Please pardon me while I repost an old post of mine, for a friend looking for a camera bag :)
posted Tuesday, 12 February 2008
I‘m so behind on loading my photos. Hope you enjoy this hodge podge of images.
A few weeks ago I went looking for a small camera bag, one that would simply hold a camera for time like walking on Beale Street and downtown Minneapolis. Yeah, after those two times I decided I needed a bag for crowded areas, when I don’t want to carry every lens and such and when I want to tuck the camera away, not just carry it around my neck.
There are a lot of great bags for this purpose but, I also wanted one that kind of looked like a purse (wasn’t shaped like a camera and screamed “Expensive Camera Inside!”) and that I could hang across my body, you know, over my head and on one shoulder and I wanted it to be easy to get in to and padded. Oh yeah, and pleasing to the eye. I’m not picky at all. So after much playing with bags in a few stores I finally landed on the Crumpler.
Ok, so the brand was decided but then I had to decided between the 3, 5 or 6 million dollar home. I liked how compact the 3 million dollar home is but I worried that my longer lens wouldn’t fit in it. I don’t mean the super zoomy lens (100-400mm), just the 70-300mm. So maybe the 5 million dollar home? It seemed to be perfect, green or blue, green or blue, I can’t decide! Wow, that 6 million dollar home is a beauty! Now Lisa, you just want one that will carry one camera perfectly. Ok, so the 3 or the 5? Finally, with my husband tapping his foot behind me (he was very patient but after 30 minutes of looking at the same three bags, come on) I made a decision.
The 5 million dollar home came home with me, in green, as you can see. It’s perfect! I can have the Rebel Xti or 40D with the 70-300mm lens on still have enough room for the little lens (18-55mm). There’s also a little pocket for a spare battery. I love that it velcros shut and has a snappy thing, easy in and out.
I still love my Crumpler! Although when I use the 400mm lens I can't really fit the camera in there anymore, but it still sees a lot of use in public settings, like when we went to Philadelphia this past summer and such. And the 50D fits in it perfectly too, although it's a pretty tight squeeze for the 5D - I often stick the camera with lens and 2 lenses or a lens and a flash, still room for extra batteries and cards and it's pretty compact.
Playing with the light box. I actually took this as one of the first shots in the new box. The teapot hadn’t been photographed yet, it needed it, don’t you think?
Ok, sucky photo, I know, but it was through the front windshield of the car while it was moving (Dennis was driving) and I just had to show you that scary sight. Who numbered that truck anyway?! 666?! Really, I wanted away from it ASAP.
I thought the ice chunks were pretty cool on the little waves of Lake Michigan. I really can’t get this photo to look the way I want it to but, doesn’t it look like the wave is going to wash over you.
The day I got the Canon 40D I had to try it out a little and these cows cooperated perfectly. Hi Beauties!
Just playing on the top of Rib Mountain, near Granite Peak. I don’t want to climb the tower right now though.
Did you know that Dooce now uses a Canon? Well she does, I was shocked when I discovered this info last week. When I began reading her she used a Nikon. I had noticed the Nikon ads disappeared but she now has a Canon 5D too. :) What, you don't believe me or you don't know who I'm talking about? Well, fine, here, take a look for yourself. Don't tell her I told you. Shhhh.
I haven't read Dooce in at least a year but I did make sure the link was still valid - it is.