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Crumpler5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black/Black)
 
4.5

(based on 36 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Lightweight (26)
  • Comfortable (24)
  • Strong construction (23)
  • Easily accessible equipment (22)
  • Well padded (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (24)
    • Protecting gear (16)
    • Storing gear (11)
    • Travel (7)
    • Daily transport (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (8), Enthusiast (5), Professional (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Love my Crumpler!

    I had the 4 million dollar home to keep my D70 in while walking around town. I upgraded to the D300 and it was too big to fit the bag. So I now use...Read complete review

    I had the 4 million dollar home to keep my D70 in while walking around town. I upgraded to the D300 and it was too big to fit the bag. So I now use the 5 million for my D300. It's not meant to be used to house all your kit in, but to put a camera and maybe an extra lens or external flash and some batteries/ flashcards, it's perfect!
    As all Crumplers, it is well padded and comes in great colors so as not to look so camera-baggy.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Almost Perfect

    I earnestly agree with the positive reviews of this bag. I purchased one two days ago and was astounded to easily fit:

    D200 with external 2 battery pack & 18-70...Read complete review

    I earnestly agree with the positive reviews of this bag. I purchased one two days ago and was astounded to easily fit:

    D200 with external 2 battery pack & 18-70 mounted;
    sb600 flash;
    28 and 50mm primes;
    70-300;
    Sony HI8 camcorder

    Fantastic!!

    I have many other bags & backpacks and this bag looks cool, is very well made and attracts no attention - a real plus in New York city. However, the bag has a serious design flaw: the way in which the top cover is designed, the bag fails miserably in the bad weather category.

    I got caught in the rain with this bag and without an umbrella; water will easily and voluminously infiltrated the main and side compartments.

    Unfortunately, the basic design does not appear to lend itself to any form of all weather cover, as is so popular (and included) with other manufacturers bags. I will pack a small plastic garbage bag, put it over the top of the bag and carry it by the handle, not the strap during the next downfall. Not at all elegant, but it should work.

    Despite this limitation, I'm going to keep it non the less as it does a great job of holding my gear.

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    5.0

    Great Camera Bag

    By Barbie Shooter

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Strap
    • Durable
    • Good Protection

    Cons

    • Not Enough Pocket Room

    Best Uses

    • Daily Transport
    • Travel

    Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black/Black):

    I have numerous Crumpler bags and I have always been impressed with the quality. This bag is no exception. It's my smallest option, and I use it when I want to bring a stripped down amount of gear (my camera body, and a few prime lenses).

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent bag

    By DeeeGT

    from Germany

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black/Black):

      Love the quality and how it doesn't scream "camera bag."

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      • No

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      4.0

      Love the bag--Hate the buckle closure.

      By YokoYvonne

      from Bellevue,WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Strap
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Protection
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Transport
        • Nikon 1 Mirrorless
        • Travel

        Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Navy/Rust):

        I bought this bag at another retailer to see if I could fit my Nikon V1, 2 zoom lenses, a flash, SD cards and 2 filters. It is compact yet plenty roomy for the equipment. Gave it a 4 instead of 5 because I'm picky. There are 2 things I dont like about the bag. The buckle clasp closure is hard to reach in to when you are carrying the bag. It's covered to keep water out I think which is a good thing. I also don't like the zipper compartment storage in back. Again the zipper is covered to keep the elements out, but it's hard to open and I have small hands. If they would have put a longer metal tag on it that would solve the problem. Oh and a third thing that has nothing to do with the bag! I bought mine at a camera store at the mall for $70! It's way cheaper and no tax at B&H! I'm returning mine and guess who I'm buying from??? Thanks B&H!!!!

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        4.0

        Fashionable camera bag

        By Meanie

        from Fremont, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Audio Quality

        Cons

        • Tight To Fit Lens

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Purple/Olive Green):

        I like it especially this color. It's fashionable and handy. Although it kinda tight and hard to fit lens and other stuff. I know its durable and good quality.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Travel Bag

        By PeteC

        from Powder Springs, Georgia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Protection
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Transport
          • Storage
          • Travel

          Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black/Black):

          Did a good bit of review before purchase and based on features and price went with the Crumpler 5 Million Dollar bag. Wanted something durable that did not look like a camera bag for street and travel photog with my ILC kit, Nex-5N, Sony 10-80, Tamron 18-200, Sony 50, and Sigma 30. I can also adjust the seperators and it will take my a77, Sony 16-50, and Tokina 11-16.

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          4.0

          The best little bag

          By Meghan

          from Alabama

          Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black/Black):

          I was nervous when I got this in that it would be large enough. Even though it is rather small it holds all I need it to quite nicely! It holds a camera, two lenses and little accessories. I was surprised to find that it could even hold more! Would be a great vacation bag or if you do not carry tons of gear on shoots!

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          5.0

          Great product

          By Tony

          from Fairfax, VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport

            Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black/Black):

            This is one of my favorite camera bag. I put in Canon 6D, Canon 24-105L, and Canon 40mm. I think I'm able to put in Canon 270EX also.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Crumpler Never Disappoints

            By CopyCatFilms

            from Mountain View, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Pricey But

            Best Uses

            • Daily Transport
            • Day Trips

            Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black/Black):

            I have a 4 MIL that is 6 years old. It's not big enough for my typical day gear anymore, so I wanted to pass it along to my wife and upgrade. But the outside of the bag had some serious dirt, smudges--basically 6 years of use on a bright red bag. So I checked Crumpler's site for cleaning instructions. They said to use a damp cloth. Amazing. It looks absolutely brand new now! Indestructible, comfortable...and they look great, unlike usual "camera bags."

            I was nervous that the 5 MIL wouldn't be big enough as others have cried about their small size. Sure a bigger one would hold more, but I have a KATA backpack for that. I want a day bag that is absolutely THE smallest possible. This is it--for me. I currently have a 60D, Zeiss lens, maybe an extra lens, and a Zoom H4n, lav mic, notebook, phone...it all fits perfectly in this bag. I love it. Will I have to upgrade again when I move to the 7D? Perhaps...but I'm sure I'll try rearranging the handy dividers and seeing if I can make it last. If not, I bet their resale value is terrific!

            Also, just a note about the seat belt strap. I know others have complained that it doesn't come with a shoulder pad. I agree, when I purchased the first one, I was really cranky about the strap--but within no time the seatbelt strap softened and is so comfortable. It glides over your clothes and is not bulky--much preferred but weird at first to accept.

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            3.0

            Too small for full frame dslr

            By Ed

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Too Bulky
            • Uncomfortable Strap

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black/Black):

            I bought this for canon 6D, with a c-loop and strap but I found it was too small to fit the dslr and close properly without excess bulge at the top. Looks great, top notch construction and size was perfect, but could not deal with the excess bulging. Had to return. =(

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            5.0

            great bag

            By charles leon

            from san diego, ca

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black/Black):

            i use it to hold two of my lenses, with the hoods. and it can fit a 580exII as well. i bought this mainly just as bag for my lenses. but it can hold my camera if i were take out the grip it can hold my camera with a 35L, with still some room for another lens.
            it wont hold too much stuff, but thats what i bought it for. a nice compact bag thats also stylish
            feels really great seems sturdy enough.

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            5.0

            Great bag!!!

            By Wanna be photographer

            from Lakewood, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Strap
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Protection
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Transport
              • Storage
              • Travel

              Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black/Black):

              The reviews are right about the industrial grade velcro. It's very strong, but as a new owner of a DSLR I feel that my camera is really safe especially I get really careless at times and forget about closing or latching the bag. You can choose not use the velcro and hide it. The bag is well cushioned. My son accidentally knocked it over the dining table and there were no damage to my camera. Overall I'm very happy with the bag and I strongly recommend it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              My Favorite Bag

              By RpM in NY

              from NY

              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 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Beech/Black):

                I have owned several bags including the 3 million dollar bag (for a micro 4/3 camera). These are great. They are rugged, durable, look great and best of all don't really look like camera bags. Especially this bag in this color it looks like a regular messenger bag. We love to travel especially in Europe i appreciate having a bag that doesn't scream camera and photographer. Inside is adjustable, has several store away pouches and the color complements the outside perfectly.Just for size reference I carry a Canon 5D mark ii with a 50 1.4 lens on and the other side has a Leica X1 with its leather case on it. There is room for extra batteries for both and even the CF card reader. Love it. Highly recommended.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great little bag

                By Mark

                from Pensacola, FL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Poor Padding

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage
                • Lightweight kit
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Red):

                I use the bag to carry a light weight kit, which comprises of an extra lens, an external flash, and the camera w/lens attached. Only drawback so far is the lack of a shoulder pad like the 6 Million Dollar Bag has.

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                4.0

                Too Small

                By Jud

                from Henderson, Tennessee

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Small

                Best Uses

                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black):

                Don't let the picture fool you-its too small for a digital SLR. Nice back, but too small.

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                5.0

                great gear

                By Hey Jude

                from NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Usage
                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black):

                  I've searched for the perfect bag to accommodate a Dlsr, g10 and 580 EX II flash for vacation. I've used this bag constantly and when I didn't have my gears, I used it as my regular bag to carry snacks and drinks. What I love about this bad is that it doesn't scream "I'm a camera Bag"

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                  4.0

                  Great and Nice camera bag

                  By DG

                  from New York City

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Poor Padding

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear

                  Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black):

                  Good bag and perfect size for a small-medium SLR. Does not look like a typical camera bag, perfect for city travel. The bag does not have much cushion for professionals or very outdoor use. The bag is light.

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                  3.0

                  Almost Perfect

                  By Ed and the wet Nikon

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Brown):

                    I earnestly agree with the positive reviews of this bag. I purchased one two days ago and was astounded to easily fit:

                    D200 with external 2 battery pack & 18-70 mounted;
                    sb600 flash;
                    28 and 50mm primes;
                    70-300;
                    Sony HI8 camcorder

                    Fantastic!!

                    I have many other bags & backpacks and this bag looks cool, is very well made and attracts no attention - a real plus in New York city. However, the bag has a serious design flaw: the way in which the top cover is designed, the bag fails miserably in the bad weather category.

                    I got caught in the rain with this bag and without an umbrella; water will easily and voluminously infiltrated the main and side compartments.

                    Unfortunately, the basic design does not appear to lend itself to any form of all weather cover, as is so popular (and included) with other manufacturers bags. I will pack a small plastic garbage bag, put it over the top of the bag and carry it by the handle, not the strap during the next downfall. Not at all elegant, but it should work.

                    Despite this limitation, I'm going to keep it non the less as it does a great job of holding my gear.

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                    5.0

                    I love this product!

                    By D the Photo Lover!

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black):

                      This is a great bag! I bought it for a nice and easy way to carry my camera and accessories on a recent trip to NYC. It worked great, It held my Rebel, and two additional lenses without being bulky! I would highly recommend :-)

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                      5.0

                      doesn't scream 'camera bag'.

                      By Tina

                      from California

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black):

                        Bought for Canon 40D w/ attached 17-55mm lens and 10-22mm lens. Fits snug.
                        Mesh pocket (zippered) on the top flap. Front pocket with a smaller mesh (velcro) pocket (inside the front pocket) good for small, pocketbook, small flat things.
                        Closing flap is velcro-ed with extra securing, adjustable buckle.

                        Pros: the design/look, easy organizing
                        Cons: (minor) contents could get a little heavy for the thin shoulder strap.

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                        4.0

                        Good, handy and nice looking

                        By alphador

                        from Florence, Italy

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Uncomfortable Fit

                        Best Uses

                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about 5 Million Dollar Home Bag (Black):

                        This is a perfect bag for the casual photographer: although it is a bit small (typically it fits your camera and one lens), it is handy and practical to carry around.
                        It's easy to access and it does not show off like the other bags: in fact, judging from its appearance, it does not even seem like it's used for photography.
                        The padding feels safe enough, and I like very much how it looks.
                        Overall, a very good bag.

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