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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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BRINING IT BACK FROM THE DEAD!

 

I ended up just making my own bag then just giving up because it required constant repair. Started slinging stuff into a chrome bag and then wrapping the DSLR around my neck if I needed to be fast or just putting it in the bag wrapped around some cloth. (So lame. Shoulda' bought the WIG!)

 

Anyway those days are over as I am am transitioning from Nikon / Canon to a mirrorless lens system for their super small form factor. Bought a Sony NEX7 the other day and I'm not going back. It feels great to use such a small camera reminds me of when I was learning to shoot on my dad Nikon FE2 and the high school's Leica. I've missed that feel for a long long time.

 

Those of you who think I am crazy. I may be. But with a little extra work one can convert any modern Canon or any old school lenses like the Leica's to work with the NEX e-mount system... So that's fucking great!

 

What isn't great is a lack of Nikon conversion with auto focus. So I may just have to sell my Nikkor's. Which is a little sad.

 

Anyway now that I have a camera and three lenses that take up less space than a single DLSR I am getting that NIKO Sling Chrome Bag Industries is making. Probably today. I'll let y'all know how I like it. I'll be taking it on a trip to Ireland, the United Kingdom, Amsterdam, Thai Land, Australia, New Zeland and Japan next month so I'll have a ton of stress testing to report.

For doubters of the NEX7's ability to replace a traditional DSLR I submit to you this photo. It was in a super low light environment without a tripod at f1.8 on a 50mm prime.


I've got a Sony NEX too, but the 5R, since I'm pretty new to photography and am mostly looking to take up my game from point and shoot pictures.  I was amazed how easy it is to adjust exposure and how quickly I could start getting the hang of working in manual mode. I love that with the standard lens it fits easily in even a smaller purse.  

Right now I have 2 lenses, but I'm totally eyeing up getting a good wide angle lens for landscapes.  



Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said:

Anyway those days are over as I am am transitioning from Nikon / Canon to a mirrorless lens system for their super small form factor. Bought a Sony NEX7 the other day and I'm not going back. It feels great to use such a small camera reminds me of when I was learning to shoot on my dad Nikon FE2 and the high school's Leica. I've missed that feel for a long long time.

 

Those of you who think I am crazy. I may be. But with a little extra work one can convert any modern Canon or any old school lenses like the Leica's to work with the NEX e-mount system... So that's fucking great!

 


What isn't great is a lack of Nikon conversion with auto focus. So I may just have to sell my Nikkor's. Which is a little sad.

 

Anyway now that I have a camera and three lenses that take up less space than a single DLSR I am getting that NIKO Sling Chrome Bag Industries is making. Probably today. I'll let y'all know how I like it. I'll be taking it on a trip to Ireland, the United Kingdom, Amsterdam, Thai Land, Australia, New Zeland and Japan next month so I'll have a ton of stress testing to report.

Don't tell me we've got Steller's Jays around Chicago, now.

These are from my trip to Glacier National Park last week.  So glad I was able to get amazing wildlife shots with the camera.  Got some good bear photos too, but the Jay photo really highlights the camera's ability to get details of feather.  If you open the 2nd photo up, you can see individual snow flakes falling. 

Tricolor said:

Don't tell me we've got Steller's Jays around Chicago, now.

Liz, do you shoot RAW? You could get a lot more color out of these photos if you did some color correction within the RAW editor.

I shot both raw and jpg on my trip so I'd have the files for later, but I don't as of yet own a computer or any editing software on it (this is getting to be an expensive hobby) but I plan on taking a class at Lil street and learning how to edit and then making some awesome prints for around the house over the winter. 

Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said:

Liz, do you shoot RAW? You could get a lot more color out of these photos if you did some color correction within the RAW editor.

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