Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Savas K, May 3, 2013.
Check it out.
Those are pretty cool bags! I particularly like the 30i. Thanks for posting the link.
My next bag (whenever my current ones become i useable or unsightly) will probably be from TT.
I just ordered a City Walker 10
These look nice,
The 30 could be bigger, about the size of my Lowepro Exchange messenger.
If I didn't already have the Lowepro, the 30 would be nice for a smaller kit
Need something for a longer lens (100-300)and extra room.
Nice price for entry Think Tank!
Good to see some real world prices.
I like those prices. Will be excited to have a look at these once I can get a hand on them in local stores.
I've had more TT gear than I care to think about, and mostly love it. But some of their recent offerings have me scratching my head. I got and use the City Walker 10, but ended up removing the huge and unnecessary insert, made my own bottom stiffener, and configured the interior with a couple other TT leftover pieces.
They now have a huge range of options for all tastes, which is a good thing, just not for me.
The Mirrorless Mover 30i seems nice, but I don't quite get why you need/want a flap that closes over zippered front pockets, and have to still open the main zippered compartment.
But if there were a perfect bag, we'd all have one!
Got a picture of your modified city walker 10? I dont like the insert as well as its pretty bulky and takes up space as it seems it can store alot more gear and accessories with some custom insert.
Inserts are tough to figure for micro 4/3, especially when a body like the E-M5 can transform from small body to large; it's lenses can range from pancake to a 100-300. Contrasted with the user who loves small primes and pen bodies.
YES! This will definitely be my next bag. I currently have a Retrospective 30 from my DSLR days and it's quite big for my OMD/lenses. I love TT products.
Those are cool. It's nice to see companies embracing Micro 4/3 and building things specifically for it.
I got a TT Retrospective 7 for my OM-D setup and I couldn't be happier. Fits everything including my 13" MacBook Air (meant for 11" but I can still squeeze my 13" in there in different ways).
What camera and lenses are you carrying in it ?
Apologies in advance for the simple shot, I just figured I could take a quick picture of what typically goes in my bag for you to visualize.
Blacked out OM-D E-M5 with Fujian 35mm 1.7 C-mount CCTV lens (adapted) mounted and red Gordy Strap attached
Olympus HLD‑6 Grip
Sigma 19mm F2.8
Olympus 12-50mm F3.5-6.3
iPad Mini and SD to Lightning Cable Adapter
13" MacBook Air with 45w power adapter
Tiffen ND Filter
Simple Bower TTL Flash
Mophie Juice Pack for my iPhone and iPad while on the road
All fits nice and tight and the bag is still slim!
The 30i looks like a near clone on the Lowepro Event Messenger 150 I frequently carry.
Hmm...the only thing I like about this series is that it's lightweight.
Other than that, the look and design of it falls short of the Retrospective and City Walker series.
Maybe it looks better in person.
The Retrospective line up is my favorite looking camera bag for sure. I thought about getting my R7 for a while and then finally took the plunge. Loving it.
Sure! Pulled out the included insert. Went to art supply store and got a sheet of this
Corrugated Plastic Panels - BLICK art materials
Cut two pieces and glued them together, with channels perpendicular for strength. Found a piece of yellow craft foam to glue on for visibility. (Michael's)
Put two strips of velcro on the bottom to match up with the TT bottom.
So now the bottom of the bag is stiff.
Used an insert from an old TT Chimp Cage.
Yes, the 12 & 45 currently sit loose side-by side, but I'm not obsessive.
I am taking with a grain of salt the new bags by TT. Take a look at the gear that TT selected to be featured in each size bag. If the photographer brings little and carries lightly, it's a good choice. Compare it with what you normally carry as a reality check.
Right off the bat, I see one of olympus' smaller optional flash units in one of the TT photos. I carry an FL-600R. I don't see a 100-400 with it's hood in any of the images.
My thoughts exactly- see my previous post
see my equipment below
Like to have a bag with more room than I need,
It'll will get fillled up.
Thanks. Thats a great idea in making your own base. It just makes it more customizable in putting any insert or accessories inside.
Sadly these bags don't seem to have much in the way of applicable features. I think they're ugly, and while the magnets are a novel idea, unless they're rare earth/neodymium or something really strong, it would seem to be a non-functional feature. Besides, isn't there something bad about putting magnets next to screens?
Then again, I'm not too aware on how many smallish bags there are out there. I've got a small Kata that works pretty great, so I know there are options. I just don't feel the need to put an iPad in a camera bag. Maybe that's just me. It was mentioned in another thread about tethering your camera with a wifi card, so that might be a legit reason, but my Micro Four-Thirds is just that: Micro. And I'd like to keep it that way.
Oh oh, and another thing. My experiences with YKK zippers have been less than stellar. Maybe they have different types and not all of their zippers have the same quality, but that alone almost makes me want to stay away.
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