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Best Cases for GH2 with 45mm, 14-140mm and 100-300mm Lenses

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by brosenz, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. brosenz

    brosenz Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 9, 2011
    Please I am looking for a good case for each (three different cases) the following combinations:

    - GH2 + 45mm Macro Lens
    - GH2 + 14-140mm Lens
    - GH2 + 100-300mm Lens

    I've been looking at Lowepro and CaseLogic but I am having a hard time finding the right ones, please any suggestion will be appreciated, thanks a lot

  2. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    I use a Domke f-5xb for GF2 + 14-140mm + 14-45mm +20mm. I think it should be a good bag for the GH2 + 14-140 or 100-300 if you dont need room for much else. Can also slide a pancake or two in there.
  3. Domke option

    Use the Domke F-5XC. Packing the G2 & GF-1 bodies with some combination of the following lens either attached or in the bag. 9-18mm oly, Pany 20mm, 14-45mm & 45-200mm. Bag external dimensions are ~10x11x5". The addition of the zippered bottom access with bellowed flap (reduces chances of lens from rolling out) gives you easy access & versatility in how you decide to pack your gear. Flat rear pocket allow storage of thinner accessories (notebook, grey card...) & couple smaller, but not very secure without the cover lap down bellowed pockets for batteries, cards...

    Bag is sized between the ThinkTank Retro 5 & 10. Couple other potential alternatives.

    Possible with gear noted that you may be able to go down a size to F-5XB. Might be bit too short to pack the 100-300mm attached to the GH2. I've packed the GF-1, 9-18mm, 14-45mm & 45-140mm (attached, but with hood not deployed) in the 5XB. Bag is ~10x8x5"
  4. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    I have the Domke FX5a, it'll fit a Nikon D7000 and the 70-300 detached so it shouldn't have any problems fitting a gh2 and your other lenses.
  5. jglasson

    jglasson New to Mu-43

    Jul 1, 2011
    I've got mine in a Lowepro Photo Runner 100. My gear is a GH2, 14-42, 14-140, and 20mm together with a Nissin 466Di, an extra battery and the charger. You should be able to fit your stuff in this.
  6. lannes

    lannes Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 15, 2011
    Perth, Australia
    I've got a lowepro classified 140aw, it fits the 7-14, 14-140 and 100-300 perfectly, even room for the fl-360
  7. ckrueger

    ckrueger Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 16, 2011
    I like my Think Tank Retrospective 5. It will fit all the equipment you listed. The 100-300 will fit either with the hood in shooting position or the GH2 on the lens, but not both.

    It's a nicely-padded bag but still very light. There's a bunch of extra compartments for accessories, and there's enough space to cram a couple small extra lenses or a flash in the bag if you need to.
  8. mclarenf3

    mclarenf3 Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 23, 2010
    Again, I'd vouch for the Domke F-5XC.


    As seen in the photo, the bottom zippered compartment gives you a lower shelf, and there is a zipper at the top to gain access to the top shelf.

    With this setup, I have my (G2) body with a lens attached. I also have my Olympus XZ-1, and spare batteries stored in the top compartment.

    In the bottom compartment, I keep my 14-140mm, 50mm f/1.2, and 135mm f/2.8. All of which are decent sized lenses. I think this bag would be perfect for what you are looking for, and it doesn't look like a camera bag.

    I also have a 7" Samsung Galaxy Tablet (Android) which fits perfectly in the back pouch. And the two filter pouches work great for filters, step up rings, and a few memory cards. I bought it in tan colour because apparently the black one attracts dust/lint/hair like crazy. Not shown in the photo is a top flap that velcros over the case to protect it from the elements (and pick-pocketers).

    The only thing missing from this would be a carry handle. The shoulder strap works great, but there are times I want to carry it in my hand and the strap makes it awkward.
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