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There are camera bags that are technically messenger bags like the "Tamrac Adventure Messenger" but they are not designed for biking. I am looking for a bag that is easy to sling around like a Chrome bag but opens to easily access your camera equipment. Anyone have any ideas? Or is this something I should make myself and start selling?

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Actually, I think it might get bulky once you start adding additions for tripods. If anything, from the looks of the picture it has a Velcro front like any chrome bag, so with a little ingenuity you'd be able to strap it on as is, and for $130 it sounds like a good deal for a hand made bike sling. In my opinion, case logic is a failure in that it has never surmounted to be what it claims to be (ex: water-proof, impact resistant, tough). So I'd rather try something like this out, a product by fabric horse, or stick to my mini metro chrome bag - which i can stuff a 35mmSLR , Nikon D80, 3 lenses AND a tripod in without having to worry about about rain. But to travel light, I'd love one of these... just gotta scrounge though the couch for some loose change..

Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said:
Quetzalli, I am almost certain this is his first prototype. You can see more photos of it on a cyclist at his Flickr page. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicagowig/sets/72157624262223413/.
I'm going to hold out on purchasing one until I hear if there will be an added tripod attachment and a suspension hammock. If those two things are not included I may end up going with the Case Logic SLR Sling (SLRC-205) and modifying it.
that sling looks like it would work well as a temp while the world of photography awaits for something that will please everyone. as for the price its not bad . thanks for the link

Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said:
Quetzalli, I am almost certain this is his first prototype. You can see more photos of it on a cyclist at his Flickr page. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicagowig/sets/72157624262223413/.

I'm going to hold out on purchasing one until I hear if there will be an added tripod attachment and a suspension hammock. If those two things are not included I may end up going with the Case Logic SLR Sling (SLRC-205) and modifying it.
Gotta have a tripod accessory for me. I use my DSLR for both video and photography. And when I am going out I'll either bring a monopod or a steadycam.
I have a Lowepro bag that does swing around for access. They make several models, this is their large bag with several compartments and lots of space for stuff and is made specifically for photography.

Bring it back from the dead!  :)

 

Spencer did you buy this bag?  Anyhow, obviously, I'm on the same boat right now.  I'm looking for a cycling bag to carry a DSLR with a 50mm lens.

Althow I do not have this bag I do have a few bags from WIG and the quality is great!

I use this one from Best Buy and use the "shoulder srtap" as a chest strap and BAM messinger bag for a camera. It is also rain/snow friendly and I can vouch for that part!

I having link issues but it is the Aktiv Pak AP200 

camera bag

Does this work?

Not really. The WIG one is better.

I played with this bag at the store and it's impossibly difficult to get the camera out when it needs to be out.

Any bike bag can carry a camera. The idea of a good camera bag is that the photographer can get it out within at least ten seconds without spilling all the other equipment on the floor.

That's why the top loading click strap with the cradle design is the best. These bike camera bags are made by bikers and not photographers it would seem.

They also don't let water pass through the material.

Wet-suits don't keep water out because they are not sealed at throat, wrists nor ankles.
Dry-suits have a method for tightening at those openings to keep the water out.

You probably need to glue/seal the seams to help keep the water out.

Wet-suits aren't the insulating layer, the thin film of water that they let in is the insulator, the wet-suit keeps the water that's in, in. Your body heats the thin layer of water, the suit keeps that layer from being cooled by the surrounding (out in the lake/pond/ocean) water.

Michael, DM-49975


Michael Perz said:

That material is from a drysuit. Wetsuits only act as an insulating thermal layer. They don't keep water out.

Ruben Dario said:
I say make your own and just modify this design. Used wetsuits are available for fairly cheap.


http://www.instructables.com/id/Neoprene-Laptop-Bag./

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