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mike3996

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Around here, Gitzo deals are about 850 € vs 319/499 € for Peak Design.

Funny they're cheaper overseas even though they're made in EU (?)

Gitzo has the benefit of extending 10 cm (4 in) taller; it would be conveniently within my heights. But of course packed in it's heavier (by 150 grams), bulkier (thicker by 3 cm diameter!).

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If I can invent a way to fasten a tripod under by Billingham Hadley then I guess I can proceed with the indulgence.

Add 2: there's a way! These sorts of loops placed on both ends will be secure, preferably tightenable as well. I know just the sort of strings.

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Image credit: Billingham Hadley Small Review: The Best Small Camera Bag - Compact Shooter
 
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rayvonn

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Around here, Gitzo deals are about 850 € vs 319/499 € for Peak Design.

Funny they're cheaper overseas even though they're made in EU (?)

Gitzo has the benefit of extending 10 cm (4 in) taller; it would be conveniently within my heights. But of course packed in it's heavier (by 150 grams), bulkier (thicker by 3 cm diameter!).

Add:

If I can invent a way to fasten a tripod under by Billingham Hadley then I guess I can proceed with the indulgence.

Add 2: there's a way! These sorts of loops placed on both ends will be secure, preferably tightenable as well. I know just the sort of strings.

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Image credit: Billingham Hadley Small Review: The Best Small Camera Bag - Compact Shooter
Over on the L-Camera forum I've noticed one or two people going on about their shiny new M10R cameras or whatever (nothing wrong with that of course) but just as relevantly mentioning "in my new Billingham Hadley Bag", almost in the same context as the camera/ lenses. I've only just clicked - this Billingham Hadley Bag is a thing isn't it.
 
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Matt
Over on the L-Camera forum I've noticed one or two people going on about their shiny new M10R cameras or whatever (nothing wrong with that of course) but just as relevantly mentioning "in my new Billingham Hadley Bag", almost in the same context as the camera/ lenses. I've only just clicked - this Billingham Hadley Bag is a thing isn't it.
There's a cure for that, and it's called ONA (IMO) ... But it all depends on how much you usually pack. I found the Hadley a little large "in person".

Anyhow, the Hadley's a classic for a reason - and if you use a bigger kit, it'll most probably suit you better than a smaller, simpler bag like my favourite ONA Bowery ...

M.
 
Over on the L-Camera forum I've noticed one or two people going on about their shiny new M10R cameras or whatever (nothing wrong with that of course) but just as relevantly mentioning "in my new Billingham Hadley Bag", almost in the same context as the camera/ lenses. I've only just clicked - this Billingham Hadley Bag is a thing isn't it.
Billingham surely makes nice bags, but you'd better check if the bag itself isn't too heavy for you. I have a few Billingham bags (445 and 335) and find them way too heavy to carry around for a longer time. I consider a bag's weight very important: a 300 g lighter bag allows me to carry an extra lens with the same comfort. Just my 2¢ of course.
 

mike3996

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There's a cure for that, and it's called ONA (IMO) ... But it all depends on how much you usually pack.
I was looking at ONA bags at one time. Too many reviews concluded with the same summary: "form before function" so I left them alone. Besides, I dress way too shoddily to wear a nice ONA.

Billingham surely makes nice bags, but you'd better check if the bag itself isn't too heavy for you. I have a few Billingham bags (445 and 335)---
The bags you cite are big bags. But consider their bestseller(?) Hadley series. It still must be the lightest-weight shoulder bag that promises to be very rain-resistant without use of an external rain cover.

My previous one was Thinktank Retro 7. A nice bag to be sure but Hadley Pro is clearly lighterweight (I bought a canvas version which is a bit heavier variant) and doesn't require covers during rain. The dimensions are also nicer, suit better for me personally (a bit taller and a bit slimmer).

Not that it ever rains heavily around here, I just wanted this extra protection and Hadley's street credibility didn't hurt here either. I managed to score this pristine bag on eBay for less than 90 euros. Not so pristine anymore...
 
I was looking at ONA bags at one time. Too many reviews concluded with the same summary: "form before function" so I left them alone. Besides, I dress way too shoddily to wear a nice ONA.


My previous one was Thinktank Retro 7.
I have a Retro 5, which weighs more than 1 kg! It's a great bag and I use it occasionally but I usually carry other bags that offer the same space for about 300g.
 

Bart J D

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It seems I made a mistake :doh:
It's not an F2, closer to an F5x but still different: no zipper.
So, something like an F2 without side pockets, 1 front pocket with a zipper under the top flap.
1 pocket at the back, open and 1 pocket with a zipper in the top flap. Just for a map or so.
Holds 2 cameras and up to two extra lenses and a gps with ease.
Probably a model that doesn't exist anymore :confused-95:
 

mnhoj

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Maybe an F-6?
It seems I made a mistake :doh:
It's not an F2, closer to an F5x but still different: no zipper.
So, something like an F2 without side pockets, 1 front pocket with a zipper under the top flap.
1 pocket at the back, open and 1 pocket with a zipper in the top flap. Just for a map or so.
Holds 2 cameras and up to two extra lenses and a gps with ease.
Probably a model that doesn't exist anymore :confused-95:
 

Lawrence A.

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I would love a Leica CL with the 23mm lens, but since I cannot afford it, I have another X113 with EVF on its way, having foolishly let go of the first one. Except for being out of the range of my budget, the CL checks all the right boxes. And though my system cameras are the EM-5 and Pen-F, I've a casual hankering for something full frame, like maybe a Sony A7ii - with the 50 f1.8 prime to start and adapter to my horde of OM film lenses. I'm through with f3.5-5.6 kit lens; I shoot too much inside under available light. Meanwhile I'll be happy to get my hands on another X113, a camera I loved shooting with. I love the simplicity of Leica's menus in the X series. The only other Leicas I have ever owned were Barnacks, including a neat IIIb. I dream about Leica digital M cameras because I love range finder focusing, but they are not realistically on any want lists, which I like to keep within the realm of possiblity.
 

Bart J D

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Me too. I also have the 5 and 6 for when I can take smaller bags.
It seems I only have the F-6 :rolleyes:
When I need something bigger, meaning longer lenses from Nikkon, I take a lowepro slingbag.
(I am most happy I never got interested in real long lenses, nothing over 300mm. this saved me a bundle and my back)

Ow, I also have two ready cases, 1 for film and 1 for digital and a backpack only used to take lenses along in the car when we go (went) on vacation.
 

mike3996

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Psychologists out there, can you identify why I, a prime shooter who doesn't really even like to do A/B comparisons, somehow want to buy the missing pieces of this puzzle (3 pieces out of 4 missing) and see them both in action? :hmmm:

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That G zoom isn't even at home with Df, I should probably buy a D750 for this. 🤔
 
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Matt
Psychologists out there, can you identify why I, a prime shooter who doesn't really even like to do A/B comparisons, somehow want to buy the missing pieces of this puzzle (3 pieces out of 4 missing) and see them both in action? :hmmm:

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That G zoom isn't even at home with Df, I should probably buy a D750 for this. 🤔
Trouble is, neither combo is top-notch as far as the lenses go (the G9 still *is*, while the Df is its own beast): The Tamron 28-200 FE and the Nikon Z 24-200mm are much better, with the Tamron probably having a slight edge; this is irrelevant *for me* for several reasons, but the main one is that the Z 24-200mm is a very, very good lens. It's still a superzoom, but far, far better than most others - safe the Tamron and the Olympus 12-100mm - but while I own that system, it's as big, as heavy and even more expensive than the Z 24-200mm, and it's for :mu43: only, while I can use the Z 24-200mm on FX and DX bodies alike.

That said, yes, the D750 would make an ideal base for the 28-300mm ... And the 14-140mm II is no slouch. My pick would be: Z5 with Z 24-200mm.

M.
 

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