New camera bag

I haven’t had a proper bag/protection for my new Fujifilm X100T and wanted something that matched the main reason I bought the camera. Size. I’m really picky/vain when it comes to my camera bags. Or….anything for that matter. But this time I was trying to aim for function before looks. Since I’m a Think Tank fan I just bought a Mirrorless Mover 5.

Mirrorless-Mover-5-6

I knew it was borderline manpurse, but I tried to be practical. On my way home from the store I observed the bag on the passenger seat. I started having second thoughts.

When I got home and I showed the bag to my wife she kind of stopped in motion…looked at me….looked at the bag and said: “You bought that? It looks like a manpurse. I thought you were going to buy a fancy leather bag”.

I thought to myself: “Wtf”.

The next day I went back to the store. I already have the Retrospective 20 so I thought why not a smaller version? There is the Retrospective 5 but hesitant to buy something that close to a manpurse I chose the Retrospective 7.

Retrospective-7-Pinestone-5

 

The bag is considerably bigger than the first manpurse, Mirrorless Mover 5, but it can double as my Monday-Friday bag holding the X100T and for example an iPad. I was also considering using my Retrospective 20 as my X100T bag. But it would take me ten minutes to just find the camera in bag :)

So far I’m happy with the bag. It has good dimensions. And it can hold necessities like extra batteries, chewing gum, an umbrella and….well….a few beers :)

If you want more information about the bag, let me know in the comments.

2 thoughts on “New camera bag

  1. I want a bag that is small (manpurs) that can contain, my canon 7D, a couple of lenses and my Olympus PEN + my iPad, iPhone, keys. It must look smart street wear. In other words it shall not look like a camera bag at all. What do you recommend? ;-)

  2. Hi Tom!
    That sounds like what I used to carry around a few years ago in a Think Tank Retrospective 20.
    http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/retrospective-20-pinestone-shoulder-bag.aspx

    That bag is very discreet. But I got some serious problems with my shoulder so my doctor told me I had to start using a backpack instead. “Canon 7D, a couple of lenses and my Olympus PEN + my iPad, iPhone, keys” will be a substantial weight on your shoulder. Don’t damage your shoulder as I did :)

    I know you asked for something manpurse-ish and in that case I would recommend the bag I bought.
    Otherwise, with your shoulders in mind I would recommend a smaller backback. My smallest backback is an Airport Essentials.
    http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/airport-essentials.aspx
    It’s Carry On size which is nice when you fly. Plus it sits very nice on your back.

    When browsing the ThinkTank site I noticed this backpack.
    http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/trifecta-10-dslr-backpack.aspx

    I have no personal experience about it, but it sounds like something that holds what you want to bring. But it’s larger than a manpurse. Sorry :)

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