Bag for XE-1. What are your advices ?

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Naninou
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Bag for XE-1. What are your advices ?
8 months ago

Hi,

i have a XE-1 with 2 lenses and a EF-X20 flash.

I am searching a bag for my external shoots.

Since it's my first bag purchase, which model do you advice me ?

What are the points i have to be aware ?

Thank you

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I use a Domke f8

it holds 14, 35, 55-200  as well as camera and loads of other bits n bobs.

virtually indestructible

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I consider "ThinkTank Mirrorless Mover 20" currently the best bag. Tiny and very well partitioned for 1 camera + lens and 2 extra lenses (plus even EF X20 flash).

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I hava Tenba satchel small. Fits X-e1with 18-55, 35mm, EF-42 flash, cards, 2 batteries, charger, filters set. Small, amzing quality.

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ThinkTank +1, but for a little more room...
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ThinkTank Retrospective

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I am known amongst my fellow photographers as a bag freak. I own tons of Think Tank which are great and Billingham which are way over priced. I recently have been collecting some newer bags made by ONA.

They are great for a day out. I have one of their bags, the smallest holding An X-e1 with the Fuji grip, 60mm macro, 35mm 1.4, 14mm 2.8, 27mm 2.8, and the X system flash x20, thinktank card case, a lencoat camera cover for bad weather. And a cable release. I have a small water proof waist pack to carry filters

The Ona bags are waxed canvas and the water just rolls off.  Come in several nice colors

elliot

tOna bag called the Bowery

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I find it very hard to buy bags online.  So I go to my local dealer where I can try them out

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Ona bag seems very nice

How many adjustable straps do you have with this bag ? Can you only create 2 parts in this bag ?

Thank you.

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PortraitShooter wrote:

I consider "ThinkTank Mirrorless Mover 20" currently the best bag. Tiny and very well partitioned for 1 camera + lens and 2 extra lenses (plus even EF X20 flash).

I had it and actually returned it. I found it too small. Might fit my gear now, but not when I get another lens. I couldn't fit my X-E2 with 18-55 with attached hood and at the same time have enough space for a spare lens. I'll probably go for the Lowepro Event Messenger 100 instead.

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Jim Cassatt wrote:

I find it very hard to buy bags online. So I go to my local dealer where I can try them out

I agree! I also recommend trying out by yourself in store.

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In reply to Naninou, 8 months ago

..is the one which is very light and takes as less space as possible.

If you're after a shoulder bag, I'd recommend any cheap, no-name bag made of nylon or whatever which doesn't have any stiff parts. Very useful if you're travelling with cheap airlines (I'm talking Europe here) because the bag can land in your suitcase totally flat. I can't imagine having a fancy $100 bag which takes half of space of my allowed luggage, and eating about 1kg of allowed weight. Also, if we're talking weight, your shoulders will thank you (consider you're going to carry more stuff than just camera, tablet, phone, etc).

And if you care about your camera getting scratches, you can buy a cheap bag insert made of soft materials (as found in some of the photo bag makers) which is also very light.

Of course such bag won't be as convenient because it won't have all those fancy pockets and zippers and you-name-it-whatever-else. But it will be working just as well!

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I use a Tamrac Rally 4. Holds 14, 18-55, 55-200 with side pockets for water bottle, and front pocket for filters, batteries.... I usually just have my walk-around kit, 8mm, 14, 18-55 zoom in my bag. Love it and it is very affordable. Actually got mine for a little over half price on ebay as Used in great condition

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barba wrote:

I couldn't fit my X-E2 with 18-55 with attached hood and at the same time have enough space for a spare lens. I'll probably go for the Lowepro Event Messenger 100 instead.

Pär

I can fit the X-E2 with handgrip and thumbs-up, the lenses Fuji 18..50, Fuji 35, and Contax 90mm, or Fuji 14mm, or Fuji 60mm and flash EF-X20, and 2 spare batteries.

Only the shoulder strap might be a bit broader.

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Tamrac rally 5. It can carry my XE2 and GX7 with three or four lenses plus spare batteries etc.

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I own the ONA Bowery. It's a real cool bag and doesn't look lke a photobag on the first glance ...

Cheers, Martin

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johnbandry wrote:

ThinkTank Retrospective

I carry my X-Pro1 in it (in a half-case), plus:

1. One lens (35mm and 14mm, one on camera).
2. EF-X20 flash.
3. EF-42 flash.
4. Spare battery and SD cards.
5. Charger and cables.
6. Tripod quick-release plate (when not on camera).
7. 2.5" USB drive for backup (laptop is in another bag).

The compartments are configured for a camera with a lens facing down, so there is large flash on one side (protruding under the camera), charger on another (under the camera), lens has a separate full-height compartment, everything else in pockets.

This makes taking camera out easy, large flash somewhat less so, and allows to change lens without taking out anything else.

I also occasionally carry a tripod on top of the bag passed through the loops on the strap and locked with the tripod head's handle. This takes longer to open, so camera spends most of time out of the bag on my neck when I want it to be ready, however it's the easiest way to carry a tripod on a crowded street without a separate bag.

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Naninou wrote:

Hi,

i have a XE-1 with 2 lenses and a EF-X20 flash.

I am searching a bag for my external shoots.

Since it's my first bag purchase, which model do you advice me ?

What are the points i have to be aware ?

Thank you

Several questions,

What lenses do you have now. What lenses do you plan to get? Will you use a hand grip like the Really Right stuff grip for a better grasp of the XE-2 (may need a deeper bag) Will you get a larger flash like the EF-42? What will you do if Fuji or even Metz make a better flash will you get that?

How many batteries, filters and lens cleaning stuff do you carry? Do you need to take a iPad with you? Do you need to take a portable hard drive? Then we talk more cables etc.

Sooo

The problem with camera bags and mirror less gear is the shell of the bags are great, the inserts can be a problem because the gear is smaller. Camera bags are made for DSLR's with limited choices desiccated to mirror less no matter Fuji or micro four thirds etc.

I like each lens to have its own compartment, no stacking lenses. The idea is quick access AND the lenses should be snug enough not to rattle around the bag; this is another reason I say stacking lenses is bad.

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In reply to mmbn, 8 months ago

I own the ONA Bowery. It's a real cool bag and doesn't look lke a photobag on the first glance ...

Cheers, Martin

+1 and it compliments the style of any X series camera. A quality bag indeed.
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In reply to Naninou, 8 months ago

I never understood my girlfriend's obsession with purses… until I looked at my collection of camera bags! Partially functional, partially fashion, and too many

Best thing to do is to go into the store and, if you can, try it out for yourself with your camera and accessories. Many stores have good return policies so you can take it home and play with it for a few days to decide if it is what you want to keep it.

I use a Crumpler 5 Millian Dollar Home (sorry, I don't come up these names) when I'm toting my extra lenses, and a LowePro Flipside Sport 10L AW (why the long names?!) as my hiking bag.  The latter allows me to carry a compact tripod.

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