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Camera Bags, Straps, and Other Photographic Accessories Worthy of Sartorial Consideration

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Posers. If you don't have a woody specially tricked out you aren't carrying a real camera.
     
  2. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    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?

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  3. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
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  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
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  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's actually similar to what I'm having made, though a bit larger.
     
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  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very cool, T4. The only reason I'd avoid zippers is for the sake of speed, and because i don't want to scratch my gear. The latter isn't really a concern since your zippers are all outboard, but I'd still prefer a snap or button closure.
     
  12. dieworkwear

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    Just to add to the list, I was looking at these a few months ago and thought of this thread

    http://www.foggspecialistbags.com

    Foo, what ever happened with your project? Did it get completed?
     
  13. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The guy I found to do it flaked out. He literally forgot to make the bag. Idiot.

    So, I wound up getting the Billingham Combination M bag.
     
  14. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    What do you think you did in your previous life to have such bad sartorial shopping luck?
     
  15. MalfordOfLondon

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    Great choice. I love mine.

    Only issue I have is that the strap seems to "bobble"...
     
  16. Nikos

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    Has anyone tried a Black Label Bag?
    http://blacklabelbags.com/index.htm

    Apparently it is an improved version of Artisan and Artist (improved weather sealing etc).
    I am looking for a small bag, because my Think Tank is quite big and boxy for a day's walk.
    I also like the smaller Billinghams, but I understand they stopped their Hadley Small model.
     
  17. Pale Male

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    I'm quite late to this thread, but I would recommend the Fogg b-laika in all-black.
     
  18. constant struggle

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    Bump - any good ideas on a nice camera bag? I am trying to find one that is more canvas or twill rather than leather...

    I do like the Tanner field camera bag style, but the insert is not very structured, which I don't really like.

    I want to be able to carry a mirrorless body + 3-4 lense + flash
     
  19. Wowee Zowee

    Wowee Zowee Active Member

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    Surely has been mentioned but have you seen the Billingham bags?
     
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    How do you like this 4 years later? Did it age well? They look too pristine new.
     

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