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10-02-2018, 02:46 PM   #1
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Small travel bag for K-5 with O-GPS attached

Quick bag question...

I have a good travel bag that fits my K-5 with a 18-135 lens attached. There is room for one additional lens and also some accessories. It cannot accept the K-5 with the O-GPS1 attached however...

Any suggestions on a smallish travel bag (for a minimal travel kit) that will hold the K-5 with both a lens and the GPS unit attached?

Thanks for any advice/experience!

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10-02-2018, 04:01 PM   #2
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I would not bag a K-5 or any other DSLR with anything attached to the hotshoe. Too much leverage, too much chance of breakage. But that is just me.
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@jbinpg Agree.
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I would not bag it with that attached either, too easy to bend your hotshoe or break the GPS.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jbinpg Quote
I would not bag a K-5 or any other DSLR with anything attached to the hotshoe. Too much leverage, too much chance of breakage. But that is just me.
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I would not bag it with that attached either, too easy to bend your hotshoe or break the GPS.

I'm with these guys also. Don't risk it.
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I like the Lowepro Toploader bags. I have the Toploader Zoom 50 AW and it fits a K5 with the 18-135 or the 16-85 with the hood reversed. The K5 will fit with the O-GPS attached, but like the other posters, I would not recommend keeping it attached because it is a tight fit. Not much room for an extra lens.

I also have the Toploader Pro 70 AW which fits the K5 with a bit more room for the O-GPS. The Pro 70 has room for a K5 with the grip or the K1. It does have room for a 2nd lens if it isnít too long. You can also strap on a separate lends holder on the side, but it does get bulky at that point.
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I would not bag it with that attached either, too easy to bend your hotshoe or break the GPS.
+++ There've been many camera repairs needed due to simply bumping an attached flash. The hotshoe area of most cameras is pretty weak.
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Indeed. Just remove the GPS unit before inserting, it takes a few seconds after all.

If you MUST do it, then make sure the camera is snug, the lens held in place by a lower divider hugging it, no lateral movement possible, etc.

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I am aware of the potential stress issues with storing the camera with the GPS unit attached.

The reason I was asking about a bag was to see if anyone knew of a bag where the risk is minimized due to the (thoughtful) design of the bag. If there is a bag designed to protect the camera +GPS, I would consider it. If there isn't, then I won't be doing it.

Thanks for the feedback.
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I am using my K-70 wito O-GPS in a Crumpler Cupcake 4000 bag. No problems whatsoever. The O-GPS is quite small and light and the bag is spacious an well padded so I don't see huge risks there. The bag apparently is discontinued, but perhaps you can find a similar model?
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