smallest crumpler bag that fits d70 with kit lens


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hi guys, i am pretty sure the crumpler tallee will fit the D70 with 18-55 kit lens attached but looking for something smaller e.g.

- snauros (the website pic shows this with body and lens separated...)
- stamp claimer
- budgie smuggler

thanks!
 

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buddy said:
hi guys, i am pretty sure the crumpler tallee will fit the D70 with 18-55 kit lens attached but looking for something smaller e.g.

- snauros (the website pic shows this with body and lens separated...)
- stamp claimer
- budgie smuggler

thanks!
I find my Crumpler 15 Love is just nice for the D70 without having to separate the kit lens (lay on the side). Plus, got enough space for blower, spare battery, lens hood, a 50mm lens and CF cards etc. Already quite cramped, so can't imagine using anything smaller than that
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buddy said:
hi guys, i am pretty sure the crumpler tallee will fit the D70 with 18-55 kit lens attached but looking for something smaller e.g.

- snauros (the website pic shows this with body and lens separated...)
- stamp claimer
- budgie smuggler

thanks!
The Budgie Smuggler is pretty spacious. It holds the D70 with the kit lens attached (facing down), with enough space for another lens (approximately kit lens size) and a flash. It was my first Crumpler.
 

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*beep* 18-55 is some rotten s***** brand's lens. The kit lens with the D70 is a 18-70mm DX lens which can be used across all DSLRs, unlike some EF-S lens.... :devil:
 

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espn said:
*beep* 18-55 is some rotten s***** brand's lens. The kit lens with the D70 is a 18-70mm DX lens which can be used across all DSLRs, unlike some EF-S lens.... :devil:
hehe... sorry got that wrong... its the 18-70 DX... :bsmilie:
 

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Guys,

Go get a Lowepro Stealth Reporter 300AW. Can store D70 with kit lens, 2 lenses, a spare body, blower and many other accessories. Adequate protection and handy (not too big and bulky) to be carried around.

Price about $100-130... ;)
 

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Dunbine said:
Guys,

Go get a Lowepro Stealth Reporter 300AW. Can store D70 with kit lens, 2 lenses, a spare body, blower and many other accessories. Adequate protection and handy (not too big and bulky) to be carried around.

Price about $100-130... ;)
yes, i thought about the stealth reporter series. me thinks it is a bit obvious that you have a camera in the bag.. maybe if i cover the lowepro logo? :D
 

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You want inconspicuous? Get any old bag and stuff it with camera inserts such as those available from crumpler or domke.
 

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Cp is having 20 per cent discount for crumpler bag, jus brought love 15 last week at 120+, don't really remeber.
 

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Get a e-quote 1st if u are not in a hurry...slightly cheaper than the discount that they will give u..
thanks guys for the advice!.. i am in a hurry actually! flying off tomorrow on a holiday and need a bag to lug the camera around.. dont plan to bring more than the cam with the kit lens and my trusty olympus mju with a few rolls of film.. plus a good book!
 

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just got back from my short trip, decided to post a short review of the crumpler budgie smuggler for a D70 user.. :D

Capacity
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- the main compartment has just enough space for a D70 (or a similar sized non-pro SLR w/o vert grip) with kit lens plus one compact lens - slightly longer than kit lens OR a flash. in my case, i divided the bag into 2 carrying a D70 (sideways with the grip facing up) plus an olympus mju film p&s with a beanbag on top
- the compartments are very accessible as compared to a backpack model. i found it easy to pull the cam out of the bag while moving..
- the front compartment can store about 5-6 rolls of film, or a PDA + filters..
- other compartment is under the front flap and can be used to hold your memory cards and such but is too thin to hold anything else!
- crumpler provided 2 reasonably thick internal dividers (with velcro) but i only used one

Handling and cosmetics
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- the bag is made of a tough nylon material and feels rather boxy when carrying it with heavy padding. the specs say its waterproof but thankfully i did not have to verify this!! however, it might not be as weather-proof as the lowepro series with its AW slip on nylon cover...
- the shoulder strap is wide and has comfortable shoulder padding
- there are two straps on either side of the bag presumably to hook other pouches
- i think the bag looks great compared to other makes!!

Other remarks
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- the budgie smuggler is ideal if you want to travel light. however if you normally carry more than 2 lenses with a flash or binocs or tripod. you might want to go with larger "messenger-style" models e.g. crumpler 15 love or lowepro specialist aw 100/200
- if you carry more than that it might be advisable to carry a backpack style model e.g. crumpler formal lounge, shrinkle, farmers double etc or lowepro mini-trekker range, unless you have a iron-clad shoulder!

hope you guys like this mini review!

cheers everyone.. and happy shooting. :cool:
 

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Great review. How much did you get the Budgie Smuggler for?
 

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