Crumpler bag in comparison – “5 Million Dollar Home” vs “6 Million Dollar Home”

May 9, 2009

I did a couple reviews of my Five and Six Million Dollar Home Bags. Here are my two previous postings of them, 5MDH and 6MDH. Consequently, I got a few questions asked about the size different of these two bags and also their own capacity to contain photo gears. As you see the two bags are in same family, Million Dollar Home, thus the design of the bag is exactly the same. What differentiate these two bags are their dimensions and numbers of configurable padded dividers. The 5MDH comes with 2 padded dividers while the 6MDH does have 6 dividers.

Here are photos compared size by size of these two bags.

Front size - 5MDH vs 6MDH

Front - 5MDH vs 6MDH

Side - 5MDH vs 6MDH

Side - 5MDH vs 6MDH

Like brother and sister

Like brother and sister

In addition, I also have a few photos to show you what photo gears the 5MDH can hold.

5MDH holds all these gears

5MDH can hold all these gears

Size shape when the gears loaded

Size shape when the gears loaded


Lion Dance symbolizes the Chinese New Year

January 25, 2009

As the (Thai) Chinese traditional, making merit and doing salutation during the Chinese New Year is kind of a treat. I went to a Thai-Chinese temple today. When I arrived to the temple entrance, I then saw temporary pillars set in the middle area of the temple yard. I promptly knew that there was going to have the Lion Dance. “What a miss!!” – I didn’t take my camera bag with me at that time.

Like always … my iPhone saves the chance!

About to begin

About to begin

Ready to go

Ready to go

Jump up

Jump up

Oh! that's called the Mountain Pose in yoga

Oh! that's called the Mountain Pose in yoga

Step forward

Step forward

Standing on two legs agian

Standing on two legs agian

**All photos taken by iPhone


A coming of unexpected visitor thru an iPhone by a six year old boy

December 8, 2008

These photographs that I am going to show you were entirely unexpected shots either an object or a photographer.  

While I was having a dinner at a restaurant yesterday, an uninvited visitor came in. It was an elephant…a big..big..big elephant. Just in a second, I automatically grabbed my phone and took his shot. My nephew, a six year old boy, was sitting near me, he shouted and asked to take the visitor photos also. I then handed him the phone. He was like very exciting and wasn’t fear to get the shots at all. Check out what he got!

My photo

My photo

My nephew's shot

My nephew's shot

Look! how close he was

Look! how close he was

Big elephant vs Small photographer

Big elephant vs Small photographer

Enough boy! you didn't have to follow him

Enough boy! you didn't have to follow him


Crumpler “5 Million Dollar Home” camera bag

December 7, 2008

A short review of my crumpler “Five Million Dollar Home” camera bag;  I was looking for a shoulder camera bag a few months ago.  Well, my own requirement was a bit fussy.  I didn’t want a camera bag that looked like a camera bag!! (how does that sound?). I wanted a shoulder bag that it is not too big and not too small. And it would have to fit well for my Canon 450D body, its accessories and probably has a room for another lens. I did google and look at many brands manufactured a camera bag such as Lowepro, Tamrac, Kata or even local brands. But it seemed like none of them answered my ridiculous criteria, not looks like a camera bag – what I meant is that it should be stylish, not such a traditional camera bag design.

Until I recalled that ‘LeoLaksi‘ used to review a camera backpack branded Crumpler, so I searched to find its website and checked out thier products. There is one family of shoulder camera bag named “Million Dollar Home” which has several dimensions in order to serve all kinds of capacity required. When I saw its design, I was like..yes! this is what a camera bag that doesn’t look like a camera bag that I was looking for. I was fancy to the 5 Million Dollar Home as its size seemed to be suitable to my equipements.  

I found a bit problem to getting the bag. There does not have the Crumpler shop or counter in Thailand. The nearest location is in Singapore. So, I had to ask one of my good friends to buy it for me from there.  I was at the fifty-fifty satisfication to getting the bag as I didn’t had a chance to look at a real bag and carefully consider in details.

Finally, I got it a month ago (well, it was just in time before my trip to Laos). When I firstly saw it in a real one, I must say that  I was satisfied by its design indeed. For me, it looks awesome. You wouldn’t even think its a camera bag by just looking at it.

Shoulder strap and carry handle

Front side with shoulder strap and carry handle

Top view

Top view

Look at inside

Look at inside

Front side pocket

Front side pocket

* All photographs taken by iPhone.

Overview: The bag has met all my requirements so far. It has two release flaps to turn the inside of the bag into 3 compartments. I can put a lens on one end, then my DSLR camera sits face down with a lens at the middle comparment and other accessories such as a charger, a small blower and all cables in the last compartment. On the front there is a pocket where I can keep my point and shoot camera, USB card reader and iPod camera connector. In the top, I can throw in the SD memory cards or even my wallet into a zipper mesh pocket.

It is only one negative thing for me about this bag. It is the velcro release flap which is really noisy when I open the bag. Someone may like it as it is good to keep your camera saftly and not easily fall out. But it is really annoyed me and because I like to keep it quietly and unnoticeable when I grab my camera for any shots.


Volcano in Thailand?

October 29, 2008

I had a road trip to the north of Thailand last week. There was very beautiful sky while I was on the way up there. Though it was totally different weather condition when I was on the return journey 😦  Well, I was amused by manifold cloud figures. And of course, I’ve got a highlight one.

Taken by iPhone

Taken by iPhone

When I first saw the cloud…”Volcano!!”, I exclaimed. I grabbed a first few shots by iPhone. I then rememberred, I also had my Canon 450D just right beside me. So, I took more photos with the Canon too.
(p.s. I was sitting in a moving car. I’d say that the iPhone did pretty good job.)

 

Taken by Canon 450D

Taken by Canon 450D


MRT Bangkok as a catwalk(?)

October 21, 2008

I would call this post “MRT Bangkok – Episode II”. Photos taken by iPhone.

Dress up

Dress up

Get caught

Get caught


Bangkok MRT as a playground

October 12, 2008

One of my favorite places to take a picture is a public transportation. You will see various people in different actions. And that really fancies me to get a snapshot. 

Tie it first

Tie it first

Get ready

Get ready

Spin..

Spin..

I'm cool, mum.

I'm cool, mum.

Hold tight

Hold tight

Hold my hand

Hold my hand