I have a large camera bag (a Tenba) which I like very much, but I wanted something smaller, for those occasions when it'd be handy to tote around one 35mm body, 3 lenses, a few filters, a half dozen rolls of film, and maybe a flash. You know, not a tiny bag, but not one of those monster bags that can hold everything and the kitchen sink.
It seems that amazon.com is having a sale on some camera bags. Half off. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...715588-0066469 And while most of the bags aren't worth much attention, several Lowepro bags are on the "1/2 Off" list.
I've always liked Lowepro bags, and the Nova 3 is an excellent mid-sized camera bag. Moreover, amazon's full, pre-1/2 off price isn't outrageously inflated, so at 1/2 off, the bag is a real bargain at $21.99. Especially since many of you, like me, may have an amazon.com gift certificate kicking around somewhere, and even if you don't have a gift certificate, there are various amazon offers floating around for, like, $5 off a $35 order, or $15 off a $100 order.
I checked most of my favorite sources, and no one else had the Lowepro Nova 3 for anything close to $21.99.
(The Nova 2 is also on sale for a couple of bucks less than the Nova 3. It's a little smaller, but if that's all you need, the Nova 2 might be worth considering.)
If you want to read some reviews of camera bags before you buy, you could go to http://www.photographyreview.com/reviews/soft_cases/ There aren't really enough reviews there to make it a great resource, but it's probably worth reading, if you're undecided.
Not a sizzling hot, "Get Free Sex With Gorgeous Alien UFO Pilots While Elvis Videotapes You -- Just for filling out a survey!" deal, but it's pretty good, at least if you're in the market for a mid-sized camera bag from a well regarded manufacturer.