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03-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Good Case for K-5 + DA 18-135 Lens

Hi, I am looking for a good small and rugged case/bag for the K-5 and the DA lens 18-135mm, any recommendation ?, thanks

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I use the Lowepro Top loader TLZ1 (Lowepro Toploader TLZ1 reviews - Pentax Camera Accessories: Database and Reviews) for my K-7 and DA18-250mm. They fit nicely. The bag includes a small pocket to add the charger and cables, spare card and spare battery. Ideal setup for a camera+lens combo.

I use my Toploader bag all the times and I love the small size, the padding and easy access to the camera.

Like always, it is worth a trip to the local photo store to try it. Most local stores are helpful and will help you to find the best option.

Hope that the comment may help.
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I highly recommend the Thinktank Holster. I love mine as it is great protection and easy to use. I have the 20 model and it will easily hold your K-5 and 18-135. All of their holster bags are expandable making it versatile as well. Great design and they come with raincover.
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Buy a bigger bag than you think you need. Because in reality, you will always bring more stuff than just the camera and lens.

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I use a UTG Multi-Functional Tactical Messenger Bag with a foam insert designed for DSLR's.

The fit is a bit tight with the insert and main compartment of the bag, but it's exactly what I was looking for and most importantly, it doesn't look like a camera bag.

UTG Multi-Functional Tactical Messenger Bag, Army Digital: Amazon.com: Sports & Outdoors

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00348J5Q0/ref=oh_o01_s00_i00_details

I also throw my Sigma 70-300 APO DG in there, and everything fits pretty decently.
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Here is a great website with camera bag reviews that you can look at by bag style.

Reviews - Cambags.com Camera Bag Resource.

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QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
I use the Lowepro Top loader TLZ1 (Lowepro Toploader TLZ1 reviews - Pentax Camera Accessories: Database and Reviews) for my K-7 and DA18-250mm. They fit nicely. The bag includes a small pocket to add the charger and cables, spare card and spare battery. Ideal setup for a camera+lens combo.

I use my Toploader bag all the times and I love the small size, the padding and easy access to the camera.

Like always, it is worth a trip to the local photo store to try it. Most local stores are helpful and will help you to find the best option.

Hope that the comment may help.
I have a TLZ1, but it no longer fits as I added a grip to the K-5. If you think that you will want a grip later on, get the TLZ60. I can also fit a DA 40mm ltd in the pocket for a two lens kit.
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