Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/28

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Subject: [Leica] Eagle Ridge to FS 008
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 1998 02:21:43 EDT

Dear Sir:
As for the modification of this bag, first imagine viewing down into the main
compartment (where the camera will reside). I have a strip of closed cell foam
(from a local bag maker) velroed to the bottom.  This piece is not so wide
that it increases the profile of the bag.  I actually have added a loose piece
of open cell foam from a "Harry and David" gift box, and I watch that to be
sure it doesn't breakdown.  It could easily be placed in a ziplock bag  Then
(again looking down into the bag, I have a partition velroed in creating a one
third /two third compartment.  The partition is from a Temba or Tamrac bag so
that it is nylon covered foam with velcro coming off either side of it.  I
bought velcro tape at Home Base and this is taped around the sides of the bag
at just the right height to match the foam insert.This makes easy
storage/accessibility of the M and 35 or 50, or the Hexar standing vertically
in the bag.  The two-third (larger) compartment can then hold my meter, and a
couple of lenses for the M. However, as you may already have found that even
with the support of foam, these wonderful weighty lenses sit better in a
heavier bag.  For one additional lens, this modification works just fine.
Good luck.
PS I think the closed cell foam should be easy to find.