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Fogg Concerto camera bag
Old 07-10-2014   #1
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Fogg Concerto camera bag

For those who will settle for nothing less that the best in camera bags, I humbly present the Fogg Concerto:

http://www.tamarkin.com/products/fogg-cases/concerto

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Old 07-10-2014   #2
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Lovely things, but a mite beyond my price range.

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Old 07-10-2014   #3
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I'll take two
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Old 07-10-2014   #5
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Don't mean to rain on anyone's parade but it looks a bit anachronistic. All that's missing are brass corners and it's ready for a first class berth on an ocean liner.
It seems expensive at first but in reality it's about the price of a 50 Summicron.
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Old 07-10-2014   #6
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I have one too, it is a very nice bag when you travel or go on location, but for day to day shooting I prefer the smaller bags, which are made of thicker fabric, but have less padding. The fabric gets more supple as you "wear" the bag, and it sort of gives me the same tactile pleasure you get from handling the Leicas themselves. I am ordering another small bag now, and am thinking about this one for smaller travels too:http://www.foggspecialistbags.com/fo...atchels/encore
Fogg bags are a good buy - you end up using them with pleasure, and they last. I am full of normal photo bags that are gathering dust. The dollar/usage result is actually better with good tools that you use a lot, it applies to cameras and bags alike.
BTW I am ordering these bags directly, and while expensive, I don't recall paying that money for my Concerto.
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Old 07-11-2014   #7
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... It seems expensive at first but in reality it's about the price of a 50 Summicron.
Which means that at second, third, and fourth glances is really is expensive. ];-)

Lest I seem to be obsessing over the price, I find nothing wrong with that, it just is. And it might even be worth it, like the Summicron. But I just can't bring myself to spend so much for a bag. My own predilections, I suppose; I'd rather put that money into travel or buying film for the Polaroids...

The Encore looks nice too, but I'm satisfied enough with the look and feel of the Billingham Alice L2 or Ona Bowery. I've had the Billingham for a decade now and it's proving its quality.

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Tamarkin needs to fix their site: shouldn't the comma in the price be a period, two spaces to the right?
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That should be the official bag of the NY Mets.

Here's a real bag for $59.95: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...rt_17l_aw.html

I took this bag with me to Chicago, carried it all day long for 9 days -- holds two Rolleiflexes -- has those elastic mesh side pockets that can hold a water bottle, only weighs 1.8lbs -- comes with built in rain cover. Doesn't look expensive and is easy to work out of.
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The Concerto looks like a re-introduction of the Fogg Matrix bag, sold when the Foggs were still based out of London.
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If I am reading that right it is the price of an M6 plus lens. That is a lot of film or a new computer. When you start selling products for the .1% you really narrow your target audience.
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$2600 for a camera bag which has no inserts or apparent intent for inserts. You could treat your gear just as poorly and save a lot of money by using a diaper bag from Target or the ARC. You'd be less conspicuous too.

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That should be the official bag of the NY Mets.

Here's a real bag for $59.95: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...rt_17l_aw.html

I took this bag with me to Chicago, carried it all day long for 9 days -- holds two Rolleiflexes -- has those elastic mesh side pockets that can hold a water bottle, only weighs 1.8lbs -- comes with built in rain cover. Doesn't look expensive and is easy to work out of.
I am all bagged up right now, but that is one of the nicest bags for the money out there.
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That should be the official bag of the NY Mets.

Here's a real bag for $59.95: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...rt_17l_aw.html

I took this bag with me to Chicago, carried it all day long for 9 days -- holds two Rolleiflexes -- has those elastic mesh side pockets that can hold a water bottle, only weighs 1.8lbs -- comes with built in rain cover. Doesn't look expensive and is easy to work out of.
That looks like a really nice bag and a great deal!
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a bit over the top I think.
I do own a Fogg b-minor but I paid a fraction of that
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i had always be curious about Fogg bags and a few years ago a used "LN-" showed up on KEH so I ordered it. Frankly I was a little shocked that for (at the time) twice the price of a Billingham, it actually appeared the latter were of better quality materials, workmanship and design. I sent the Fogg back.
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Which means that at second, third, and fourth glances is really is expensive. ];-)

Lest I seem to be obsessing over the price, I find nothing wrong with that, it just is. And it might even be worth it, like the Summicron. But I just can't bring myself to spend so much for a bag. My own predilections, I suppose; I'd rather put that money into travel or buying film for the Polaroids...

The Encore looks nice too, but I'm satisfied enough with the look and feel of the Billingham Alice L2 or Ona Bowery. I've had the Billingham for a decade now and it's proving its quality.

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Its definitely over the top for a camera bag.
It definitely has the appearance of caring more about the bag than whats in it.
I love how they don't bother showing any cameras or lenses - just apples.
I mean who doesn't picnic with a Leica?
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