A&P Suggest me a backpack for my equipment

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  1. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Criteria:

    - Less than $200.
    - Gotta fit both cameras
    - Gotta fit all my lenses (70-200, 24-70, 18-200, 50, and the 10-20 thats on the way)
    - Gotta fit extra gear like flashes, etc.
    - Would be a plus to have a compartment for a laptop... but its not a necessity.
     
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    Its obviously the one you need to get. Its what I use to carry everything. I have a couple smaller bags for when I dont need everything but this is the big man. Lugged it all through Japan with me.
     
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    And actually, for clarity, I own the CompuTrekker Plus. The one I linked was just the regular CompuTrekker.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I'm curious, is the D300 body + Grip fit in it w/ no problem?
     
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    Lowepro Vertex 200, 300 if you want MASSIVE.

    ThinkTank Airport Antidote.. it's really square, but just looks like a suitcase
     
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    i got this cheap canon bag

    Fits my 40d/grip, 70-200, 24-75, 50, 18-55, 28-135.

    and still has room for other things. not to mention all the other storage locations.(all that stuff is in the main portion)
     
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    that's what i use too.
    econo bag ftw :o
     
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    When I went to Japan, we had a 20D+grip, 30D+grip, 50 1.8, lensbaby, 15 fish, 17-55 2.8, 24-104 4, 70-200 2.8, and still had some room. Its huge.
     
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    Good God. :eek3:
     
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    Yeah, now that I think about it we even had a Canon HV10 camera and a charger in there for it too.
     
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    I like my tamrac expedition 7 (5577) :hs:

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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Must... Stop... Spending...

    :rofl:

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    Vertex > Trekker
     
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    I have the computrekker. I like it a lot. I would however suggest against the computrekker Plus. It's really quite large. But then again i guess it depends on how big/tall you are. I'm only 5'7-8"ish and the computrekker plus would be almost as big as my entire torso :o

    The regular computrekker fits me and my equipment quite well.

    Another thing you have to think about is weight after you've loaded up the bag. My computrekker when fully loaded is actually really heavy, so i can't imagine a computrekker Plus fully loaded.
     
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    I'll second this. I've always liked LowePro backpacks and the rearranging of the laptop compartment is good here I think. It makes it a bit to get used to if you put a laptop in it but since I usually use it sans laptop, it keeps my cameras closer to my back so it balances better. I put other things in the laptop slot most of the time.

    the tilt shift labels are swapped, oops

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    I fucking love your lens selection.
     
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    I would recommend getting a bag big enough to leave you a few extra slots. I like not having to arrange everything perfectly to get it to fit.

    Having said that, I love my Tamrac Expedition 8. It's huge and that's just how I like it.
     
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    Sup :naughty:
     
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    There's something to be said for having that extra space. My bag holds everything I've got (basically) but no more room beyond that. Fortunately I have a bazooka tube Lowepro lens tube thingamajig that I can put the 70-200 in and strap on the outside of the backpack. Frees up a lot of space and makes organizing less limiting.

    Of course if I get any more lenses (the 45 TS-E is probably a given at some point) I will have to do some rearranging but I can probably still fit it all in the bag.
     

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