think tank retrospective 5

Started Aug 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
YeoHoon Bae Regular Member • Posts: 320
Re: think tank retrospective 5

I have this bag. This used to be my favorite bag when I had E-PL3 but not sure anymore now that I have the E-M5.

I usually carry the following everywhere:

  • E-M5

  • Panny 100-300mm (to be changed to Oly 75-300mm so that may help)

  • Oly 12-50mm mounted on the E-M5

  • Oly 9-18mm

  • either Oly 45mm f1.8 or Panny 25mm f1.4 depending on the trip

I use two dividers, one side has 100-300, and the other extreme side has 9-18 plus one more lens, stacked on top of each other.

The problem I have here is that the length of E-M5 is a bit too long to be placed perpendicular to the length of the bag (the bag bulges out a bit too much for my taste). If I try to place it along the length of the bag, then it is way too tight - I can't take out the lenses easily. I'm hoping that changing 100-300 to 75-300 will help this out but I doubt it, as the diameter difference is very small. So right now, I place the E-M5 angled roughly 45 degree in the bag, with the lens facing towards the top. Still pretty tight. Hmmm.

Retrospective 7 looks quite big. Also it will probably be heavy. Not sure what to do at the moment.

 YeoHoon Bae's gear list:YeoHoon Bae's gear list
Sony RX100 Olympus PEN E-PL5 Olympus E-M1 Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH +7 more
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