Shoulder bag for E-M5ii w/grip plus 40-150 andn 12-40 pro

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Benzy, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Benzy

    Benzy Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 18, 2014
    Can anyone recommend an bag for my kit (E-M5ii with HLD8 and the 12-40 and 40-150) under $80?

    I am having trouble estimating if some of the larger bags can hold the camera with the 40-150 mounted while storing the 12-40, like the lowepro event messenger 150. Any suggestions appreciated.
  2. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    We use Tenba Large Messengers for 2 bodies and 4 lenses. One of their smaller messenger bags might be right for you.
  3. DaveEP

    DaveEP Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 20, 2014
    I'm currently using the nova sport 17L AW and love it. It's actually the first bag / camera / lens combo I've every been really happy with.

    Can take a 40-150 Pro with camera mounted and still store several other items (e.g. a couple of lenses and a flash etc).
  4. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    No problems with that setup in a Think Tank Retrospective 10. I do it all the time.
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  5. Benzy

    Benzy Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 18, 2014
    Great suggestions, and gives me an idea of the dimensions I should be looking at. Thanks all.
  6. Sniksekk

    Sniksekk Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Apr 7, 2015
    Can you post a picture of the inside of this bag with camera-gear?
    Looks interesting from the outside, but difficult to imagine the inside.

    I`m using a backpack for my gear, but always open for new options and that bag looks really promising.
  7. DaveEP

    DaveEP Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 20, 2014
    I try grab some pics later today.
  8. DaveEP

    DaveEP Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 20, 2014
    Apologies for taking so long to do this....

    40-150 pro


    Sits in nicely.


    Left - 7-14 Pro, centre the Nissin i40 Flash under the flap, right 40-150 pro.


    Same but shows the flap down in the middle covering the Nissin flash


    Body with lens (hood reversed) sits nicely in the middle above the flash. for more room just remove the flash ;)


    Body & lens in place


    EM1 fitted to the 40-150 pro (sideways)


    EM1 on 40-150 pro fitted the other way.


    Top left, 7-14 pro, bottom left (stacked) Oly TC, P20, P14, middle 12-40 with Nissin i40 underneath, right EM1 + 40-150


    Because the main section is an insert there is also room to slip in the tiny tripod or an iPad or even a Surface 3 (not pro)
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  9. DaveEP

    DaveEP Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 20, 2014
    Both sides have a stretch pocket for bottles etc


    Two front pockets perfect for filters, extra batteries etc


    Room for four lenses plus body in the middle or of arranged correctly two bodies, 4 or more lenses and flash


    Below is 7-14 top left (under the GH4), bottom left GH4 + lens mounted (sits in front pocket), centre 12-40 pro + nissin flash beneath
    Bottom right a couple of primes stacks (under EM1) top right EM1 on 40-150 pro

    two bodies.JPG

    Hope that helps :)

    Obviously the more you load it the heavier it gets, but for transporting lots of gear which can then be thinned out as needed it seems to work well.
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  10. mcasan

    mcasan Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 26, 2014
    As of this weekend, in her Tenba Large Messenger bag the wife now has" two E-M1 bodies 300mm Pro, 40-150mm Pro, 12-40mm Pro, 7-14mm Pro, charger, batteries, flash, 1.4x TC, CPL and ND filters and few other goodies.
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  11. MRM

    MRM Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 9, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    I have the peak design everyday messenger and it is amazing. Beautiful bag and works great with my 40-150 pro and 12-40 with em5ii. Has room for another lens and a water bottle if I'm walking around Or several other lenses. Also perfect as a carry on bag for flying and I used it as my camera and personal item on the airplane on my recent trip to Africa. It has pockets for everything and does not scream camera bag.
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  12. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
    Take a look at the Vanguard bags. I have a pair of the Up-Rise series - the 28 and the 33.

    The 28 will hold my em1 with 50-200 or 150,f2 attached and a TC or two, 60 macro and 12-40 with ease. That's a typical pack for me. Along with the above it will hold batteries, cards, flash and accessories. It doesn't feel as big as that load makes it sound. Seems smaller than many other options.

    The 33 will hold both the 50-200 and 150,f2 along with TC and accessories/lenses.

    The main reason for the recommendation is that Vanguard is a major supplier and have been around a long time SO, you can find new and like new on eBay and Amazon specials for very reasonable prices. I paid under $50 each for both of mine.

    UP-RISE II 28
  13. Benzy

    Benzy Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 18, 2014
    I ended up with the $29 Tamrac Rally 6 which fits all plus room for one of the f/1.2 primes once they drop. It's nice a compact and looks like a regular commuter bag. I love this system. Pretty crazy the quality gear you can fit in a medium bag.

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    Tamrac 3446 Rally 6 Camera Bag (Black and Red) 344672 B&H Photo
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