Inconspicuous Bags?

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  1. redwood

    redwood TPF Noob!

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    I do a lot of street photography. Whilst I really like my Lowepro slingshot, I'm always very conscious when I'm out in the streets that it's obviously a camera bag.

    What I'd really like is a camera bag that's low key, maybe a bit scruffy, and doesn't obviously look like a camera bag, but still has the same functionality (padding, accessibility etc). I'm thinking of making one.

    Does anyone know of a product that may fit the bill, or has anyone made something similar?

    Cheers....
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use tamrac backpack style. To those who know Tamrac, they obviously know, to others it is a backpack.
     
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    Check out Crumpler Bags
     
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    I've found that when I'm out street-shooting I don't change equipment around much, and have more than once just brought along a standard backpack with a couple loose towels in it to protect whatever small amount of gear I'm bringing along.
     
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    :thumbup:

    Yup , I love Crumpler! They have simple designs with good functions. Padding is decent as well.
     
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    After assembling a pile of bags whose utility just didn't quite satisfy, I now use two Crumpler bags, 3 & 5 mill
    kinda dirty n beat up they do not advertise "CAMERA", protect the equip't nicely and allow for basic storage as well as attaching the usual collection of auxiliary equip't
    haven't bought a new bag in years!
     
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    As others have stated, look at Crumplers, I my self am looking at the 6 million dollar home in brown. Another good bag to look at is Domke, and yes Tamrac and even your bag is fine. I often shoot in some areas of town that are rough and even scary. I always carry a monopod attached, so if it goes down I am "swingin'" To be honest with you I have never had any issues that could not be handled, but when some of the locals start gathering, I get my shots and I move on.
     
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    Domke

    or

    Billingham
     
  9. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Just use a diaper bag. Who in their right mind would steal a diaper bag? :lol:
     
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    My wife used to hide her jewelry in a Tampax box.
     
  11. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There was a 'What the Duck' strip that went something like...

    "I put my camera gear in a diaper bag so it won't get stolen"
    "I put used diapers in a camera bag, it's a great way to get rid of them"
     
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