A1 Bag-What are you using??

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Jonathan Reed Senior Member • Posts: 1,515
A1 Bag-What are you using??

I'm sure I'll get a couple links to a nice ladies handbag, but seriously, I've looked at many and can't find the right bag. Since the lens is not centered, it puts some of the Lowepro Nova bags out. There must be one out there that'll work. What worked for you?? Thanks!!

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Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

Jonathan Reed wrote:

I'm sure I'll get a couple links to a nice ladies handbag, but
seriously, I've looked at many and can't find the right bag. Since
the lens is not centered, it puts some of the Lowepro Nova bags
out. There must be one out there that'll work. What worked for
you?? Thanks!!

I use a Pelican case to store everything while in transit. When out taking photos, I don't use any case - I just hold the camera in my hand, tripod over the shoulder and small bits in vest pockets. A case just gets in the way and can make you less prepared to take pictures. It works for me.

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nick_j007 Contributing Member • Posts: 519
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

I use a Tamrac Digital (5696).

Very good , solid, just big enough for the camera, spare battery and a mobile phone or so.

Nick (UK)

Jonathan Reed wrote:

I'm sure I'll get a couple links to a nice ladies handbag, but
seriously, I've looked at many and can't find the right bag. Since
the lens is not centered, it puts some of the Lowepro Nova bags
out. There must be one out there that'll work. What worked for
you?? Thanks!!

mcaswell Regular Member • Posts: 289
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

The LowePro EX 120 is the perfect size for the A1 (sideways)... it's the ideal bag if you only want to carry the camera, some CF cards, and an extra battery.

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OP Jonathan Reed Senior Member • Posts: 1,515
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

Jonathan wrote:
Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it.!!

mcaswell wrote:

The LowePro EX 120 is the perfect size for the A1 (sideways)...
it's the ideal bag if you only want to carry the camera, some CF
cards, and an extra battery.

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DigiDan Contributing Member • Posts: 575
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

This is the bag I use and the A1 fits great with the battery grip and acc.
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lowepg Contributing Member • Posts: 678
Re: A1 Bag- how about with grip and ext flash?

My bag just ran outta space again!

Any suggestions for A1+3600 flash plus grip?

Also, dumb question- but do y'all store the camera lens down or on its side?

Jonathan Reed wrote:

I'm sure I'll get a couple links to a nice ladies handbag, but
seriously, I've looked at many and can't find the right bag. Since
the lens is not centered, it puts some of the Lowepro Nova bags
out. There must be one out there that'll work. What worked for
you?? Thanks!!

Trevis Lawton Regular Member • Posts: 161
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

I have the Lowepro S-200. It is big enough to hold just the A1 with its hood on. Has pockets on each side and a big pocket on the front. I can carry filters, charger and extra cards. No room for any extra lenses though (but then I dont have any).

Cheers
TC

howard1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,720
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

I have this Roots case. It's just big enough to hold the camera sideways, with some space under an internal divider to store the lens hood.

http://www.pbase.com/hsandler

Jonathan Reed wrote:

I'm sure I'll get a couple links to a nice ladies handbag, but
seriously, I've looked at many and can't find the right bag. Since
the lens is not centered, it puts some of the Lowepro Nova bags
out. There must be one out there that'll work. What worked for
you?? Thanks!!

umbro10 Regular Member • Posts: 384
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

Jonathan Reed wrote:

I'm sure I'll get a couple links to a nice ladies handbag, but
seriously, I've looked at many and can't find the right bag. Since
the lens is not centered, it puts some of the Lowepro Nova bags
out. There must be one out there that'll work. What worked for
you?? Thanks!!

I have the Lowepro TLZ Mini. TLZ stands for Top Load Zoom because it's meant for storing zoom lenses. It fits the A1 perfect. It has an inside zipper pocket which I use for spare CF cards and an outside pocket which I use for spare battery and lens pen. If you think you might get the optional grip then it will be too small.

Tricia Veteran Member • Posts: 5,370
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

I started with a Samsonite Worldproof (Mini-type that I found locally) with my D7, but changed to this one:
http://lowepro.com/pages/series/nova/nv_one.htm

I normally leave the hood attached and put the camera in the bag hood-first with the strap over the back, and have had no damage to the rubber eyepiece in 2.5 years because it's not rubbing against the bag this way. The reason for the switch to the larger bag was so that I can take either the B300 in the bag or the 5600, depending on where I'm headed.

Umm, now that my husband has "inherited" the D7, the A1 lives in the Nova and the D7 is back in the Samsonite.

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DanielNTX Regular Member • Posts: 274
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

I use the Targus Adventure Large Video Camera Case:

http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.asp?sku=DAVL15

It holds the A1 with grip, spare batteries, and the 5600 HS-D flash with no problems.

Chris G B
Chris G B Senior Member • Posts: 1,360
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

Jonathan Reed wrote:

I'm sure I'll get a couple links to a nice ladies handbag, but
seriously, I've looked at many and can't find the right bag. Since
the lens is not centered, it puts some of the Lowepro Nova bags
out. There must be one out there that'll work. What worked for
you?? Thanks!!

Hi Jonathan

I use the Minolta MB-D1. Just under £20 this bag is a tight but good fit for the camera (lens hood reversed) 4 CF cards, spare battery (I might need to use it one day) and nothing else. Nice and copact to carry around.

Chris

Ducati Ian Forum Member • Posts: 53
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

I find the Minolta MBD1 case to much of a tight squeeze, - a fidle to get the camera out of the bag in a hurry without turning dials and changing settings.

I was looking for a Crumpler bag that would do the job, - I like the way they do not look like camera bags which to me is vey useful given some of the places I travel. Any ideas on a Crumpler modle anybody?

Chris G B wrote:

Jonathan Reed wrote:

I'm sure I'll get a couple links to a nice ladies handbag, but
seriously, I've looked at many and can't find the right bag. Since
the lens is not centered, it puts some of the Lowepro Nova bags
out. There must be one out there that'll work. What worked for
you?? Thanks!!

Hi Jonathan

I use the Minolta MB-D1. Just under £20 this bag is a tight but
good fit for the camera (lens hood reversed) 4 CF cards, spare
battery (I might need to use it one day) and nothing else. Nice and
copact to carry around.

Chris

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Jim Benn Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

Chris G B wrote:

Jonathan Reed wrote:

I'm sure I'll get a couple links to a nice ladies handbag, but
seriously, I've looked at many and can't find the right bag. Since
the lens is not centered, it puts some of the Lowepro Nova bags
out. There must be one out there that'll work. What worked for
you?? Thanks!!

Hi,

I use a Lowepro Nova Micro AW.

Quite small, apart from the generous padding and rain cover. Houses mainly the camera + shoulder strap + sunhood.

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Tom Hoots
Tom Hoots Veteran Member • Posts: 6,073
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

Folks,

Another vote for the LowePro TLZ Mini:

The A1 fits in there quite nicely, with a bit of room at the top to accomodate the CF cards I've got in the interior pocket. A big pocket on the front would hold several extra batteries -- I've only got one extra, which seems entirely sufficient. I keep a neck strap that I can clip onto the camera when needed plus the extra battery there.

The TLZ Mini has a good handle on the top (lens pointing down), and I put the A1 in there so the bottom of the camera sits on the "bottom" of the case, and lay it down that way. Kind of have to think more three-dimensionally with this case than any other I've had....

Tom Hoots

Glenn Ikeda Contributing Member • Posts: 572
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

I'm putting my A1 in a Sundog fitted case that I bought for my Dimage 7 two years ago. Someone on this forum had mentioned it in a post. I got it from Sierra Trading Post for $14.95.

It form fits the A1 perfectly and is very well padded. It has an outside zippered pocket on the front that I use to store my DPS 9000, 4 extra AA batteries for my 3600 flash, and a lens dusting brush. Still a bit more room in there.

It also has a mesh nylon zippered storage compartment on the entire inside portion of the flip-top cover. Good for storing compactflash cards with room for a lot more.

Here are some pictures of it. http://www.GTIkeda.Postings.photoshare.co.nz

A very compact case. I just toss my 3600 flash in a coat pocket and I'm off.

Hope this helps.

Glenn

ekierce Regular Member • Posts: 451
Re: A1 Bag-What are you using??

I use the Lowepro Nova Mini - just enough room for the A1 and my Sigma flash. The accessory pockets are large enough to accommodate misc. filters, compact flash cards, lens pen, etc.

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Jim Benn wrote:

Chris G B wrote:

Jonathan Reed wrote:

I'm sure I'll get a couple links to a nice ladies handbag, but
seriously, I've looked at many and can't find the right bag. Since
the lens is not centered, it puts some of the Lowepro Nova bags
out. There must be one out there that'll work. What worked for
you?? Thanks!!

Hi,

I use a Lowepro Nova Micro AW.

Quite small, apart from the generous padding and rain cover. Houses
mainly the camera + shoulder strap + sunhood.

lowepg Contributing Member • Posts: 678
Re: A1 Bag- lens barrel down?

I've got mine in a more rectangular bag, sitting on its side. For some reason it seems safer that way- but are most folks using these zoom bags with the lens down?

Do you need extra padding at the bottom? And/or are you stowing it with the hood engaged?

Thanks!!

Tom Hoots wrote:

Folks,

Another vote for the LowePro TLZ Mini:

The A1 fits in there quite nicely, with a bit of room at the top to
accomodate the CF cards I've got in the interior pocket. A big
pocket on the front would hold several extra batteries -- I've only
got one extra, which seems entirely sufficient. I keep a neck
strap that I can clip onto the camera when needed plus the extra
battery there.

The TLZ Mini has a good handle on the top (lens pointing down), and
I put the A1 in there so the bottom of the camera sits on the
"bottom" of the case, and lay it down that way. Kind of have to
think more three-dimensionally with this case than any other I've
had....

Tom Hoots

umbro10 Regular Member • Posts: 384
Re: A1 Bag- lens barrel down?

lowepg wrote:

I've got mine in a more rectangular bag, sitting on its side. For
some reason it seems safer that way- but are most folks using these
zoom bags with the lens down?

Yes. The bag is meant to store zoom lenses for SLR cameras.

Do you need extra padding at the bottom? And/or are you stowing it
with the hood engaged?

There is IMO sufficient padding in the bag but not "extra" padding at the bottom. I have tried it with the hood on the A1 in its normal position. The bag is big enough to accommodate it that way. If I was in a rush, I wouldn't have a problem putting it in that way. Otherwise, to be more secure, you can turn the hood around and mount it facing backwards on the camera.

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