A&P Recommendations on Camera Bags/Backpacks?

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  1. heebdawg16

    heebdawg16 New Member

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    Look for either a bag that has a shoulder strap, or a backpack (2 shoulder, not sling) to hold my D50, 2 lenses, and a flash.

    Any recommendations OT? I'm trying to keep it at or under $100, but the cheaper the better (as long as the bag is OK).

    also, I'd like it to be waterproof/weather resistant, thats one of my main concerns (along with comfort of carrying and equipment protection obviously).

    Links to buy or where to buy would be appreciated :bigthumb:


    UPDATE: I ordered a bag. See post #41 in this thread.
     
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    tamrac velocity 7
     
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    Lowespro Slingshot AWE200
     
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    I use a lowepro slingshot 200AW and it's awesome.

    http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Sling_Bags/Designed_for_Digital/SlingShot_200_AW.aspx

    check the pictures, it shows how to use it and the feature to slip it in front and take the camera is really neat.

    only thing missing is tripod straps on one side, I had some installed afterwards and now it's almost perfect.

    I'm gonna get a waist bag because I often take only the camera with the zoom lens, one spare battery and card, and sometimes tripod and flash, but mainly I'd like a waist one to carry just the camera for those day trips.
     
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    that one looks pretty cool, saw that one before and thought about it.

    i would prefer a non-sling type bag though (like a 2 shoulder backpack, i think) although for the money, the AW200 looks good
     
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    I have several of them. They are awesome bags.
     
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    also, is the only difference between the Lowepro Slingshot AW100 and the AW200 models a few inches in size? Because I think I would probably prefer the smaller one if that was the case. Anyone know this for sure? I cant find a side by side comparison
     
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    yes the AW100 is smaller, I got a 100 then switched 2 days later for the 200.

    i just couldn't fit enough in the 100 and felt like it would be too small way too early. but if it fits in the 100, you can get it, altough having some free space lets you bring water or other stuff in only one bag. The 100 looks kinda wierd too on your back because it's really small.

    as for sling type, yes the weight is only on one shoulder, so if you're not comfortable it can be a drawback. But there is a clip from the right side to front that secures the bag, so if that was your concern, once strapped it doens't move on your back.
     
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    Anyone have experience with the Lowepro Micro Trekker 100 or 200 backpacks? They seem allright.


    ohhh the 200 seems to have a tripod holder.
     
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    well my main concern with sling isnt it not being secure, its just the weight on one shoulder issue over a long period of time. If I'm out carrying my camera around for 2 hours, yeah thats no problem. But if I go on a day trip somewhere and it doesnt leave my back for 8 hours, i could see it getting annoying.

    edit: although you're right, if it was too tiny, it might look awkward :greddy:
     
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    maybe a belt bag? really, getting the backpack out of your back, on a flat surface (often ground) to open it and take your camera is long and gets annoying fast. the good thing about a beltbag or a sling is that you can get it out fast. And on my 3 weeks vacation that I just returned from, I realized I used this feature very often (getting out the camera very wuickly from the bag to take a picture). often on a day trip or vacation, you don't have the time to set up like pros do when they shoot.

    but the micro trekker seems a very good choice. http://www.bythom.com/bags.htm
     
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    Sling bag on the go FTMFW.

    But I have the 70-200 VR now, so I need a bag to carry that as well. Can't sling that around :(
     
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    i use a dakine sequence

    can be expensive/hard to find though :(
     
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    This is what I used to carry my D50, 28 - 200, 70 - 300, and 50 with. (Plus it comes with a spare battery and a 52mm UV filter).

    http://www.tekgeardirect.com/dh9991.html

    Now I have a Lowepro Computrekker AW Plus which will hold that, my D2H, 70-200, Sigma 24-60, my laptop/accessories and a bunch of junk.
     
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    i use a kata r103. its the only one that i can carry for hours and not have it bother me...its very comfortable.

    holds d70s, 50mm 1.8, 17-55, 80-200, sb600 and other random things.

    check out www.cambags.com
     
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    :bowdown: Winnar! I got one last week and I absolutely love it, plus it doesnt scream "expensive camera gear inside"
     
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    no it doesnt, but it's got very little non camera space
     
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    Yea that is true, about a sandwich and a water bottle is all you can get in it, but I havent been planning any expeditions lately so it has been so far great. The rear entry feature is the best thing about it allowing you to access gear without getting dirt in the bag, or digging for hours to find something.
     
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    The Tamrac Velocity 9 seems too big for me. The 7 looks pretty cool though, i was a little :ugh: when i looked at it on bhphotovideo.com , but on tamrac's site, it looks cool. maybe a sling pack is a good idea for me

    http://www.tamrac.com/5747.htm
     
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    fuck now i think i want sling style :eek3:
     

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