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Jill-E Designs Small Camera Bag (Red with Croc Trim)

B&H # JICBSR Mfr # 769367
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Product Highlights
  • Fits SLR Camera, 1-2 Lens Kit
  • Leather Exterior
  • Soft padded Interior
  • Adjustable Dividers
  • Interior and Exterior Pockets
  • Dual Carrying Handles
  • Removable Shoulder Strap with Pad

The Jill-E Designs Small Camera Bag (Red with Croc Trim) is a weatherproof leather with Croc trim bag with a solid color interior. It has adjustable, touch fastener dividers inside for custom configuring. The bag is designed to carry an SLR camera body, a flash, 1-2 lenses and accessories. There are is a front exterior pocket, 2 magnetic side pockets, 2 interior netted pockets, a toiletries or "personal items" pouch and a rear zippered pocket. It is carried by dual long handles or a removable, adjustable shoulder strap with pad.

Construction
  • Weatherproof leather with Croc trim exterior
  • Solid color interior
  • Adjustable, touch fastener dividers inside for custom configuration
  • Dual zipper closure
Pockets
  • One front exterior pocket
  • Two magnetic side pockets
  • Two interior netted pockets
  • Handy toiletries or "personal items" pouch, with detachable tether
  • One rear zippered pocket
Carrying options
  • Dual long carrying handles
  • Removable, adjustable shoulder strap with pad
Material Exterior: Leather
Interior: Padded
Type of Closure Dual zippers
Exterior Dimensions 14 x 7.0 x 8.0" (35.56 x 17.78 x 20.32cm) (LxWxH)
Interior Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Tripod Holder No
Accommodates SLR camera body, 1 flash, 1-2 lenses and accessories
Carrying/Transport Options Carry handles
Shoulder Strap
Weight 3.375 lbs (1.53kg)
Jill-E Designs Small Camera Bag (Red with Croc Trim)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Detachable Pouch
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Jill-E DesignsSmall Camera Bag (Black with Croc Trim)
     
    4.2

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (15)
    • Easy to use (14)
    • Strong construction (10)
    • Easily accessible equipment (8)
    • Well padded (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting gear (8)
      • Daily usage (6)
      • Protecting gear (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (10), Photo enthusiast (6), Business owner (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (25), Yes (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A professional bag

      I do event photography, most of which is done with one or two lenses and a tripod. These can be very formal events - I had been looking for a professional, stylish bag...Read complete review

      I do event photography, most of which is done with one or two lenses and a tripod. These can be very formal events - I had been looking for a professional, stylish bag to carry my equipment in and this Jill-E "Small" bag is perfect. In it I can carry my camera body and up to three lenses, my flash unit, plenty of batteries and small accessories. The leather and stiching is of good quality. It is a deep, rich, red that looks really sharp with the dark brown contrasting trim. Note that you need to go to the Jill-E site to see what the bag looks like - the more recent version does not have the solid croc trim straps - they are red with a center stripe of the crock (more sophisticated styling in my opinion). The attachable zippered wallet is made of the canvas lining material with red leather corners (not solid leather) and the long shoulder strap is simple nylon webbing (ugh - the one thing I count it down on - older models had a leather croc strap). Note: I waxed the main zippers to make them move easier. I really debated between the red and the bone - now that I have received it, I may order it in bone as well!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Stylish but minimal padding

      I love the look of this bag, primarily why I bought it. I also needed a small bag to carry a DSLR and 2 lenses on walkabouts. The bag is highly admired by...Read complete review

      I love the look of this bag, primarily why I bought it. I also needed a small bag to carry a DSLR and 2 lenses on walkabouts. The bag is highly admired by those who see it.

      However, if you carry heavy glass (I do), the bag isn't well-padded enough. (A problem with all jill-e bags except jack; I have owned 5 and had to send back 2). I dropped this bag from lap height getting out of a cab (I thought the strap was over my shoulder and it wasn't); bag went thud very heavily. When I got home and removed the lenses, both filters on both lenses had been completely smashed into the threads of the lenses, and both filters smashed, even with lens caps on.

      Of course, it's great that I only smashed two $90 filters instead of two +$1300 lenses, but then again, a fall from not much more than 2 feet off the ground causing that much damage also smashes a lot of confidence in the security of the bag.

      Course, I chalked that incident up to "my mistake." Until it happened again with a larger jill-e bag (the medium size), again, falling about 18in this time (not my fault; the strap broke clean off), and again two filters on two lenses getting severely smashed and embedded in the threads. I sent that bag back, but kept this one.

      So to sum up, very attractive bag, but if you're carrying pro (heavy) equipment, don't count on the padding to save your gear if you drop the bag more than a few inches.

      Reviewed by 34 customers

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      5.0

      Great Bag!

      By Natalie M

      from Waxhaw, NC

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Small Camera Bag (Bone with Croc Trim):

          Use this on all my photo shoots. Its very sturdy and padding is great to keep my equipment safe during travel and wearing. The inside is very versatile, can change the arrangement for different equipment to fit perfectly!

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          5.0

          Great for formal wear looks

          By Yeshna D.

          from Mauritius

          About Me Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Corporate Shoots
          • Weddings

          Comments about Small Camera Bag (Black with Croc Trim):

          Feminine and stylish, this bag would suit any formal wear for corporate and wedding shoots! I just love it! It fits my camera and lens as well as some other personal stuffs too. With some pockets on the outside, I no more have issue with carrying my mobile phone when wearing a dress. The pockets are easily reachable and soft, so also keeps my mobile screen free from scratch.

          Somehow the bag is heavier than it looks, specially with everything stuffed in it, but I don't find it such a great issue. I would also manage to shoot with the handbag on my shoulders in certain circumstances.

          Overall, it's a great investment. It is durable and can be used in any weather condition and the leather is easily cleaned. Unlike other bags, it always has this fresh new look.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Love this bag

          By Juliet

          from CA

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Small Camera Bag (Black with Croc Trim):

              Okay.. so let's just say this is my 2nd time buying this bag. Last year, I was looking around for a stylish camera bag that doesn't look like a regular camera bag. After looking around different brands, I decided to buy this camera bag because it was the only stylish camera bag that was leather and the price was just right. After receiving it, I ended up returning it because the bag itself was quite heavy. Since then, I've been searching for a leather camera bag. I ended up buying this bag again because I was unable to find a stylish camera bag that had good ratings and was made out of leather. There is Kelly Moore, Epiphanie, Jototes and other brands that have stylish camera bag but were all made out of synthetic leather and I've read reviews where the stiching wasn't strong enough and the bag along people's gear ended up falling to the ground. People also experienced the synthetic leahter would chip off or peel off and they are also way more expensive ([$]). Definitely not worth it for the price so I decided to just get this bag again. So now that I repurchased this camera bag, I absolutely love it. It is a bit heavy but your gear feels very secure. I like the shoulder straps that it comes with and it's very roomy. The inside is plain beige and I love all the little pockets. I am able to fit my camera with a lens and my light scoop attached plus 2 additional lenses inside and there is still plenty of room in the bag. One of my friends saw my bag and she absolutely loves it. She says that it's more roomy and neat compare to her Jototes and Kelly Moore camera bags. I would definitely recommend this camera to everyone.

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              • No

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              3.0

              A nice bag

              By Amy

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

              • Boxy

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Small Camera Bag (Red with Croc Trim):

              This is a nice bag, but it wasn't quite what I expected. It's a little on the boxy side so I can't really use the two handles to tuck it under my arm while shooting. It's also a bit heavy, but that's to be expected with a lot of padding.

              Otherwise, it feels really well-made and looks like a large purse, not a big ugly or plain camera bag.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great buy

              By rusanna

              from Michigan

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Small Camera Bag (Bone with Croc Trim):

                  I was looking for bag like this for a while. Its great for DSLR camera and two lenses. It's feminine,stand on its own, had shoulder strap, very well padded, has extra pockets for different items. Most interesting that [*] sells exactly same one with polka dots interior which isn't professional. This one has tanned interior, very fancy. I am happy with my purchase

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                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  No Purse Needed

                  By Grammy

                  from Doylestown PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • All In 1 No Purse
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Small Camera Bag (Red with Croc Trim):

                    I don't have to carry a purse. A big plus.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    No Purse Needed

                    By Grammy

                    from Doylestown PA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • All In 1 No Purse
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Small Camera Bag (Red with Croc Trim):

                      I don't have to carry a purse. A big plus.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love this bag! :)

                      By Traci B.

                      from Birmingham, Alabama

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Usage
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Small Camera Bag (Red with Croc Trim):

                        This bag is great! It holds my D600 & 2 lenses (85mm & 24-120mm). I also have room for my filters and my extra batter/charger. The think I like best about it is that it isn't obvious that you're carrying a camera bag. When I use my Lowepro bag I always feel like I am advertising that I'm carrying thousands of dollars of camera equipment. This just looks like a large purse. The included shoulder strap is a must if you carry it for long periods of time. I'm already looking for one just a little larger that will hold both my camera bodies. You won't be disappointed in this bag!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Lots to like only a few disappointments

                        By Shelly in NY

                        from New York

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                        Best Uses

                        • Location shooting

                        Comments about Small Camera Bag (Black with Croc Trim):

                        I like that it doesn't look like a typical nylon camera bag--a little more professional looking for my needs. The inside is a tan color (no dots) the leather is a stiff leather with a sort of shiny finish. I would have liked just a little bit softer finish (more real leather looking instead of fake leather looking--had to double to check to make sure that it WAS real leather, that's how stiff and shiny it is and it IS real leather, btw). The dividers are movable and it fits my Nikon D600 with a 24-120mm lens attached and my 910 flash. I could probably fit another small lens in as well. This might seem a little picky but I would have liked to know this before purchasing-in the picture the trim that runs down the middle of the straps is a wide piece but the one I received has a narrow piece. I really had wanted the wider one but the bag is still very nice looking even with the narrower trim.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Nice Camera Bag

                        By Kim

                        from Pennsylvania

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Small Camera Bag (Bone with Croc Trim):

                        My wife has been looking for a nice camera bag for several years, and I bought the Jill-E small camera bag as a gift for her. Overall, she likes the bag but wishes it was lighter in weight.

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                        4.0

                        Stylish Camera Bag

                        By Basketcase

                        from South Centra PA

                        About Me Hobbyist

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Small Camera Bag (Bone with Croc Trim):

                              I received this camera bag as a Christmas gift. I didn't want the typical black color found in many camera bags made for men. This bag looks more like a purse and is large enough to hold my camera, external flash as well as my wallet, cell phone, keys, and other things that I usually carry in my purse.

                              PROS: The bag is stylish and the color combo (bone with croc trim) blend well together. The straps are made out of leather and feel comfortable over the shoulders. The base has 4 metal feet to protect the bottom when you set the bag down. It has the same brown croc color--I believe it's made out of leather too--on the bottom, which hides any dirt and is easy to clean.

                              The stitching is straight and even throughout the bag. The external pockets are large enough to put my hand inside and there's enough space for my cell phone and misc. things. The magnetic snaps on the pockets close securely. I like how the bag zips completely shut to prevent things from falling out.

                              The long, adjustable shoulder strap is made out of nylon and has a padded brown croc leather to rest on the shoulder without sliding off. The padded, removable dividers are made out of dense foam. The interior fabric is a solid dark tan color, not the polka dot fabric pictured on this website.

                              CONS: This is a heavy camera bag when empty, and it's not something that I would carry on vacation or an all-day trip unless I can put it down for most of the time. The brown croc trim has a hint of green tint. It doesn't completely look brown if the sun shines on it. This might vary depending on the batch of dye they used to color the leather. It's only an observation and doesn't affect the overall quality of the bag.

                              The camera bag comes with a small, detachable purse trimmed with the same bone color leather. It's also made out of the shiny dark tan fabric used on the removable padded dividers. The shiny fabric is stiff and doesn't look good with the leather. The small purse can be detached from the hook and made into a separate coin purse. I wish the hook ring on the camera bag was larger so that I could attach my key ring on it.

                              I've read some reviews from owners, who bought the Jill-E small leather camera bag, complaining about the dual straps falling off the bag. The dual straps are held together on each end by 2 metal pieces that are rounded on 1 side. The leather straps have a small opening that were pushed through the rounded end. The straps should've been secured by metal fasteners flattened on both sides of the leather.

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                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              Heavy Duty Leather Camera Bag

                              By Nikon Camera Lover

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Small Camera Bag (Black with Croc Trim):

                                I've had my eyes on this bag for awhile now. The pictures looks smaller than the actual bag itself. I love how it's durable and it's leather. Very nice inside. However, the bag is a bit heavy itself. But it's very durable!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                She loves it!

                                By TrueTone911

                                from Valencia, CA

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Stylish
                                • Well constructed

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Around town

                                  Comments about Small Camera Bag (Bone with Croc Trim):

                                  Purchased it as an anniversary gift for my wife. She used it the very next day at a family gathering. It held her DSLR with 2 lenses and also served as her purse.

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                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  Fab and Functional

                                  By Angeldawning

                                  from Provo, UTah

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily Usage

                                    Comments about Small Camera Bag (Red with Croc Trim):

                                    I love how sturdy this bag feels. It's cute and I know it will last me for years. confess that I had my eye on it for a while now and so glad I took the plunge! Great for walking around with - wouldn't use the bag for heavy duty transport as I would want more padding. But for out and about shooting, it's great!

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Love it!

                                    By Villemo1

                                    from Norway

                                    About Me Business Owner

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                    • Limited Compatibility

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Small Camera Bag (Black with Croc Trim):

                                      I got this beauty in January 2012, after pining for it for six months. A friend of mine bought it for me when visiting B&H, and I was thrilled to finally have it in my hands. The quality is superb, the padded polka dot interior doesn't bother me -I took away most of the partition walls provided.
                                      I usually have my 5D w/lens in the bag when travelling, plus my kindle, wallet and other small handbag items, and use it as my normal handbag. It gets quite heavy though, so after the first trip when just using the handles of the handbag, I am now always using the shoulder strap, which makes it look a lot less like a handbag and more like, well, something heavy. It's my fault the bag is heavy though :)

                                      When I need to bring more gear; 5D + "normal" lens, flash & 50mm lens; there is no more room for my kindle/wallet/other smaller handbag items, and I suddenly have to bring another bag.

                                      To summarize:

                                      Pros: It looks like a beautiful handbag
                                      Cons: When all your gear goes in, it surely does not feel like a handbag anymore.
                                      All in all, it is my favourite camera bag and it's such a beauty. I will for sure check out the larger sized Jill-E bags for when bringing more equipment on the job.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Camera Bag

                                      By Sami

                                      from Arlington TX

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Strong Construction
                                      • Well Padded

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily Usage
                                        • Protecting Gear
                                        • Transporting Gear

                                        Comments about Small Camera Bag (Red with Croc Trim):

                                        This bag is perfect for my DSLR and two lenses! Their is a good amount of padding. And, I love the way it looks. The design makes it easy to access my equipment. I would definitely recommend this product.

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                                        • Yes

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                                        5.0

                                        Love this bag!

                                        By Kim

                                        from Charlotte, NC

                                        About Me Hobbyist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Great value
                                        • Sturdy

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Small Camera Bag (Bone with Croc Trim):

                                            This bag is well made and sturdy. It has room for my Canon 60D body, 50mm prime and a Canon 24-70, with room to spare for one or two more lenses, depending on the size. Lots of padding keeps everything safe and the netting on the top inside of the bag is good for extra, smaller items. I love, love, love how the top zips open, making it so easy to retrieve whatever I need. The bag is bigger than I expected a "small" bag to be but that's ok. I love the bone/brown trim as well.

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                                            2.0

                                            Poor Construction; Odd polka dots inside

                                            By Darren Scala

                                            from Toronto, Ontario

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Nice-looking exterior

                                            Cons

                                            • Poor Design
                                            • Poor Performance
                                            • Pricey / Poor Value
                                            • Ugly interior

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Small Camera Bag (Black with Croc Trim):

                                              I purchased this bag for my girlfriend and assistant. Considering the price/size ratio I expected to receive a top-notch quality bag. Unfortunately this didn't happen. On our very first assignment one of the silver balls/rivets which holds the strap down popped right off. Now there's an ugly (and sharp!) silver rod sticking out of the front face of the bag. Didn't even get a full day out of it. Should have just went with Tamrac as I usually do. It does indeed look nice, but it's just not robust. Oh yeah, the big polka dots inside are just weird. -Darren Scala, Ontario

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              nothing wrong with the bag, just me

                                              By defender52

                                              from denver, co

                                              About Me Hobbyist

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Professional Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Small Camera Bag (Black with Croc Trim):

                                                  I had been looking at the medium size of this bag. I decided it was a bit too big, so I ordered the small size. It's still very big, very boxy. Same length and only one inch diffent in height and depth than the medium size. This is my fault. I didn't really look at the dimensions of the small bag. I assumed each of the measurements would be smaller. It's very well built, very attractive, nice leather and would hold a ton of equipment. It does have a polka dotted interior which is not shown in the pictures. I had to send it back and search for something a bit smaller.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Great Bag!

                                                  By KristinaK

                                                  from Long Island, NY

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Professional Quality

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Small Camera Bag (Bone with Croc Trim):

                                                      Great bag, love the design and how it looks like a purse and not a camera bag. Very big and roomy, fits my D3S and two lenses. Also love that it includes a little pouch inside to keep other valuables in. The color is lovely!

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