Inside the camera bags wot I use.

As promised I have taken some pictures of the three bags that I use, with the normal amount of equipment I use with them, installed.

First up is the Lowepro 400AW Flipside. As I stated, this is the bag that I use to store most of photographic equipment – well at least 95% of it anyway.

As you see it above, the bag contains my three E-system bodies, the E-30 on the left of the picture has the Zuiko ED 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens attached to it – this is pretty much my standard lens.

The body at the bottom of the picture is the E-620 without a lens attached. To its right is the Zuiko 25 mm 1:2.8 Pancake lens, a really great lens for reportage photography. Small and unobtrusive it really goes well with the smaller Olympus bodies like the E-620.

At the top of the picture is my newest body but also the oldest. It’s a second-hand E-1 which I got as an absolute bargain not long ago. It’s in immaculate condition with no marks, dents or scratches and it’s a brilliant camera.

In the centre of the bag you can see another lens, this the Zuiko ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6. This is another really nice lens (does Olympus make anything else but great lenses) although I don’t use it that much, prefering my small zoom.

So, on to my Domke F-6 (a little bit smaller) bag. This is my day-to-day bag, which I carry around with me on photographic trips out and about. It’s big enough for one body with a lens attached and some other odds and ends. The bag is made of canvas and very pliable so as it hangs over your shoulder it really sits nicely on your shoulder.

I have various layouts depending on what I want to take with me on the trip. The one above shows my E-30 with an extra lens, the Zuiko ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 in the side pocket.

This layout shows the E-30 again, but this time with the E620 with the Zuiko 25 mm 1:2.8 Pancake lens attached.

The picture above again has the E-30 in the main pocket but the smaller one has both the Zuiko 25 mm 1:2.8 Pancake and 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 lenses, ready to be used on the camera.

My smallest bag is the Lowepro Terraclime 100. This bag is really only big enough to carry one camera, but what I like about it is that like the Domke F-6t it doesn’t really look like a camera bag. You can wander around town without people suspecting you have an expensive camera with you. Once again it is made of canvas so is pliable and sits snugly against the body. I use a Domke insert inside it to carry and protect my camera and I have changed the rather insecure standard strap clips to some plastic ones.

In the picture you can see the camera in the Domke pouch which leaves room at either end for things such as filters and filter holders.


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