A&P Need a new bag for my gear...

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  1. ZCP M3

    ZCP M3 Active Member

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    Hello all,
    I'm currently rocking one of the basic Canon shoulder bags you can pick up at any Best Buy and I'm close to outgrowing it. Not to mention it's a tad bit heavy to lug around on one shoulder all day.

    I'd like a backpack solution that can carry all of my current and soon-to-buy gear:
    5D with grip attached
    70-200L w/ hood attached
    24-70 w/ hood attached
    580 EX II
    Gary Fong lightsphere
    50mm prime
    85mm prime
    a few pocketwizards
    laptop compartment for 13" Macbook or folder/notebook.

    I had a Lowepro Vertex AW100 for my 30D and really liked it, but it isn't deep enough for a 5D and attached grip. I think the 200AW is slightly deeper and may accomodate me, but does anyone have any other suggestions? :hsd:
     
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    Stock New Member

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    Ooh... In on this, I'm in the same boat. Just sold my Canon bag and need something new that can also hold my 15.4" laptop.
     
  3. ericande

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    I just bought a Tamrac expedition 7x and it's awesome for what I needed (b way to transport all my gear in a backpack.) But at some point I'll get a messenger bag for walking around shooting. I'd recommend it or the 5x/6x for the OP depending on what your laptop fits. One of my favorite features are the red flaps in the front pockets to designate when batteries/memory cards are used as opposed to fresh.
     
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    ThinkTank Airport Antidote.
     
  5. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I think my next bag will be a thinktank..
     
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    Lowepro Vertex Series.
     
  8. ftslogger

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    :werd: I have the Vertex 300 and it swallows my 17" laptop and gear.
     
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    in for pics of bags
     
  10. Jbrown

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    200AW won't work.

    I have it and it barely accommodates my XT, 2 small lenses, and a flash.
     
  11. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Thats nice, but I don't like the ability for the backpack to open from the outside.

    I LOVE my Dakine Sequence, it's only drawback being no laptop section...

    Right now, I have the following in it:

    gripped D80
    80-200 2.8
    Tamron 90mm
    18-70
    50mm 1.8
    2x SB600

    and a bunch of various stuff like cactus wizards, 4 sets of eneloops + chargers, filters in cases, tripod mounts, hotshoe to light stand mounts, memory cards, notebooks, etc.

    The camera part only opens from the inside, the camera block can be removed and carried separately from the backpack, and it's made for snowboarders, so it has some rain/shock protection, a waist strap and a ton of little pockets/things to attach tripods/light stands too...
     
  12. ftslogger

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    Here's what mine holds....and a 17" Acer Laptop.
     
  13. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    you want a messenger bag?

    7 million dollar home should fit all that.

    i put the following in mine:
    40d + grip
    580exII w/stofen
    10-22
    24-70
    70-200 f4IS
    50mm
    ~4 extra batteries
    ~8 extra eneloops
    filters & other crap



    it's a bit on the pricey side for a bag, but it's great. and it doesn't look like a camera bag (which i like)

    as for backpacks, the Tamrac Expedition 6x is fucking awesome. i love it - it'll fit all that stuff, plus a shitload more. (see how i bolded shitload? yeah, it's that much more.)
     
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    How do you find the R-103? I'm tossing up between this (or the 102) and the Crumpler Whickey and Cox. The Kata looks more practical, but I can get the W&C for a real nice price, less than the R-103 sells for.
     
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    Uhh.. what? The Vertex 200 fits my D300, 70-200/2.8 VR, 85/1.8, 10-20, 30/1.4, Hassleblad 500 ELM, 50/2.8, 80/2.8, and 150/2.8, with all chargers.
     
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    oh, AND my 15inch macbook pro
     
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    It's been a great backpack. It's done everything that I wanted it to, and it's rugged. I can throw it around with all my gear in it, and not be worried about any of my stuff.

    Here it is in the field :wiggle: :o

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    I just wish it was a little longer. I'm 6'4 and it sits a little too high on my back.

    All in all, It's been a great backpack. :)
     

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