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08-12-2009, 12:43 PM   #1
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Bag for sigma 100-300mm?

For those of you who lug around Sigma's 100-300mm F4. What bag do you use for your gear?

Currently I have a Slingshot 200AW which is great but isn't big enough to hold into this lens.
I have a lowepro lens case for the lens on its own, but when going on trips it would be more convenient to have a bag that would fit my gear + the sigma all together.

How do you manage this fairly hefty lens?

08-12-2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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Sigma 100-300

While it will fit in the slingshot 200AW (horizontally across the whole bottom) it is a tight fit. So, I searched around for other options.

Here is what I ended up with:

Domke F-5XC









K20D with a Sigma 17-70 mounted, a Sigma 10-20 stuck into the half the bottom with the rocket blower behind it, and a Sigma 100-300 standing upright on the other half from bottom to top. The wired remote, extra battery, flash media case are stuffed into the little pockets (I wish they had a flap on them).

The lower flap is 3 inches tall and 9 inches wide at the bottom. The sides taper inwards so the width is 8 inches at the turn to horizontal on the zipper.
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I don't have this lens, but i do have the tamron 70-200mm f2.8. It will fit easily into the think tank 30 holster bag with body, lens and lens hood attached. I can quickly remove the camera, pull off the lens cap and be ready to shoot. with the hood on the lens, it is longer than the sigma 100-400mm. so, the 100-400 should fit also. I put the 40mm pancake into the side pocket and use this as a walk around/hiking setup.

Amazon.com: Think Tank Digital Holster 30, Shoulder Bag for 70 - 200 f/2.8 SLR Lens with Hood Reversed or In Position: Camera & Photo
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I use a flipside 300 which can fit a sigma 100-300 f/4 mounted on the camera with the grip attached quite comfortably. I also take the FA31 LTD, FA77 LTD and the Pentax K50mm f/1.2 and a AF540FGZ flash on top, And that is my small scale camera kit.

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Canon EG200

If you are really cheap, the Canon EG 200 seems to fit the 100-300mm nicely. This is only my impression though. It seems to fit the 20 cm Nikon 70-200mm VR with some space at the end. From what I understand the Sigma is only 2 cm longer so it probably will fit nicely.

Just to save you some time here is the picture I based my guess off.

Amazon.com: Canon Deluxe Photo Backpack 200EG for Canon EOS SLR Cameras (Black with Green Accent): Camera & Photo

I think it is the 5th picture or so. The very last picture of the series also is a Cano 70-200mm f/2.8 ( i think... looks too huge for f/4). Also has plenty of space for another prime lens like a 50mm or TC.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bwield Quote
For those of you who lug around Sigma's 100-300mm F4. What bag do you use for your gear?

Currently I have a Slingshot 200AW which is great but isn't big enough to hold into this lens.
I have a lowepro lens case for the lens on its own, but when going on trips it would be more convenient to have a bag that would fit my gear + the sigma all together.

How do you manage this fairly hefty lens?
Lowepro Classified 160 fits it nicely mounted on the camera (with hood reversed.)

My personal favorite street bag.

Link to product specs.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
I use a flipside 300 which can fit a sigma 100-300 f/4 mounted on the camera with the grip attached quite comfortably. I also take the FA31 LTD, FA77 LTD and the Pentax K50mm f/1.2 and a AF540FGZ flash on top, And that is my small scale camera kit.
That's a useful looking bag with the tripod mount etc. Does it work like advertised?...can you rotate around and access the camera easily?, can you do this with the tripod mounted?

Thanks.
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I have a Lowepro Fastpack 350 which just about holds the lens mounted on to my GX20.

It will also take a couple of other lenses, 17" laptop with extra room for other stuff. It's also comfy to carry.

It is quite big though and I would like a smaller bag that would take just the camera with lens mounted, but without all the other storage space.

edit - the Fastpack 350 doesn't have any tripod holder on it


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QuoteOriginally posted by pcarfan Quote
That's a useful looking bag with the tripod mount etc. Does it work like advertised?...can you rotate around and access the camera easily?, can you do this with the tripod mounted?

Thanks.
with my tripod the holder on the flipside 300 bag is basically useless. I would only use that to hold a monopod. The smallest tripod I use is a manfrotto 055XPROB - with a geared or a ball head.

but I find the flipside 300 is roomy enough to hold the gear I regularly use, and it is a secure bag which is one of my principal concerns. and the lowepro tag on the bag is easy to remove so it doesn't scream out EXPENSIVE CAMERA BAG STEAL ME.
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