While I know that on numerous occasions many of us here in the Forums have asked Tom for a camera bag. And on several occasions I have offered to show Tom several of my Domke bags as an inspiration for a new design. I am now thinking of a more practical appeal to Tom could be implemented quite easily.
I have been using Tom's eM2 bag to carry my Nikon D40. This case will fit the body with a mid-range zoom (18-70 or 16-85) and have a bit of room left over for a wrapped 50mm lens if desired. Its perfect for light weight travel as it provides some padding, good weatherproof zippers, and it certainly does not look like a camera bag.
Even better, it fits nicely into my Imago or ID bags with room for a flash or long lens in a padded case or wrap. While this is not a perfect solution, it is not bad if you are not contstantly changing lenses. What would make this even better are the following:
An elongated version of this case that has a clip loop on its back so one or two of these cases could be secured into Tom's bags like the brain cell. The added length would allow a camera with a longer lens to ride in the case. And, since not all DSLR's are small like the D40, a slighly deeper (front to back) version that might allow a camera the size of a D300 to take advantage of this arrangement would also be a nice addition.
This arrangement would allow people to mix and match these padded cases with their bags. Granted, a square is an unusual shape for equipment, but my D40 and lens seem to do just fine. And the best part of this is that it builds on Tom's existing clip system for brain cells. A bigger padded case should not be that hard to create from the existing eM2 design, and I would bet that people could come up with lots of things they would like to have padded or isolated when they are using a Tom Bihn bag.
What say Tom? I am open to testing a modified eM2 bag if you have interest.