A&P got my Adorama Safari backpack yesterday

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  1. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    this thing is pretty pimp. i wanted something that would hold my laptop & most of the contents of my briefcase, as well as a camera & a few lenses, WITHOUT looking like a typical "camera bag". Now my next step is to find a cool patch to sew on over the embroidered "Adorama" logo.

    bag is extremely well built, with a sort of "hemp/canvas" feel to it. camera section is very well padded. some more padding beteween the laptop & my back would have been nice, but not necessary. metal rings should have been coated in rubber or made of strong plastic, because they make too much noise.

    pics were taken with my p&s, bastards

    wii remote for size
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    two water bottle holders on the side could also be used to hold the lens of a second camera (with it still strapped around your neck)
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    i don't like how the 'chest strap' isn't removable. it's really long, and there's really nothing to tie it up to. :dunno: Also, the buckle on the other side jingles like santa claus. :down:
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    all of the webbing around the bag is only attached at certain points, so you could really strap just about anything to it
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    padded laptop sleeve in the back fits my Dell 710 just fine (12" widescreen). Didn't try my 15" sony.
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    top carries just about whatever you want. i have my laptop power brick, a mouse, and a few other things in here. yes, i still carry the camera book.
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    bottom half folds up to reveal another set of deeper pockets, perfect for an ipod or filters or whatever
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    main compartment holds flash, battery charger, roll of velcro, xti (with 10-22), sony gps gizmo, remote shutter release, stofen, 50mm, and sigma 17-70.

    I think i might be able to squeeze another 4.5" out of the center section to fit a 70-200 f2.8, but i'm not positive. I could move the flash to the top of the bag & reconfigure the padding, and then i'm sure it would fit (laying the 70-200 across the bag).
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  3. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    they were all out of this one
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    nice man, little too big for my taste though :o
     
  5. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    god damn that thing looks huge
     
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    you haven't seen the dakine sequence bag, have you?
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    it's really not all that big. nothing like some of the boxy full-fledged camera bags that look like dorm refrigerators
     
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    I'm glad you're happy with your purchase.

    I personally hate stuff like that. :)
     
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    ERock My Face Is Kittah OT Supporter

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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    hate what?
     
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    So you did get it. Awesome. Thanks for being the test subject - I hadn't seen any good pictures of it so I was on the fence. Do you think you could fit a 70-200 in the camera compartment? Any more pics?
     
  14. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    let me know what you want me to take pics of, and i will tonight.

    the 70-200 f2.8 is only ~4.5" longer than the 10-22 in the pics is, and i think you could squeeze it in (attached to an XTi at least).

    if not, there's definitely enough room to lay it horizontally across the bottom or something.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    Not bad, but not my style. I love my Kata R-103 though
     
  17. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    that one is huge
     
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    lol at ace using gigantic and huge as adjectives


    did you look at the national geo one at all?
     
  19. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    it's the same bag as the NG medium bag, only it doesn't have the rain cover, and it's 1/2 the price.
     
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    Wow, that looks EXACTLY like National Geographic bags.

    100% exactly. I'm looking at one right now.
     
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    oh, so I'm late on that, but yeah.
     
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    The carabiner makes it :o
     
  23. ace3

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    i used it to hang the bag for the 70-200 i rented on my old bag. :o
     
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    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    seems a little big. i like mine a lot:

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    not really. I'm a tall guy and it seems kinda small :o
     

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