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Crumpler7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents)
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (18)
  • Easily accessible equipment (15)
  • Strong construction (15)
  • Well padded (15)
  • Comfortable (14)

Cons

  • Not enough pockets (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily usage (16)
  • Protecting gear (10)
  • Transporting gear (9)
  • Travel (6)
  • Daily transport (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My third crumpler purchase

I ordered this bag just before an 8-day trip to Disney World. I just got back from that trip yesterday, so I put the bag to pretty good use.
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I ordered this bag just before an 8-day trip to Disney World. I just got back from that trip yesterday, so I put the bag to pretty good use.

I had it fully (if not over) loaded and carried it around for many hours a day.

This is what I had in it: Canon 5dMK2 with 24-70mm f/2.8 attached with its hood on, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 no hood, Speedlite 580, Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 15mm Fisheye, Canon 2x Tele-Extender, Sony XR520V Handycam, Zacuto Z-Finder, couple of filters, couple of extra batteries for everything, couple of extra CF cards.

I had previously used the 6 Million Dollar home that couldn't quite carry all that I wanted in there. It was usually good for all of the above minus one or two of the smaller lenses and wasn't long enough to carry the 24-70mm with the hood attached.

With all of this in the bag it was quite heavy. You really want to have a good selection of gear with you to put up with lugging it around. I had read that the new shoulder straps were just ok. I haven't A/B'd the old and new at the same time, but this one was ok and didn't dig into my shoulder. I did have to switch shoulders b/c of weight, but when balanced it was ok.

I'm not sure I could have carried all that I did with either a 1D body type or the battery pack attached to the 5D, so that got left behind but extra batteries came along.

One day it started raining. Before I could buy a plastic poncho to cover over the bag it got pretty wet. The inside of the bag along with all my gear was dry, though. So, if you (literally in my case) get caught in the rain, you'll be ok for a while.

Crumpler bags are built very well and get better as you break them in, I think. This is mentioned a lot, but the fact that it doesn't have a known name-brand camera bag logo on the side is a plus. This almost looks like more of a man-bag on your side than something holding $1000's of dollars of equipment. Or since I was often pushing a stroller at the same time, people probably figured it was a baby-bag or something. Disneyworld is a pretty safe place most of the time, so it's not as big of deal as in an urban environment or foreign country with pickpocket problems.

The only thing that I wasn't crazy about, and I think this has also been mentioned, is that the new design has two clicking straps instead of one. The single one was easier to undo with one hand. I usually don't fasten them, though, as it's easier to grab stuff out on the fly or while walking if just using the velcro.

Overall, a great bag for my usage.

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Decent Bag

I already had the 6 million dollar bag and I needed a new bag for my 70-200 attached to the D300 w/grip. The bag is not that much bigger than the 6...Read complete review

I already had the 6 million dollar bag and I needed a new bag for my 70-200 attached to the D300 w/grip. The bag is not that much bigger than the 6 million dollar bag, but it's still a good abg

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3.0

Soso

By Gary Kuo

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not Enough Pockets

Best Uses

  • Daily Usage

Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

only few pockets, space is not well-managed, expensive......

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4.0

crumpler 7 million dollar bag

By marc

from port saint lucie, fl

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not Enough Pockets

Best Uses

  • Protecting Gear
  • Transporting Gear

Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

Although the true test of this bag will come at the end of the month with a trip through europe in winter, I am so far pleased and must say the reviews are spot on. This bag now houses a canon 7d w/grip. A canon 24-105 f4L and canon 70-200 USM IS II, as well as a canon 580 flash, battery charger and various filters, batteries and memory cards, with room to spare. Most importantly it doesn't scream camera bag. Despite the weight associated with that much equipment it is quite comfortable to wear. If it had a few more small pockefs versus the two large dump style I would give it the fifth star.

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4.0

Great low key option

By 6Stringa

from Philadelphia

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Design
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Hard To Access Equipment

Best Uses

  • Carry On Size
  • Daily Usage
  • Day Trips

Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

I bought this bag to carry a 7D and a few essentials on day trips or events where I don't need much gear. I really like the non-descript style and the overall functionality of the bag. There are a few things I think they could have done better...The side pockets are fairly useless if you have a couple of lenses and a flash as they pack out the bag too far and limit their access. The front pocket could benefit from a slightly larger side panels to help open it up a little more so it's easier to fish around for small items. And lastly some of the little velcro hooks have fallen off the dividers leaving little plastic hooks floating around the bottom of the bag. More annoying than anything.

Overall it's a great bag for a 1-2day trip or an event where you don't want to be the guy with the camera bag. Sure would be great if Crumpler would let me design my own bag...There are a few easy fixes that could make this bag perfect in my eyes. BTW. Love the velcro cover flaps. Nothing is worse than slowly opening large velcro closures at the wrong moment.

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5.0

Another shoulder bag...

By mark2k7

from San Jose, CA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

        The bag is great, but I think I'm through with shoulder bags. Like many probably, I've owned too many bags and this is my latest shoulder bag. It's an OK bag, fairly awkward to get in and out of, but being a shoulder bag, it's bad on the shoulders and neck. I sued to own Billinghams, which are the best in the world, and I guess I'll never learn! Backpacks and roller bags are the way to go, but when carrying a minimal kit, this bag is pretty good.

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        4.0

        Good Bag

        By MaverickExpressions

        from IL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage

          Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

          I was first introduced to this bag by a friend for whom I was doing the wedding pictures. It was able to fit my Nikon D200, Nikon 70-200 F2.8, Nikon 17-35 F2.8, and 2 SB-800 with room to spare. Great padding inside.

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          4.0

          Perfect for day trips

          By Spoon

          from Gilbert, AZ

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Lightweight
          • Roomy
          • Secure
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • More strap padding
          • Not a hiking bag

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage
          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

          This is a perfect bag for urban traveling. I would not take this bag hiking.

          Able to fit:

          5dii with battery grip + Rapids Strap + attached 24-70mm lens with hood(on backwards)

          85mm 1.2 beast with hood and in the same pocket my 580exii flash.

          16-35mm with hood removed

          and on top of the 16-35 I had the 50mm 1.4 with the divider

          Also misc stuff in the flap pocket.

          Due to my equipment this bag did get kinda heavy at times but you can see why. The shoulder strap is nice, wish it was a tad bit more padded but other then that this was a great replace for my smaller domke f-803 bag.

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          4.0

          Big ole Bag

          By Jersey John

          from Southern New Jersey

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Lightweight
          • Physically not too big
          • Simple
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Bright Lime Green interio
          • Nowhere to hang a tripod
          • Price

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage
          • Protecting Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

          Nice bag. Simple and effective.

          Easily (but snug) holds the following: Canon T21 and mounted 24-105mm L; 70-200mm L USM IS II; 50mm; HDMI, Battery charger, usb cable, 77mm UV filter; cabled remote, two lens hoods, and tripod mount for the big 70-200.

          The main reason I gave this 4 stars was due to price.

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          5.0

          Great without being too bulky or obvious

          By SDC

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Usage

            Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

            First and foremost, I love messenger bags. Just a personal aesthetic choice. In anticipation of the purchase of another lens (and other equipment in the future of course!), I wanted a camera bag to replace my Lowepro Stealth Reporter D100, which was bursting at the seams with my equipment. I also wanted something that didn't scream "photographer" and didn't have an awkward size, which was the case with the Stealth Reporter.

            The 7 Million Dollar Home really satisfied all of my criteria. It has quite a few compartments that you can re-arrange, yet it still keeps everything simple. It's currently holding my camera with a medium size lens attached, two other lenses, a battery grip, an air bulb, spare batteries, an intervalometer and some filters. There's still plenty of room for up to three more small lenses or a 70-200 kind of large lens or a flash + lens. Basically, it fits all of my camera gear short of my tripod with room for growth...and it all manages to fit in what otherwise looks like a typical messenger bag that doesn't protrude very much. Perfect!

            I'd say that if you are comfortable with messenger bags and would like something similar for your camera gear, you should definitely consider the 7 Million Dollar Home! Because I've been using messenger bags for the last ten years or so, wearing it is very natural to me; I never have trouble running into things because I'm so used to the shape and size. Plus, it looks nice, and that's always good.

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            4.0

            Great bag at a great value

            By Bernie H

            from Rockland, MA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Protecting Gear

              Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

              I use this bag to around my T1i (gripped - and yeah, this was an important point for me) with 17-85 attached and 28-135 and 75-300, Also carries my flash, cables, microfiber cloth, extra tray for my grip, extra battery/ies, etc. The bag is well organized from the factory -- the only adjustment I've made is to make one compartment slightly smaller for making my flash feel more secure while I carry it around.

              I had a smaller bag that I used just to carry the camera and a lens around, but when the camera was gripped, it wouldn't it securely.

              I could remove the 75-300, put my flash in that spot and carry around a second body if I really wanted to, but I have no need to do anything like that (yet anyways).

              The handle is very sturdy and the velcro for the top flap is very well placed. I like being able to velcro closed the front pouch as well as having storage in the top of the bag secured by a zipper.

              The only reason this gets four stars is because the bag can be difficult for my shoulder at times -- there's a pad for the strap, but it's no Industry Disgrace.

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              5.0

              best product on the market

              By tine

              from switzerland

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage

                Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

                the million dollar bags (I have the 7 million) is the best product on the market. sollid texture and great space, the best there is for my 7d. will buy the 5 million as a present soon.

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                5.0

                Nice bag!

                By Q

                from Detroit, MI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

                  Got this as a grab and go bag! I really don't want to haul my pack everywhere everytime. I can fit my D700 w/battery grip and 24-70 attached, 70-200, 16-35 and a SB-900 in it. There's enough room for cards, and a few filters. Love it, excellent padding and nice strap.

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                  1.0

                  Not very efficient.

                  By Lyons6

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                  • Cumbersome
                  • Hard To Access Equipment
                  • Uncomfortable Fit

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

                  I bought this bag to hold my Canon 50D and 2 lenses and the Macro Ringlite. It holds them. But it is not efficient at all to use this bag while out on a shoot. It is very difficult to switch out equipment, the bag is too big and too bulky, does not mold to my body well and move with me. I am extremely dissatisfied with the Crumpler 7 million dollar series, I think the padding would be great if I were an outdoor/wildlife shooter, but I am not. I shoot families and children and this prohibits a fast session. I probably would have liked the 5MDH but now, I'm afraid to stick with this brand because the padding is so bulky and annoying on the 7. I really wanted a little bit more flimsy to my bag.

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                  5.0

                  Great camera bag

                  By Bill

                  from Seattle

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage
                    • Protecting Gear

                    Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

                    I bought this to upgrade my outgrown 6 Million Dollar Bag. It's a great bag. Well constructed, durable and padded to keep your camera equipment safe. I'm using it to hold a Nikon D90 with a 18-200mm lens (attached), a 50mm lens, a set of macro extension tubes, a SB900 speedlight and a large diffuser along with a bunch of small accessories and cleaning stuff with a little room leftover for growth.

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                    5.0

                    Ideal low weight travel bag

                    By JT

                    from Cupertino, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Not Enough Pockets

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

                    I got this bag to carry my Nikon D700 with three lenses (16-35mm, 28-300mm, 50mm) and an SB-600 flash. It provides easy access during shooting and is very comfortable to wear even for a whole day hiking. The size is perfect for air travel as a carry-on. I wish it had a little more room for peripheral gear without it getting in the way of the intended use of the bag. It has some space in a pocket on the inside flap and a front pocket; not a big problem but its something I notice when using it. A way of attaching a tripod to the bottom would also have been very welcome. All in all a great bag for one body and some lenses in a comfortable size.

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                    5.0

                    Great camera bag!

                    By Menace

                    from San Francisco California

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Not Enough Pockets

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage
                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

                    The best camera bag I've owned! Very sturdy and has quality material. Many options using the seperators and real stylish, does not look like your ordinary bag. The only wish it had more pockets inside and would be great if it had a large pocket outside for paperwork.

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                    5.0

                    Very well made camera bag

                    By The Web Cohort

                    from Detroit, Mi

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Not Enough Pockets

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage
                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

                    Pro's = it's a very well made bag, and it does not look like a camera bag when you carry it around. Its makes my gear extremely accessible. I used it at the the zoo the other day and was constantly changing lenses without issue. I do have an iPad and have no where to put it. My recommendation would be for an area in the back of the back for a small laptop 13" MacBook or an iPad. The 8 million dollar home has that, it would be nice if this bag offered the same thing as well. Other than that I find it easy to carry, I wore it approximate 12 hours the other day while walking around with 4 lenses and a d90 and did not feel fatigued at all.

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                    4.0

                    Great choice for a day pack

                    By Addison C

                    from Honolulu, HI

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment

                    Cons

                    • Not Enough Pockets

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage

                    Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

                    Light, well constructed, good interior space. Though far from being a full day gig-bag, the 7Mil does well in transporting what you'd need to run and shoot. So far I'm typically fitting 1 SLR body, a 70-200, and some smaller focal length lenses (3 total) and a single SpeedLite. Still have room to store a few batteries and the lens hoods and your cards. I use the Thirsty AL (Small size) pouches to keep a few items on the sides but they aren't nearly as large as I would have prefered to store things like a CP-E3 battery pack

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                    4.0

                    great bag

                    By Photosteven

                    from orange county CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Not Enough Pockets

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Usage

                    Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

                    Needs more front pockets not just one . Hard to keep things organized.

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                    4.0

                    Good, Solid Bag

                    By Ely

                    from Oklahoma City

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Protection
                    • Roomy

                    Cons

                    • A little bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

                    I use this bag to transport my equipment from site to site. It is a good, solid bag, and I feel my equipment is safe in it. It fits my 85, 50 off camera, and 28-70 on camera, as well as my flash. It has good pockets to store batteries, business cards, extra cards, cell phone, etc.

                    I am pleased with my bag, but it is rather bulky, so it is more for transport, I do not wear it when I shot. The velcro in it is VERY strong, so good for keeping it shut, but also very LOUD when you open it. It does have a velcro silencers, which is good when you remember to use them.

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                    4.0

                    But I look cool with this bag

                    By Gee

                    from So. Cal

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Dividers
                    • Comfortable Strap
                    • Good Protection
                    • Lightweight
                    • looks nice
                    • Well padded

                    Cons

                    • No Pocket Organization
                    • Not Enough Pocket Room

                    Best Uses

                    • Photography Tools

                    Comments about Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag (Black with Gun Metal Gray Accents):

                    I use this bag to carry a 5D with a 24-70L attached. A 50mm & 2 flashes, remotes for flashes. Filters and other small accessories. A 70- 200L can fit into the bag minus the 50mm but was a tight fit. Id only take it along if it was a must.

                    I would have give a 5 star rating if it had a built-in card holder like my Tamrac bags have, I really miss that so a card holder is now another accessory I now need to buy. No phone, iPod, pens, note pad slots, just a big front pocket were you just dump everything in, a bit of a mess.

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