Best mini camera bag for the ep5 or epl5 with 2 lenses ?


Mu-43 Veteran
Dec 8, 2012
I'm curious, which bag do you use now? I looking for a bag to hold an iPad, 3 lenses and an EP-5 with some accessories.
It's a fairly generic messenger bag I found at Target, and added a camera divider set.


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Mar 13, 2013
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I got the tiny Olympus PEN Street case M in a kit.

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I created the picture to accurately show how my OM-D and 3 lenses plus kit flash fit in Olympus PEN Street case M easily.
In the side pocket a spare battery and wireless remote control.
Long lenses like 12-50, 40-150 and 14-150 all fit in sideways. See bottom left.
With hoods 3 lenses get a bit cramped. With just 2 plus hoods it's OK.
It's not unobtrusive though. :)

I have a question: My 58mm polariser filter comes in a big clumsy case. Does anyone have a compact yet convenient solution for filters?


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Aug 13, 2012
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David Dornblaser
I'm curious, which bag do you use now? I looking for a bag to hold an iPad, 3 lenses and an EP-5 with some accessories.
There are a few threads on regular iPad bags. That is my preferred combination. Here are some options, the first 2 I own.

1. XS Timbuk2 D Lux with Snoop or Crumpler Small Haven insert.
2. Rickshaw Bags iPad Messenger with Cumpler Small Haven insert.
3. Billingham Hadley Pro
4. XS Timbuk2 Snoop
5. Fogg Specialists Encore
6. Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 30i or SubUrban Disguise 30, etc.
7. Lowepro Event Messenger 150
8. Tamrac Rally 5

There are increasingly a lot of options for camera gear + iPad bags.


Mu-43 Top Veteran
Jul 8, 2013
Hi! Here's my Billingham L2

Back pocket: iPad 2, receipts and paper documents.
Main compartment: Oly 45mm (hood attached), Oly 12mm (hood attached), OMD em5 with Panny 25mm mounted
Front pocket: Panny 25mm hood, lenspen, SD card holder case, sunglasses case, 2 filters (with case), 2 extra batteries, wallet and earphones.

I think it could fit in two more lenses (maybe the Oly 17mm and the Panny 20mm) though I haven't tried that yet as I like my bag to be spacious and roomy enough so I could grab the other lenses as easily and as quickly as possible.

I also have the Billingham Hadley Pro, a great bag as well but I think it's too wide for just three lenses. I use the Pro when I want to bring my 13" MB laptop, a second camera and 5 lenses.

Apologies for the picture quality, I took this with an iPhone.

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Mu-43 Veteran
Jun 3, 2013
Whipsnade, UK
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I know it isn't a mini back, although it is to me compared to my other bags :)

I really like the billingham Hadley Pro. It is compact. Fits my EP5 nicely. Also fits the 35-100 with hood attached nice. And has space left over for a big 750ml bottle of water and a sandwich and pockets for accessories.

If I want I could slip the iPad in, or my Mac book Air. It is such a versatile bag.

Unless you've already got other bags that you carry along think about your hydration needs as well :)


Mu-43 Regular
May 12, 2013
I originally had a MirrorlessMover 20 for my EP5 kit but found that I couldnt fit the EP5 with the VF4 attached well. Today, I just got a Tamrac Velocity 6z sling bag that works much better for my needs.


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Jun 10, 2013
Los Angeles
I have the TT Hubba Hubba Hiney and the Lowepro Adventura 170, each of which accommodates the OM-D (with grip) and 6 lenses, or so. Compared to my DSLR kits it's a pleasure. If I want to go light (OM-D w or w/o grip, and two lenses), I'll take the Lowepro Adventura 120.
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