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where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby sunnyhope » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:06 pm

So shoot me............. I m a girl, I like pinks and purples and stuff< where can I get acessories in those colours?
I live in Norway so I have to be able to buy it online :D
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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby Joris Van den Berghe » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:30 pm

The woman's camera bag par excellence is Lowepro's Passport Sling in my opinion...

http://www.lowepro.com/passportsling
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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby sunnyhope » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:59 pm

Joris Van den Berghe wrote:The woman's camera bag par excellence is Lowepro's Passport Sling in my opinion...

http://www.lowepro.com/passportsling



Its nice but im looking for something a bit fun and weird and something that wont take up 2 much space either.
It ll be weird enough having such a big camera when ur used to compact cameras,lol
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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby Bob Andersson » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:34 am

Hi sunnyhope,

I did a Google image search for camera bag pink and quickly found jill.e designs. They do ship internationally but I have no idea how good the bags are. Maybe you can find some customer feedback via Google if one tickles your fancy?

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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby sunnyhope » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:00 pm

thanks everyone for the help :D
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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby keystrokesuk » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:13 am

This is supposed to be a page of "Cool, Funky & Unique Camera Bags" http://www.squidoo.com/camerabags and you could also try the Acme Made range
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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby Joris Van den Berghe » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:19 pm

Check out Acme Made's Bowler bag :)...Or Lowepro's brand new Event Messenger series.
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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby Leo » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:37 pm

I can vouch for the Jill.e Collection - stylish, my friends love them, they dont look like camera bags, and they are functional and most of all, they will protect your gear.

The ppl I know that own them say that they are good quality. Not as padded as say, a Lowepro bag but its still gonna keep your stuff in tact if you drop it down some stairs, say.
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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby sunnyhope » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:53 pm

Leo wrote:I can vouch for the Jill.e Collection - stylish, my friends love them, they dont look like camera bags, and they are functional and most of all, they will protect your gear.

The ppl I know that own them say that they are good quality. Not as padded as say, a Lowepro bag but its still gonna keep your stuff in tact if you drop it down some stairs, say.



where can you get those?

again ty for the help :D
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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby Leo » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:02 am

Bob Andersson wrote:Hi sunnyhope,

I did a Google image search for camera bag pink and quickly found jill.e designs. They do ship internationally but I have no idea how good the bags are. Maybe you can find some customer feedback via Google if one tickles your fancy?

Bob.


Hi, Bob posted th e link here... You have to buy online.
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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby sunnyhope » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:57 pm

Leo wrote:
Bob Andersson wrote:Hi sunnyhope,

I did a Google image search for camera bag pink and quickly found jill.e designs. They do ship internationally but I have no idea how good the bags are. Maybe you can find some customer feedback via Google if one tickles your fancy?

Bob.


Hi, Bob posted th e link here... You have to buy online.


sorry, didnt see it was a a hidden link in the name :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby Bob Andersson » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:27 pm

Hi sunnyhope,

Hopefully links will become more obvious again once Gordon gets to new CameraLabs style up and running on the forum. As things stand links are easily missed. Let us now what you decide.

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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?(and a Q about

Postby sunnyhope » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:27 pm

sunnyhope wrote:
Leo wrote:
Bob Andersson wrote:Hi sunnyhope,

I did a Google image search for camera bag pink and quickly found jill.e designs. They do ship internationally but I have no idea how good the bags are. Maybe you can find some customer feedback via Google if one tickles your fancy?

Bob.


Hi, Bob posted th e link here... You have to buy online.


sorry, didnt see it was a a hidden link in the name :oops: :oops: :oops:



Sure i will, firstly i guess i ll have to figure out if i m going for the nikon 1100D or the Nikon3100 which i can get for 4500 NOK included a lense, bag, memory card 8gb
cables, UV filter, sunblender and a tripod

its used but only a couple of months?

what you think?
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Re: where can I get a FUN looking camera bag?

Postby margaux » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:30 pm

I think I can answer this as a woman who recently had to replace her small red jill-e bag (stolen). I did a lot of Googling and checked out a lot of bags.

This article share links with a bunch of companies that specialise in camera bags for women:
http://blog.veralana.com/2010/01/05/nee ... amera-bag/

I looked them all over and finally bought two, the Cameron Hobo from Dre Hartmann (http://drehartmann.com/shop/the-cameron-hobo/) and the red Cheeky Lime classic (http://cheekylime.com/cheeky-lime-classic-bag-red).

I've been using the Cameron Hobo for about a month and a really love the compactness of it. One of my main gripes about the jill-e small red leather bag (http://www.jill-e.com/style/camera/smal ... ry-all-bag) was all the floppy handles getting in the way, and it always took some unraveling just to lift the bag. I always left the shoulder strap on because I need my hands free for other things (like taking pictures), but the shorter carrying handles didn't come off and flopped everywhere. That meant there were three leather straps to sort out and get out of the way constantly.

With the Cameron Hobo, the carrying handles are stiff and stick straight up all the time, making the bag super easy to just pick up and move any time without juggling. The carrying handles are also long enough to be able to sling over a shoulder easily.

The downside of the Cameron is that it is a tight squeeze for a 5D2 with a battery grip, 24-70, and BlackRapid strap attached. I have the camera taking up most of the middle going in sideways with the right grip handle up. That leaves two small compartments on either end, but forget about putting anything else in or taking anything out once the camera goes in. I can get a 50 f/1.4 and 16-35 into those side compartments, even a blower bulb and small notebook. But spare filters? No chance. I have to shove the ExpoDisc across the top of the camera. So the bag is ideal if you only need a stripped down kit of two (medium to small) lenses and minimal accessories.

I also bought the Cheeky Lime bag because it had all the best features of the Jill-e bag, only without the floppy useless handles. I like the double zipper opening, as that gives you the best access to all the contents without having to remove things in a certain order.

The Cameron bag's single zipper means you scrape a lot of knuckles in order to prevent gear getting scraped, and accessing anything at the far end of the zipper is a pain.

Many of the other bags I looked at had the same flaw. Most women's bags try to emulate hand bags so the top openings are predominantly zippered. That's fine if you're just using the bag to carrying equipment from one location to another, but not so good if you're using the bag while you're shooting. If you're constantly putting the camera away, changing lenses or filters, these bags are inefficient.

My other problem with the Jill-e bag was that it felt a bit flimsy for my purposes. I'm not exactly "precious" about my gear, so things get shoved and tossed and crammed (within reason, of course). Also, the 5D2 (with grip and bottom strap attachment) is quite hefty and bulky. The Jill-e bag started off stiff, but quickly became limp with use. It's padded, but not extremely well padded. The bag once fell off my lap as I was getting out of a car, hitting the pavement, so maybe a three-foot drop? The filters on two lenses were completely smashed and jammed into the threading. So if you've got a heavy camera and heavy lenses like I do, these bags are minimal protection at best. I've now owned 5 Jill-e bags, sent two back for full refund because of poor workmanship, and I won't buy another one.

The Cameron bag seems slightly hardier than the Jill-e. I suspect the Cheeky Lime bag to be roughly similar to the Jill-e (This bag hasn't arrived yet, so I can't give it a full critique yet). I like the look of the Cameron better, but I have a feeling that for most assignments, I'll find the Cheeky Lime bag more useful.

Other bags I considered were from Ona (expensive), TheIt Bossi bag (strap looked too flimsy), and Epiphanie (tassels, studs, and braided leather are too much for me).

Good luck with your search.
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