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11-08-2010, 06:32 PM   #16
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Don't settle for LowePro just because that is what your local camera store carries! You didnt settle for a Canon or a Nikon!!!! ( that might be my new signature line?)

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QuoteOriginally posted by neurocyclist Quote
I've got the lowepro slingshot 100AW, but there are bigger models. I have the K-x, 2 lens kit, and 2 other lenses and have no problems. I love how easy it is for me to take the bag hiking and just walking around the city, and took it camping last week. It has a rain cover in case you get caught in the elements.

I can second this recommendation, along with Lowepro's Fastpacks that use the same principle but offer a bit more "cargo" area along with gear storage. Accessing your camera, lenses, what-have-you is quick and imho the carry very comfortably even over extended periods of time.

Lastly, they've been in the game a long while now and stand behind what they make.
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A medium sized shoulder bag or sling bag should be able to hold camera, 2-3 lenses, and a flash. Do you need a rain cover? Lowepro, Kata, Tamrac, and Tenba all make bags with built-in or included/optional rain covers. THey also make bags without them.

Good rule of thumb is for light loads go with shoulder bags or sling bags. Medium loads go with sling or backpacks. Heavy loads go with backpacks. Look for models that make camera access easy. You may not want to take off, set down, and then dig through stuff to get to the camera.
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Not sure if any mentioned... But imo the crumpler bags are sized small... I now have 2 as I had to get a bigger one (more gear than when I started) and they are bombproof, but smaller than described online... Get a bigger one than you think you need... You'll end up filling it anyway...

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This is what I got and everything I have can fit in it if needed. Has user images also to give you an idea of what kind of room is in it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by frooggy Quote
This is what I got and everything I have can fit in it if needed. Has user images also to give you an idea of what kind of room is in it.

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Doesn't hurt that the demo photos of it in action have it holding a K10D
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I recommend a crossover shoulder bag. It's pretty convenient to be able to take your camera out without removing the backpack by rotating it around your body. I have the Pentax branded one, and can fit my k-x and 3 lenses in it with room for a small flash.
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My little LowePro from BestBuy holds NINE manual lenses. (Not the camera, which is always over my shoulder.)

Great little bag, until you think you need something more.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
My little LowePro from BestBuy holds NINE manual lenses. (Not the camera, which is always over my shoulder.)

Great little bag, until you think you need something more.
Ira,

After your bad influence and my acquiring the SuperTak 50/1.4 I needed more space in my bag. The nice thing about some of the Lowepro designs is that they have the Sliplock system that allows you to attach a variety of lens and other pouches securely to the outside of a bag. I have the Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW (Black) and it now has two bags attached to the sides the Lens 1 and the SL 30 pouch. Perhaps your bag has this feature as well?
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My little LowePro from BestBuy holds NINE manual lenses. (Not the camera, which is always over my shoulder.)

Great little bag, until you think you need something more.
Which lowepro bag would this be? Not that I'm going to get 9 lenses (at least not yet... )
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QuoteOriginally posted by agraspar Quote
Which lowepro bag would this be? Not that I'm going to get 9 lenses (at least not yet... )
It's the Adventura 170, and with its 2 dividers for 3 compartments, it easily holds 9 of my manual lenses plus hoods, filters, extra AAs, and cleaning crap by making use of the side pockets.

Forget my 400mm, but when do I ever shoot with that thing anyway?

It's a great, inexpensive, LITTLE bag, and when you're shlepping around all day, all you need or want is something LITTLE.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
It's the Adventura 170, and with its 2 dividers for 3 compartments, it easily holds 9 of my manual lenses plus hoods, filters, extra AAs, and cleaning crap by making use of the side pockets.

Forget my 400mm, but when do I ever shoot with that thing anyway?

It's a great, inexpensive, LITTLE bag, and when you're shlepping around all day, all you need or want is something LITTLE.
This bag? Little?


ADVENTURA 170
INTERIOR:
8.7 X 4.9 X 7.7 IN.
22 X 12.5 X 19.5 CM
FITS: DSLR with attached standard lens plus 2 additional lenses or flash, or camcorder; accessories
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I haven't yet found a specialist camera bag I actually like. They all seem too big, too "steal me I have a camera inside!" or too inflexible regarding space usage, and nearly all are crap in the rain. I spent over an hour looking at bags in Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku's entire floor of camera bags and came out confused and empty handed.

I use the small version of this bag which, with some extra padding inside, comfortably holds a body and 3 normal sized lenses (no fast tele zooms). It's comfortable, unobtrusive, secure (zips closed to discourage wandering fingers in busy tourist spots, can be padlocked on public transport), allows quick access and has prevented water ingress in some fairly horrendous downpours. It'll also carry a 12" laptop, body + pancake, and everything I need for work - so it gets used every day.

If anyone can point me at a 'camera bag' that's better and not too expensive (100+), I'll happily check it out.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
This bag? Little?


ADVENTURA 170
INTERIOR:
8.7 X 4.9 X 7.7 IN.
22 X 12.5 X 19.5 CM
FITS: DSLR with attached standard lens plus 2 additional lenses or flash, or camcorder; accessories
Yep.

And if you look at the proportion of the camera to the bag in the photo, it IS little.

Note that it's only 8.7 inches long!

The picture is only showing one divider, but it should have two. So you can easily place two lenses side by side in each compartment, and stack at least one additional lens in there, for a minimum of 3 per compartment--and with 3 compartments, that means nine lenses.

Again, I never put the camera in there. That's what can screw you up with a bag this small. And remember that I didn't say a FLASH!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by timh Quote
I haven't yet found a specialist camera bag I actually like. They all seem too big, too "steal me I have a camera inside!" or too inflexible regarding space usage, and nearly all are crap in the rain. I spent over an hour looking at bags in Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku's entire floor of camera bags and came out confused and empty handed.

I use the small version of this bag which, with some extra padding inside, comfortably holds a body and 3 normal sized lenses (no fast tele zooms). It's comfortable, unobtrusive, secure (zips closed to discourage wandering fingers in busy tourist spots, can be padlocked on public transport), allows quick access and has prevented water ingress in some fairly horrendous downpours. It'll also carry a 12" laptop, body + pancake, and everything I need for work - so it gets used every day.

If anyone can point me at a 'camera bag' that's better and not too expensive (100+), I'll happily check it out.
I don't know about "better" but it's a messenger style camera bag by Lowepro. I'm sure others make messenger style bags too.





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