Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/21

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Subject: RE: [Leica] ORTLIEB, now Timbuk2
From: "Jeffery Smith" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 16:40:56 -0600

Would a pork chop carry a Leica CL?

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of John
> Collier
> Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 4:17 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] ORTLIEB, now Timbuk2
> The smallest they make is the "Porkchop" but that is pretty
> small. Fine for
> a point and shoot but a M6 with lens and hood will not go. I use my
> Porkchops to carry film, flash and batteries; more of a support bag than a
> camera bag. My wife and daughter have several of PeeWees,
> different colours
> for different occasions and seasons (I am not joking!). The PeeWee is a
> little on the small side and has a narrow strap so I seldom use mine
> (inherited from my daughter when the colours went out of fashion). See
> Rolfe's answer as to what he can fit in one. I use an El Ocho
> myself. It is
> large enough to take three bodies, lenses, flashes, film, etc but is also
> comfortable as day bag with only one camera. The website has all the sizes
> listed and photos of the bags in use.
> The bags are not straight sided but tapered so normal camera bag inserts
> might not fit perfectly. I use rock climbing chalk and bouldering bags to
> protect my gear in the bag. I find if you overfill the bags they
> are not as
> comfortable, a nice relaxed shape fits me better.
> The wider strap of the El Ocho and up bags take accessories such
> as a strap
> pad, pouch etc. The wider strap is very useful for this reason and more
> comfortable as well. The DeeDog and Bolo are BIG and could easily
> swallow a
> skateboard, with the Bolo it will take the skateboarder as well :-).
> The downside? The flap has velcro which is noisy in quiet
> situations. Fancy
> dress or quiet places have me using the Billinghams.
> John Collier
> > From: "Jeffery Smith" <>
> >
> > What is the smallest one they make?
> > From: Rolfe Tessem <>
> >
> > But are you using one as a *camera* bag? ;-)
> >
> > If so, which one?
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