First off, yes, they are shitty pics. Whatever, It's a borrowed POS point and shoot. I decided that I needed a new bag since I switched to the Domke Super Satchel last year I've been pretty disappointed with it. The Domke was pretty poorly designed and poorly suited to a camera system, which is not at all what I expect from Domke. I would make a great messenger bag, but it kind of sucks for photo work. Anyway, I looked around at the different shoulder satchel bags and I kept coming back to Crumpler bags and it boiled down to either the 7 Million Dollar Home or the Brazillion Dollar Home. The Brazilion Dollar Home is absolutely GINORMOUS. The think holds a two body camera system with multiple lenses, 24 CF card slots, 3 slots for flashes AND a 17" MacBook. It has a price tag to match as well: $285. Ok, fuck that, I don't want a hernia or an extra mortgage just to lug my camera gear. On a side note, this is my travel bag, my normal bag is a Tenba 899 shoulder bag which works well for location work (big, roomy, easy to get gear in/out of) BUT it sucks ass to carry the thing. It's like a refrigerator box with a shoulder strap. Ouch. So, back to the story... I stopped by my favorite camera shop today (Unique Photo in Fairfield, NJ) to take a look at the 7 Million Dollar Home. I almost didn't buy it because it looked way small, and also because the ones on the floor were bright red and baby blue. Fortunately, they had a black one in stock for $128 so I pulled the trigger. I was still thinking it looked damn small and there was no way it would hold what I want it to when I travel but much to my surprise it swallowed a LOT more than I expected. It managed to hold: Canon 40D with BG-E2 17-40 f/4L with hood 28-70 f/2.8L 135 f/2L with hood 70-200 f/2.8L with hood (hood also used on the 28-70) 580EX 580EX II 8 CF cards 4 extra sets of AA batteries 77mm CPL notepad pens blower brush Sto-fen diffuser There's a bit of space left over (not much) but I might be able to pack my 50 f/1.8 mk I and off camera shoe cord inside as well. There's a slim pocket on the front of the bag for small accessories which is big enough to hold one of the new netbook PC's such as an Eee PC 901 and might hold a netbook up to 10". It's got ample padding and protection and all of the dividers are easily movable without leaving any velcro exposed to irritate you whe you're reaching into the bag. I also like that the interior of the bag is a light color so it's easy to see what's inside. It's the first Crumpler bag I've purchased and overall I'm really impressed. It's extremely well built, it has a subtle design that doesn't scream "STEAL ME, I HAVE A CAMERA INSIDE!!!!" the strap seems comfortable and it swallows an enormous amount of gear for its size while still providing quite a bit of padding and protection. Another plus is that it has ample velcro and a clip for the top flap to provide plenty of security. Pretty impressive, and the price tag seems very reasonable. The only major drawbacks are that there aren't any exterior pockets for cell phones, gum, keys, or whatever (pretty big deal for me) and there are pretty significant gaps around the top flap where rain/dirt could easily get in the bag (also a pretty big deal). Neither of these are deal breakers though and anyone with a smaller camera system will have plenty of room in the bag. Verdict: Recommended.