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Old 05-31-2012   #121
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Paul, that looks like a BBB-E
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Seeking advice... hope you don't mind my placing this in this thread!

I just bought a "lot" that included an older Tamrac 610 bag. The problem is... the thing, though in excellent shape, smells like a wet dog.

I have checked the Tamrac site and they *sorta* expressly say: do not submerge (wash) them.

Does anyone have any experience with this? It is canvas and I do not want to ruin it.

Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2012   #123
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Paul, that looks like a BBB-E
I don't think so - it looks smaller than my BBB or BBB-E unless the wearer is a giant.
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[The Messenger Mini...] doesn't come with the exchangeable insert pouch of the large and small. Of course, the mini has the tipical padded separators which can be positioned to your like. But I find the insert pouch better, because I can just exchange this from bag to bag without fiddling around with bodies and lenses, accessories, films etc. That's why I will not use the standard separator pads of the mini.

If you own only the mini and don't need to exchange gear, then the standard insert pads are perfectly usable like in other bags.

In a few hours I can post images of my two tenba bags: It might be better than any extensive explanation
1. Fast and silent gear access through the main flap, using a separate zipper. This is true for all three sizes of the Tenba Messenger bags.


2. My photographic gear (without showing all the office stuff in the various pockets) uses only about 3/4 of the available space


3. The same padded insert fits loosely into the Messenger Large and closely into the Messenger Mini (images cropped to same scale). The big difference is the effective MINI outside size.


4. Tenba Messenger Mini with original pads


Hope the images give some impression of this bag system.
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Im starting to think it could be like this guy sais about the Tenba Mini:
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Wrong bag for me, but a great bag.
Too large to lug around.
Too small to pack a lot.
I will be looking for a smaller bag for day trekking.
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It's an excellent fit for a small kit and a notebook, but the problem is I probably want to pack some more stuff when on a plane for instance. And less when out shooting.
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Seeking advice... hope you don't mind my placing this in this thread!

I just bought a "lot" that included an older Tamrac 610 bag. The problem is... the thing, though in excellent shape, smells like a wet dog.

I have checked the Tamrac site and they *sorta* expressly say: do not submerge (wash) them.

Does anyone have any experience with this? It is canvas and I do not want to ruin it.

Thanks!
Spray it with Febreze until material feels wet. Let bag dry in indirect sun.
Then leave it in your car's trunk for a few weeks, until all scent is gone.

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Old 06-01-2012   #127
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i am convinced i will eventually have more bags than i have cameras, you know because of all the possible permutations!
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Seeking advice... hope you don't mind my placing this in this thread!

I just bought a "lot" that included an older Tamrac 610 bag. The problem is... the thing, though in excellent shape, smells like a wet dog.

I have checked the Tamrac site and they *sorta* expressly say: do not submerge (wash) them.

Does anyone have any experience with this? It is canvas and I do not want to ruin it.

Thanks!
I don't know why you couldn't wash it, but to be safe, what about having it dry cleaned? BTW, my 610 is nylon.
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...I don't know why you couldn't wash it...
I machine washed a canvas Domke. It came out fine.

Put it inside a pillowcase. Use a mild detergent; gentle cycle.

If desired the dryer will soften it. Leave it in the pillowcase.
Use low heat. Take it out while still damp and let air dry.

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I machine washed a canvas Domke. It came out fine.

Put it inside a pillowcase. Use a mild detergent; gentle cycle.

If desired the dryer will soften it. Leave it in the pillowcase.
Use low heat. Take it out while still damp and let air dry.

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Old 06-02-2012   #131
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Recently bought this limited edition Billingham Hadley Small, made especially for Pedlars.

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Thanks for all the advice on cleaning the bag!

I will report back with results.
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Recently bought this limited edition Billingham Hadley Small, made especially for Pedlars.
This is awesome! How did you get it? Any chance of me getting one
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Old 06-13-2012   #134
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Ordered the Hadley Small Sage/Tan Fibrenyte today! Looking forward to discover the look and feel of the bag, what fits and what not. Spent waaaaay too much time researching and initially discarded the Billinghams due to the neardy look of the Khaki one. Well well.. expecting it next week!

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I have several bags, many of them non-camera specific + padded inserts, but this is my current do-all setup.

This is custom made Timbuk2 messenger bag. Left handed (right shoulder), compressing straps, blacked out exterior with water proof fabric (I call this "body bag"), then I added their camera insert. I could use Temba insert, but Timbuk2's got tapered sides that fit perfectly to the shape of their bag. When closed, it doesn't look or feel bulky at all. And the insert itself has zipper closure for better water/element proofing.

I can easily carry this much in there without the bag looking ridiculously puffed up. My typical commute will be basically this but carrying OM-D (which in use to take these pics) in place of Mamiya 7, which goes out in this bag in weekends.





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that looks like a very nice design. strap sewn in, or hooked? i like the neatness of a sewn-in strap ...
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that looks like a very nice design. strap sewn in, or hooked? i like the neatness of a sewn-in strap ...
Yes, strap is sewn in very securely. One side has quick-adjust buckle so you can change the length very easily (it's a messenger bag to start with). You can use the buckle on the "behind" side of the bag when you wear, but it's easier if it's in the front. That's where you wanna choose which side you put your bag. This one is custom ordered for lefty (no extra cost).

You can order custom bags on their site http://www.timbuk2.com/ but you do have a few special options you can ask like one-panel design instead of three panels if you can come to the store in SF. I live only a few blocks away from there. They make all custom bags in SF in just a couple days from the order.

[edit] Oh dang they now have the camera insert for XS size bags as well (great for M x 2 or M + lens kit). I better get that for my XS bags...

P.S. the one in my previous post is "Small" size.
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Hi Sug, which Tenba insert do you use?
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This is awesome! How did you get it? Any chance of me getting one
I simply emailed them and asked if they had any left. Lucky they did, in one of their stores in London.

You can try contacting them if you like. See http://www.pedlars.co.uk/.
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I think I got what is perfect for me. Yesterday during lunch I happened to pass by a Lacoste Outlet and found this nice messenger bag. The bag has zipper for security but I leave mine open, a flap with magnetic closures on all external pockets and main flap. No more velcro issue. I put a Domke insert but a little small, no issues as I put some small stuff there. It has a zippered pocket inside where you can put your wallet, passport, etc. and 2 small open pockets inside deep enough that it won't fall out when you open it. At the moment I have the OMD with grip, an extra lens (45 1.8) and soon one more lens. I can still fit the X100 or EP3 there. This is a body bag so it hugs your body. Soft and nice quality canvass though I'm not sure if it is water resistant. Size is almost same as an F803 but shorter height. Here are some pics of it.











Btw, Ipad or 11.6 MBA will fit nicely inside.
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I simply emailed them and asked if they had any left. Lucky they did, in one of their stores in London.

You can try contacting them if you like. See http://www.pedlars.co.uk/.
Thanks. Think they are out of the one you have... But have other colors.. How did you make payment though? I wasn't comfortable with emailing my credit card details...

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I just bought the ONA Union Street Messenger Bag.. So far loving it! Nice Ranger tan faded canvas just works. The insides are roomy enough to house 2 RF Bodies, 3 lenses, a flash.. If configured well I'm sure it can fit more lenses but i prefer easy access and i dont have a that many m lenses to begin with...

The bag is abit on the long side for me to wear it sideways, which is my favorite.. But it's perfect of slung across the back, messenger style (doh). The slim profile is great too, doesn't seem like I'm carrying a bulky camera bag.. It's as slim as a Hadley Pro actually.. Just longer and shorter..

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i have had a green canvas domke f-5xb for about five years. i like it a lot. it's durable and pretty incognito. it's a good size for out-and-about, allowing me to carry an M body with a lens attached, plus two other lenses and accessories. about three years back, i added on a domke f-803 in waxwear. i knew i wanted a somewhat larger bag for travel, but i really didn't get on with this bag. i didn't like the waxwear (you need to reapply the ointment and the instructions say you shouldn't wash a waxwear bag in a washing machine), and i didn't like the light brown strap and body strips (which seemed to get dirty easily--and then need hand washing). so i sold the bag, having used it very little, and have been a one-bag guy since. just two days ago, though, i decided to get another f-803, but in black canvas. i still need a slightly larger bag for travel (so I can put in the battery charger and an ipad, etc.), so i'm hoping a canvas model will be much more to my liking. we shall see ...
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I started out with a little a couple of smaller Lowe Pro bags but then a couple of years ago I got a Domke F2 and now I'm hooked. I love the canvas and it's a lot easier to find things in than the Lowe Pros for me.

My F2 is in a Nikon suede bag that my step-dad probably bought with it back in the early '70's. It's cool looking and well built but you have to take the camera and whatever else out to get to the lower compartments.

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