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    handbag camera bag

    does anyone know where I can get one.

    camera's direct have the jill-e ones, but i'm not forking out $300 for a fashion camera bag.

    something like this http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    no one seems to make them in oz, what a pita.

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    Hadn't seen them before but they look like a good idea
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    I have also been looking everywhere for a handbag type camera bag. You won't buy one cheaper than that anywhere. You could also use a normal handbag and put insert in it or use a nappy bag. But nappy bags are heaps more than that bag. Nappy bags nobody flogs, soft esky, same thing.
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    I love the jill-e bags but just can't justify spending that much (yet

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    I want a Jille too. The rolling one that fits the lappy in. Maybe we can try to get a group buy going if there is enough of us!

    There are some nice ones called Kelly Moore which are very similar and almost as pricey. Bloody nice though!

    I was in a bag shop the other day and had a wild crazy idea that I could get some padding and try to make my own out of this fantastic vinyl hot pink fake croc skin bag but it might end up costing just as much Will go visit clark rubber for a look at some foam and dream...
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    well i bought a 'normal' handbag and I"m going to make a lining for it.

    I'll let you know how it goes. And if it goes well I'll put up the patter for it.

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    That's what I ended up doing too, it has worked out well. Except this is what my dog did to the half of foam I hadn't got around to covering....I never ended up finishing it. , but it fits in things heaps better than the Lowepro bags i have used.

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    lani how much did the foam set you back?

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    Can't remember exactly now, I got a pack of it from Spotlight....less than$15.I also got some soft fabric on clearance to cover it, so it would last longer. I hate sewing though, hence why I only finished one side of it.
    I was also looking at getting a shootsac, but they are a ridiculous price too, one day I am going to have a go at making my own, hardest part is sourcing the neoprene.

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    I'd love a shootsac as well, but really can't justify the crazy price. My sister is really good at sewing though, so I think if I drop enough hints she might make me something similar for my birthday.

    I have one of the small Jill-E bags, but I got mine a while ago, before the prices went up. I use it a lot when I'm taking gear to work, functions, parties etc. It looks better with a nice dress or suit and heels than my Crumpler messenger bag or Lowepro backpack.
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    shootsac is ok, but still way too much i want to spend on.


    well i'm crafty with the sewing machine, so will go to spotlight and pick some up.

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    Received this link my email this morning and thought you might be interested.
    http://digital-photography-school.co...ans-camera-bag

    jj

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    well i did it. I have completed my project. I just have to sew on the velcro and when that's done, I'll be able to post some pics

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    I have two Jill-e bags, both the small and medium sized ones, however they have gone up in cost since when I bought mine.
    They are currently 20% off at cameras direct, they also have the new mens range.

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    http://www.thermowebonline.com/mimi/dealer_locator.php
    found this link ..
    wow they are a tad cute




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    Those giraffe ones are cute! They are on ebay too from a US store.

    I've seen the high density foam in clark rubber and for the 1cm thick stuff it's around $3 per square foot (no idea why they have it priced by the foot!) They have a few different thicknesses and the stuff with knobbly bits on one side. Sorry I don't know the real name of it.

    Still haven't made my bag either. Got too many other bills to pay this month

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    well i've made a new insert with the new foam. I ended up getting insulation foam at clark rubber. It was the right density, thickness etc. It only came in grey though.
    But it does the job. I figured out how to sew it all together, and now I have orders for them.

    I've even created a pattern for 1 camera and 1 lens (as appose to 1 camera & 2 lens).

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    oh well done Matilda.. i am using an old handbag at the moment with inserts from my dads old camera bag and that is working till i get a different bag...
    love to see photos of what you have done

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    taking this straight from my fb page

    this is the one i've made for a friend. You can see that the foam is stiffer

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    well done ... mmm i might be better making my own inserts.. using the old ones from my dad's old bag really dont fit well in mine.
    still awaiting my new camera bag from ebay

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