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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:14 pm 
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Some of you may know I'm looking into camera bags. I've found a healthy preliminary group of various companies and prices— typically over $125 USD.

So now I will focus my attention to the DIY [do-it-yourself] route. DOMKE's name is all over the inserts apparently...

I'm looking to hear experiences, recommendations and general discussion about using inserts so I know what to expect if this route is taken.

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Hi! Do it yourself in what respect? make a new bag from scratch or mod an existing one?

I frequently strengthen the straps and their connection with the bag as they inevitably tear, and also add extra padding inside for protection - nothing too fancy - just bubble wrap and sometimes thick plastic bags for protection against rian and splashes...


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The first thought was to modify an existing bag to accommodate a SLR body with lens attached such as the Chrome Soma or the Jack Bauer bag from the TV show 24 (picture it here)

Buying an existing bag and modifying it requires me to use padding and the like. Gordon, would you happen to have an image floating around of the bubble rap and the like?

I can't sew so I can't really fabricate my own... but my sister does... hmm...

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QUESTION:

how do I know which one's to buy? Because they don't list dimensions...
Domke on Amazon

The bag from Rothco is 15'' X 11'' X 6''... which should fit the camera, snug with some inserts and a laptop and a few books.

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Hi Daniel, I just use normal bubble warp, or whatever I have spare from packing in other boxes - it's nothing sophisticated! It just boosts the bag's protection.

As for strengthening the strap, I actually used nuts and bolts rather than sewing!


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