Olympus OM-D Messenger Bag - $8.43 @ Amazon

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  1. nublar

    nublar Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 22, 2013
  2. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    That's a great deal!

  3. leungw

    leungw Deal Hunter

    May 26, 2011
  4. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 17, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Reviews aren't good, but great deal, thanks for the post!
  5. CaptureLights

    CaptureLights Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 4, 2014
    for 8 bucks, ill give it a try.
  6. pixelvandal

    pixelvandal Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 23, 2013
    Gold Coast - Australia
    Just bought it
    $17Aud shipped to australia. Pretty good :)
    Bad reviews but I'll slap some Velcro on the flap and if it sucks, just use it as a storage bag! Haha.
    Thanks for the heads up :)
  7. Nam-in-Sonoma

    Nam-in-Sonoma Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 23, 2012
    Penngrove, CA
    Just placed my order too...thank you.
  8. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I won't buy it, as I don't like these kinds of bags (I am using a messenger wrap inside of whatever bag/backpack I'm taking), but it's virtually free at that price.

  9. I bought one, I need a small bag when I leave the large one home. The price is what shipping costs on a lot of stuff, and it was Prime, so I will see it in a few days.

    CPTKILLER Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 8, 2014
    Austin, Texas USA
    Jim Phipps
    Price has gone up.

    "Olympus 260124 OM-D Camera Messenger Bag (Black)
    by Olympus
    5 customer reviews
    List Price: $69.99
    Price: $19.99 + $4.99 shipping
    You Save: $50.00 (71%)
    Only 6 left in stock.
    Ships from and sold by Mitch Mel Corp."
  11. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    I received the bag today; as some of the reviews mention, the shoulder strap is not removable, and securely closing the bag requires hooking another strap together instead of a more typical latch or velcro.

    The inside of the bag IS padded, despite some reviewers saying it isn't.

    The side pockets are fairly useless as they're loose and have no elastic, so batteries, etc. would fall out. However, I see that a skinny 12oz water bottle can fit well.
    There is a zippered pocket in the flap, should be OK for some filters.

    I like that it is smaller than my 'laptop' messenger bag (and bigger than my MM10), so I'm sure it will be useful when wanting to travel with the body + a couple lenses.
    I don't think the 40-150mm Pro lens is going to fit well with the body and the 12-40mm though; will have to try when I get home.

    Definitely not bad for $8, or even $25, if the size is convenient for one's kit.

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  12. Jesse_S

    Jesse_S Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 7, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    I just got mine as well and agree with most of barry13s comments above.

    It just barely fits an 11" Macbook Air, which is nice. I also like that it has lots of pockets although I wish one of the side pockets was bigger so it could hold a bigger water bottle. It's nice and lightweight and doesn't scream "camera bag," which is always a plus.

    The clasp on the front is weird and I don't exactly trust it, but it looks like it would be fairly easy to replace. Definitely worth it for the price, although I wouldn't pay much more for it without a better clasp.
  13. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    I now have the following in the bag:

    iPad retina, with Apple shell case.

    40-150mm Pro w MC-14 mounted, with hood retracted and tripod foot in place. Tripod foot is rotated forward, as rearward would press against tablet or laptop screen.
    Standing vertically with front element upwards. Still room for a CPL filter.

    9mm BCL, adjacent to 40-150, with small divider between.

    17mm f1.8 Oly w hood reversed
    45mm Oly w hood reversed and filter.
    I have both of these in the right partition, so one is in a cloth pouch to prevent them from scratching each other.

    E-M1 body, with Joby sling

    12-40mm, either on the E-M1 or in the bottom center, with filter.
    If off-body, I can put one of the petition dividers over it and put the body with a small lens mounted on top.

    Inside (top) pocket:
    72mm CPL
    62mm CPL
    E-M1 flash, in its pouch
    2 BLN-1 batteries

    Skinny 12oz water bottle, side pocket
    Granola bar, other side pocket

    Caps for MC-14, outer front zipper pocket.

    There's still room in the inner and outer front pockets for a charger, lens paper, etc.

    Filters over 72mm probably won't fit in any of the pockets, fwiw.

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  14. Dan Lopez

    Dan Lopez Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2011
    I totally missed out on this.
  15. Theo

    Theo Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2013
    Theo K.
    Sounds like a very large bag. Probably oversize for me. I'm waiting for mine.
  16. Jason C

    Jason C Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 10, 2014
    Mine was $8.01 at Amazon.

    For $8, it's a great deal. I won't be lugging around my 6D or 1D3 in it, but my SL1 and accessories will fit just nicely. Or toss in my G5 with some legacy glass, and I'm ready to go. Thanks for the heads up on this!

  17. I got mine yesterday. It will get used, but it's not a bag I would have purchased if it had cost more. I'm not to crazy about the front latch either.
  18. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins Mu-43 Veteran

    I paid $39.95 for mine several months ago, and except for the clasp, am very happy with it. I carry in it two E-M5 bodies, a 20mm Panasonic, a 45mm Oly, and a 14-140-II Panasonic, the small Oly flash, two extra batteries and the charger, plus my iPad.