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Recommendations for a travel camera bag/case?

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Recommendations for a travel camera bag/case?

Hey everyone,

I was hoping to get some input on some sort of protective case for my Nikon FE for travel. I do not want to buy a camera bag and would prefer some sort of case to protect it from bumps in my backpack. I'm planning to just stow it in my MEC backpack while travelling because I don't plan to carry additional lenses. I usually travel with a backpack and carry-on rolling suitcase so I don't have room for an extra bag.

As it's a fairly rugged camera, I was thinking that a "case" would be the best option to protect it from possible spills in my bag and slight bumps.

Do you guys think something like this will be of any use? https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00A9YWB4K/_en ... JWZ1LPRXG3

It's the only case that seems to fit what I'm looking for. I've always looked at the Amazon basics bag but it seems way too big to stuff in my backpack.

Any advice would be appreciated. Budget is around $30-$50.
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The problem with those types of cases is generally the shape... I know it looks right for the camera but if you are packing it around in your backpack, the odd shape just doesn't fit well as something like more cubic shape would - ie the extra corners might jab you in the back as the camera shifts back and forth in your backpack.
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I have one of these.
https://www.henrys.com/90059-ONA-ROMA-BAG-BLACK.aspx

Fits my D610 with the 85mm F1.8 with room to spare for another small prime lens. It sits perfectly in my casual backpack. Excellent against scratch, but not useful against spills or dusts. If you have the Ona Bowery bag, it's the same size.
The reason I like it is, like craftsman said, it's cubic shaped so it stays still in my backpack or in my messenger bags.
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Which lens are you planning to take with you? If the lens is small enough, something like this LowePro Format TLZ10 - https://store.lowepro.com/ca/shop/mirro ... -tlz-10-ca - might just fit the bill. While it's still a little less cubic, it does have a few nice features when you aren't stowing it in the backpack like a belt strap. LowePro has been making professional quality bags for years (I think all of the bags I've ever purchased has been LowePros and I've got a lot of bags).
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Give this a lookup Manfrotto MB NX-BP-VGY Backpack
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.ca/Manfrotto-MB-NX-B ... o+backpack

I travel with this bag and had laptop, sony a6000 with 3 lens, external flash, power banks, action camera and bunch of battery,adapters and cables. If you are using full DLSR then you can have camera with lens and + 2 additional lens. It's quite high quality bag. Comfortable too. You can also convert to full backpack by removing the bottom camera compartment and it becomes a regular laptop bag.

Highly recommed you check it out if you need hybird backpack.
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i doubt you need anything to protect your Nikon FE as those things are built like a tank. If you do want some sort of case, i would suggest one of the small Temba BYOB which you can fit the FE and some film as well.
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Gin Martini wrote:
Oct 24th, 2017 8:10 pm
I have one of these.
https://www.henrys.com/90059-ONA-ROMA-BAG-BLACK.aspx

Fits my D610 with the 85mm F1.8 with room to spare for another small prime lens. It sits perfectly in my casual backpack. Excellent against scratch, but not useful against spills or dusts. If you have the Ona Bowery bag, it's the same size.
The reason I like it is, like craftsman said, it's cubic shaped so it stays still in my backpack or in my messenger bags.
The dimensions aren't listed so I think i'll have to head into Henry's to take a look.
craftsman wrote:
Oct 25th, 2017 12:42 am
Which lens are you planning to take with you? If the lens is small enough, something like this LowePro Format TLZ10 - https://store.lowepro.com/ca/shop/mirro ... -tlz-10-ca - might just fit the bill. While it's still a little less cubic, it does have a few nice features when you aren't stowing it in the backpack like a belt strap. LowePro has been making professional quality bags for years (I think all of the bags I've ever purchased has been LowePros and I've got a lot of bags).
I'm taking a 50mm.

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I like this Lowepro bag! Just the small size i was looking for to stow in my backpack and the dimensions seems to match my camera. Sadly it seems they are not taking online orders at the moment so I'll have to check it out in-store.
racing.racing wrote:
Oct 25th, 2017 9:51 am
Give this a lookup Manfrotto MB NX-BP-VGY Backpack
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.ca/Manfrotto-MB-NX-B ... o+backpack

I travel with this bag and had laptop, sony a6000 with 3 lens, external flash, power banks, action camera and bunch of battery,adapters and cables. If you are using full DLSR then you can have camera with lens and + 2 additional lens. It's quite high quality bag. Comfortable too. You can also convert to full backpack by removing the bottom camera compartment and it becomes a regular laptop bag.

Highly recommed you check it out if you need hybird backpack.
Thanks for the rec but I'm happy using my mec bag as my everyday/travel bag and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world :P Plus I'm not committed enough to bring multiple lenses and since i'm using a film camera, i have no need for adapters, cables or batteries.
MoonDoggy wrote:
Oct 25th, 2017 6:28 pm
i doubt you need anything to protect your Nikon FE as those things are built like a tank. If you do want some sort of case, i would suggest one of the small Temba BYOB which you can fit the FE and some film as well.
I know, that's what i've heard...but somehow it gives me ease of mind to wrap it in something.

Appreciate all the input, gives me a good idea of what's out there.
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Most stores in Canada should be able to order it in for you (provided they take special orders of course).
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I got my first lowepro flipside 300 back in 2007. Used it for a decade.

Upgraded to the lowepro flipside 400 this year.

This is one of the only bags that allow you to change lens while standing:

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(that's not me in the picture Face With Tears Of Joy)
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^ Definitely not for me :P

Just an update, got Henry's to order a Lowepro Format TLZ10 for me but turns out that it was too small. The fellow working there pulled out a few more Lowepro bags from the racks and found me one that fit perfectly. So i ended up buying the LOWEPRO ADVENTURA TLZ 20 II.

https://www.henrys.com/89549-LOWEPRO-AD ... K-CLC.aspx

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