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Old 09-09-2009   #1
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time for a bag thread!!

got a crumpler 4 million dollar bag in the mail today and i have to say that i like the little crump better than the bigger one i recently bought and quickly sold.

it fits my panasonic g1 with both kit lenses perfectly. it is the old style and has only one buckle to dangle while walking and the green/brown combo colour ain't half bad.
i think i'll be keeping this one.

and while i'm at it, i am loving my fake a&a bag (i think the oskar is the copied model).
it is easier to use then the similarly sized domke 5xb because there is no top zipper, just open space. i like it! and am tempted to get another to house the second rd1 kit.

ok, that's it. you all can go back to talking about the m9 now...
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Tell me more about your fake A&A bag. Where did you get it? Pics?
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http://cgi.ebay.ca/Deluxe-Camera-Bag...#ht_969wt_1167

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hk to western canada in 7 days.
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Interesting looking bag Joe. How does the size of the a&a copy compare to the 5xb?

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got a crumpler 4 million dollar bag in the mail today and i have to say that i like the little crump better than the bigger one i recently bought and quickly sold.

it fits my panasonic g1 with both kit lenses perfectly. it is the old style and has only one buckle to dangle while walking and the green/brown combo colour ain't half bad.
i think i'll be keeping this one.

and while i'm at it, i am loving my fake a&a bag (i think the oskar is the copied model).
it is easier to use then the similarly sized domke 5xb because there is no top zipper, just open space. i like it! and am tempted to get another to house the second rd1 kit.

ok, that's it. you all can go back to talking about the m9 now...
if you are what you are in your avatar that 4MD crunpler will look like a coin purse. My small bag is a Domke F5Xb.
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Interesting looking bag Joe. How does the size of the a&a copy compare to the 5xb?

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it's a tad longer and wider but you have to put them side by side to notice.
it's nylon and leather so it is lighter and molds to my side easier.
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Looks like it will hold an M9 nicely Joe!
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gotta tell ya the indian hills' bare bones bag is THE rf kit bag for me. i liked it so well i bought two, one for each RF and a couple lenses and stuff, so i grab and go.
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I agree with you Mike. I've been using the bare bones bag in place of my trusty 5xb for a while now. Really like it for a single rangefinder camera and an extra lens or two, along with film, an ND filter, etc. But I'm interested in the a&a copy for a small Pentax dslr kit that's just a bit too much for the 5xb.

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got a crumpler 4 million dollar bag in the mail today and i have to say that i like the little crump better than the bigger one i recently bought and quickly sold.

it fits my panasonic g1 with both kit lenses perfectly. it is the old style and has only one buckle to dangle while walking and the green/brown combo colour ain't half bad.
i think i'll be keeping this one.

and while i'm at it, i am loving my fake a&a bag (i think the oskar is the copied model).
it is easier to use then the similarly sized domke 5xb because there is no top zipper, just open space. i like it! and am tempted to get another to house the second rd1 kit.

ok, that's it. you all can go back to talking about the m9 now...
I was going to ask if it was a good bag for an M9...

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http://cgi.ebay.ca/Deluxe-Camera-Bag...#ht_969wt_1167

free shipping.
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That is a nice bag. I have a LowePro Nova 2 bag which was cheaper than that and can hold 2 small rangefinders plus an extra lens.
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I was going to ask if it was a good bag for an M9...

Isn't the other logical question, "what color bag does a M9 look best in?"
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Looks like a good size bag. Not so keen on the leather front. I wish he had a non deluxe version in all canvas or nylon.

Is there a full length pocket along the back for a folded newspaper or anything?
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Looks like a good size bag. Not so keen on the leather front. I wish he had a non deluxe version in all canvas or nylon.

Is there a full length pocket along the back for a folded newspaper or anything?
the leather gives it a nice look i think.
there is a back pocket with a snap in the middle if you want.
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Okay, Joe, you convinced me to try one of those a&a copies. I'll let you know what I think after I get it.

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i hope to order a second also but i am also saving for an m9...err, no not an m9 but the panasonic 20/1.7, sold locally for 500 canadian smackers!
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Okay, Joe, you convinced me to try one of those a&a copies. I'll let you know what I think after I get it.

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I agree with Randy and Mike, the BBB is the bag for my RF shooting needs. I am thinking about the the smaller BBB, too.
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the bbb bag just doesn't look very substantial to me.
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I just bought an old Tenba bag for ~15$ :F works great.
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I just bought an old Tenba bag for ~15$ :F works great.
no it doesn't!
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the bbb bag just doesn't look very substantial to me.
joe, if "substantial" means built to last, then i can assure you it's built like a small version of a bike courier bag. if you're thinking of inner padding, then i'd agree it's a minimally padded bag but i like that approach. it molds nicely to the hip area and carries well across the body - nice long adjustable strap. nothing remotely box-y about it.

enough already ... i'm happy with mine.
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I just bought an old Tenba bag for ~15$ :F works great.
i bought a couple of used tenbas for my dSLR tele lenses. real nice. almost no discernible wear after 3 years of being hauled around! surprisingly good for the money.
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I've bought one of those a&a clones. I liked it very much but, in my case, it wasn't too solid, one zipper broken and some parts are not well sewn... nothing that I cannot repair myself...
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Im happy with the Billingham Hadley beater I bought on RFF a month or two ago. Seller took some good snaps but didnt tell me it stunk. Had to run it thru the washer 4 times and sun dry it at 110 degrees (F) to get the stink out and back to beater status.
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joe, if "substantial" means built to last, then i can assure you it's built like a small version of a bike courier bag. if you're thinking of inner padding, then i'd agree it's a minimally padded bag but i like that approach. it molds nicely to the hip area and carries well across the body - nice long adjustable strap. nothing remotely box-y about it.

enough already ... i'm happy with mine.
the material looks thin and i wonder about the gear banging against each other with just that thin fabric to isolate one piece from another.

i'm not knocking the bag, it's just a pita to have to keep buying bags to try them out and that one didn't look promising to me.
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I've bought one of those a&a clones. I liked it very much but, in my case, it wasn't too solid, one zipper broken and some parts are not well sewn... nothing that I cannot repair myself...
i've had mine maybe 2 weeks so far so time might tell a different story for me later on. i do hope it holds up.
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Yeah, the bbb is not for carrying lots of gear. But it's perfect for a single rangefinder and minimal gear as listed in my earlier post. And I really like how it stays close to the body while being worn. That alone means it needs less padding since it doesn't swing out and and bang into things like more substantial bags tend to.

And sure, Joe, I'll keep you in mind if the a&a copy doesn't suit me for my dslr kit.

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Nice try, but you're all wrong.

This is the bag du jour. Next 80-odd bucks I get free, I'm grabbing one.


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the bbb stealth or the micro?
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Joe: the Stealth (standard size, not the bigger one). This might be the right "second bag" (to my Domke F803) that I've been looking for. (Time to face facts, we're as bad as women when it comes to this stuff.)

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I think you're right amateriat. At this point I have more camera bags than my wife has purses. Guess I'm still safe, however, in that she still has way more shoes...
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Joe: the Stealth (standard size, not the bigger one). This might be the right "second bag" (to my Domke F803) that I've been looking for. (Time to face facts, we're as bad as women when it comes to this stuff.)
isn't that $95?

not really the same as women...we need a bag for a specific function and style plays a very small part in the decision.
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why does the guy in the bbb video never open the bag and show the inside??
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isn't that $95?
'deed, it is...but I like it so much it doesn't matter. (Hell, I paid $140 for my Domke, and put it through hell; still does the deed.)

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Ah, they'll tell you the same thing; trust me on this.

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why does the guy in the bbb video never open the bag and show the inside??
I think he learned this from the Wizard of Oz. Or Steve Jobs, I forget which...


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Yeah, Joe, the presentation is certainly unique. But there is a picture of the inside on his website.
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anyone know what the domke f6 is selling for lately?
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Yeah, Joe, the presentation is certainly unique. But there is a picture of the inside on his website.
seen it.
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seen it.
the picture is what scares me
scares you how? It's certainly enough to separate the few items I put in the bag. And if it's more than a single lens, then I just wrap a lens cloth around the second lens to give it a bit more protection.
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the 'walls' looks so thin in the pic.
if he showed them in the video it might be better.
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