Bag for OM-D and 5 Primes?

Started Mar 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
NZ Scott
NZ Scott Veteran Member • Posts: 4,268
Billingham Hadley Small (pix)

Mike Raub wrote:

Coming from a full frame Canon system, the small size, high quality and reasonable prices of M4/3 primes is a welcome surprise. Since I like to print very big (have a 24" wide printer) I'm thinking of putting together a fairly comprehensive set of primes to use on my OM-D. I'm thinking of the Pana 25 and Oly 12, 45, 60 macro and 75. By rough comparison, if I wanted to do that with Canon L primes it would cost 3 times as much and the total weight of the gear would be more than 3 times what I'm looking at with M4/3. The sale of my Canon gear has left me with cash to spend.

One disadvantage of internet shopping is it is hard to get a real feel for the size and capacity of a camera bag by just studying the specs. All my local camera stores are long gone. I was thinking of one of the Lowe Pro messenger style bags, but it looks like lenses would have to be stacked on top of each other. The M4/3 lenses are so tiny compared to 35mm versions, that a regular bag designed for 5 35mm primes would be way too big.

Anyone have any suggestions?



P.S. Does anybody but me find it irritating that the title to this forum is out of alphabetical order in the list of forums.

I use a Billington Hadley Small and like it a lot. It has an old-school feel to it and looks fantastic. It is made in England from canvas, leather and brass and is weatherproof. I really like the fact that there is no velcro and very little in the way of artificial materials in its construction.

The bag comfortably holds my E-P3 with a mounted lens and 4 other primes in its main compartment. I use the pockets for filters, grey card, spare batteries, etc.

The bag should be able to hold the OM-D and the lenses you mention, but you would have to keep one lens on the camera and stack the others 2x2. That is what I do. It's not much of a problem because I place my least-used lenses on the bottom and rarely find myself scrambling for them.


-- hide signature --
 NZ Scott's gear list:NZ Scott's gear list
Olympus PEN E-P3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Panasonic G85 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH +15 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow