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Needed: Bag for P100-300 w/body and other lenses?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by WT21, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Yes, YABT. I also see in the YABT thread that Domke is coming out with new bags. Just my luck :( I need a bag too quickly.

    I have a Domke 5Xb which I love for my EPL5 w/PL25. I can also carry another normal lens with that.

    However, I also have the need to carry the P100-300 attached to the body or not. The 5xb is too small for that. I was thinking 5xc, but I can't find that in ruggedwear.

    I prefer to stay away from nylon on the one end, and Bellingham on the other. Something rugged, more weatherproof, easy access, but still more messenger like. Basically the 5xc but in ruggedwear! Since I can't have that, anyone else using a minimalist bag to tote the 100-300 with 2 other lenses?

    edit: maybe a crumpler mild enthusiast medium??
     
  2. brera13

    brera13 Mu-43 Regular

    129
    Apr 20, 2012
    I use a Kata DC439 and ay have Olympus OMD E5 with 12-50 mm mzuico,45 mm mzuico,Panasonic 100-300,3 batteries ,flash ,2 filters ,greetings
     
  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Thanks, but I can't find that kata on B&H or Amazon :(

    I'm thinking Crumpler mild enthusiast medium, 5 MDH, or maybe thinktank retrospective 5, though none of these completely tickly my fancy for various reasons...
     
  4. kadamnation

    kadamnation Mu-43 Regular

    125
    Feb 13, 2013
    Boston, MA
    I used the Retro 5 in India, where it fit a panasonic 25mm, Oly 14-45 kit zoom, Pana 45-200mm, GX1, sunblock and sunglasses case quite handily. I don't know how the 100-300 compares to the 45-200 in terms of size, but I'm totally, madly in love with my Retrospective 5. The coloring and texture may not be for everyone, but I'll vouch for the bag's quality and feel.
     
  5. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    517
    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    Bob
    Bill, my minimalist setup is a Domke F5XA (even smaller than your "B") plus an OpTech neoprene lens pouch which clips onto the ring where the Domke strap attaches to the bag.

    This rig carries an E-PL2 with Panny 14 mounted plus an E-M5 with Oly 45 mounted, both in the bag. The OpTech lens pouch carries an additional lens, depending on what I want to use for the occasion. Usually that's the Panny 45-200, but sometimes I'll take the Oly kit lens if I'm likely to shoot much video with the OM-D.

    OpTech makes several sizes of neoprene lens pouch and it should be easy to find one that fits the 100-300.
     
  6. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I hadn't thought of a separate lens pouch. Not sure that's my flow, but it might be worth considering. Certainly relatively cheaper!
     
  7. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    517
    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
    Bob
  8. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Thanks Bob. I saw that, but there's no bottom zipper.
     
  9. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    784
    Jan 10, 2013
    Billingham 107. Add an 11-15 Superflex insert. Bag can also hold a flash like the FL-600R. The camera can be fully gripped. Mounted lens fits into the bag with it's hood in the extended position. (75-300 seen here)

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  10. Droogie

    Droogie Mu-43 Veteran

    297
    Feb 23, 2013
    Washington State
  11. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
  12. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    OK, so I solved my own problem, though I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it.

    Basically, I turned around how I tried loading the EPL5 w/100-300, and it's working much better now.

    Before, I was trying to load the end with the body w/EVF2, in the corner, and the lens against the divider (see pic 1). Flipping it around, the body (w/the EVF2 mounted) has more space, and goes in/out much more easily (pic 2). I think I can make the 5xb work enough for this weeks trip, and then I'll see what Domke releases next.
     

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  13. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Dang! This isn't going to work :( It's fine until I loaded up the front pocket with two filters and a battery. It stops the bag from being pliable.

    Now the question is -- Crumpler 5 or 6 MDH. Tenba mini messenger (might be overkill) for TT Retrospective 5 (but don't like the colors)

    I'm assuming the 5MDH is noticeably more roomy than the Domke 5xb?
     
  14. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    362
    Nov 19, 2011
    How about the Domke F10, it is just that little bit bigger than the 5xb. In the main compartment you can have two dividers with the 100-300 in the middle with the camera attached at the top and a section either side for lenses and kit, there's a zipped pocket in the flap for small slim items and a nice zipped pocket at the front that holds more than it looks.

    I carry my 100-300 separately, In the main compartment I carry the 100-300 lens, gf1 with the P20 lens attached and the P7-14 and Oly 45mm. In the large front pocket, I carry a Gorrila Pod, filters, battery, Panny EVF1, 46mm vented lens hood. In the zipped pocket is memory cards, cleaning clothes, tripod plate, hotshoe spriti level, one or two other bits.
     
  15. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Is the f10 basically a tall 5xb, so you can point the camera down? That might be my issue with the 5xb. I am having to do sideways.

    I've ruled out the Tenba (too big) and the retrospective. I'm thinking 5MDH, but I'll look at the F10.
     
  16. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
  17. onur

    onur New to Mu-43

    8
    Oct 31, 2012
    I would consider Think Thank Hubba Hubba Hiney

    Hubba Hubba Hiney

    I have EPM1 with Pana 14, PL25, Pana 45-175 and Oly45. Dont have any issue except that I reverse the lens hood when I put the camera back into the bag.

    Just an alternative...
     
  18. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I second the recommendation for the Domke F-10. I use this bag when I need to carry more than what I can fit in my F-5XB. I like Crumpler bags, but I hate their straps. Actually now that I've used the Domke gripper straps, I hate all bag straps save Domke!
     
  19. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Savas, What eyepiece do you have on your OM-D?
     
  20. The Minimalist

    The Minimalist Mu-43 Veteran

    362
    Nov 19, 2011
    Here are some pictures I've taken quickly to demonstrate the F10.

    left hand section contains the P7-14 and Oly 45, the middle is the GF1 mounted on the 100-300 lens and to the right you can just see the P20 all by itself.
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    1-domke-1010667 by Darren B1, on Flickr

    My preference, left handside the P7-14 & Oly 45, GF1 & 20mm in the middle and the 100-300 to the right.
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    1-domke-1010668 by Darren B1, on Flickr

    Size comparison of the Domke fx5b & F10.
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    1-domke-1010669 by Darren B1, on Flickr

    Another comparison shot.
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    1-domke-1010670 by Darren B1, on Flickr