There may be room but I carry liquids and food (for the whole family when we are hiking) and I am concerned about particles and liquid getting into the camera (“jam on the buttons” is a perennial favorite).
Yesterday I took the camera hiking and I was wondering about whether I would really need to have the lenses that quickly available. I tend not to change lenses that much; I prefer to capture what I can, instead of capturing everything that looks great.
So I am fairly comfortable with the camera around me neck, actually, and only need to stow it in case I am concerned about rain, mud or impact (eg squeezing between rocks in a narrow gorge, descending on scree, or potentially falling into mud).
And sometimes I don’t want the camera dangling around, but then I can just loop the strap for armpit carry (in 5y, my GX9 will be advertised on MPB as “good condition, funny smell”).
Didn’t know about these, thanks. They look great for trekking, but when I was in Iceland (and similarly, Sweden and Norway, I love these countries), I spent a lot of time scrambling on rocks and/or via ferrata, so I am sure I would damage the lenses protruding from the hip.
Thank you, their modular system looks looks neat. I could just get another case for each lens I buy later, and also distribute the weight more evenly, eg on both sides.
So, for now, I think I will buy something that allows me to put my camera w/ lens + maybe 1 lens as separate items into any backpack, protecting from water and particles, and a small case for accessories (lenspen, extra battery), then carry the camera on the strap and leave the rest in the bag, and revisit the issue later.
Also, I have to keep reminding myself that I got a micro 4/3 camera to travel light and enjoy photography. Perhaps selecting keeping gear minimal is the best way to do that.