My husband is getting a micro 4/3rd camera system soon, and he asked if I could figure out a way to allow him to use his Pilot as a camera bag. After I came up with a nice solution, I started to try it out in other TB bags, and was surprised at how well it works in everything I tried, so I thought I'd share. Warning - picture heavy!
In all these pics, the zippered lid for the insert is folded back to make it easy to access the equipment, but can be zippered up if more protection is desired.
I started off with an extra small Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Insert, which is 12"x7.9"x4.7". Here's what it looks like:
This insert is ideal for a 4/3rd's system with a camera and up to 4-5 lenses (unless you're carrying around that Olympus 40-150 f2.8 - then maybe just 2 or 3 lenses). I have used it for a DSLR with small lens attached, and for a pro DSLR with a small lens NOT attached, but it can't be cramped at all if those are in there.
Here it is in the Pilot, and it's a little crammed in there with a cache, an iPad, and with about 1.5" of files in two large OPs. Without the cache it fits with no problem.
Then I decided to have fun and see what else it could fit in.
Here's the CP - it's a PERFECT fit!
The DLBP is a snap, with plenty of room to access those two wonderful open pockets.
Please see Part 2 for a few more options.