NX100/200 plus 20-50mm - Wear on your belt? If so, which case?

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ohcello Senior Member • Posts: 1,637
NX100/200 plus 20-50mm - Wear on your belt? If so, which case?

so I'm going on vacation and need a compact travel camera solution. I do not want to take my DSLR ... which means I do not want to have to carry any camera on my shoulder. So I'm trying to see if I can 'get away' with wearing a belt-case/pouch as a solution. I know this limits my options, but if I'm going to carry a shoulder bag, I might as well take my 5D with Tamron 28-75 with me.

SO...... Right now I'm leaning towards a Sony RX100 as I know that will provide a very compact solution that does many things pretty well. However, I see the NX100 with 20-50 is selling for $279!. So my question is this.... do any of you RX100/200 owners wear a belt base with this camera lens combo? Also, if I can sneak a 30mm f/2 in there as well that would be great!... hahah I know it's a tall order, but I wanted to see if feasible this might be...thanks all!

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Panasonic LX100 Nikon D610 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR +2 more
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shademaster Contributing Member • Posts: 767
Re: NX100/200 plus 20-50mm - Wear on your belt? If so, which case?

I can stick either nx100 or nx200 partially in my jeans pocket with the 30mm sticking out of the top, and I'm confident they won't fall out. NX200 is slightly more secure because of the handgrip. Either fits (tightly) in cargo pants, but the NX200 is slightly more comfy because it's slightly lighter. I have a lowepro "edit" that fits body+30mm+20-50 perfectly and has a belt loop attachment (that I never use), but I imagine you're thinking about something smaller.

I also have an S95, and I'm always torn between taking nx200+30mm or the S95 on trips. I went to Florida for a long weekend last January with both, and the S95 shots are all nice, but they just don't quite have the pop of the NX shots. Obviously, I'm also interested in the RX100, since it could be just good enough... but then again, some people get by with an iPhone, so maybe I should just live with my S95. I went on a short trip to Switzerland (5 days) for business a few weeks ago and really regretted having only an iPhone (but I did manage a few nice iPhone shots), but would never have packed the NX200... should've brought the S95 with me.

I love my NX100 and 200, by the way. For $270, you can't really go wrong. Hope this helps.

 shademaster's gear list:shademaster's gear list
Canon PowerShot S95 Samsung EX2F Panasonic LX100 Samsung NX300 Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake +3 more
happyfamily New Member • Posts: 14
Re: NX100/200 plus 20-50mm - Wear on your belt? If so, which case?

My NX200 with 30mm fits very well into my KATA DP 415 camera bag on my belt.

http://www.kata-bags.com/dp-415-for-a-point-shoot-camera

OP ohcello Senior Member • Posts: 1,637
Re: NX100/200 plus 20-50mm - Wear on your belt? If so, which case?

happyfamily wrote:

My NX200 with 30mm fits very well into my KATA DP 415 camera bag on my belt.

http://www.kata-bags.com/dp-415-for-a-point-shoot-camera

Thanks... do you think that bag could accommodate the 20-50mm instead of the 30mm or is that pushing it?

 ohcello's gear list:ohcello's gear list
Panasonic LX100 Nikon D610 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR +2 more
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TJL LTFF Senior Member • Posts: 1,703
Re: NX100/200 plus 20-50mm - Wear on your belt? If so, which case?

When walking around light, I put the NX200 with the 16 or 30mm on it and carry in a cargo shorts pocket; putting the other lens in another pocket. Used to carry my S90 all the time, but for me the new way works. Fuller pocket but better photos.

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Canon PowerShot S90 Sony RX1R II Samsung NX1 Samsung NX500 Samsung NX 30mm F2 Pancake +11 more
yooperguy Senior Member • Posts: 1,865
Re: NX100/200 plus 20-50mm - Wear on your belt? If so, which case?

I also have the Lowepro Edit bag, but never use it on my belt. I also have an older leather waist pack (aka fanny pack) that I works well for the purpose you want. Look around for a waist pack that will fit your combo. Here is a link on Amazon that shows some suggested bags;

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i%3Asporting%2Ck%3Awaist+pack&keywords=waist+pack&ie=UTF8&qid=1347024859

Lately, I've switched to using my NX100 with the 30mm or 16mm attached in a Lowepro Rezo 60 on my belt, and the not attached lens in a pocket. If I'm wearing cargo pants, then I will also carry the 20-50mm in the other cargo pocket.

Dennis

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happyfamily New Member • Posts: 14
Re: NX100/200 plus 20-50mm - Wear on your belt? If so, which case?

NX200 + 20-50mm could not fit the kata dp 415. You may try lowepro aw60. Even my previous NX10 + 20-50mm fits very well into it.

http://products.lowepro.com/product/Apex-60-AW,1907,26.htm

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