Quick Access Lens Bag

deirdre

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I'll let you know when mine arrives. You could stack it two lenses deep, I'm pretty sure. I'm hoping so because I now have five cameras and, uh, (counts quickly) nine lenses.

Nikonos: 35mm lens
Leica CL and Leica M8: 15mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 90mm, 135mm
GF1: 20mm, 45mm
Zeiss Super Ikonta: one fixed Tessar
 

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As a camera bag addict I have looked into the shootsac several times but never have bitten. It is more sized for DSLR lenses but I guess you could slide an M4/3 camera with a pancake lens into one of the sections though making it more useful. It seem like something that should be closer to $100 than $200. A small Billingham or Domke seems a better fit.
 

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If you are after speed, then I suggest a Domke. Domke's are designed for news photogs where quick and easy access to lenses is essential and critical in their daily lives.

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deirdre

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Well, I found a used Shootsac, so that's part of the appeal for me. Plus it has a black-and-red cover and I'm all about the red.

I've also looked into the shorter Artisan and Artist bags; they really focus on Leica shooters, but the profiles aren't that different. I'll probably carry around the Shootsac and an ACAM-7000 bag for the bodies, but I have considered just biting the bullet and getting the -1100 bag for both bodies and lenses. That bag is shallow enough to be useful for :43:.
 

deirdre

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ACAM-1000 aka ImageSmith
GCAM-7000 aka Sabastio's Reporter's Satchel
also GCAM-1100 aka Elliot's Everyday Bag
ACAM-7100 aka Oskar's One Day Bag

Popflash carries them and has other models. If you think the US prices are scary, you should see the Japanese ones. But hey, if you want a purple plastic camera bag with a green insert for almost $300 (before shipping), Japan's the place to shop!

(Yes, I've been looking, can you tell? I'm close to making a decision.)

P.S.: Don't forget the soft release with the Swarovski crystal.
 

Carol Stee

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Look at the Domke F-X5B, the F-X5C, the F-6, and the F-3X shoulder bags. Their exteriors are cotton canvas so they breathe when held close to your body unlike camera bags made of synthetics.
 

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For those on a budget, I would think that some of the offerings from this company, plus a little creativity and a sewing machine could result in something with the equivalent functionality of a Shootsac

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deirdre

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Not sure it'll hold that many lenses, actually, but you could try it. I have the F-5XA, which is smaller. Right now it's holding two Leica bodies with medium-sized lenses attached, but it'll also hold a body with a small lens and two additional lenses (like the 20mm and the 45mm).
 

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Domke f-5XB?

GF-1, 14-45mm & 45-200mm fit well into the F-5XB. Check out the Bags & More Bags thread for photos. Looks to have enough room for another similar sized lens. Like the bag. Small, but functional. But for quicker access the Domke F10 which is a tad bit larger may be the better choice. No zipper. Place some silencer on the Velcro & use the hook to secure the flap for stealthier access. Picked up a F5XB for a few dollars over 1/2 the online prices for a F10. Hindsight I probably should have spent the extra $$s for a F10.
 

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Domke F-5XC

From Domke Quick ref guide. Interior Dimensions: 9.75"w x 4"d x 9.25"h. The bag looks to be a slightly larger than F-5XB. Looks to have an upper compartment similar to the F-5XB with a lower separate entry compartment. Should be able to stick all your lens with space for one more lens or body.
 

ksn

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Well, I don't plan on storing my body in the bag, but I ran the math, and it seems like it would be a tight fit.
(WxH)
2.76x3.27 (7-14)
2.76x3.31 (14-140)
2.90x4.96 (100-300)
2.48x2.46 (45)

Total width: 10.9in, a good inch a half over the width of the bag. That 100-300 is the deal breaker, I think. It's a shame, because it seems like a great bag, plus being able to belt mount it is a good option for me. Hmm... I guess one of those lenses would probably be on the camera so the space would be there, but I might have to just wait until I actually get my 100-300 before purchasing.
I'm looking at the F-X5B as well. If you aren't storing the body and have one lens mounted at all times, the other 3 lenses should fit fine. You can probably squeeze in 1 or 2 pancake lenses ontop of that too.
 
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