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Compact bag for E-M5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by loko12345, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. loko12345

    loko12345 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 8, 2012
    Hi all,

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I recently got the E-M5 and love it. It came with the 14-42mm, and I plan on getting the Panny 20mm or 14mm.

    Can you recommend a compact bag that would work well with the E-M5 and a single lens; I wouldn't be putting a bunch of lenses or other items in the bag, so more compact the better.

    I saw this bag, the Munich 100, but I'm not sure if it would fit? Lowepro - Munich 100

    Any idea would be appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 3, 2011
    Scotland
    One of the Nova range would also do for you...... probably this one....Here
     
  3. JimmyK

    JimmyK Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 11, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    James Knodell
    If you mean the E-M5 body and a single lens mounted on the camera, then the Munich 100 could work. Click on the specification tab for the interior dimensions, then measure your camera, mounted with whichever lens you have in mind.

    A small bag that I like is the ThinkTank Retrospective 5. It has plenty of room for an E-M5 with a lens mounted, plus room for an additional lens on the side. It comes in at a somewhat higher price point, but it's extremely well made, has an outstanding and comfortable shoulder strap that won't slip off your shoulder, and is fairly nondescript in appearance. It's available in three colors. Retrospective 5 (Black)
     
  4. rfortson

    rfortson Mu-43 Veteran

    I used the Crumpler $2Million home bag for my Pen kit (including 2 lenses and a flash).

    I'm thinking of getting the $3million home for my OM-D kit.
     
  5. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Although I have many bags my favorites are my non-photo backpacks are my favs for non work shooting. I use neoprene wraps and other little bags to hold any bits. Nothing like a Pen burrito.
     
  6. Jman

    Jman Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 20, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    I use a Think Tank Retrospective 5 for my main bag with the E-m5, but it's large for what you're asking.

    I found a great compromise for my 'tiny' bag with the Lowepro Rezo 110 AW. It's very small, can fit on a belt, and yet can hold the E-M5 with 12/2, 25/1.4 and 45/1.8 (one of them mounted). You could even fit a pancake in the front pocket if you wanted as well.
     
  7. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
  8. duke777

    duke777 New to Mu-43

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    May 28, 2012
    DE, USA
    Rich
    Kept it old school with some ebay finds. $15 each.



     
  9. loko12345

    loko12345 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 8, 2012
    Thanks very much for the helpful responses.
     
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  11. efoo

    efoo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Eddie
    Can that tripod fit into that bag?
     
  12. TDP

    TDP Guest

    HELL no, it just posed for the photo
     
  13. efoo

    efoo Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Eddie
    LOL I thought so. Posing that tripod, together with the camera and clip-on flash next to the bag gave the wrong impression. :rofl: