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Bag small enough for 3 m4/3 cameras

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by retroglide, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    83
    Apr 8, 2012
    Looking for a bag small enough to carry the following.
    GH3/12-35mm/f2.8
    G5/35-100mm/f2.8
    GX1/20mm/f1.7
    A couple of batteries

    Any ideas appreciated :)


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  2. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    You mean the smallest bag large enough to carry your gear? :biggrin:

    Are you planning on carrying all three bodies with lenses attached? That makes a big difference in bag recommendations. Nonetheless, I would probably recommend Domke's F-6 bag if you like their bags. It is like a mini F-2 that is not as tall, and that has no end pockets. If the F-6 was too small, but you like their bags, I would then recommend the F-2, but it is not a small bag.

    Good luck,

    --Ken
     
  3. j-devilengrey

    j-devilengrey Mu-43 Rookie

    13
    Mar 2, 2013
    France
    Maybe the domke f5xb will be ok i think.
    Small and light.
     
  4. BAXTING

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Bradley
    My Domke F6 easily fits 3 and I dont think its too big either.
     
  5. WorldShooter

    WorldShooter Mu-43 Regular

    36
    Jan 17, 2013
    Giethoorn, Netherlands
    Peter B.
    Nice setup :smile: !
     
  6. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    83
    Apr 8, 2012
    The Domke looks real nice. Will take a closer look at that.

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  7. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    Domke F10 perhaps.
     
  8. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Do you think an F10 can hold three bodies with lenses? I own an F10 and am trying to picture how the woud fit.

    --Ken
     
  9. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I own an F-10 and F-5XB. I don't see how three bodies with lenses (mounted or not) would fit in either bag....

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  10. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    You might be able to fit them in a Domke F-803 with some insert adjustments. If so, then this bag has a nice slim profile as a satchel.

    --Ken
     
  11. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    I've have manage to get three bodies into a Domke F10 without problems and here is how I would try it with the OP's equipment.
    Use both dividers so there is three sections.
    G5 & 35-100 lens into the centre, lens facing down. (I can pack my GF1 with halfcase with the P100-300).
    The 12-35mm lens at one side section.
    If it fits, the GH3 in the othe section. If it does not fit, the GX1 + 20mm lens. I manage to fit a GF2 with the 20mm lens easily. These two cameras are about the same side.
    The front pocket can either house the GX1 with the 20mm lens or the GH3 body. I can easily fit the GF1 with the leather hard case, LVF1 and P20mm attached with plenty of room to spare.
    The batteries can go into the zipped pocket on the inside of the flap, that's where I keep mine.
    I will update with photo's later.
    I would not recommend the Domke F-5b though, too small for what the OP wants.
     
  12. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    I'm just not picturing that GH3 fitting in there with all that other gear, but I guess it may be possible.

    --Ken
     
  13. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
    David
    Agree, not seeing it.

    Maybe the F-5XZ given the greater depth. The F-803 is probably better.

    Think Tank Retrospective (5 or 7 maybe) and Tenba Messenger: Small would also probably work.
     
  14. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    83
    Apr 8, 2012
    Must say im greatful for all these replies. Local camera shops only ever seem to have lowepro and targus etc. Will be busy checking all these out on the Internet

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  15. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    Ignore my entusiasm for the F10, I would say the GH3 is too big.
     
  16. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Appreciate the enthusiasm, and was hoping you had a solution for the GH3. The F10 is quite deceptive in that it holds a lot more than it appears. Its my mid-size bag when the F6 is more than I need.

    --Ken
     
  17. retroglide

    retroglide Mu-43 Regular

    83
    Apr 8, 2012
    Ok, have just spotted the F2. That seems to be big enough or is it? Forgot to mention I have the battery grip in the GH3

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  18. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    The Domke F3 should fit your equipment. The GH3 and G5 go in the main compartment and the GX1 will fit in one of the two side pockets.
    The only problem I have with this bag is that it is a bit "floppy", i.e. it doesn't have much structure to it.
    On the other hand the same lack of structure makes this bag quite flexible when you only want to carry a little.
    Rudy
    p.s. It seems that Domke has been releasing various bags under the same name over the years. The F3 that I am talking about is the original F3 Super Compact...
     
  19. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    I have a 20-year old F3, and I am trying to imagine how you are fitting two bodies with lenses attached in the main compartment. Can you elaborate?

    --Ken
     
  20. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    The F2 is not that small of a bag. It will hold what you have listed, and then some. I still think that the F6 is your best bet with a slight modification of the stock insert. The thing that I like about the F6 is that it is a bag that you can easily work out of, just like the F2.

    --Ken