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My other camera bag

Written by feltedhat on . Posted in Photo

Since the post about my Freitag bag is still one of the most popular ones on my blog according to the amount of hits it gets, I thought I could post about my other bag too. đŸ™‚

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And here it is. It is the Freitag HAWAII FIVE-O and like all the bags from this Swiss company it is made from second hand material. Namely truck tarp, bicycle inner tubes and seat belts. One very convenient thing for me is that I can adjust the shoulder strap. With that I can vary the spot where it touches my back or if I want the bag to be higher up to get a better look onto what is inside of it I can do this very fast and conveniently (and this is great when fumbling around with lenses or changing the battery on the go).

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Like my other bag I use this one as a photo bag too and I can easily carry one camera with an additional lens in this smart bag and as you can see from the picture there is even space for a second camera! Keys, handy, additional batteries and many other small things can be nicely stowed away as well. And so far I am not missing foam padding or compartments – at all. I simply put my cameras in a cloth bag (like the red one that can be seen in the picture) or I pack the lenses in a soft pouch and in they go! It can actually fit a big DSLR including tele zoom (in my case a 28-300mm) and I could even squeeze in a compact camera or a small lens. No problemo.

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I own this bag for a few months now and I am very happy with it as I was looking for a smaller bag to just carry around one camera and a few accessories/lenses. Most of the time when I want to go out and take pictures I have my “main” camera in my hand anyway so a bigger bag with just one lens remaining in it was simply too much. So this small and light bag really fits this bill perfectly. Plus due to the truck tarp it can take rain with no problem at all! I couldn’t think of a better (small) photo bag.

Freitag – my camera bag

Written by feltedhat on . Posted in Camera gear

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Today I would like to present my camera bag. Well actually it is a messenger bag that I use as a camera bag.

To be very precise it is a FREITAG, model F17 “Joe”!

Freitag is a Swiss company named after the two founders, the Freitag brothers, that manufactures messenger bags. But not just regular bags. The thing that really lets them stand out is that they re-cycle well seasoned truck tarps and security belts for their bags. The result comes in many colors and shapes and every bag is unique. Now can you believe that there is a Freitag bag in the Museum of Modern Arts in New York too?

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As for the insides I got me an insert made for cameras at amazon and here we go – a perfect camera bag on the inside with an outside that does not scream “I carry expensive gear”. As you can see the bag stows away quite a lot of gear (a smaller insert would work as well of course). When loaded heavyily I run around with my DSLR with the 50mm lens attachted, plus one tele lens and another (small) 20mm lens plus an additional smaller camera like a MFT for exemaple. And there is still room for a bottle of water, a book, batteries, smart phone and other small stuff that can be stowed away in the big main compartment or in the smaller pocket on the front of the bag. Last but not least it has a padded compartment for a tablet or a small notebook. So I won’t really miss out on anything!

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BTW – truck tarps are water proof, so the cameras (or what ever you put inside) is well protected against bad weather. Check out Freitag’s well made online shop, your truck might have already arrived too: www.freitag.ch

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