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02-22-2017, 11:44 AM   #1
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Roller bag for my kit ?

Hey everyone, I was wondering if someone could recommend me a roller bag that doesn't cost a liver. I live in Cyprus so international sellers are much appreciated.

In a normal shoot, my bag(s) contains 2-3x camera, Tamron: 17-50, 70-200, 90 Macro. Sigma: 10-20 f/3.5, 30mm Art and a Pentax 50mm f/1.8 along with 4-5 speedlights.

Right now I use 2 backpacks, 1 carrying main gear and 1 carrying 3rd camera, flashes and batteries. But it is very inconvenient and i don't think i am strong enough to carry a huge backpack all the time. A laptop section is also appreciated.




Ps: I live in North Cyprus and can't drive in Cyprus, so have to buy online. And local stores here sells 5x price of Amazon uk ( Not a joke)

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How about making one out of a hard sided rolling suitcase? Way cheaper.
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I would recommend the PhotoStream RL 150 from Lowepro..Its small and good. If you want a bit bigger roller bag, i would recommend Pro Runner RL x450 AW II. That one can be made into a backpack if needed. I have both.

I am also pro ambassador for Lowepro, just as you know. But wouldn't recommend anything if i wasn't pleased my self.
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How about making one out of a hard sided rolling suitcase? Way cheaper.
Actually, i contacted 2 local luggage makers in my city, but they don't do any "custom" orders. And I am not sure how I can make the padding & interior good and reliable.

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I would recommend the PhotoStream RL 150 from Lowepro..Its small and good. If you want a bit bigger roller bag, i would recommend Pro Runner RL x450 AW II. That one can be made into a backpack if needed. I have both.

I am also pro ambassador for Lowepro, just as you know. But wouldn't recommend anything if i wasn't pleased my self.


Haven't seen that model before. The size and price seem reasonably well + backpack functionality is handy. I guess it has the same size with X200AW which is cool. (I wish i could get x300aw size at this price range)

I personally use Lowepro bags and love them, but can't seem to find an international shipper (with reasonable shipping fees).

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I have the X300AW too..but its waaaaay to big :P hehe
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I have the X300AW too..but its waaaaay to big :P hehe
Thats what i said when i got my lowepro aw 400. Now i carry 2 of them
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Hehe..Then the PhotoStream RL 150 will be too small for you :P hehe
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Hehe..Then the PhotoStream RL 150 will be too small for you :P hehe

Something around AW500 will be enough I guess.


Today I couldn't leave the bed because of back issues and realised its time for me to get a roller bag.

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Have a look at Pelican cases, tough and both water and dust resistant, I use multiple 1510 cases.
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you could try one of the think tank rollers, they are very good.


I personally have the Lowepro roller 150Lite. And that one is too small for you. so it's successor the streamline 150 will be too small for what you want to bring.
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The Manfrotto MB MP-RL-70BB and the 55 Pro Light Roller are slightly smaller than the x300aw but also cheaper. (222€ and 322€ on Amazon)
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QuoteOriginally posted by G.E.Zekai Quote
Hey everyone, I was wondering if someone could recommend me a roller bag that doesn't cost a liver. I live in Cyprus so international sellers are much appreciated.

In a normal shoot, my bag(s) contains 2-3x camera, Tamron: 17-50, 70-200, 90 Macro. Sigma: 10-20 f/3.5, 30mm Art and a Pentax 50mm f/1.8 along with 4-5 speedlights.

Right now I use 2 backpacks, 1 carrying main gear and 1 carrying 3rd camera, flashes and batteries. But it is very inconvenient and i don't think i am strong enough to carry a huge backpack all the time. A laptop section is also appreciated.




Ps: I live in North Cyprus and can't drive in Cyprus, so have to buy online. And local stores here sells 5x price of Amazon uk ( Not a joke)
Considering the price of a human liver these days, a Thinktank Photo roller bag should still be considered cheap. These bags are perfect and you get to chosse from a variety of sizes.
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