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Lowepro Edit 110 - A good tiny bag for the R-D1!
Old 02-19-2006   #1
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Lowepro Edit 110 - A good tiny bag for the R-D1!

I went out shopping for something else the other day with my R-D1 in hand ready to go elsewhere and take some pictures. It felt wrong holding it and i didn't want to put it round my neck so whilst i was out i took a quick look at camera bags available in a few smaller shops.

Having the R-D1 to hand i was able to see which ones fitted or not. I already have a crumpler bens pizza XL bag for my canon SLR, which is quite stealthy and can fit a few things in. I was keen for some basic protection and as small as possible. In the end i spotted the Edit 110.. its actually described as a mini dv camera bag, its not THAT stealthy being Lowepro but its very very small. Actually testing it with the R-D1 and I noticed that the interior space of the bag was the same size as the R-D1 itself.. it fits in on its bag nicely snug against the soft walls. The VL 35mm ultron lens is close to the top of the bag, I have no other lenses so i cannot say whether they'd fit or not. Beyond that you can fit plenty of caps, and cards etc.. at a push you could perhaps fit a smaller lens in the bag with the camera.. the lens wrapped in a small layer of bubble wrap would stop it doing any damage to the camera and the whole package would be nice and small.

My rationale was that inside this bag its nicely protected with a reasonable amount of foam.. its also nice and securely fitting exactly the space available so it wouldn't move around at all. Combining it with a backpack could give a more long term solution, along with then looking exactly like any one else with a standard bag. In fact anticipating having to send some packages recently i brought a load of bubblewrap home in bag i take to work. I've since left it in out of lazyness but have noticed how its added a lot of protection to the things that i take in.. I believe this Edit 110 bag with some bubble wrap and some clothes would sit very securely inside a standard rucksack, giving you a very safe home for your camera whilst remaining quite incospicuous.

Its not ideal in fitting multiple lenses, its also not that quick to get into, you have to unzip the entire main lid after releasing the velcro strap.

Still just thought i'd point it out purely for the fact that its tiny, and it fits the R-D1 perfectly.

I've uploaded a few pictures of it and my camera (including a few shots with my crumpler bag to give you a nice idea how much smaller it is than that bag) here

http://jimtreats.com/epson_R-D1/01_B...a/all_pics.htm

the bag itself is on lowepro's site here

http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Shou.../Edit_110.aspx
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The Edit 110 really is a super-mini bag for the R-D1. The Stealth Reporter 100 is a very compact option but it allows some space divided off each side of the camera for lenses and general bits, which most will tend to need. It has the additional zipper on top for 'stealthily' pulling the camera straight out of the bag, though how stealthy this really is is questionable and on such a small bag it's just a little on the tight side (unless it's a Minox or somesuch!). If you want a bag to contain basic kit, a camera ans a lens or two, then you could do worse.
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cheers celesto.. the beauty with the edit is its fairly cheap.. time will tell whether it remains my main bag for the R-D1.. its nice to have something so small to cocoon it.. its pretty much the smallest bag you could get that would fit the R-D1 with most lenses attached.

The lens front I figure you can pocket unused lenses as they're so tiny.. not sure how feasible that will be yet.. I only have 2 lenses at the moment and i'm waiting on another adapter to be able to use both at the same time.
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Yes, it's surely good enough if it gives enough protection without unnecessary bulk and what you actually need fits inside. And to be honest what I 'actually need' amounts to the camera with a 35mm lens stuck on it most of the time, nothing more.

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