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post #76 of 97
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Says the man who uses a professional, industrial-strength camera strap on his assault rifle of a camera. Vox, you vex me. You care very much about looking good and stylish (as do I), yet don't seem to get why an ugly camera strap is uglifying.

A cape can also serve as a camera blind.
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post #78 of 97
Thread Starter 
It baffles me that those of us who carry cameras don't care more about how we look carrying them.

Henri Cartier-Bresson:

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With Erich Hartmann:

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Alfred Eisenstaedt:

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Some non-photographer enthusiasts:

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So what the hell is the excuse for this?:

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post #79 of 97
The last shot would be fine if the dude was duded up.

That same guy carrying the canvas bag on which your settling would look any better than he does.

That being said, you have a very nice camera and I like the idea of a nice bag and strap for it. I still prefer the JNK over the other options.

My solution would be to get both bags, if I must be honest.
post #80 of 97
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

The last shot would be fine if the dude was duded up.

No, because then he'd be duded up. Anyway, I think he's pretty dude-y as it is.
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

That same guy carrying the canvas bag on which your settling would look any better than he does.

Granted, he is made to look very douchey in the photo, and one can't only blame the camera strap. That said, the strap isn't helping, and if he were wearing my canvas bag, I'd at least see one thing in the photo that isn't objectionable.
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

That being said, you have a very nice camera and I like the idea of a nice bag and strap for it. I still prefer the JNK over the other options.
My solution would be to get both bags, if I must be honest.

Ultimately, it may come to that. But I do want to limit how much I spend on this venture.
post #81 of 97


Posers. If you don't have a woody specially tricked out you aren't carrying a real camera.
post #82 of 97
The problem w/ a nice camera bag is that you'll want to use it (i.e. put your camera in it), which will necessarily result in missed shots. Can I propose a compromise/solution?

post #83 of 97
I bought this to go with my Lumix:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-Japan-Leather-case-DMC-LX3-Lumix-DMCLX3-/290348470058?pt=US_Camera_Cases_Bags&hash=item439a1e0f2a

It looks pretty snazzy and retro when you're carrying the camera. Though I agree that it makes taking the surprise shot a little difficult.
post #84 of 97
Thread Starter 
That's why I like using a bag instead. You can't walk around with an eveready case open, the top half flapping around in the wind. With a bag, you can keep the camera out so long as its in use, ready to shoot.
post #85 of 97
Foo,

For strap, can't you find one of the leather folks on the forum and have one made the perfect length for you?

For the bag, would choose a softer material than leather or Filson's canvas. Even Billingham with the padding was too bulky.

I know you looked at chapman, but I would look for a woolen bag similar to this:

http://www.chapmanbags.com/men/shop-by-collection/yorkshire-wool/yorkshire-wool-flyfisher.html#
post #86 of 97
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by JPHardy View Post

Foo,
For strap, can't you find one of the leather folks on the forum and have one made the perfect length for you?
For the bag, would choose a softer material than leather or Filson's canvas. Even Billingham with the padding was too bulky.
I know you looked at chapman, but I would look for a woolen bag similar to this:
http://www.chapmanbags.com/men/shop-by-collection/yorkshire-wool/yorkshire-wool-flyfisher.html#

Straps are easy to have made. My original question had more to do with figuring out the right place to have your camera hanging.

When I first started thinking about the right sort of bag months and months ago, Filson was the first thing that came to mind. But nothing they make is the right size or shape.

Wool would be okay--nothing against it. But aesthetically, there is more danger it will be too close to something I'm already wearing. Hence, canvas.
post #87 of 97

I have this strap in black and have been very satisfied so far.

 

http://a7nyc.com/shop

post #88 of 97
Understood on the strap, missed that part earlier.

How about this? I might actually check it out for myself.

http://makr.com/farm-satchel-navy

post #89 of 97
Thread Starter 
That's actually similar to what I'm having made, though a bit larger.
post #90 of 97
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