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06-25-2016, 02:25 PM   #1
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Travel camera backpack suggestions ?

Hello, I'm planing a trip to Europe in a month and i need your advise on a backpack. I was looking to get a camera backpack to fit my gear. I'm planing to take my k-7 and k-5iis for lenses my 18-55 wr, pentax 55-300, tamron 17-50, zenitar 16mm and probably I will get a da 50mm along with small tripod, chargers and remote. I do have 2 sling backpacks for the individual cameras at home but I was hoping to get one backpack to carry it all. I'm not looking to spend more than $70 as I plan to use it mainly ones per year for travel. So far I have been looking online, but without the ability to see the products in person it's hard to make a decision. So I would like to ask all of you for advice on what backpack would fit it all within the budget of 70 bucks. I would appreciate any advice. Thank you all.

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I was about to suggest a sling pack as that's what I use but you seem to have ruled that out so I can only speak to my own reasoning. I prefer the sling as it is much quicker into use, usually lighter, and forces me to only carry what I REALLY need, not a bunch of extra gear that I will find I could have left at home. I've been using my sling pack, a Lowe Pro, for many years, and have never regretted traveling light. I should add I'm an amateur, not a pro in any way. For backpacks, I can recommend Lowe Pro quality and variety. They have from small to huge packs, allowing you to take FAR more gear than you'll EVER ever need, and attracting thieves with abandon, promising all that camera gear for the taking, should that be appealing...<JUST KIDDING!> ...but been there, lost that. --MARK
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Sling backpacks are great, but will not fit all the gear that I will be taking. I will be spending a week in Vienna and i plan to walk a lot so the 2 straps of the backpack will be more comfortable on my back. As for the gear, my wife will be using some of it, so the 2 bodied are a must.
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Lowepro Fastpack 250 Backpack (Black) LP35194 B&H Photo Video

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This has been my friend for the past 3 years: Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera/Laptop Backpack SLRC-206 B&H
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I like mine too.....but damn, I missed that $59 dollar sale. I'd snap that up if I were you.
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For travel or walking on the streets, I prefer a backpack that opens in the front, meaning you have to remove it to gain access to the inside. In a crowed environment it is all to easy for someone to unzip it. There is the downside that it takes a extra step to get to your gear. Also, something that does not necessary look a camera bag is good.

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This has been my friend for the past 3 years: Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera/Laptop Backpack SLRC-206 B&H
I like the idea of a full camera bag as the one u linked. Since u use it , does it have enough space for 2 bodies with lenses and 2 additional ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by bass3587 Quote
This has been my friend for the past 3 years: Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera/Laptop Backpack SLRC-206 B&H
I've got one of these as well. Two thumbs up.
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QuoteOriginally posted by outcast86 Quote
Sling backpacks are great, but will not fit all the gear that I will be taking. I will be spending a week in Vienna and i plan to walk a lot so the 2 straps of the backpack will be more comfortable on my back. As for the gear, my wife will be using some of it, so the 2 bodied are a must.


Excellent point--you know best what YOU need.


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QuoteOriginally posted by outcast86 Quote
I like the idea of a full camera bag as the one u linked. Since u use it , does it have enough space for 2 bodies with lenses and 2 additional ?
A pictures is worth a thousand words. have two bodies a flash, tripod,a couple of lenses, hot shoe umbrella holder and tons batteries
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Thank you all for the replies. I think I will look into the case logic. Bass3587, thank you for the picture as well.
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I got one of these recently.... Lowepro Flipside 400 AW DSLR Camera Photo BAG Backpack Weather Cover Green | eBay
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Here is the one I just bought (but haven't used yet). Camera case opens without dropping everything on the ground, can be used in sling bag fashion, and has enough room for a rain jacket and other goodies. Plenty of pockets. And it doesn't scream "CAMERA!" You can remove the camera insert if you need only a backpack. Nicely built.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083FEU78/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Manfrotto backpack on special today at B&H for $69.95, originally $199.95

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