Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Wich Bag for a Leica M??
From: John Coan <>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 11:34:51 -0400
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Nope, no mention of Leica or cameras or anything like that.  It looks like a
pocketbook.  I suppose a smart thief could deduce its purpose though.  Although mine
did come with a little monkey figure about an inch high on a chain fastened to the
shoulder strap fitting.  I took the monkey off and gave it to my wife.  I suppose I
should have left it on there to further disguise the bag's contents.

Bill Satterfield wrote:

> Does the bag advertise what it is carrying?
> John Coan wrote:
> > A new line of camera bags called Kipling is being distributed in the US.  I
> > think Tiffen distributes them, and they are made in Belgium.  There is one model
> > (don't know the number) that is small and seems made to fit an M.  I bought
> > one.  About fifty bucks.  It will hold an M body, lens attached, two lenses on
> > side pockets, SF 20, and film.  Has a big front flap with zippers on each side,
> > and velcro.  Comes in a variety of tacky colors if you are so inclined.  It is
> > about the size of a medium ladies' purse.  In fact, it looks like a ladies
> > purse.  Despite this the utility for using with an M was overwhelming and I
> > decided that if people thought I was carrying a pocketbook then that was their
> > problem and bought it anyway. :-)
> >
> > Grégoire Vandenschrick wrote:
> >
> > > The very very cute story goes on as I received the 35mm asph that completes
> > > my M6 last thursday. Made two TriX, and will give it this afternoon to
> > > develop.
> > >
> > > My question is:
> > >
> > > I know two bags that are dedicated for Leica M's, the Billingham something,
> > > and the Tenba something (309m I think).
> > > In fact I search the philosophal stone, as I want I really compact bag, in
> > > wich the body will have an optic attached, an other one (a 90) and some
> > > place for film. My criteria is that the bag should have the thickness of the
> > > height of the body, say 10cm on a less than A4 superficy (long, height of
> > > the bag). This is practically the billingham, but the price is so high I
> > > hesitate, sure I'm there is the same bag anywhere for the third of the
> > > price.
> > >
> > > Thank you for your suggestion
> > >
> > > In fact, I realized that the thing I'm more preoccupated after buying a new
> > > body is to find the perfect bag for it?!
> > > I thing I heard Freud laughing in his grave ;-)
> > >
> > > Gregoire Vandenschrick (just civily married this saturday)

In reply to: Message from Grégoire Vandenschrick <> ([Leica] Wich Bag for a Leica M??)
Message from John Coan <> (Re: [Leica] Wich Bag for a Leica M??)
Message from Bill Satterfield <> (Re: [Leica] Wich Bag for a Leica M??)