A&P Convince me not to get a Crumpler Brazillion Dollar.

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by dmora, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. dmora

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    :hsd:

    I need room for my books, my camera, flash, laptop, and future lenses.

    I cant find another bag that is as nice and in the messenger bag configuration.
     
  2. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    while you're mortgaging your home to afford it, want to buy me a 24-70/2.8L?
     
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    :coolugh:
     
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    Messenger bag style has always seemed like a terrible way to carry your camera gear to me.
     
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    I just spent a weekend traveling with my Crumpler 7 Million Dollar home and shooting over three days. One thing I'll say is that the 7MDH owned the shit out of working from a backpack and it held up beautifully.

    Messenger style bags > * for shooting on the move
    Backpacks > * for moving to a shoot
    location bags/cases > * for moving tons of shit

    Ideal would be a big backpack that can be packed into a hard case for transportation but with a slip out shoulder satchel for walking around. Too bad nobody makes it yet.

    :dunno:

    As for the Brazillion Dollar Home, I'd say if you need a bag that big and have the three beans to blow on it, then go for it.
     
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    Fair enough. I have a tendency to bump into shit when I have a bag on my hip.
     
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    I know what you mean. But, if you wear the strap on the opposite shoulder from the bag, you can move the messenger into the small of your back (almost like a fannypack/backpack) just by yanking the strap.

    The BDH is way too big to wear like that, but the 7MDH is a good size. Another option is one of the Crumpler traditional messenger bags with a camera bucket insert too. :wiggle:
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :bowdown: that would be the perfect bag. no clue why someone won't start producing it.
     
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    I prefer Think Tank over Crumpler bags. Just me. I had a 6MDH and sold it for a Think Tank Urban Disguise 40. It holds my 5D, 1D MkIII, 70-200/2.8, 135/2, 24-105/4, 16-35/2.8, 15/2.8, 580EXII, and all the other cards/filters/readers/cables/misc crap.
     
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    :werd: Thinktank is great
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    link?
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    :bigthumb: another vote for ThinkTank from me... i've got a few of their bags and they're very well made and relatively inexpensive. I've got the mid-size toploading holster, fits a gripped body with 24-70L with hood extended :bowdown:
     
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    Honestly, no. Theyre not padded as well as crumplers. The rain cover can be used with the strap if youre willing to cut a little (and its still better than the crumpler rain cover ;) ).

    The main reason I went to think tank was because the 6MDH home that I had (and even testing with the 7MDH at work) was really cramped with just three lenses in there and it required me to take the hoods off. That, and it didnt have as much room for papers, pens, cards, cleaning supples, filters...all that other misc stuff.

    Crumpler works well but I feel that the Think Tank stuff is more tailored towards actually being used by someone whos doing something professionaly rather than just being a big padded bag.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    thanks :bigthumb:

    yeah my complaint with the 7M is the lack of exterior pockets. I also wish I could access it from the hip more easily (like opening at the top instead of having to fold the flap back all the time and leaving my gear exposed. a zipper there would be much quicker

    but the padding on the 7M has saved me a few times :o
     
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    Those are the exact reasons I went to Think Tank. Just get one and learn not to swing the bag around like a weapon and you should be alright.
     
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    i am buying the 24-70 today or tomorrow. :wiggle:
     
  20. dmora

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    I'm 75% sure i'm buying this bag. :noes::run:
     
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    Do it. I'm loving my Crumpler. :cool:
     
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    No comments from me on this bag. :mamoru:

    dmora, just order it already!
     
  23. dmora

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    the cost is holding me back.. i want to make sure all my bills are paid atm, and that i can get my tuition payments in soon... I might just make a blanket purchase, getting the bag, and 2 lenses, and MAYBE some lighting if i can. Not sure what to get tho, my professor says to just rent lighting as i need it since its not paying for anything atm. Makes perfect sense. :bowdown: and i do need a vacation for my 30th (greece, italy, London mebe???), and to work in my toys.
     
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  25. dmora

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    wat? im missing the inside joke? :noes: I need a huge messenger style bag that fits camera gear, lenses, lap tops, and books. :noes: everything i've seen isnt big enough or too big.
     

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