One step up from the Canon Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home comes the 6 Million Dollar Home. What I didn’t review with the 5 Million I’ve done so with the 6 Million such as its generous capacity to accommodate my most frequently used choice of lenses. Most of the time, one body and a lens combo is either hanging off my shoulder or in my hands but I slotted in a a 5D Mark II with grip for illustration purposes in the second picture. In the place of a body could be more another lens or battery pack and whatever else you may need on the road. For all its intended design and purpose, I usually just rip out the padding to hold the entire 5D Mark II and 70-200mm mounted (hood either reversed fitted or removed).
On the left is the 6 Million Dollar Home and on the right (red) is the 5 Million. Side by side, they look similar and the 6 Million is deceivingly spacious and functional.
The 6 Million Dollar Home accommodates my gripped 5D MkII, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro IS, EF 24-70mm f/2.8 and Speedlite 580EX Flash (not including external lens pouch). *lenses shown here with hoods removed.
Here, I have the EF70-200mm f/2.8 IS (without hood) mounted to the gripped 5D MkII body and inserted vertically into the bag with EF24-70mm and EF17-40mm lens on both sides with room for other smaller accessories. Particularly useful if you need to quickly keep them away from rain or other elements. Note that you won't be able securely lock the cover down as the strap are too short.
A cool design of Crumpler bags are the side gear loops on which I hardly ever leave the house without my Lowepro 1W pouch (fits an ultra wide angle lens comfortably). The loop also takes a bigger 1S pouch should you require to carry a 24-70mm outside.
I find the 6 Million more usable than the 5 Million although having both and in different colours means I'm spoilt for choice. My wife does *not* get to keep the red one to bring food to the office!
Here's my beef! Instead of giving us the Crumpler dude on the other side the bag would be a lot more functional if loops were included on both sides to maintain balance. As a result of the oversight, I devised my own method to hang a Lowepro 1S pouch (a loop would help secure it from swinging about)