Can Anyone Recommend A Digital Camera Bag?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Paul Maskell, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Paul Maskell

    Paul Maskell Guest

    Hello,

    I've just bought a digital camera (Panasonic DMC-FZ1) and I'd like to also
    buy a good camera bag for it. I'm also planning to buy a flash for the
    camera (Vivitar DF-200). Can anyone suggest a good sized bag (but not too
    big) for my new camera that would have space for camera, flash, accessories
    and manuals?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    Paul Maskell, Jul 30, 2003
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  2. I'm quite impressed with Jessops "Town and Country - Action" bags. The
    smallest is fine for a digicam + batteries + cards, while the next size
    up (medium?) is big enough for an extra lens or two, flashgun or
    whatever. They have handy pockets and zipped netting holders for smaller
    items. They're worryingly cheap, but quality is on a par, IMO, with my
    far more expensive Camera Care Systems bag from a few years ago.
     
    Willy Eckerslyke, Jul 30, 2003
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  3. Antler do some nice bags - I got one for my Nikon CP5700 that stores the
    camera, spare battery, cards, and has a removable section that zips onto the
    bottom to form an extra bit to the bag - my mobile and my make-up go in
    there. ;-) I think Antler is a luggage company rather than a camera bag
    company but they do have a website (www.antler.co.uk ) and you can buy 'em
    in, amongst other places I should imagine, Dixons. They seem hard wearing
    and compact whilst being clever about where pockets and stuff go (mine's got
    mesh pockets in the [rigid] lid and alittle bumpy pocket on the front). And
    they have a cool name too. ;-)

    HTH.


    Rachael
     
    Rachael the Wiccan Rat, Jul 30, 2003
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  4. I use a Pelican case. Indestructible.

    Derrick
     
    Surfworx Photography, Jul 31, 2003
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  5. For just a few items go see your next camera dealer, pick something
    you like and try not get something that flashes the "Panasonic" logo
    on its side

    other than that, I usually go for camera bags that don't look like
    hey-dumb-moron-steal-my-expensiv-camera bags, i.e. Billignham or slim
    bags from LowePro and Tamrac

    and perhaps Domke, which is hard to find in Europeland
     
    Bernhard Mayer, Jul 31, 2003
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  6. Paul
    I've used Billingham bags for decades - the same ones. They are very well
    made, well designed, and don't look like camera bags, or have camera
    manufacturers' logos on them. They are pricey, but really tough. Once you
    know them, you'll see them on war correspondents' shoulders.
     
    Christopher Roberts, Jul 31, 2003
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  7. Wow, I imagine you could be up for a freebie or two if you told their
    marketing people that!
    Or are they _all_ marketing people?
     
    Willy Eckerslyke, Jul 31, 2003
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  8. Paul Maskell

    Stuart Guest

    Cant add much to this. Look at Billingham - choose the model carefully
    because it will be with you for the rest of your life!
    little tip - buy bigger than you think you need.

    Stuart#
    UK
     
    Stuart, Aug 3, 2003
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