I already have several Crumpler bags, but have been unable to find exactly what I need this time around.
I have a Nikon D2X (quite a large SLR) and I am looking for a back pack that can take the camera, a couple of lenses, but also has a compartment for other stuff (clothes, drinks, etc). Your Sinking Barge is (almost) perfect, but the camera compartment is just a little too small. Do you have another bag that you can recommend?
Also, If you do have such a bag, is it available in Japan? The retailers here that stock your product don't have a bag that fits (other than the 7 million dollar home, which I already have).
Thanks in advance,
I'm a D2x user and among the Crumpler Bags I use are:
the Customary Barge (17" version of the Sinking Barge) ~ not a lot bigger in the camera compartment, but enough for D2x w/ 14mm f/2.8 or 17-35mm f/2.8 attached and an SB-800 on one side and a 10.5mm f/2.8 or 55mm f/1.2 on the other. If I need my 70-200mm f2.8 as well I wrap it and stow it in the upper cargo compartment.
a Bucket or Bunion photo insert for Western Lawn or Barney Rustle Blanket in a Complete Seed messenger bag. This is the medium Bucket in a large bag. This Bucket can float about inside a little, but I use the extra space for cargo, which wedges it in somewhat. I can fit the D2x with any medium sized lens (see above) and compartmentalize the rest of the insert for extra lenses, speedlights etc.
* Pics here , here (in a Dreadful Embarrassment) and as far as I know, this bucket also fits in the Cashmere Blazer laptop shoulder bag.
* Beware keeping water bottles inside the bag. As the Crumpler bags are water resistant, inside and out it, can take a while to realize that your bottle is leaking, disaster ensuing! Use a water bottle holder available from any good sports or camping shop to externally attach the bag. Modern hydration bladders are very sophisticated and strong, but I'd also exercise caution using these internally.
*The local distributor in Japan should be able to help you.
*Please feel free to contact me should you require some more alternatives! e.g Brazillion Dollar Home, Bucket insert in laptop shoulder bag Cashmere Blazer , or if you'd like to get more specific, e.g. particular lenses, bags or backpacks.
At your service, cheers, BBB)))