Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/03/25

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Subject: [Leica] m8 bag? why -- the m classic bag
From: jsmith342 at (Jeffery Smith)
Date: Sun Mar 25 10:41:18 2007

That is, ironically, my Nikon RF bag of choice. Two Nikon S2's in the two
slots, and film in the middle. Light meter and other junk in the pockets.

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 12:57 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] m8 bag? why -- the m classic bag

On 3/25/07 11:30 AM, "Kyle Cassidy" <> typed:

> A few years ago, out of the blue, a package arrived at my door. It was 
> an M-Classic bag with a note from the manufacturer saying "we'd like 
> to send you this bag and hope you enjoy it." I was feeling very 
> internet-celebrity at the time and I mention it now for full 
> disclosure -- so take my review for what it's worth.
> I've found it to be a marvelous Leica rangefinder bag. One interior 
> pocket with a sort of cloth "cup" hanging to one side that fits your m 
> and keeps it handy and always in the same place. the Interior 
> compartment also has a canvass tongue that runs from left to right 
> that you're supposed to use to make some sort of "S" shape i guess and 
> keep yoru lenses from banging into one another, it usually gets 
> crushed down to the bottom of the bag with things piled on top of it 
> because I'm not terribly meticulous about the care of my cameras. If 
> they bang together, i figure thats why they're made of metal. Anyway. 
> It has three exterior pockets which close very nicely with leather 
> buckles. it also has a wide exterior pocket that will hold a magazine 
> or your itiniary. of all the bags i have this is the only one that 
> people stop me on the street and say "hey! nice bag!". It fits my 15 
> inch titanium powerbook just barely but probably wouldn't do so with a 
> camera in it. It'll fit a DSLR, but you need to take the lens off 
> first and cap the body. As an M bag, i think it's hard to beat.
That's one of my favorite meters i've ever used a Gossen Luna pro f. The
most intuitive one I've ever used.

This bag is very close the the same dimensions as a Domke 803 I now use.

Right now mine has a Nikon d200 in it with a 45mm 2.8 in it. A pancake. Its
a lens cap which takes pictures. In this case its a 67.5mm people lens. I
wish mine was black not silver.

But a problem again is it looks just a tiny bit like it might have a laptop
in there. Which is the hottest item for snatchers. At least that was in
their latest brochure which came out of their meeting in Los Vegas.

Mark Rabiner
New York, NY

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