Mountainsmith BagI told you I was obsessed with bags! I was cleaning out a closet the other day and uncovered this little Mountainsmith bag I have had for years. I was keeping a small pair of nice binoculars in it to be able to easily take them with me sometimes. I had completely forgotten about the bag...and the binoculars. Clearly, I have not been using them much. So, naturally, my brain started turning and I could see my Olympus OM-D E-M10  camera fitting nicely in the Mountainsmith bag! Mountainsmith Bag with E-M10The binoculars went in a drawer and I quickly got my E-M10 out to try it out. Perfect! In fact, there is even room for a second lens. So, my camera with the 14-42mm attached and the nice, small 17mm, f/2.8 lens fit in the main compartment. And there is even a zippered compartment on the front of the main compartment where I can fit my two extra E-M10 batteries. The top flap goes over that and snaps to a body-mounted clasp. That top flap also has a zippered pocket where I could put a microfiber cloth to clean the lenses. Very nice!

Mountainsmith BagI took this with me to my event shoot on Friday, thinking I could put my E-M10 in it and carry it around my neck while I shot with the Canon 60D. I never ended up using it, though, as I shot the whole time with the E-M10 ( This would be a good use for it, though and I think I will always carry this bag with me on trips and shoots to use as a nice, small day bag for my camera and a lens.

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