Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/12/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] re: Bag
From: "Roland Smith" <>
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 1999 22:37:29 -0800

Hello Skip:

I feel the bag is a very important part of my photography.   It makes a
difference when negotiating my way through crowds with my luggage and it
also influences my choice of the camera bodies and lenses I take.

I plan to take a more careful look at Domke at a store near me that has a
good selection.

Thanks for your comments,

Roland Smith
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Skip Williams <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 1999 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] re: Bag

> I don't know what you're missing, but have you ever wondered why all those
> Tamrac bags are at the show or on Ebay?   Maybe you bought one of my old
> Tamracs? :-)
> With no disparagement to others' opinions and all kidding aside, I use
> Domke for about 99% of my bag needs (I have two old Tenbas that see
> use).  All my Tamracs and Lowepros are long gone.  I have 7 canvas Domke
> bags dating from current bags to a wonderful 15yr old F2 and a new Outpack
> Daypack that hasn't seen use yet..  To save my shoulder when  walking
> around, I absolutely LOVE the Kinesis belt system. If you haven't seen
> this, you owe to yourself to look on their web site or on for an
> unbiased review.  My shoulder will never be the same (better, that is).
> Yes, I know it's a sickness, but at least bag-a-holism isn't as expensive
> as Leica glass!
> Skip
> At 12/15/99 09:31 PM  -0800, you wrote:
> >I am very curious.   It seems that most photographers suggest Domke or
> >Lowepro bags whenever an inquiry comes up for a recommendation.   Why is
> >Tamrac almost never suggested?   I now have several different Tamrac bags
> >which seem well equiped to carry and protect my gear.   All of them were
> >purchased at camera shows or on Ebay for a fraction of the cost new.
> >
> >I have one Lowepro and while it is a nice bag, I fail to see a material
> >difference from the qualities of the Tamrac in a similiar size.
> >
> >What am I missing?
> -----------------------------------------------
> Skip Williams
> Westfield, NJ
> -----------------------------------------------