THE bag to own with a R5/R6

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ProDude Senior Member • Posts: 2,211
THE bag to own with a R5/R6
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Let me tell you as a devout "bagaholic" I've accumulated bags over the last 20 years I could open a store. Recently I underwent the most frustrating attempt to buy the perfect bag for "walk around" use for my R5 with it's grip and Kirk Arca Swiss bracket at the bottom. By the way there's NO question in my mind the decision on that Kirk bracket was the right one. Far more perfectly designed for the grip use then the RRS or anyone else for that matter. I digress. So I tried my all time fav I used on prior cameras. The Lowepro Pro 75AW II. I quickly found it will NOT fit the size of the grip and bracket on it, was tight beyond use. I'd also planned on said bag accommodating this combo with the coming RF100-500 zoom. No chance. I also tried a Mindshift brand large holster bag. Oh it fit allright but had NO support for the camera once it was in place and it was flying all over in the bag......NO good. It too went back. My last option I decided to take a chance on was the ThinkTank Digital Holster 50 V2.0. It seemed in the picture to have a very generous entry area at the top and had several nice zipper pouches for extras as well as the BIG feature I needed, an expandable bottom lens end area. (Once again the ProTactic version of the Lowepro would NOT accommodate the size involved with the camera with the grip attached let alone the Arca Swiss bracket). So it came and man I have to tell you these guys did their homework.

It goes so easily in no struggle, room to spare but NO slop when the camera is in place. Fits like a glove no play. Has a wonderful (for us OCD types) top padded flap that goes over the back of the camera to protect the entire back and LCD. 2 zippered areas on the top flap for filters, micro fiber cloth etc. A nice larger pouch for other filters and stuff on the upper portion of the bag and one more yet on the lower side. No shortage of extra storage. The best of all and expandable lens end area to accommodate a longer lens such as the 100-500 I have coming. There is a supplied Velcro flap that allows you to customize the length of lens used if shorter, down the snoot so there is once again NO slop or play or movement of the camera/lens once in place. There is a supplied nice full weather cover secreted in the upper zipper pouch area.

Geez you can tell I'm well impressed no? I strongly feel if you're going to be hiking or walking around or even going to a shoot with a particular lens and a few goodies along, this is THE bag to own if you're using the setup like mine. Nice padded protection but immediate access. You can't beat that. Check it out. It was $70

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opened view with protective flap down (you can see the zippered pouch areas for storage on the opened flap)

Here is the view opened showing the great fit of the combo I'm dealing with. It has NO movement when in place. I currently am using a RF24-240 on it but also have a RF24-70 f2.8 and a RF100-500 on the way which will be accommodated by this bag

This is the bag with it extended from the zipper at the bottom when you need a longer lens such as the 100-500 I'll be using. You can see the 2nd outer zippered pouch for storing other goodies there on the lower top. By the way the strap is superb. Uses really beefy latches and a good strap with a padded shoulder area.

Lastly that wonderful top pouch accessed from the outside top. Lot's of actual space hard to see in the picture. Would easily take a couple filters, remote trigger, cleaning peripherals and more.

I hope this shows you why I'm so excited about this bag. Yeah I know I may be a bagaholic but have to say this should be THE one I'll stick with. It seems to do a ton of things and all well. Ideal for this difficult combo I'm working with now.

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KiloHotelphoto Contributing Member • Posts: 537
Re: THE bag to own with a R5/R6

Hello, I'm Kilohotelphoto and I'm a bagaholic too.

I've got a closet full of bags for all different situations and equipment and haven't found a perfect one yet.

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OP ProDude Senior Member • Posts: 2,211
Re: THE bag to own with a R5/R6

KiloHotelphoto wrote:

Hello, I'm Kilohotelphoto and I'm a bagaholic too.

I've got a closet full of bags for all different situations and equipment and haven't found a perfect one yet.

For what I described this bag is the BEST medicine for our ailment

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(unknown member) Regular Member • Posts: 468
Re: THE bag to own with a R5/R6

Great holster bag. I used to carry the 5DsR + 100-400 II in this, now I carry the R5 + 100-500 in it. It can also be used to hold the GFX 50S/R + GF 250 combo.

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highdesertmesa wrote:

Great holster bag. I used to carry the 5DsR + 100-400 II in this, now I carry the R5 + 100-500 in it. It can also be used to hold the GFX 50S/R + GF 250 combo.

I'm supposed to get my 100-500 Tuesday so hoping to roam with it and the R5 in that bag.

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Swerky Regular Member • Posts: 382
Re: THE bag to own with a R5/R6

I was surprised to read that the Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 AW II doesn’t fit your setup, as it is advertised to hold a 1DX camera or equivalent. I’d imagined it should hold a gripped R5 even with Kirk Arca Swiss bracket. Oh well. Still have that bag. Is a bit large for a non gripped 6D Mark II that I used to own but it’s a damn comfortable bag for long walks. Doesn’t strain on the shoulder and neck with the EF 70-200 f4 IS mounted. Used to own the Vanguard outlawz 16z holster too. Those were the days when Vanguard still made great holster bags. Don’t know what happened to them afterwards. I’ve tried sling bags as well but found the holster is the best solution for quick access.

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shawnphoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,307
Re: THE bag to own with a R5/R6

ProDude wrote:

Let me tell you as a devout "bagaholic" I've accumulated bags over the last 20 years I could open a store. Recently I underwent the most frustrating attempt to buy the perfect bag for "walk around" use for my R5 with it's grip and Kirk Arca Swiss bracket at the bottom. By the way there's NO question in my mind the decision on that Kirk bracket was the right one. Far more perfectly designed for the grip use then the RRS or anyone else for that matter. I digress. So I tried my all time fav I used on prior cameras. The Lowepro Pro 75AW II. I quickly found it will NOT fit the size of the grip and bracket on it, was tight beyond use. I'd also planned on said bag accommodating this combo with the coming RF100-500 zoom. No chance. I also tried a Mindshift brand large holster bag. Oh it fit allright but had NO support for the camera once it was in place and it was flying all over in the bag......NO good. It too went back. My last option I decided to take a chance on was the ThinkTank Digital Holster 50 V2.0. It seemed in the picture to have a very generous entry area at the top and had several nice zipper pouches for extras as well as the BIG feature I needed, an expandable bottom lens end area. (Once again the ProTactic version of the Lowepro would NOT accommodate the size involved with the camera with the grip attached let alone the Arca Swiss bracket). So it came and man I have to tell you these guys did their homework.

It goes so easily in no struggle, room to spare but NO slop when the camera is in place. Fits like a glove no play. Has a wonderful (for us OCD types) top padded flap that goes over the back of the camera to protect the entire back and LCD. 2 zippered areas on the top flap for filters, micro fiber cloth etc. A nice larger pouch for other filters and stuff on the upper portion of the bag and one more yet on the lower side. No shortage of extra storage. The best of all and expandable lens end area to accommodate a longer lens such as the 100-500 I have coming. There is a supplied Velcro flap that allows you to customize the length of lens used if shorter, down the snoot so there is once again NO slop or play or movement of the camera/lens once in place. There is a supplied nice full weather cover secreted in the upper zipper pouch area.

Geez you can tell I'm well impressed no? I strongly feel if you're going to be hiking or walking around or even going to a shoot with a particular lens and a few goodies along, this is THE bag to own if you're using the setup like mine. Nice padded protection but immediate access. You can't beat that. Check it out. It was $70

non extended view closed

opened view with protective flap down (you can see the zippered pouch areas for storage on the opened flap)

Here is the view opened showing the great fit of the combo I'm dealing with. It has NO movement when in place. I currently am using a RF24-240 on it but also have a RF24-70 f2.8 and a RF100-500 on the way which will be accommodated by this bag

This is the bag with it extended from the zipper at the bottom when you need a longer lens such as the 100-500 I'll be using. You can see the 2nd outer zippered pouch for storing other goodies there on the lower top. By the way the strap is superb. Uses really beefy latches and a good strap with a padded shoulder area.

Lastly that wonderful top pouch accessed from the outside top. Lot's of actual space hard to see in the picture. Would easily take a couple filters, remote trigger, cleaning peripherals and more.

I hope this shows you why I'm so excited about this bag. Yeah I know I may be a bagaholic but have to say this should be THE one I'll stick with. It seems to do a ton of things and all well. Ideal for this difficult combo I'm working with now.

2 flaws with this bag. The strap is a joke, would have to replace that. I also hate fiddling with zippers over and over again. Which is why I always buy bags that will be worn most of the time that have a zipper and a clip closure. I have two shoulder bags like this and they both have the dual zipper + clip functionality. For me this is a bit of an odd bag for that reason. I would get a sling bag instead of this from Think Tank, they have some cool ones. BTW lots of their bags are on sale right now!

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