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Larry Kellogg
03-22-2005, 05:11
Hello,
I decided on the MClassics bag (http://www.mclassics.com/) because I wanted something to carry a minimal amount of gear. I also wanted something that wasn't too big and bulky because it is hard to walk around the city with a big bag, you tend to hit people with it.

So, now I can carry my R-D1 with me to work and everywhere I go. I can fit a few papers in the bag. I especially like the suspended pocket for the camera. That is exactly what I was looking for to make it easier to grab the camera for a few shots. The velcro fastener on the cover makes it easy to get into the bag quickly without messing around with zippers.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it so far. It seems very well made. I have no affiliation with the company, I'm just a happy customer.

Regards,

Larry

David Kieltyka
03-22-2005, 08:13
I have my R-D1 kit in a cheap Beseler bag for now. When I travel I'll put it in a Domke 803, my prefered on-the-go bag. The 803 comfortably holds the camera, a full complement of lenses and all necessary accessories.

-Dave-

sevres_babylone
03-22-2005, 08:36
I also prefer the Domke, because I am not a big fan of velcro, in that the sound of opening the bag can draw attention when you want to be discrete -- at least until the click of the shutter.

Larry Kellogg
03-22-2005, 12:32
There is so much noise on the streets of New York that it would be hard for anyone to hear the sound of velcro... ;-)

Larry

05-19-2005, 07:07
http://www.adorama.com/DMF5XBBK.html?sid=1116511370434756

I use this one, its great for this camera, and even fits an extra lens and
sdcards and a spare batteri or two...

I recommend this Domke bag, it's great...

Best Regaards

Alexander Tufte

RObert Budding
05-19-2005, 09:07
I use the Domke 803 for my Contax IIIa, lenses (35, 50, 85, 135), and accessories. Works great!

Robert

LCT
05-19-2005, 12:08
Small Leitz Combination case # 14825 for Leica CL.
Fits 1 R-D1 and 3 Summicrons (28/40/50).
Needs an extra pouch for batteries and cards though.
Best,
LCT

saxshooter
05-27-2005, 14:50
Some of my favorite bags for my rangefinders that I've accumulated over the years:

Domke 803 in Ballistic Black Nylon -- won't look like an old pair of jeans after a few months and doesn't stay "damp" when it gets wet which attracts mold, etc.

Billingham Small Photo Hadley in black with BLACK piping. This used to be a custom order but I just checked the B&H site and they are selling it. Great looking bag. Around the same size of the Domke 803 but I think better made.

Billingham L2 Alice in Black (now also with Black piping, I have the older tan leather piping) -- some may find this bag a little "boxy" but it is small and there are no zips, the top flap just falls over the opening and you can latch it closed or not with the brass tabs.

I've found Billinghams, although a bit more expensive than Domkes, last MUCH longer and don't look worn out after having them for a while.

DerrickC
07-12-2005, 20:16
Hi,

what about a bag for travelling that can hold 2 RF bodies with lenses attached, 1 or 2 more small lenses, some film, passport, etc., and a small 12" laptop? Are there any shoulder bags? Was looking at the Lowepro Computrekker AW for a backpack but it looks kinda huge.

Cheers,

Derrick

Trius
07-17-2005, 18:07
http://www.adorama.com/DMF5XBBK.html?sid=1116511370434756

I use this one, its great for this camera, and even fits an extra lens and
sdcards and a spare batteri or two...

I recommend this Domke bag, it's great...

Best Regaards

Alexander Tufte
I recently bought this bag (from Helix, who happened to have the best price) and really like it. Today I had it out with an Oly SP35 and OM-1n w/ a non-name 28-70 zoom. Both barely fit, but it worked ok. If I take just one camera, such as the 35SP, I use both interior dividers, I put the camera in the centre, a sandwich in one other compartment, and an apple and other fruit at the other end. :D

I haven't tried the belt loop yet, but I will. I also ordered the F-6, but it's on backorder.

I've been tempted by the likes of M-Bag and others, but they're very expensive. And I do NOT like black bags! Why store/carry your camera and film in a heat sink?

Trius

peter_n
07-17-2005, 19:54
I actually like a bag that looks like crap after a while. I have a Domke F-2 to carry all my gear and an F-803 clone (Safrotto CF-700) for on the street. Don't like damp? Spray the outside with a water repellant spray from a camping store and you are all set! :)

Larry Kellogg
07-29-2005, 06:35
I recently bought this bag (from Helix, who happened to have the best price) and really like it. Today I had it out with an Oly SP35 and OM-1n w/ a non-name 28-70 zoom. Both barely fit, but it worked ok. If I take just one camera, such as the 35SP, I use both interior dividers, I put the camera in the centre, a sandwich in one other compartment, and an apple and other fruit at the other end. :D

I haven't tried the belt loop yet, but I will. I also ordered the F-6, but it's on backorder.

I've been tempted by the likes of M-Bag and others, but they're very expensive. And I do NOT like black bags! Why store/carry your camera and film in a heat sink?

Trius

I like the MClassics bag, mainly because you can carry some papers in it, in addition to the camera and another lens. All of the padded cases I looked at didn't have any room for any papers. I wanted a bag I could use for work material as well as for photographic equipment. It is my everyday bag, I carry it with me everywhere.

So far, the MClassics bag seems to be holding up well. It has been through a few rainstorms and seems pretty impervious to water. I think it is made with the same material used for car convertible roofs so it has a layer of rubber in the middle of the fabric. The buckles are all brass so they don't rust. Yes, the bag is expensive, but you get what you pay for.

I found a thin army suplus plastic canteen which fits perfectly in the front middle pocket so I have a water bottle. Regular water bottles are too large to fit in the bag. I like the velcro on the cover because it fasten the covers securely and makes noise when opened. I would like to know if someone is trying to open my bag. You could always buy another piece of velcro to stick over it so that it wouldn't stick the bag closed. You could also add padding in the camera compartment.

As for the heat sink issue, I don't think it is that much of a problem. Why did they make the camera black? It has been 90+ in New York and my camera hasn't melted yet! ;-)

Regards,

Larry