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I found a "Treasure" of a bag, if you like soft...

Discussion in 'Other Cool Gear, Camera Bags, Camera Straps' started by Chayelle, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Like the Soft bags, Domke & Crumpler for $15.97
    In Wally world today (Walmart).
    Found a camouflage "accessory bag" by Fieldline, for hunters, in the sporting goods area...
    size 13" W x 10" H x 6" D
    Soft canvas, very nice feel...lots of pockets and zippered areas.
    Inside is completely lined & lightly padded.
    A small zip compartment on each end which probably can
    each hold a lens...maybe not wide angle like a sigma 10-20, but a 70-300 or...?

    I haven't tried it yet, wanted to share my good fortune here first.

    Here is the addy for walmart online; it says not buy in stores, and $12.88,
    but I just got mine in the store at $15.97.
    I started to add pictures, but you can see 3 online here:
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=8399210

    Lots of nice storage/pocket areas.
    I think I can line the bottom with a thick mouse pad for when I set the bag down, put in velcro on the sides, some spare dividers, and I will be set!
    I hope to get two cameras with lenses, and then one or two lenses
    in the side pockets. (Probably could get more lenses in the main compartment); film cards, batteries, maps, bird book, or whatever in the storage pocket areas (more room than I want to fill).
    And, the shoulder strap unsnaps so I can attach a fatter, more comfortable shoulder strap.
    Hope someone finds this a nice bag for their use too...
     
  2. hmmmmm
    i'm going to have to check that one out
    amazing price
    might be something to carry around on occasion

    thanks, cheryle
     
  3. Yes, Greg...
    I would only use this if I am going to want to walk a bit...
    I would probably take two cameras with the 28-105, 10.5,
    maybe the 10-20, and possibly the sigma 150 for macro, but
    that would be too heavy for just a light carry all, so probably
    a bottle of water instead. But it sure seems roooomy!
    A 70-300 would probably fit nicely...
    Here I go overloading! Something will have to go...
    Tomorrow I will set about trying to organize this bag to my liking.
     
  4. i have to go to walmart tomorrow, anyway
    i'll check it out

    thanks for the suggestion
     
  5. yendikeno

    yendikeno

    Mar 31, 2008
    CA
    Thanks for the info. Like Greg, I need to check it out.
     
  6. Lurker

    Lurker

    Jul 21, 2007
    NJ
    It pays of to shop outside photography stores.

    Fishing vests are virtually the same as photography vests (if you're into that kind of thing) but you can get them for $15 at your local bait & tackle store.

    Tripod/Lightstands? Try a bat bag. For $20 you've got more zippers and space than that $75 at the camera store will get you.

    Silica gel, light tents, clamps... all kinds of stuff that you can get for next to nothing at your local home depot/target/walmart/lowes, etc. Dare to improvise!
     
  7. Yes...
    I hope you find them in your store.
    Two cameras fit easily into the center area...
    and a sigma 150 mounted will stand fitted in the bag...
    hope this gives an idea of size.
    A sigma 10-20 easily fits into the side pockets
     
  8. Great ideas, Bart...
    And check out the waist bags Walmart has with two water bottles...
    If your lens fits into one of these could be a fast change and carry solution.

    I found a treasure of very large silica bags in a barrel at a store I would
    not have thought...new stuff, but like a junk store or flea market.
    And it is actually fun to come up with the stuff you need outside of having
    to find a photography assigned bit of equipment.

    An example for some who like to go on the lake...
    we like to shoot birds, but the 500mm lens on a tripod in the bottom
    of a boat is a bit unwieldy at times if you need to move about.
    In flat bottom fishing boats there are seats that fit into a plate with a hole
    via a single post. I had a post made to fit into the bottom of my monopod and into
    the hole in the boat. Works great for holding the large tele...

    I would just like to add:
    We do have to remember that the bags (or...) made by professionals
    for our camera gear are "designed" to make carrying gear easier...
    Sometimes, however, when we can't find what we need our improvising can be beneficial.
     
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