, allowing you to fit what you need easier. For the money, Domke is a good choice.


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Jan 02, 2012 10:04 |  #7

Canvas is so nice, boring? Bah!


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Jan 02, 2012 10:27 |  #8

+1 on the F3x.


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Jan 02, 2012 15:19 |  #9

There is the ThinkTank Retrospective series in Pinestone, looks like a messenger bag not a camera bag.




  
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Jan 02, 2012 17:59 |  #10

Thanks to all those who responded. After doing a little research, I think the Stealth Reporters and Speed Demon V2 look like what they are; really nice camera bags, at least from the photos I have seen. The Crumpler, Domke and the Thinktank Retro bags are the look I am going after. The Retrospective 5 looks to small and the 10 looks way to big, wish they made a Retro 7 :) just love the look of those bags.

One concern I have is the Domke does not appear to have any padding, and the other bags appear to have padding separating the cells. Not sure if this is a big issue or not.

One last question for the Crumpler 5MDH & Domke F3x, the 10-22 lens hood is quite large, do you think it will fit on the lens (off the body) or will it have to be stored separately in the third cell?

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Jan 02, 2012 18:29 |  #11

After somewhere over 30 years using Domke bags, I can say that the principal reason for adding padding to a bag is to make it stiff, bulky, and obvious. Your gear will be well-shielded by the cards, batteries, etc. that you put in the outside pockets. Yes, you should be fine with the hood reversed on the 10-22 on the F3.


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Jan 02, 2012 20:08 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #12

I you are a woman - you might like these:

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Ginger is not bad for a guy girl bag.

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Jan 08, 2012 15:56 |  #13

+1 for Domke


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Jan 08, 2012 16:27 |  #14

I can say from first-hand use the ThinkTank Retrospective bags will grow or shrink around your gear. What I mean by that is they are messenger style, unconstructed bags. If you fill the Retrospective 10 with a lot of gear, it wll naturally expand to accomodate...but if you're traveling light the bag will feel and look much narrower. The interior dimensions are similar to the Domke but I like the Retrospective because it's narrower (closer to my body).




  
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Jan 08, 2012 18:50 |  #15

Thanks again for the responses.

I have it narrowed down to the Domke F3x or the Crumpler 6MD in my mind. i really do like the look of the Retrospectives, it's just difficult to make a decision without the actual bags being in front of me. However, with all of the reviews available and information provided by the members here has been very helpful.

I am going to have to pull the trigger soon because it's a pain going out without a bag all the time. Sooner or later the weather will get me, and then I will have to depend on that Hefty garbage bag to keep things dry!


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