Any ideas for a camera bag that doesn't look like a camera bag

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  1. whistule

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    I spend a lot of time trying to merge in in poorer parts of the world - but a camera bag never helps. Putting the camera in another bag always means it take a long time to get to your camera when you need to. Anyone have any ideas on this or suggestions of camera bags? I'm thinking of stichting some material round my bag.
     
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    Any regular shoulder bag (good will, army surplus, clothing stores, target, walmart) with some foam inserts (Domke makes some).
     
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    I use a Crumpler bag. Just looks like a normal shoulder bag to most people.
     
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    I use a large waist pack. you can't get a camera with a 70-200mm f/2.8 in there but a medium/short zoom fits nicely.

    Aside from the fact that you can't really tell what's in it, it's not easy to get it away from me without my knowing and doing something about it.
     
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    Lowepro has a knapsack, carries all your Camera gear and a laptop.
     
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    I'm trying to decide between Domke's F-5XB, F-802 or F-803.

    All three are "messenger" type bags.

    I think the sand colored one looks exactly my daughter's diaper/accessory bag - assuming I can remove the "Domke label". No self-respecting thief will go near that :)

    Have also search for Tamrac Velocity 3, 4, and 5. But these still look too much like camera bags to me.
     
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    I highly recommend the Domke bag. I have one in the sand color and really like it. I wouldn't worry about the Domke label, I don't think a thief would know it is a camera bag from the label alone.
     
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    i bet noone would try and steal a neon pink fanny pack!
     
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    Crumplers are good - something like the 'x Million Dollar Home' would work. You have to go there for the website alone, even if you don't like what they do - funniest commercial site I've ever seen I think
     
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    I would imagine any new camera bag you buy will not blend in....

    Domke Canvas bags are good too... get a well used one from ebay.. one that looks like its been through the ringer and back.
     
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    My current Temporary Camera Bag, it is insolated and weather proof.
    However, here in Canada, it may get stolen quicker than a REAL Camera bag.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Someone on this forum once said they used a smaller igloo cooler... hey its waterproof...
     

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