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    What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    This question comes up pretty often and I thought it might be interesting to open up a thread about it.

    My main bag is the Domke J803. Inside is a modified 4-compartment insert for a Domke F2 which sits in the middle of the bag leaving 2 large compartments at the outer edges. These larger outer compartments each contain an M8 body, one usually with the 28 Cron mounted and ready, the other usually with the 50 Summilux mounted and ready, or sometimes the 21 depending on the subject/area I'm photographing.

    The bag is deep, so the four inner lens compartments will each hold 2 normal M lenses pretty easily. I have used foam padding to separate them top from bottom, but more recently I have taken to gluing Leica M rear lens-caps back-to-back (b2b) and mounting one at each end. This also gives you a third hand when swapping lenses, since you always have a free and supported cap at the ready when you're swapping lenses. My usual pairings in the 4 inner slots are, 1) the 75 Lux with one end free for the 50 Lux (the lens I usually the lens I swap it with); 2) the 21 with one end free for the 28 Cron (the lens I usually swap it with); 3) the 12mm CV b2b with the 35 Cron Cron since these are less-often used lenses; and 4) finally the 90 Cron with an open end for whatever lens I may swap it out with. If need be, I can then mount the 12 on the back of the 75 and the 35 Cron on the back of the 90 and free up a slot for two more lenses if I really need them for a shoot. The ample pockets carry lenscloths, pen, pad, 4 spare batteries, 8 spare SD cards, filters and flash.

    My second bag is the regular Domke F803. This bag is just enough smaller than the J803 that it is perfect for a one-body, 4-lens travel kit with room left over in the main compartment for a second body or water bottle and snack. The pockets hold similar to above.

    That's my current solution...

    Here's a link to a larger image of it loaded:



    Here is the b2b cap:

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    The bag is a Lowepro Nova 4 AW. What's in it is.
    21CV M-Mount, 24 Elmarit ASPH, 28 Elmarit ASPH, 35 CronASPH, 50 Lux ASPH (lives on the camera), 75 Cron ASPH and 90 Tele-Elamrit. And of course 1 M8. Although today there is also a M3 and a 40mm Cron-C and 2 light meter, a Leica MR and a Sekonic Twinmate.

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    My bag is an A&A Oscar. I am going to have to look around for something bigger. I love the Oscar design, but I'm busting at the seams. It holds my M8 with 28 cron mounted, M6 with 35 cron mounted, CV 50 f/1.5, CV 15 and 90 cron. I have a Gossen Luna pro, SF 24D, whi-bal card, 4 batteries, film and expodisc in the pockets. My 21, 75 lux, and noctilux would get switched in as needed. I use a Domke for my Canon kit, but do like the form-factor of the Oskar better. I may need to buy the Oskar's big brother soon.

    Jack,
    What are you using to glue the lens caps together? That sounds like a good plan for keeping things organized.

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    Jack

    Have used Fogg bags a long time in many sizes(I know, it's a disease!). They hold a lot and offer great protection for all that glass. Recently tried an Oscar day bag which I also like especially for it's stealthiness. But will stick with Fogg as THE bag. On flights tho, the Pelican with wheels is a good choice.

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    My story is too long winded and have get to a shooting job. But i will answer this tomorrow, thought i had lens disease . It ain't nothing compared to bags. ( bad english and all )
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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    I have the Domke J803 also, but not for M gear. I've used it the past 2 years for a Canon 20D. I can fit the 80-200L (Magic Drainpipe) in the included single insert sans hood plus the camera with one lens mounted plus another lens in its lens pouch (nested in the 80-200 hood) under the camera. It's a tight fit but it works.

    I recently used the Domke J803 for a Europe trip while you Guys were in Yosemite and carried the R9/DMR in it with 35 Cron mounted, plus the 28mm, and 60mm. It managed well.

    My usual bag for the DMR is the Bilingham 106 Media System, which is quite small for the DMR but I like to travel light. The insert in the 106 has 2 slots and I can carry the 180 Elmarit in one plus 2 smaller lenses stacked in the other with a fourth mounted on the camera. I usually only carry 2 or 3 lenses though. Room in the pockets for 2 spare batteries plus SD cards, cable release. Not much else.

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    One of the main reasons I decided to make the move to manual rangefinder focussing was to limit the bulk of gear that I would have to haul to cover a typical shoot. The success of this move is being jeopardized by the my rapid infection with the well documented Mancuso Lens Whore Disease whereby whatever space you have is not quite enough to hold next week's delivery of the latest, greatest Leica, Zeiss, CV lens or accessory - golfers are known to succumb to a similar malady whereby the equipment procurer is immediately seduced by the concept that the only thing holding him back is not a lack of talent, but simply a lack of having exactly the right tool for the job at hand. Sound familiar, Leica buffs? I have managed to overstuff a rather compact Fogg bag with an M8 with mounted 28mm 'cron, WATE & finder, 50mm 'cron, 75mm 'lux, 90mm Macro & 135mm tele-elmar. The attached accessory pouch carries the Leica universal polarizer plus 60mm & 67mm polarizers & the Leica 24D flash. Since I am still lusting after a 4th vers 35mm 'cron, somethings gotta give!

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

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    Sounds like you need a second M8.


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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    And a bigger bag.
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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Now I can answer, as the answer changed a few minutes ago. Bag is a Domke F-5XB. Small on purpose. Had A&A but like the zipper and flap instead of just flap a bit better. Split into 3 sections. Middle: body+28 'cron, side cv15 and 50 'cron, side 90 elmar and perhaps cv21. Space between padding and front of bag extra battery a bunch of SD cards and a small little Luna light meter. The bag is decptive and can hold a lot. I can also still fit a flash in it. During the day with camera out, in goes passport cell phone etc. in the center section.

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Sounds perfectly organised Terry!
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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    Jack,
    What are you using to glue the lens caps together? That sounds like a good plan for keeping things organized.

    Hi Cindy:

    I've now made up 4 sets of these. I sand the rear of the caps perfectly flat using a fairly coarse paper to make the surface rough, then use contact cement to bond them together. I also take the extra time to line the caps up so the red lens dots can line up when two lenses are mouted, but that's just cosmetic.

    On the glue, contact cement needs to set before the two pieces are stuck together, so make sure you follow the instructions closely, use a thin layer on each surface and allow them to "skin over" before sticking them together. If you do, the caps are essentially permanently bonded, yet the little bit of excess glue that seeped out the seam can be rubbed off. A good alternative would be a quick-set epoxy. I'd stay away from super-glue as the fumes can leave a permanent, ugly white stain on exposed plastic, and normal plastic household glue may not be strong enough.


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    Jack,
    That's the cleverest idea I've heard in a long while. I'm always missing a third hand when swapping lenses.

    David

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    Jack,
    Thank you for the detailed instructions. It is a worthy project and I will give it a try.

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Cindy suggestion use leica caps, i just bought some generic ones and honestly there junk and just don't stay on very well to the lens. There not cheap though 29 dollars for a rear cap.
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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Okay i will step in . i am a man of many bags it is like the shoe fetish that women have at least i can speak for the both wives i have had. The current one must have a hidden closet somewhere in this house, she certainly has 10 times the lenses i have or more. And there NOT cheap either. Anyway i started out the M system with the A&A bags both the Image Smith and the Oscar One day. Really nice bags and i thought and still do the Oscar one day is a clear winner for the M system. So i went to see Jack in Yosemite a couple weeks ago to do the workshop and I was looking at his bags and damn if i did not completely switch to Domke the J 803 i can hold my entire lens system and it has a handle which i really like the Image Smith did not have that so the Image smith was replaced with this bag. Now what i do is back to back lens caps on the 12 and 15 than i wrap them with Op-tech wrap and stick that on the bottom of the bag and on top of that goes a M8 with the 28 cron. Than the 4 pockets . I can put a 135 in one slot the 90 in another. Than the 50 and 35 I am going to make another back to back lens cap and put that in a slot. Than the 75 lux in a slot so 5 lens in the 4 pockets. Than one the other side another M8 with a 21 elmarit attached . Than the front pockets get 4 batteries and a level , the other pocket get Whibal card , Sd card holder and other junk. Than on the flap on the inside some cables . Than on the outside there are two small pockets which i keep my Alien wrenches and lens cloths.

    Now if you do the math here there are 2 M8's , 12,15,21,28,35,50,75,90,135 plus other junk in one bag that carries it all. Perfect for travel and for large shoots. Now if i need I can lay a metz 54 on top of it all. Now the new Zeiss 18mm i may just use a wrap and put under the other M8. Now that is everything but really i don't always do that. Than i bought a F803 which if I really needed too i can hook them together and the airlines would consider that one bag. Sneaky is it not. Plus the F803 replaced the Oscar one day which will Hold a M8 plus up to 6 lenses. I stole Jacks when in Yosemite and really loved that bag also. Plus it does not scream CAMERA INSIDE. So a nice street bag. Now am i done, when are we ever done with bags. LOL
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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    women with the M system are really in trouble because we start out with both a shoe and bag problem.

    I started with the Oscar Day Bag. As you said, very nice. However, I now am using the Domke F-5XB. Looks smaller but holds a ton and I feel more secure with the zipper closure. I like the zipper pocket on front flap better on the Oscar and hope Domke will do that in the future. I took the hand strap from the Oscar and attached it to the Domke.

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Well, I'm a bag fetishist as well.
    I've got loads, but I keep coming back to Billingham.
    My favorite is a 'Small Hadley' it really is small, but perfectly formed! I've actually sewn a padded divider right in the middle, the frankenfinder then goes on the bottom on one side, with an M8 body and lens sideways on (so that the shorter left hand end of the body tucks between the central divider and the frankenfinder case.
    The other side has a half height divider crossways in the middle, which will take a lens each side, then a sideways divider attached at one end which acts as a flap over the top. I can then fit in another body on top with a small lens attached, or else redivide and put on two more lenses.

    So I either have two bodies with lens attached +2 lenses, or 1 body plus 4 lenses - the front flaps give me room for a removable 260gb 2.1/2" backup drive on one side, telephone, ipod and extra batteries and SD cards on the other.

    And it's all REALLY small.

    When travelling I use a Crumpler Farmer's double rucksack - this takes a 17" powerbook / cables / book etc. in the top compartment, and the bottom compartment fits . . . . . . . the Billingham Small Hadley with all the gear in it. This means that when I get to destination I can just slip the Small Hadley out and leave the laptop and rucksack behind.

    Hooray!

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    I use a sling bag that I love; the Tamrac Velocity 9

    http://www.tamrac.com/5749.htm

    It's brilliant. I can carry:
    • M8 body
    • 5d body
    • 21, 24 elmarits
    • 35lux
    • Nocti
    • 75lux & 90 cron
    • 80R in side bag
    • Canon 50 1.2
    • Canon 70-200L in side bag
    • SD and CF cards in pixel pocket rocket
    • spare camera batteries, WB stuff
    • Sekonic meter
    • 580 flash


    That's a lot of stuff for one sling. Of course, the 5d, the 580 and the M8 get transferred to my neck when shooting, but it's always amazing to me how much stuff I can put in that bag. Of course, the M lenses are tiny; even the nocti is small compared with the 50 1.2L.

    When not shooting, the M8 just sits on top of the 5d with a 21 attached to it. It's sweet, if a little heavy at times

    The DMR and the film cameras have their own Lowepro bags, but they don't come out to play as often during the event usually (depends on stuff like weather and time).

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    women with the M system are really in trouble because we start out with both a shoe and bag problem.
    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just stick with black on everything all the time and you're good! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!
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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    On the street -no bag just a 35/1.4 on the M8

    If I want to bring an extra lens -a small belt pouch.

    When I need a bag:

    For carting camera, lenses, meters, radio sender, etc -my big bag:
    Courierware messenger bag with Domke inserts.

    For smaller kit :
    Pratt Mariner -beautiful French bag looks like a traditional fishing bag only in a nice grained black leather. I replaced the strap with a Domke strap and replaced the inserts with some custom made padded linen ones.

    For location shooting when I need ultimate protection and weatherproofing. Bright yellow storm case iM2100. Easy to keep track of and indestructible.

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    For M:

    Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home with M8 and mounted 35/2 ASPH, 90/2.8, 50/2, WATE with Universal Finder, SF24D, extra battery, Tenba media card wallet. Nice and light. For even more streamlined shooting I take just the M8 with 35 and 90. For time exposures at night, I'll hook one of the legs of a Gitzo traveller tripod over one of the side straps. Whole kit weighs well under 10lbs (not including Gitzo).

    For R:

    Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home with R9/DMR and mounted 35/2, 28/2.8, 60/2.8, 90/2 AA mounted on 2x APO extender, SF24D (same as M one), extra battery, Tenba card wallet (same). Under 10lbs...who says the DMR is too heay? For extra coverage on wide or long, I'll add a 19 and/or 180/2.8 APO. Then, under 15lbs. Once the camera is around the neck, the bag weight is back under 10lbs. I've found this to be a threshold of PITA. Also sometimes I'll bring the Epson P-5000 in the bag as well, but usually it lives in the laptop bag.

    To carry both M and R kits and only have one carry-on bag, I use a Kata OC-84 lighting case with all the dividers removed. 7 Million on one side, 5 Million on the other and the Gitzo in between. Removable trolley has wheels and my laptop bag slides on top of the upright case. This is the absolute largest carry-on size allowed and in fact, I have to remove the trolley to fit in the overhead, which only takes two seconds. Never had to gate check it. Wheels are great to get someplace, then shoulder bags are the easiest to work out of, provided they don't weigh 20lbs+ (Guy?....). Been down the insanely heavy backpack route with Canon and Nikon... not fun.

    Oh, and once I start shooting all the lenscaps, front and rear, come off. Takes too long to do the musical cap shuffle. Another reason I like the soft padded compartments of the Crumpler bags. No need for wraps or the like, but still extrely light weight.

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    [QUOTE=Jamie Roberts;430]I use a sling bag that I love; the Tamrac Velocity 9

    Hi Jamie,

    I have an M8 and 7 lenses along with a flash. I see there are several sizes of the Tamrac Velocity. For the M8 kit (no other body) would you recommend the V9 or the smaller cases? Did the bag come with enough dividers for the lenses?

    Thanks, steve

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Here is a shot of the b2b caps I described:




    Here is an image of my J803 loaded as described, larger version in gallery:

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Hey you stole my bag , give it back. LOL

    I am really falling in love with this bag. It holds it all and has a nice carry handle.

    Oh and I have a few more lenses
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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Jack:
    I was thinking about getting the Domke insert to use in the waist/fanny pack I currently use.


    Do the domke inserts have a bottom to them? The problem I found with some bags like this is the Leica lenses are so small they can sometimes stick out below the protection of the insert and bang together. This is with the Billingham bags and their inserts. The Billinghams are soft bottomed and the bottom will sagg away from the insert.

    Edit: did a search and found out the Domke inserts have a bottom sewn into them to prevent what I described from happening.
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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post
    Jack:
    Edit: did a search and found out the Domke inserts have a bottom sewn into them to prevent what I described from happening.
    They do, but FWIW it isn't padded, so I place a lenswrap folded in half at the bottom of my J803 for extra base protection.
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    One of the things I most love about the M system is size and weight compared to a full blown SLR system. When I shoot with my Canons, everything goes into a large Domke Photojournalist bag and ruins whatever shoulder it is on. With the Leicas, I rarely want to carry all of it at once so my normal bag is a very small Tenba with 3 internal dividers and one thin pocket that covers the front of the bag. It usually (lenses can vary) contains:

    --M8
    --24/2.8
    --35/2.0
    --50/1.4 or Nocti
    --SF20 w/Nikon filter pack
    --extra M8 battery
    --extra SF20 batteries
    --extra SD card (4GB)
    --Cable release
    --Small lens brush
    --Lens cloth
    --Expodisc
    --Spec Grabber

    I can carry a small, lightweight bag like this all day and pretty much shoot anything that comes up. And I get back home with no backache or shoulder pain.

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    I use two bags. A Billingham 306 and a Billingham for Leica. I usually keep the M8, 21 asph, 15 CV and 35 lux in the small Leica bag. Then switch lenses back and forth from the 306 where I keep a MP and M6 LHSA with the 50 lux, 28 elmarit asph and 75 lux, along with that monstrous M8 charger, a few rolls of Kodachrome, some Rollei Pan25. Now the dilemma is last week I sprung for a 24 ASPH and I don't know where to fit it.

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    My main bag is the Domke J803.
    My second bag is the regular Domke J803.
    This bag is just enough smaller than the J803 that it is perfect for a one-body, 4-lens travel {snip}
    Jack,

    I'm a bit confused. Are there different versions of the J803?

    -Chris

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisDauer View Post
    Jack,

    I'm a bit confused. Are there different versions of the J803?

    -Chris
    Hi Chris:

    There are two versions of the 803 --- one is the J803 and the other is the F803. The F-series bags are the "originals" and are made of cotton canvas or ballistic nylon. All J-series bags are made of ballistic nylon, and all have slightly larger dimensions (and usually larger pockets) than the corresponding F versions.

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Short kit:



    Left to right: Tele-Elmar 135/4, CV 12 (on camera), CV 15/21 VF (12/15 on M8), 35/2 IV. Note how the 135 and 35 can both use the same rectangular 12575 hood. Same 39mm thread too, so they can take the same lens cap and filters if that can help reduce the number of itty bitty pieces. RRS L bracket. Strap would come off probably.

    Camera and lenses fit in the PhotoRunner fanny pack with a couple of extra batteries and a card case.

    Tall kit:



    Adds 75/2A and CV 15 with jlm's hood and an IR filter. The 15 adds a perspective change from the 12 while the 75 adds a slightly different rendition and half the reach of the 135. Also some limited close up capability.

    In this set up the camera stays on the tripod over my shoulder with a lens, while the remaining four lenses go in the PhotoRunner. In a pinch the camera can fit in the pack as well, with a wrap. A smaller backpack will carry the whole set up fairly easily.

    This will probably be my travel kit as well, in which case it goes with the A&A Oskar.

    For people, M8 and 35/2 (III). Perhaps 15 and/or 75 in a pocket. Plain bottom cover. No bag.


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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    i use a distressed military-green armani-exchange bag with a three-section domke insert that happens to fit in it perfectly. the bag is very slim, it looks like crap and holds an m8 with a lens, four more lenses, three-sd-card case, a small russian vintage tripod with a leica ballhead and a wallet. nobody on earth may think that this is a camera bag.

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Have not got Leica M but thought I'd share...
    A CompuTrekkerPlus AW. Its all I've got and use it as an advantage. Had to do a quick trip from Queenstown to Auckland and was all I took + a sleeping bag. Managed to fit a change of clothes +some other small items. If I'm taking photos at a specific place I might just take camera + lens and a lens or two in pockets of a jacket.

    Camera stuff 400D + kit lens, Sigma 12-24 (only sharp stopped way way down), CZ35-70, EF100 macro, 105-280, 200 1.8, EF2X. 17" MacBook Pro.

    A Photo from Queenstown New Zealand Jack... This photo taken 5 minutes ago, is where I'm surfing with Airport wirelesly, bludging someones internet connection. My view...Its bit of a bright day so photo only resized Sigma 12-24, 12 mm F22. Oh, Airport on this laptop can pick a signal 5 kilometers (3 miles) away....
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    Jan, what did you do to that 135? Is that the Summicron 35 asph hood? Isn't that a tad wide to be effective?
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    Jaap, it's the hood from a 35/2 pre-asph. Not sure if that's the same hood as the asph. It's still effective as a hood, as effective as it would be on a 35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    Here is a shot of the b2b caps I described:

    Here is an image of my J803 loaded as described, larger version in gallery:]
    Very nice 30k package!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    women with the M system are really in trouble because we start out with both a shoe and bag problem.
    I have one pair of shoes that I wear most of the time and a pair of sandals and I don't own a camera bag.

    I do have 19 guitars, two basses, a D-Lux3 and an M8 though.

    I'd like a nice bag to put my wee kit in- M8, CV Skopars 21, 28 and CV Ultron 35, a 28mm CV viewfinder and a Vivitar 272 flash (which I should probably get a safe synch for, eh?). Any suggestions?

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    Since my camera(s) is around my neck (if traveling in Pelican cases) and if I'm carrying over 2 lenses I like the Domek F4AF bag. But I really like to just stick extra lenses in the inside pockets if I'm wearing my Domke vest when not wearing the vest I wear a safari jacket and just pop the lenses in the side pockets. I do keep the lenses in little padded bags (which B&H seem to have stopped carrying).

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    Re: What's in the bag or, "How do you carry all that stuff?"...

    I also have and use the Domke J803 - it carries:

    M8 + 2.8/24 or 1.4/35;
    M8 + 1.4/75 or 2/90;

    CV 4.5/15 - 1.4/50 Lux attached one other (not superglued, but taped together)
    the 24 or 35 (whichever is not attached to the M8);
    the 75 or 90 (whichever is not attached to the M8);

    a 3-card holder;
    a table tripod;
    pen, pencil, cellph., cable release, a thin usb card reader, passport, money, etc;

    I own many more bags: 2 Lowepro backpacks (a smaller one, a bigger one for different needing) to carry my Nikon gear (D2x, D2xs, various lenses); a Domke F803 now used by my better half for her D50 + 18-200; I also have a Nova 4, a Magnum reporter bag... plus, I am getting a Urban Disguise small bag to carry 1 M8 + 2/3 lenses around when I don't need more it's a never ending quest!
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