Very good Manfrotto bag - £32

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Very good Manfrotto bag - £32

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:48 am

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10 left at the time of writing, UK. This bag has an 8cm square x 40cm tripod/lens section at the base - under the main section - which can also be used for chargers, batteries, filters, flash etc. It's a bit like my 1987 Tenba Messenger bag only bigger all round. The laptop section will take a 15+"PC/17"Mac laptop, there are the usual flat pockets for documents and stuff, and the main section will take two cameras with lenses, or a camera with lens and two or more further lenses.

At £32 this is a great bargain, normal price £84. I found this because Shirley got me a different Manfrotto bag, which was hugely expensive (she thought this would ensure it was the best) and it was totally unsuited to my outfit style, ideal for the shooter with the 1Ds 70-200 2.8 24-70 2.8 16-35 2.8 flash and little else - big gear but little of it. A bag which by its weight and bulk said professional, but only for a certain type of professional who values weight and bulk over all else.

We've bought a couple of these now and returned the bulky Manfrotto Pro bag.

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Re: Very good Manfrotto bag - £32

Unread postby pakodominguez » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:14 pm

the bag in the USA:
http://www.adorama.com/STU7BC.html
the same bag in black cost 52% more, and in white cost double the price!
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Re: Very good Manfrotto bag - £32

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:23 pm

The white was on sale a little more expensive but we have bought one of these, as well as the 'Bungee Cord' colour. The white one is for travel to hot climates - if we get a chance! - because it has a really big effect on keeping the gear cool. I think I paid £49 for the white instead of £32, but the list price is double.

Looks like the Adorama price of $49.95 for the 'Bungee Cord' (mucky brown) colour is not much more than our £32 which does include tax - we are really paying £26.67 or $43 for ours here. This colour is fine, shows wear and dirt less than black, doesn't get so hot.

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Re: Very good Manfrotto bag - £32

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:33 pm

It's worth noting that the base compartment, which is similar to my vintage Tenbe Messenger bag, has 40cm clear internally with an official 8cm square shape. That's the minimum. Actually these bags are 10.5cm thick, plus more for the laptop, so they will take a typical 77-82mm filter thread lens or something a little slimmer with a reversed hood. I have successfully carried a Canon 70-200mm f/4 in a similar space and the beercan goes in with loads of room to spare. So the base section is certainly not just for a tripod.

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Re: Very good Manfrotto bag - £32

Unread postby pakodominguez » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:38 pm

I was looking for a small urban style bag that fit NEX7, a couple of extra lenses and a tablet (iPad size) and finally found this ACME (no joke) bag that is OK, not really expensive and that fits all I need for my everyday's commute
http://www.adorama.com/AMUPMBK.html
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