BBK-3 Shoulder Bag (The $40 bag)

May 25, 2013  •  1 Comment

As I have just migrated from Nikon Fullframe to Olympus m4/3, all my accessories (my Tripod, Ballhead, Bags, filters etc etc.) suddenly became a bit too big for my camera. So one of the things I really need is an appropriate shoulder bag for the m4/3 setup, I searched around and found bags that were good for my m4/3 kit such as the Thinktank Retrospective 5 or 7, The new Thinktank mirrorless movers series, Tenba messenger bags, Billingham and a whole lot more... the only problem is that they were all a little bit too pricy.

I used to own the Thinktank Retrospective 30 and I know how well made the Retrospective line is but where I currently live it costs more than $100 for even the smallest version. The Tenda is a little bit too padded for what I need, the Billingham is just way out of my budget and so I ended up checking out ebay.  It took me awhile but I found a pretty good looking bag called the BBK-3 for around $40. The vendor where I bought it have a good illustration of the size of the bag so I decided to order it.

It arrived in roughly 10 days... and packed like this:

BBK-3 Bag "Shoulder Bag" "Camera bag"

I was kind of confused and when I opened it I realized they put the whole bag inside the padded inserts to minimize shipping cost.

"padded instert" "camera insert" BBK-3 Here is the whole bag when I finished putting the insert, as you notice it's has a bit of a retro look, and although some of the materials used were faux leather the build quality is pretty good. I was quite surprised... it's definitely very good value for money. I wish the locks were magnetized and not buttons though but otherwise it's really nice. As you can also see, the shoulder pad is wide and very long.

BBK-3 bag "camera bag" "shoulder bag" canvas

 

Here's the whole bag: It came with 2 big dividers and 2 small half width dividers and a cover flap to seal everything.BBK-3 "camera bag"

I immediately put my lenses on the bag to see how it fits, my lenses are way smaller than DSLR lenses and they fit quite good, the bag seems to be the perfect fit for my kit.

BKK-3 Olympus "Olympus Lens" m4/3 m43 bag "camera bag" There are two large pockets in front ideal for filters, memory cards, batteries etc... and two more small pockets on the side for small stuff.

BBK bag "camera bag" m43 "shoulder bag"

Here's my whole kit when I put everything, 4 lenses and a camera. I can basically put any lens I want on the camera and tuck it away. 

BBK-3 "OM-D" E-M5 Olympus "camera bag" "shoulder bag"20130524_183401.jpg

If you are are looking for an affordable Camera shoulder bag with removable inserts, I think you want to have a look at this bag.  This also comes in different sizes, there's the BBK-2, BBK-4, these two have almost identical design to the BBK-3 only smaller. There's also the BBK-5, BBK-6 both with different designs and dimensions.

here's the specs:

http://www.ebay.ph/itm/320915475623?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649


Comments

1.Anthony(non-registered)
Thank you for this review! I was looking for a smaller bag for my m4/3 kit and ordered this bag after seeing your site - the bag arrived today and it's a great size for this system (GX7 with four lenses).
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