"One bag to rule them all....."

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john isaacs Veteran Member • Posts: 5,021
Re: "One bag to rule them all....."

KAAMBIC wrote:

"And in the darkness, bind them".

Ever get tired of your bag not fitting your kit? Yes i know there are some of you who found one that fits, but not me. Seems like every bag was a bit too wide, or too small, or was the right size but the wrong design (i hate backpack designs). And as my kit grows, whichever kit i have, the bag becomes insufficient. Well no more...

For scale, above is the EF 85 1.8 on a Fringer adapter, on an X-S10, not the smallest lens setup. I wanted something with a simplified design, sitting flat and not having 17 different types of compartments, and then big enough to fit anything i will buy in the future. Finally...

The height is about 10" or so, plenty high enough for any lens i will buy. A longer lens can be laid on it's side. I will using the left two columns for lenses, and i will NEVER own 8 lenses + one on the body so it's more than enough. The right side for the body and accessories.

The mesh zipper slide on the hood will be for light stuff like wires, wipe cloth, ect. $75. Im finally done bag shopping, thank you Vanguard.

This is a divider bag intended to be used as an insert to a hard case. From a practicality standpoint, it's like the old suitcases with a single handle; it has no straps or wheels to help carry it.  The external dimensions are 18.9 x 13.6 x 7.6"; internal dimensions lose about an inch all ways around.  Clearly not anywhere near the 10" you think you are getting.

They come in 4 different sizes; this is the third largest.  There are a lot of different makers of this style of insert; a good use is to slip them into a roller bag.  But these are of absolutely no use if you are carrying your gear around as you shoot.

The bag I frequently use to carry my Olympus cameras and lenses is the Lowepro Omni Traveler.  Long discontinued, it was designed as an all-purpose bag; handles on two sides, robust shoulder strap, robust backpack straps, and fit in a Pelican 1450.  That bag will hold two E-M1 mark II/III, 300 f/4, Panasonic 100-400, 40-150 f/2.8, 12-100 f/4, 12-40 f/2.8, MC-14, MC-20, batteries/charger.  I put all of my miscellaneous stuff in a shoulder bag (flash, extra batteries, filters, and so on).

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Nikon D750 Olympus E-M5 II Nikon D500 Olympus E-M1 II +16 more
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