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08-17-2009, 11:26 PM   #1
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my DIY camera bag

I saw a national geographic canvas bag online. I had a similar one I purchased from gap a year ago. I wanted to have a bag that wouldnt scream "expensive camera" inside so I took matters into my own hands. After making a quick stop to a fabric store for 1" thick foam and a yard of green fabric, I made my way to grandma's house and tried my hand at sewing.

here are the results,

the bag fits my

k20d and Grip
k10d
DA* 16-50
DA*50-135
DA 55-300
Sigma 105 macro
AF 360 Flash
AF 540 Flash
6 batteries
filters
memory cards
charger










08-18-2009, 12:34 AM   #2
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How much will you make me one for?
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You're better than I am at sewing Or grandma is...

Nice work. I recently found an insert for my own backpack, and it should arrive shortly. I had ben on the verge of doing the exact same thing you did, and might still do so at some point.

Thanks for posting the images!
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wow great job! I always want a camera bag that doesn't really look like camera bag

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Looks really good, high quality'ish. Nice work.
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haha Gary. Actually the materials were pretty cheap. yard of cloth= like 5 dollars and about a 1/2 yard of foam for 5 dollars as well. Bag was like 15.
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QuoteOriginally posted by iceemn360 Quote
haha Gary. Actually the materials were pretty cheap. yard of cloth= like 5 dollars and about a 1/2 yard of foam for 5 dollars as well. Bag was like 15.
No, no, no, don't reveal your costs, just tell anybody that it's a custom bag and you'll sell it for $89.99.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Leaf Fan Quote
No, no, no, don't reveal your costs, just tell anybody that it's a custom bag and you'll sell it for $89.99.
..or for more!

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hey guys,
have it shipped here and for $25 i'll do a custom(one color} embroidery on it.
here's an example

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I think the idea is to not make it look like a camera bag.
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Excellent idea! I'm about to do something similar... The Computrekker is a great great bag but too big when you're not taking all your stuffs
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haha, pretty awesome. Nothing like KNOWING its quality-made, right?
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Made in USA camera bag - well done.
Looks practical too.
Just make sure those shoulder straps don't give out on you...
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Good looking setup!

I would like a similar setup but using the famous Jack Bauer bag as seen in 24 a couple of years ago but I never get around it
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Pretty neat setup! I've been thinking about doing a similar thing. Right now, I'm scouring the Army Surplus stores in the area to see if I can find a Field Medical Bag, or an old Butt Pack. When I was in Nam' we got hold of those and made a "field expedient bag" to suit our individual needs. We carried tons of stuff in those and they worked great!
Each of the Combat Photographers sort of "customized" their bag for the specific equipment they tended to carry.
If I can find the bag, all I'll have to buy is the foam for inserts.
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