A&P need some bag advice...

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I've decided I need a new camera bag.

    Although I've never been one to complain, carring around my body, 2 lenses and tripod in a messenger bag is killing me.

    By the end of the day my neck and back are all cramped up and sore, and I feel more worn out than after a hockey game... It's pathetic.

    So I need something different.

    I was considering a backpack, like the Burton Zoom, but have heard it's not convienent if you are constantly removing your equipment from the bag, which I am.

    I've seen the modular belt systems, but am not sure if i'm comfortable enough with my sexuality to handle that....

    Ideas? Recommendations?

    I know there was someone on here with the Burton.. How is it? Ease of use? Comfort?

    thanks!
     
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    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    I hate my shoulder bag. It messes my back up. :(
     
  3. Blair

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    well, if the weight on one shoulder is bugging you, it is going to be either a backstyle or waist pack to distribute the load over more than one shoulder or not at all. the waist pack is going to prevent you from carrying a tripod however.
     
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    Do you put it on your shoulder or around the neck? I find that around the neck puts less strain on my body.
     
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    One shoulder.

    If I have to carry it for along time I kind of make a gay backpack out of it. Strap under armpits, padded part over back of neck. It looks stupid but it hurts less.

    When I get another body I'll quit carrying the bag alltogather. :hs:
     
  6. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I do both. around my neck for a while, then when it starts bothering me, over one shoulder, to eventually holding it like a briefcase...

    It's rough wandering the city streets with it.

    My back and neck still feel all tight and shit, like I need to crack it.
     
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    LowePro Slingshot 200 AW ftw. It's a single strap backpack and it's much more comfortable than the regular camera bags. Its very handy and if it rains it has a bag that comes out of the bottom to wrap it up. It ran me about $90 after shipping and tax.

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