In light of growing restrictions on airline carry-on bags, I've been searching for smaller and smaller camera bags, as well as what is the smallest camera kit that works for me. I think I've found the right bag in the Tamrac Zoom Traveler 4, Model #604. It's very compact and light yet large enough to allow me to carry a Nikon D2X, 12-24mm Nikkor, 18-200mm Nikkor, 105mm micro Nikkor, the SB-800 strobe and a pair of compact binoculars. There's also room for an assortment of accessories including camera batteries, memory cards, AA batteries, filters and an off-camera cable. How cool is that.
No pictures of the bag, but for the heck of it I'll post a snapshot of my wife and I with our 10-year granddaughter and her first-ever king salmon. It was 19 pounds, and she reluctantly agreed to kiss it.... Almost!