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Making a Camera Bag

I decided to buy a SLR camera and start indulging my inner photographer skills, which there is a lack of.  But I do enjoy the hobby and I've dabbled in it before.  I do, however, need a camera bag.  I'd like one made of leather and not too bulky.  Is there anybody in HCMC that would make one for me?  I know the style I'm looking for is Indiana Jones time and probably not available in stores.  Any help would be of great use.

Whos_your_Addy :

I decided to buy a SLR camera and start indulging my inner photographer skills, which there is a lack of.  But I do enjoy the hobby and I've dabbled in it before.  I do, however, need a camera bag.  I'd like one made of leather and not too bulky.  Is there anybody in HCMC that would make one for me?  I know the style I'm looking for is Indiana Jones time and probably not available in stores.  Any help would be of great use.

The shoe man.
Try him. Got the leather and the tools.
Just be sure to give him a paper draft of requirements.

I've been carrying cameras around for a few years, always looking for better ways to transport it.
I've tried all sorts but settled on a light neoprene cover, using the camera's strap to save carrying it in my hand.
The reason is simple - I do street snapping, so the camera needs to be out of the case when I'm wandering, but protected when I'm not using it.
The bag becomes a pain when it's just hanging off your shoulder empty, but the neoprene cover just pops into my small rucksack out of the way. You could easily stuff the cover in your pocket if you don't carry all the rubbish I have with me.

I can hardly see a camera bag fully made of leather, but I know some DSLR pr SLR camera bags are made of canvas with leather zippers. So, if I recommend, I'll show you a canvas one which is the best seller on Amazon now. this Waterproof Canvas DSLR Camera Shoulder Bag is from BESTEK.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/515OKXRKxBL.jpg

Leather would be too heavy when you also carry extra lenses and filters. Even my Think Tank 20 became heavy after a bit of walking, and it's made of canvas.

I know you SLR lads really like to carry the kitchen sink around but there are solutions.
http://www.designbolts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/BX2-Pro-Backpack-Camera-Bag-2.jpg

Fred :

I know you SLR lads really like to carry the kitchen sink around

:)

I certainly used to do that, but now I only carry one extra lens (zoom, wide angle, or 35 mm, depends on the day and the location), filters, and a small cleaning kit -- all of them essential. I even gifted my high quality tripod to son-in-law so I wouldn't have to worry about it being stolen.

Still, the camera bag is heavy after a while. Spouse doesn't mind being my pack mule so it's his job carrying it.

Mine is street snaps so I went the other way and bought a small camera, but chose one able to do the job I needed.

http://www.canon.co.id/personal/product … ageCode=EN
http://www.canon.co.id/media/shared/live/products/EN/sx720hs_b1.png

The last few pages of this thread are mostly the Canon

http://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.ph … 573#527221

However, street snaps and high quality photography are worlds apart so I can see why SLRs are many people's cup of tea.

I also carry a gopro as it's so good for video. I made a nice external microphone for it so I can conduct interviews if the need arises.

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