I have a Nikon 1 j2 with the 10-30 mm lens and the 30-110mm lens. I'm looking for a case similar to a backpack that I could take on a hike or a bike ride with me and have room for some other items without damaging the camera. Amibetter off buying a case and just putting it into a backpack or is there a bag that is designed for this.
#1. "RE: Nikon 1 case/bag" | In response to Reply # 0sabbey51 Nikonian since 10th Jan 2010Mon 22-Apr-13 12:22 AM
For just my V1 + 10-30 and the 30-110, I usually put the camera in a soft nuprene-like case inside my backpack or clipped to my belt if hiking, and the other lens in any old lens bag or even a sock, and then put it in a pocket inside the backpack.
Alternatively, a small holster case like the Thinktank 20 can easily hold the camera and an extra lens if the snout is extended.
#2. "RE: Nikon 1 case/bag" | In response to Reply # 0Captain Rich Nikonian since 25th May 2006Thu 02-May-13 09:51 AM | edited Thu 02-May-13 09:53 AM by Captain Rich
I just returned from Europe where I used a Think Tank Speed Changer on one of their belts for my V1. Kind of high 'nerd factor', but it works well. I also put a lens changer on the belt and carried a bottle of water in that.
I thought it was very practical.
#3. "RE: Nikon 1 case/bag" | In response to Reply # 0coffeeCup Registered since 12th Jan 2013Sun 05-May-13 09:44 PM
I have a J1 with with the 10-30mm lens and the 10mm lens. I'm also planning to get the 30-100mm lens as well.
I was torn between a camera bag vs. using a regular bag and buying padding for the camera (i.e. Domke, Ape Cube).
I have lots of bags I like and the last thing I need is another bag. I have a Patagonia messenger bag I use daily and I ended up getting an Ape Cube cubeze. So I ended up paying $20 for the padding, I get to reuse a bag I already like, and best of all, it doesn't scream camera bag.
Also, I use the cubeze to store all my camera stuff. If I need the bag sans camera, I just pull out the cubeze and leave it at home. Easy-breeze.
The best thing to do, should you go this route, is to take some rough measurements of the interior of the bag you want to use and compare it to the exterior dimentions of the cubeze you want.