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Anyone using a holster style bag for the SL and 24-90?  Am looking at the Lowe Pros:

 

http://store.lowepro.com/toploading/toploader-pro-75-aw-ii

 

There is a smaller, lighter weight model but it has plastic hooks and no padding on the shoulder strap, which I think rules it out:

 

http://store.lowepro.com/toploader-zoom-55-aw

 

Grateful for any comments from anyone with experience of these, thanks.

 

 

I use the smaller LowePro Toploader Zoom 55 AW.  It's perfectly sized for the SL with 24-90 and there's enough room for the WATE in the bottom and a couple of batteries in the side pocket.  I did not keep the LowePro shoulder strap but replaced it with the OP/TECH strap.  I think that it's this one: http://optechusa.com/straps/s-o-s-strap.html

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Domke J-803.  With the SL zoom lens and body, it will fit.  SL with M lenses, I am able to also pack in another camera or two in the bag.  Great thing is that the Domke doesn't look much like a camera bag and no one seems to take notice.

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I'm using the 

Crumpler QE800-001 Quick Escape 800 Toploader which is perfect for the SL + 24/90

 

I also tried the Manfrotto Access H-18 PL Holster but was not so satisfied.

 

Crumpled looks good - will have to find one to handle.  Thanks !

I use the smaller LowePro Toploader Zoom 55 AW.  It's perfectly sized for the SL with 24-90 and there's enough room for the WATE in the bottom and a couple of batteries in the side pocket.  I did not keep the LowePro shoulder strap but replaced it with the OP/TECH strap.  I think that it's this one: http://optechusa.com/straps/s-o-s-strap.html

 

I liked the 55AW when I handled one, quite a bit lighter than the 'pro' model. Thanks. 

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The two I'm looking at (still) ... Tenba Cooper 13SLR and Peak Design Everyday Messenger ... should do just fine for that kit. They seem to have plenty of space. 

 

Another vote for the Peak Design Everyday Messenger.  Just so well made, and so little dead space.  No messenger bag format can carry the SL + 90-280 attached, vertically.  For that I think you'll have to go the backpack route.  But the Peak Design Everyday Messenger can certainly carry the SL + 24-90 vertically or horizontally, and will just require a bit of configuring if the 90-280 just HAS to be in there too.

 

I haven't seen Ona's Astoria messenger bag mentioned here, but that one is their biggest messenger bag offering and I dare say the Peak Design Everyday Messenger can stand toe to toe with that one (I have the Astoria too, so yes, I've checked).

 

Also, FWIW Peak Design launched a smaller version of the Everyday Messenger (fits up to a 13" laptop, not a 15" like the original) a few days ago.

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Now I have both SL lenses, I can report back that body + either lens fit a Billingham F1.4. The SL + 24-90 + fitted hood leave room for another item: I can get the SF64 flash in with a squeeze, which makes a useful compact event set-up, but another M or smaller R prime lens should also fit. With the body + 90-280 + reversed hood there is no room for anything else in the main compartment, but it is an easy fit.

 

Incidentally, I leave the tripod bracket on the 90-280 (else I'd waste time finding it when I need it), but rotate it round to about 8 o'clock when looking from the front. There, it doesn't stop you placing the camera on a flat surface, or sliding into the bag. Any further round, and it bumps your right hand fingers on the grip.

 

The F1.4 is a lightweight bag, only available in Fibrenyte, and it has no top handle, which some people may not like, but it has an open, easy access interior, protected by a top cover that extends down the sides as well as the front. With the shoulder pad, and carried messenger style, it is very comfortable.

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I prefer backpacks, to avoid twisting my spine. The range of bags that I have found best suited to Leica are from Crumpler http://www.crumpler.eu/camera-bags/backpacks

 

The "Proper Roady" comes in full or half varieties. (They seem to change the designs slightly periodically and change the names completely.)  In either full or half case, their main advantages over similar bags is that the bag is not DSLR deep, so I can put in my M lenses and not have them rattle around. They also carry a lot: 13" Mac+iPad.  In the full variety I can carry the SL, both zooms, and a handful of M lenses, accessories and Mac and iPad.

 

A Thinktank Streetwalker Harddrive, is roomie (for DSLRs), but too deep and more conspicuous. 

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I've been having pretty good success with the Billingham Hadley Pro if I need to carry everything.

 

-SL w/ 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit

-APO-Elmarit 180mm f3.4 w/APO-2x Extender

-65mm Elmar-V with Novoflex Visolex-M adapter, 3 extension tubes, Elpro 2 & Elpro 3

-Summicron M 35mm & 50mm on conjoined adapter in 1 front pocket

-Microfiber cloths and remote shutter cable in other front pocket

-extra battery and ND, Polarizing filters in back pocket

 

Quite heavy but it all fits

No space for a laptop, perhaps an iPad though

 

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I've been having pretty good success with the Billingham Hadley Pro if I need to carry everything.

 

-SL w/ 24-90mm Vario-Elmarit

-APO-Elmarit 180mm f3.4 w/APO-2x Extender

-65mm Elmar-V with Novoflex Visolex-M adapter, 3 extension tubes, Elpro 2 & Elpro 3

-Summicron M 35mm & 50mm on conjoined adapter in 1 front pocket

-Microfiber cloths and remote shutter cable in other front pocket

-extra battery and ND, Polarizing filters in back pocket

 

Quite heavy but it all fits

No space for a laptop, perhaps an iPad though

 

bill bag2.jpg

 

hsw Thank you for the image! I have been thinking after I bought the Peak Design bag, that my black Hadley Pro could be used if I had a mix of R and M lenses, which I now have. What does the conjoined adapter look like?

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hsw Thank you for the image! I have been thinking after I bought the Peak Design bag, that my black Hadley Pro could be used if I had a mix of R and M lenses, which I now have. What does the conjoined adapter look like?

 

I'm just calling it a conjoined adapter because I have forgotten what it is really called.  Got them on eBay many years ago, but quite handy as you can keep 2 M lenses back-to-back.  I was inches away from buying the Peak Design bag but it started to look big to me; what do you think?  I bought everything else they make 

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I'm just calling it a conjoined adapter because I have forgotten what it is really called.  Got them on eBay many years ago, but quite handy as you can keep 2 M lenses back-to-back.  I was inches away from buying the Peak Design bag but it started to look big to me; what do you think?  I bought everything else they make 

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It is risky to attach two wide angle lenses with these. The back to back rings are not separated enough. The lenses will touch each other and that will prevent one of them to be mounted. It is only possible, but dangerous, if you put both lenses on their minimum focusing distance. 

 

It's the same problem with the Optech version. But on these there is a ' wall ' between the lenses. The lenses will hit the wall instead of the other lens. 

 

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I was inches away from buying the Peak Design bag but it started to look big to me; what do you think?  I bought everything else they make 

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IMG_2151.JPG

 

Thanks for the image and explanation....... Peak Design bag? It is a little big, on the other hand it loses a 12" laptop....lost inside the rear compartment. It takes a R 180/R90 SL and 21mm M. Room for coming M 50 also. Front pocket zipped pocket - I don't like particularly, the zip is noisy and feels somehow not right. The space is equally not that great. I still kept my Hadley Pro and still use that when I go out with the R 90 and 21mm on the SL.

 

I will never be happy with just 1 bag! I accept that now. Once my 50mm M arrives I think for a lot of the time the Hadley will be more comfortable, so long as I don't want/need the R 180.

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I took one of my OBERWERTH bags, Heidelberg

http://www.oberwerth.de/kameratasche-heidelberg/

or  Munich

http://www.oberwerth.de/kameratasche-muenchen/

and the best strap for me, is the new EDDYCAM "Shoulder" as a normal shoulderstrap,

http://www.eddycam.com/50mm/Edition-50mm-Schwarz-Schwarz-version-Shoulder.html

or the new SUNSNIPER Rotaball pro

http://www.sun-sniper.com/de/rotaball-pro.html

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It is risky to attach two wide angle lenses with these. The back to back rings are not separated enough. The lenses will touch each other and that will prevent one of them to be mounted. It is only possible, but dangerous, if you put both lenses on their minimum focusing distance. 

 

It's the same problem with the Optech version. But on these there is a ' wall ' between the lenses. The lenses will hit the wall instead of the other lens. 

 

Not sure I would use these back-to-back rings or whatever they are correctly called.

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I was using the Billingham 225 but I doubt if I will be able to fit my 90-280, which arrives on Friday of this week, anywhere into that bag. Rather than get an even bigger bag, it might be simpler and cheaper to get a long lens case with a shoulder strap. 

 

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I took one of my OBERWERTH bags, Heidelberg

http://www.oberwerth.de/kameratasche-heidelberg/

or  Munich

http://www.oberwerth.de/kameratasche-muenchen/

and the best strap for me, is the new EDDYCAM "Shoulder" as a normal shoulderstrap,

http://www.eddycam.com/50mm/Edition-50mm-Schwarz-Schwarz-version-Shoulder.html

or the new SUNSNIPER Rotaball pro

http://www.sun-sniper.com/de/rotaball-pro.html

 

I will second that Eddycam strap very comfortable.

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