Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/27[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Although the bag will not hold two M cameras and four lenses and the rest, I have found the B-Laika by Fogg to be a notch above the rest. This French bag is designed specifically for the M camera and will easily hold two M bodies fitted with lenses of 50mm or shorter, with enough space for a 90mm lens and a small flash unit in the main compartment. It also has two front pockets (one with a zip) which hold the majority of extras you mention. It is very similar to the leather cases made by Leica itself, but more flexible and cheaper as they are made of canvas. Best of all, it is tiny, being about the size of the average takeaway from Col. Sanders. Also, the bag is extendable, as it can be used with the smaller bags in the Fogg range. I use the little Flute bag to hold my M6 with 50 Elmar when I travel on business and don't need the full kit. If I need a more complete set-up, I take the B-Laika and if I need to fly with the whole lot, I move the contents of the B-Laika's front flap into the Flute, join the two together, stick a novel in the zippy flap and my freshen up kit in the main flap and no airline can resist me! At least in theory. One thing I forgot to add to my previous posting. The bags are extremely well made, built in the traditional way Billingham used to be about 15 years ago.