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What's you bag? Help me find mine...

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by neodraig, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. neodraig

    neodraig TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2011
    Hi everyone!
    I'm having a hard time finding a proper bag for my little NEX :(
    All the camera bags I can find are for DSLRs, so they're way too big for the NEX!

    I'm looking for a bag where I can put my NEX-5 with a lens attached (Nokton 35mm 1.4) and two other small primes (one wide angle and a small tele), some accessories (batteries, memory cards, remote, filters...), a small tripod (like a gorillapod), my phone and a few more things (pen, notepad, geocaching stuff...).
    I don't want a backpack nor a bag wich looks like a camera/video bag.
    I would prefer a shoulder bag like a thin messenger bag but not too big: if it can accomodate a DSLR, it's no good for me :(

    At a moment I considered the Domke F803 and the Retrospective 5 but the Domke doesn't have small pockets where I could put my accessories and the Retrospective 5 is too thick for me.

    So at the moment the best soution, for me, will be to buy a small padded insert and put it in a regular canvas or leather messenger bag.

    So maybe you could share your discoveries and maybe you've already found the ideal bag for the NEX...
     
  2. heatherthevet

    heatherthevet TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 13, 2011
    I was looking at this one today -eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace
    I can't find a picture of the one I'm using just now, I'll maybe send a picture when I get a chance. Customised by my own fair scalpel!
     
  3. Melv

    Melv TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 13, 2011
    Rotherham, U.K.
    Take a look at the Billingham range of camera bags; I have one and they are very good.
     
  4. jimbo_wa

    jimbo_wa New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 5, 2011
    I use the Domke F-5XB but that's probably too similar to the F803?
     
  5. bandrews

    bandrews New to TalkEmount

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    Sep 5, 2011
  6. Travisennis

    Travisennis TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2011
    Jasper, Indiana
    I usually only carry my NEX and two lenses with so I have found my Lowepro Exchange to be more than adequate. It may not be the most padded bag, but I added some inserts from some of my older bags to the bottom and sides and I feel my gear is protected. If your kit is bigger than mine then it may not be adequate but it is a light bag and fits against my body quite well so I never worry about it when I'm walking around in a crowd. It's not a perfect bag, and I'm not sure there is such a thing, but for the price I can highly recommend it.