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03-06-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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Crumpler Bags

Anybody ever use a Crumpler bag.

I'm still looking for a small bag to carry my K20D and three DA Limiteds, and Crumpler's 5 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag looks like a possibility.

I've always used Domke bags, but Domke doesn't seem to have one in just the size I'm looking for.

Any experience with Crumpler would be appreciated.

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I use the 4 million dollar home for a K20D and a couple of primes, or just the 50-135. The 5 might be better for three DA limiteds.

Pretty good bag; mine's usually in a larger bag for commuting.
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I'm using a Sinking Barge which is okay; it's a bit tight getting a K20D out of the bottom pouch with the camera insert in. Almost as if the fabric around that area was too thick and not letting you bend it out of the way. Got it secondhand new so not complaining too much since I use it for work and having the space for my lunch, etc. is nice.

Half the time I just pop my camera in the top pocket and personal stuff in the bottom.

If I had to get another (which I might someday), I think I'll check out the 6 million dollar home.
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I have not been able to look at Crumpler bags in person, but notice a lot of the forum members have 'em and like 'em. Here's what I found that pleases me, the Lowepro Omni Sport. Very compact, will easily contain your set-up plus some extras like a small flash and even the battery charger. Has a great shoulder strap and concealed waist strap, too.
Measures 11 1/2" X 5" X 8 1/2". The Omni Sport will also fit inside a Pelican 1400 hard case for extreme circumstances, too.

Link to info on Lowepro site:

Lowepro - Omni Sport Extreme

If you search with Google, you can find an international dealer with a bunch of pictures of the bag, too.

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I use the 5 million dollar bag as my primary bag. If you leave one prime on the camera you can easily carry three DA lens. To give you an idea of the space my "light" travel kit is currently: The K10D, Pentax DA 12-24/4 (or DA 16-45), Tamron 28-70mm/2.8, and a prime (usually a 31mm Limited, or an FA 50/1.4). Sometimes I'll stack in a DA 40mm/2.8 Limited as well and I just picked up a Sigma 70-300(slower zoom, forget the stops) which will fit in instead of a prime. With the right padding you can stack primes if need be. For a "macro" kit: Pentax DA 35mm/2.8 macro Limited, a Vivitar 105mm/2.0 macro, and a Pentax 360 flash.

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I own two crumpler bags. I use the 5 million dollar bag as a small carry around with my k10 and Sigma 17-70 attached and a pentax 55-300mm and Pentax 360 flash plus batteries and filters. I have the 7 million dollar bag for when I need my Sigma 70-200mm EX HSM. I carry the K10 with Sigma 18-50 or 17-70 and the Sigma 70-200mm, Pentax 35mm, and a Metz 58 flash plus filters etc. the Sigma 70-200 is large but fits well in the 7 million dollar bag. I find both bags to be well made and comfortable.
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I have a Crumpler 5MDH. Wonderful bag! A bit big for a K20 and DA pancakes. Maybe and excuse for you to add the DA35.

It'll all fit rather easily with lots of left over space. It comes with a divider setup that has 3, uh, columns for storage. The camera will block 2 of the 3. You should be able to stack 2 or 3 or the DA ltds in any of the columns.

I think a 2 column bag would be a snugger fit for this setup. Maybe 4MDH?

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I have the Crumpler 5MDH as well and it is my main camera bag. K20d + 3 DA limited should not be a problem. I can fit a K200d mounted with Sigma 24-60 (77mm filter size), the FA50 and Sears 135mm f2.8.
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Thanks, everyone for the info. Sounds like the 5MDH should work, so I'll give it a try.

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QuoteOriginally posted by deuces Quote
I have a Crumpler 5MDH. Wonderful bag! A bit big for a K20 and DA pancakes. Maybe and excuse for you to add the DA35.

It'll all fit rather easily with lots of left over space. It comes with a divider setup that has 3, uh, columns for storage. The camera will block 2 of the 3. You should be able to stack 2 or 3 or the DA ltds in any of the columns.

I think a 2 column bag would be a snugger fit for this setup. Maybe 4MDH?
Actually, I already added the DA 35 - so sounds like the 5MDH should work will with the four limiteds.

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Crumpler bags are nice, but man oh man where did they ever come up with the names? 4 million dollar bag... 6 million dollar bag... Me thinks they have a slightly exagerated opinion of their value!

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My 6MDB usually carries:

K10D with grip
DA55-300
DA50-135
DA18-55 or FA28-70/4
FA50/1.4
DA21ltd
Sigma EF500Super flash.
Associated filters & accessories.
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Great bags with LOUD velcro. You're not sneaking up on anyone with one of those.
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I've been looking for a good deal on a 7MDH. I've just missed scoring a "like new" one on Craiglist for $80.
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I have the 5MDH and wish I had the 6 instead. I want something I an put my Sigma 100-300 in. I can actually fit it in the 5 but not much room for anything else..

It would be fine for your three DAs.
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