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Old 08-17-2014   #1
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how many bags do you own and use

I have a battered Billingham 335, a Domke X-5XC and a Lowepro dispatch style bag whose name I have forgotten, I have as yet not found an ideal bag, I use the lowepro if I am carrying one camera, two cameras, the Domke and if I have a full load including the Bronica its the Billigham, but as yet the ideal bag has evaded me, now as I sit here rearange my camera kit the cat lies on the dresser lazily watching me. What bags do you regularly use and are you happy with your choice?
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I only use one bag regularly. It's a Billingham 225, which I used to like but no longer do, because
- the leather looks rather cheap
- I developed a dislike against shoulder bags in general
- the design is no longer minimalistic enough for my taste

It does, however, hold everything it needs to hold - actually: it's just the right size - and it is also waterproof.
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I only use one bag regularly. It's a Billingham 225, which I used to like but no longer do, because
- the leather looks rather cheap
- I developed a dislike against shoulder bags in general
- the design is no longer minimalistic enough for my taste

It does, however, hold everything it needs to hold - actually: it's just the right size - and it is also waterproof.
my 335 is over thirty years old and looks and feels like I have dragged behind a car for 30 years, funny enough my tastes have changed to, I much prefer dispatch style bags
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... right answer, wrong bag .... sorry
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I travel with 6 different bags because I like to carry lots of equipment.

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six bagsthats a lot of cameras, a lot of fun
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Three.

Event Messenger 100 holds two rangefinder cameras with 50mm lens on each, light meter and film.

When traveling, now I use a ONA bag that holds a rangefinder camera with a 50mm lens, one Canon Mark Digital with 50mm lens, light meter, film and an extra CF card. Fits under the seat in front of me when riding an airplane.

Pelican case to keep the most used cameras, lenses and a few other things organized.
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Three.

Event Messenger 100 holds two rangefinder cameras with 50mm lens on each, light meter and film.

When traveling, now I use a ONA bag that holds a rangefinder camera with a 50mm lens, one Canon Mark Digital with 50mm lens, light meter, film and an extra CF card. Fits under the seat in front of me when riding an airplane.

Pelican case to keep the most used cameras, lenses and a few other things organized.
I wish I was so organised Bill but sadly I am not
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Own: too many. This is not a smart-arse answer: I literally don't know. Use: three or four at most (mainly Billingham).

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Own: too many. This is not a smart-arse answer: I literally don't know. Use: three or four at most (mainly Billingham).

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when I was younger thirty so years ago Billingham was the bag to have and so I bought one
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Too many, can't remember all of them without a concerted effort.
And all of them are in use for one thing or another, mostly to store gear in.

What I carry on a daily basis changes based on what equipment I'm intent on using. The Sony Sling bag has seen a lot of use lately as it is big enough to lug around the Leica R8 and a couple of lenses. The Lowepro Teraclime 100 and Billingham Alice L2 for smaller kits and Polaroid cams. One of the two Think Tank Mirrorless Mover bags depending on whether I'm carrying the Sony A7 or Olympus E-M1. The Lowepro Passport Sling if I'm carrying the Hasselblad 500CM.

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Own three use one , all Billingham.
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Own three use one , all Billingham.
I have always fancied a Hadley but have never owned one or seen one in the flesh, sometimes my 335 is to big
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Probably 7 or 8. Main users would be the Ona Brixton which I use as combination briefcase/Camera bag and Crumpler Kashgar outpost. The other bags are then more based on what I want to carry or where I want to carry it.
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Probably 7 or 8. Main users would be the Ona Brixton which I use as combination briefcase/Camera bag and Crumpler Kashgar outpost. The other bags are then more based on what I want to carry or where I want to carry it.
Ona Brixton is that a NZ brand, sorry for my ignorance
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Let me see...Tamrac System 6 for assignments, Tamrac Adventure 9 for storage and travelling. noname Chinese bag same size as the System 6 for flashes and LED light, old vintage shoulder bag for cables, reflectors etc., 5 or 6 vintage bags rangefinder style, and 3 Lowepro Nova 1 AW - my favourite bag (oh you guessed it) - one for home, one for our summer cottage, and one because it only cost £2 at a flea market; a really nice bag for an outing, holds my X-E1 with zoom or a small SLR + a rangefinder for B/W, films batteries, fountain pens, notebook etc. - and it has a built in raincoat - only wish it had a holder for a water bottle...
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Let me see...Tamrac System 6 for assignments, Tamrac Adventure 9 for storage and travelling. noname Chinese bag same size as the System 6 for flashes and LED light, old vintage shoulder bag for cables, reflectors etc., 5 or 6 vintage bags rangefinder style, and 3 Lowepro Nova 1 AW - my favourite bag (oh you guessed it) - one for home, one for our summer cottage, and one because it only cost £2 at a flea market; a really nice bag for an outing, holds my X-E1 with zoom or a small SLR + a rangefinder for B/W, films batteries, fountain pens, notebook etc. - and it has a built in raincoat - only wish it had a holder for a water bottle...

boy oh boy that is a lot of bags you must have a very understanding wife
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boy oh boy that is a lot of bags you must have a very understanding wife
Yes I suppose so - but then again I do not object to her 4 story doll's house being placed in the living room
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i have 3 bags for when i take one camera and 2 lenses with me…almost never these days.
i have one bag that holds 2 cameras and a lens on each body…use this most of the time.
i have another bag that holds 2 bodies with lenses attached and my third lens…use this when i'm feeling ambitious and thinking wide angle.
i have one bag that held most of my minolta slr gear (all now sold) but no one wanted the bag locally…too big/heavy to mail.
another bag (that was a gift) that is a really big messenger style that i use more for stuff than cameras…but i love having it!
i have several small bags that hold a p&s type camera…
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i have 3 bags for when i take one camera and 2 lenses with me…almost never these days.
i have one bag that holds 2 cameras and a lens on each body…use this most of the time.
i have another bag that holds 2 bodies with lenses attached and my third lens…use this when i'm feeling ambitious and thinking wide angle.
i have one bag that held most of my minolta slr gear (all now sold) but no one wanted the bag locally…too big/heavy to mail.
another bag (that was a gift) that is a really big messenger style that i use more for stuff than cameras…but i love having it!
i have several small bags that hold a p&s type camera…

I must admit i now lean towards the messenger style bags
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My cheap, from big box store, Swiss bag gave up on me after five or so years of daily use and travel for business . Few months ago I replaced it with Domkie camera-PC satchel. Hope it will serve at least the same.
I also have no-name camera bag, which takes TLR, SLR, flash and light meter. Paid $10 for it new and it serves me very well.
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No idea, maybe a dozen of different brands, sizes, and uses. Everything from Patagonia packs to my favorite, the Billinghams. The one that gets the most use? An all black Billingham Leica M bag.
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No idea, maybe a dozen of different brands, sizes, and uses. Everything from Patagonia packs to my favorite, the Billinghams. The one that gets the most use? An all black Billingham Leica M bag.
must look up the billingham leica bag it sounds cool
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I have around 12 plus bags, or rollers. I primarily use three sizes of Domke, one Millar f-stop messenger and a mid-size Lowepro backpack.

I have a like new Billingham, which was a birthday present in 1983. It was my only bag for years. I no longer use bags that scream, "camera inside", but the Billinghams are amazing quality bags. My Billingham has been to a number of third world countries and never a problem.
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must look up the billingham leica bag it sounds cool
I prefer the Billingham Hadley Small to their Leica version as the Hadley Small straps can be replaced where the Leica version are permanently fixed.
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Camera bags? More than a few. Bags that I re-purpose as a camera bag? More than that. I use Domke inserts and other generic inserts to re-purpose regular shoulder bags and backpacks.

Depend on what gear I'm taking and other non-photo gear I need to lug around.
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Camera bags? More than a few. Bags that I re-purpose as a camera bag? More than that. I use Domke inserts and other generic inserts to re-purpose regular shoulder bags and backpacks.

Depend on what gear I'm taking and other non-photo gear I need to lug around.
Yep.. I repurpose non-camera bags mainly. I only have one dedicated camera backpack that I use for my Sigma sd1 Merrill..otherwise it is usually one of two messenger bags or a big fanny pack w/ camera insert just as u do.

The fanny pack is big enough for an iPad mini plus a mirrorless apsc camera and one extra lens. The messenger bags can do either one camera and several lenses or two cameras (w/ their respective lens) and one extra lens. One of the messenger bags is a Timbuktu which can also hold a 13inch laptop.

I have a bunch of other Timbuktu messenger bags that are mainly for work. They can hold either 15 or 17 inch laptops as well as all the other work related stuff.. Plus of course squeeze in the right size mirrorless camera

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Yep.. I repurpose non-camera bags mainly. I only have one dedicated camera backpack that I use for my Sigma sd1 Merrill..otherwise it is usually one of two messenger bags or a big fanny pack w/ camera insert just as u do.

The fanny pack is big enough for an iPad mini plus a mirrorless apsc camera and one extra lens. The messenger bags can do either one camera and several lenses or two cameras (w/ their respective lens) and one extra lens. One of the messenger bags is a Timbuktu which can also hold a 13inch laptop.

I have a bunch of other Timbuktu messenger bags that are mainly for work. They can hold either 15 or 17 inch laptops as well as all the other work related stuff.. Plus of course squeeze in the right size mirrorless camera



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the one big advantage of using none camera bags as camera bags is that they do not draw attention i.e expensive camera equipment please steal me
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Yep.. I repurpose non-camera bags mainly. I only have one dedicated camera backpack that I use for my Sigma sd1 Merrill..otherwise it is usually one of two messenger bags or a big fanny pack w/ camera insert just as u do.

The fanny pack is big enough for an iPad mini plus a mirrorless apsc camera and one extra lens. The messenger bags can do either one camera and several lenses or two cameras (w/ their respective lens) and one extra lens. One of the messenger bags is a Timbuktu which can also hold a 13inch laptop.

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I use the PacSafe fanny pack with a Domke insert, and Timbuktu messenger bags, but only for very lightweight gear. Due to lower back issues, I'm inclined to use backpacks when I carry more than one body and 3 or more lenses, especially with a laptop thrown in. I am VERY fond of the Mountansmith Recycled Day lumbar packs with the detachable backpack straps -- I just throw in a couple of Domke inserts.
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I use the PacSafe fanny pack with a Domke insert, and Timbuktu messenger bags, but only for very lightweight gear. Due to lower back issues, I'm inclined to use backpacks when I carry more than one body and 3 or more lenses, especially with a laptop thrown in. I am VERY fond of the Mountansmith Recycled Day lumbar packs with the detachable backpack straps -- I just throw in a couple of Domke inserts.
The fanny pack I use is the Mountainsmith..I love them. I actually have two. A large one and a medium one. The medium size one is the one I use for my camera gear. The large one I sometimes use on vacation when I am hiking around at a national park.

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The fanny pack I use is the Mountainsmith..I love them. I actually have two. A large one and a medium one. The medium size one is the one I use for my camera gear. The large one I sometimes use on vacation when I am hiking around at a national park.

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sounds a very interesting bag, in the late 1970s early 1980s there was a lot of photographers using aluminium cases near where I lived, was never very keen on them
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Camera bags? More than a few. Bags that I re-purpose as a camera bag? More than that. I use Domke inserts and other generic inserts to re-purpose regular shoulder bags and backpacks.

Depend on what gear I'm taking and other non-photo gear I need to lug around.
funny enough I did the same with a hardy fishing bag, I placed billingham inserts in it
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I may have 20 bags or so in which I store camera equipment. Most bags were very cheap.
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Four cameras four no name bags. Each bag holds the camera and it's associated stuff. I like to just grab and go and know I have whatever I need.
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Four cameras four no name bags. Each bag holds the camera and it's associated stuff. I like to just grab and go and know I have whatever I need.
good idea, Im not that organised
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