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post May 11 2011, 01:58 AM, updated 8y ago

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Sifus out there,

I'm looking for the perfect rangefinder bag for me, and I've narrow it down to basically these three brands/models.

In no particular order:

Domke Bag
http://www.tiffen.com/userimages/Domke_Cat_noZing_SS.pdf
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M Classics Bag
http://www.mclassics.com/
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Billingham Classic 550/Hadley Bag
http://www.billingham.co.uk/acatalog/Hadleys.html
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I asked around, looked around KL, and I've yet to see any shop and find anybody who are using these brands cry.gif cry.gif cry.gif

Also if any of you know of a good, sturdy, heavy duty leather rangefinder bag that's not too big, let me know as well! biggrin.gif


Help?

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post May 11 2011, 03:46 AM

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Singapore eh. Hmmm thanks mate. Dammit cannot be la Malaysian have no taste! tongue.gif


There's one more though that I've been eyeing on for a long while. Only recently realised that it's perfect for a heavy duty camera bag!


Duluth bag. Not exactly a camera bag, but it's tough as hell. Should've bought em while i was in the states cry.gif
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/duluth-...esso/42109.aspx
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product...mended_products
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/duluth-...arel/91099.aspx
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/duluth-...arel/43129.aspx

made with fire hose material! shocking.gif shocking.gif shocking.gif

Images are rather large though, but worth it IMO
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post May 11 2011, 10:31 AM

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aiyo why the leather creased up like that?!?! tak jaga ka! cry.gif cry.gif cry.gif

QUOTE(ilikehandphones @ May 11 2011, 08:20 AM)
maybe u can contact them...i got mine from sg as i am working here...love it to bits...this type of bags if u can see it for urself easier or more headache to buy...took me 20 min to decide between the black and tan hadley small.. laugh.gif
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thanks for the address! if they're the distributor i don't think i can just go up there in their pj office and buy it from them, right?

how much did you get your hadley?
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post May 11 2011, 12:20 PM

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QUOTE(rx330 @ May 11 2011, 10:50 AM)
C fu, those are vintage punya la... bery old liao
and its soft soft leather....
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Yeah, I need soft soft leather (FYI my AA strap also the soft leather kind) bag. more ergonomical, wraps around my body, good when in the jungle biggrin.gif

Prolly gonna go Keat soon smile.gif thanks!


I didn't know it's such a difficult job to get a good, solid leather camera bag in Malaysia! Has it always been like this?

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post May 11 2011, 01:35 PM

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if i were you, i'd clean and condition the leather. if it's vintage (and definitely looks worn out), first u pakai j&j baby shampoo and warm water and lather it. pakai towel and dry it, then pakai leather conditioner and microfibre or kain tak kasar and polish it. make sure you dampen the kain first so not much conditioner kena kulit. do it several times, each time waiting around 30-60 mins to coat it.



or you can just send it to a GOOD dry cleaner that can dryclean leather tongue.gif if you dunno wether they use good chemicals or kuat ones, then might be better to do it yourself. good rule of thumb that i learn over the years is treat your leather like how you treat your skin, and it'll last a lifetime. you don't really wax your skin, so don't wax your leather. stuff like that wink.gif



not selling the brown one ah? brows.gif brows.gif brows.gif

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post May 11 2011, 10:51 PM

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QUOTE(goliath @ May 11 2011, 01:44 PM)
Give them a call before going to avoid disappointment
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dissapointed edi. the brown ones tarak. they said supplier no stock doh.gif
oh well.

rx330, just note that since it's vintage, the leather dye/color might run off if you send it for dry cleaning. just a fair warning tongue.gif
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post May 18 2011, 10:46 PM

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I got tired of waiting, and thinking, and going around. So I got myself this in the meantime tongue.gif.

Not exactly a camera bag, but strong, sturdy enough. And great looking too! Although it's a wee bit on the large side.
With enough paddings and compartments I'd able to stuff 3 or 4 Dslrs I think @[email protected]

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Where to get paddings btw? Do they sell just the paddings themselves?
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post May 19 2011, 11:51 PM

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i did ask, but he/she never replied @[email protected]
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post May 28 2011, 02:20 PM

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is it cheaper?

there's this guy selling a billingham look-alike (fake) in facebook for RM130++. Might get one next week and see if the quality is ok.

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post May 30 2011, 11:23 PM

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yeah. I ordered this one

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To be honest, I'm more looking forward to check out the inserts rather than the bag laugh.gif

I think he has one more left for this colour.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=187...f_t=photo_reply
http://www.facebook.com/lomocrewz


and previously i got this off him

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I rarely use film camera nowadays, but my main purpose for this cannister with clip is to clip it on my bag strap and use it to store SD Cards thumbup.gif

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post Jun 7 2011, 02:07 PM

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oh btw, Keat Camera in Pudu/Cheras just restocked their Billingham bags. Might wanna go there for a visit.

I got the bag last week (or more? I forgot).

To be honest I knew I wouldn't like the bag quite as much as I'd wanted, since it's a fake Bill in terms of quality, etc. When the bag arrived it was crumpled a bit, but not exactly noticeable. The straps are a bit too pendek for my liking (the bag sits above my pants). But overall it's quite a nice bag to have.

But more importantly, I wanted the bag primarily for the insert tongue.gif and although it's a bit on the soft side, it does it's job pretty well if I must say when put inside my other new bag tongue.gif

To me, while this isn't really a camera bag, it is AWESOME as a camera bag. Priced around the Hadley range, and awesomely tanned leather. size is right, and very very limited quantity around KL.


Massimo Dutti leather sling bag
Can fit magazines at the front.


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the bag with the cheap insert inside. it's width is lesser than a normal magazine size
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post Jun 7 2011, 07:49 PM

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Keat Camera - 03-21480447-Pudu KL - Raymond


oh and definitely can fit a dslr, lcd at the bottom.

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post Jun 28 2011, 02:30 AM

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nope, i saw them few weeks ago. but at that time they haven't set the price yet.
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post Aug 20 2011, 04:26 AM

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wah u went to sg to get the insert without telling me!!!!!!!
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post Sep 7 2011, 12:30 PM

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oh yes definitely interested!!!!!!!
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post May 10 2012, 04:01 PM

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definitely not selling tongue.gif you can't even find awesome spanish leather like this anymore, not even in massimo.

 

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