A&P Recommend me a backpack and a tripod v. but its not quite that easy...

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    niquesuave06 New Member

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    First off, I'm looking to buy a decent tripod as well as a satchel/backpack/whatever to hold my photo gear while hiking. . .I'll hopefully be doing quite a bit of hiking for work in the next few months, and I'd like to be able to carry my D40x w/ 18-55 kit lens, 70-300mm, one flash, a tripod, and a notebook/pens.

    Ideally I want quick and easy access to my camera without having to take off the bag/backpack, and I'm willing to sacrifice some storage capacity for that (I'd love to have the option of carrying my MBP and/or Nikkormat 35mm film camera, but I know that a single bag can't be good for all situations :hs: )

    As for the tripod, I'm open to suggestions. I looked at a Bogen/Manfrotto setup the other day, 190XB legs with an 808RC4 head, and I liked it, any opinions on that combo? I do a fair amount of long-exposure shots so sturdy is a must, and I don't mind if the tripod has a little weight to it. I can always leave it in the car if I don't think I'll need it that day.

    I haven't mentioned my budget yet, because this is where things kind of get interesting. . .I have a $150 B&H gift card and a $150 gift card to a local photography store (their prices are a little higher, but to make things easy just assume they're the same as B&H), which I'd be willing to supplement with up to ~$200 cash. Obviously the cheaper the better, but at the same time I'd rather pay more now and not have to look for a replacement in a year.

    Now, any recommendations?! :x:
     
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    The Fastpack 350? This will be like the 3rd time in 2 days I've recommended it, but it's the only full backpack that holds a notebook (computer) I know of that lets you pull the camera out without taking it off.

    The only thing it doesn't have is a tripod system, but you could get an additional tripod bag and attach it to the Fastpack with very little fuss.
     
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    It looks perfect, I'll have to see if anyone local has one in stock that I can go check out in person :bigthumb:

    How would I go about attaching a tripod bag, though? I don't know anything about this stuff :o
     
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    There's no specific way, I don't guess. But the way I saw it in my head was just feeding the tripod handle through both straps and letting it hang at the bottom.

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