When I'm on a phototrip, most of the times I just carried my small sling/backpack around.
|jeng jeng jeng... cheapo axel brand bag..|
While it is convenient and may saves me any giveaway of a camera inside, it seriously lacked the padding to proper protect anything fragile inside.
Hence, my trial stingy attempt for a stealth diy camera bag. With reference to this site http://howto.wired.com/wiki/Make_a_Stealth_Camera_Bag
Ok ok.... now lets move on to the actual work
Step 1: Gather Material
a) Bag - around rm30
b) Padding (Got it from Construction material, with a "just nice" soft/stiffness state - around rm80 for a 2m x 1m roll... I cutted out a 0.6m x 1m for free.. tehehehehe
c) Tape - around rm4 (masking take, glue, all is still not suitable during my trial)
d) Rulers, cutters, measuring tape, scissors, markers.
|not all is used....|
Step 2: Measures/Plan
This is the part with some complication, especially when the stupid bag is odd shaped. You NEED to have a good idea what you intend to do, the shape, some good measurement of the box.
|try try measure from bottom|
Which is sadly... I have none. No idea, no skill, no experience.
Ok, my basic plan is just cut some grove at some measurement, just deep enough for easy folding to a Box-shaped foam. (Plan A)
Step 3: Actually Do the Bloody Thing
|cut to the grove|
|bet u dont realized what is wrong here.. tehehehe... stupid as me!|
Cut wrongly.... again.... and placed into the bag for trial "fitting"
|damn weird la... masking tape is temporary only|
|outside deformed shape....|
As I said, the odd shape bag makes the padding odd shape too..... ok, actually... I failed in the measurement!
Plan B: Cut the whole padding out.... stick them using tape. Redo, and the result is a much better fit.
|trim the opening for easier access|
Step 4: Final Result
|The finished product.. glued in a separate padding at the zipped area|
|Placed a flash in the camera compartment|
|Camera in place... taken using phone camera|
|the stealth,, aka stealth bag... aka hidehide paopao..|
TADAAA.... my own DIY camera bag. with enough space to place some item such as flash on top of the camera without actually flawing them.
Not really a superb successful trial... but that'll do.
While this is NO actual camera bag. It kidda helps people like me... NO, I don't just mean misfit, but an extra option to people who likes things....differently.... yeah.. thats sounds like misfit.. I know.
Next trial would a my bigger backpack..... :P