A&P Another recommend a bag thread...

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by verbal, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    I need a bag. I need something that will hold the 350d, kit lens, charger, a filter pack, a palm camcorder, palmcorder charger, a couple tapes for the palmcorder, and still have room for a little expansion like another small lens and smaller accessories.

    And reasonably priced.
     
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    Canon gadget bag
     
  3. Spurious

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    Post an actual budget and if you'd like a shoulder bag or a backpack.
     
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  5. verbal

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    I'm not really sure. I always use a backpack for my laptop. But I like shoulder bags too.

    I'd kinda like something where I can get the camera out without having to put the bag down.
     
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    Fastpack 350.

    Camera with telezoom attached, 4/5 lenses, large open bag at the top big enough for about 2 large oranges with small pockets, padded pocket for a 17inch notebook. You can also pull your camera out without taking it off.

    http://products.lowepro.com/product/Fastpack-350,2087.htm

    http://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Fastp...10j975-20&s=electronics&qid=1205683963&sr=8-2
     
  7. verbal

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    Seems a little big for what I need. Don't have that many lens' yet.
     
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    Yet, but you will. There's also the Fastpack 250, only holds a 15inch notebook though.
     
  9. free_notes

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    make your own camera bag? :dunno:
     
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    Get one with a little room to grow, but don't go overboard. I'd suggest checking out any local photo stores that carry bags. The designs and layouts can vary so much it's best to see them first hand and try fitting your equipment in them if you can before you buy them. I really don't recommend buying bags unseen online unless you are really confident or can return easily. I recently purchased a new backpack and actually ordered two different ones to find out which I really wanted since nobody locally carried them.

    You may never have or need to carry more than a few lenses at once, but in combination with all your other accessories you may need a bag that is rated to carry 5 or 6 extra lenses so you can fit your chargers, camcorder, etc.

    Ultimately though, don't be surprised if you change bags over time. Over the past 9 years I've probably had around 10 different bags. I still own quite a few now but 3 or 4 are for storage of extra equipment. I have 3 I use regularly now:
    A backpack (which can also hold a laptop but I usually keep other things in that slot when I'm hiking)
    smallish shoulder bag for brief wanderings with camera gear
    Laptop+camera messenger bag for flying - fits under seats, holds my 15" thinkpad, 1DMKII and 4-5 lenses if crammed tightly.
     
  11. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I LOVE my Dakine Sequence, but it doesn't sound like it fits any of your requirements.

    Had it over a year, still looks and functions like new. And I carry it 5 days a week, back and forth to work.
     
  12. verbal

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    I'm thinking about the Crumpler 6 million dollar home. Hmm...
     
  13. Spurious

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    Slightly overrated and significantly overpriced (very small for $100), but a good bag to be sure.
     
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    Agreed, some of the Crumplers are quite nice but can be rather tight. Not really the best value out there.
     
  15. verbal

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    I've decided I'd like a shoulder bag that I can carry easily. The canon back is nice but not exactly a carry around type bag.
     

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