Smallest bag for camera + 45mm 1.8? (no EVF)

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Borsch, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Borsch

    Borsch Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    I am looking for a bag that will fit ONLY an average m43 camera+ longish lens (like a 45mm 1.8, etc). I have a cheapo bag that fits my GF5+14mm perfectly, but will not fit even over a larger pancake (PZX 14-42mm). I'd like something similar to this bag but just *this* little bit wider...

  2. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    I bought a small waist pack from an outdoor shop: I think it's intended for climbers. Waterproof, but not padded; since I have it close to my body, I can live with that.

    Cost was about 12€, if I remember.
  3. Borsch

    Borsch Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    Do you have any pics? I'm looking for the smallest, most portable bag. Fashion and looks are very much secondary, but functional things- like a zip to stop dirt and water from easily getting inside- are high on the list :)
  4. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
    The bag I referred to is here:

    This is a German site, I believe this is an 'own brand' - Meru - bag, so probably available on ebay direct from China :)

    Here are some photos I snapped in a hurry with my X100 in my dark office, desk lamp only, resized to 800: sorry for the quality, but it gives you an idea. (Also under my gallery).

    I have shown the EM5 with the Olympus 45mm 1.8 to give you an idea of the size. There are two additional pockets, front and rear, for things like spare battery, card, lenspen, wallet, phone, etc. On the hip belt sides are a further two small pockets. The zip on the main compartment is covered by a small flap when closed, keeps it waterproof. Very comfortable.



    Rear pocket:


    Main pocket:


    Em5 with O45


    Face down




    Hope this helps!
  5. Borsch

    Borsch Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    Many thanks for the answers!
    The Kodak bag seems like it could be a good option, but unfortunately does not seem to be readily available in the UK. It could work for bigger pancakes at least, I'm not sure if it will fit a camera with 45mm 1.8 lens.

    The waist pack is also good (many thanks for the pics, BigTam!), but it's slightly too big- 3 litres it said on the site. I cant imagine a camera + medium size lens being more than a 1-1.5 litre...
  6. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    I have two of them. It is big enough for an E-PM2 with the 45 and leaves space in the lower compartment for a pancake, battery and mini tripod.
    It is also just big enough for a Fuji X100 with hood.
    I really like it as the belt loop is double velcro and can easily be attached or removed without undoing the belt buckle.

    you can find it on Amazon UK:
  7. Borsch

    Borsch Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    Wow, many thanks! I think this Kodak bag is my top contender for now then :)
    COuld I ask you to kindly take a quick pic of your camera inside it? Just to get an idea of the size.

    But I've also found this pic, does anyone know this camera bag? Also a decent minimalist solution.
  8. Rudy

    Rudy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 24, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Here you go:
    First is with the Fuji X100 with hood.
    Next is E-PM1 with 45 f/1.8 with screw in hood (and gaffer tape)
    Last is E-PM2 with 20 f/1.7
  9. Borsch

    Borsch Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    Many thanks, Rudy! Very helpful pics!
    Kodak bag is indeed very close to what I need ( just a touch too wide- my 45mm hood is shorter, and I do not need the lower compartment). Looks to be the best option at this moment certainly.
    Thank you again!
  10. Borsch

    Borsch Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 23, 2013
    BOught a very similar bag to the kodak one (no lower compartment, more overlaping top flap, slightly smaller inner size (LxWxH):9cm X 8cm X 14cm)


    Thank you all VERY much for your help! :)
  11. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I can fit the OMD in a Lowe Dashpoint 30 with the 45mm on.

  12. chipbutty

    chipbutty Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I've got one of these. Use it for my G3 or GF1. Fits either one with a lens attached - I have a Sigma 30mm and P14. Wife uses one with a GF1 and P20. I have the Salmiak version which is black and green. Nicely designed bag. I guess you'd need to check the measurements to see if it fits the 45mm. Measurements and video on the link.

  13. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    I bought a cheap Chinese bag from Hong Kong for $6 shipped with the PM2 and 45mm in mind. My plan is to have a few different bags that fit different combinations of PM2 + lenses.

    For example, the PM2 + 20 mm goes perfectly in a LowePro Dashpoint 20. But since I don't like the nylon inner lining, I'll be getting a LowePro Rezo 60.

    I just added the Kodak bag to my Amazon Cart. That'd be good for what the poster above said: PM2 + 45 + pancake in the bottom.
  14. eljay

    eljay Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 8, 2013
    Great thread. I think the Kodak bag is just what I need.
    I'm looking for a bag with weather protection for my GX1, 14-42mm PZ, 20mm pancake an extra SD card and perhaps an LVF2. It sounds like I'd be able to have the GX1 with either lens attached and the other lens stored in the bottom compartment along with an extra battery. If I could also slide my Nexus 4 in there somewhere, it would be perfect, but it's not a must.

    Can anyone comment on whether the LVF2 would fit into the bottom compartment? Any chance a pancake with LVF2 would fit in there?

    Thank you.
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