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+1 on the F-stop Loka.
Lot's of versatility because of the different sized ICU's (inserts) that can be placed within. And, FWIW, I've carried this in some pretty harsh terrain / environments and can attest to the comfort with a load.
I also have a Kata 3-n-1. It works well but cannot carry as much nor is it as comfortable if you are carrying all day.
I've been thinking about getting a proper rucksack camera bag for a while now. I've had a Billingham 335 for about 17 years now but I don't use it as it is too conspicuous to carry around.
For this reason, I've been using an old sports rucksack with a sweater in it for padding. It's not ideal, but at least it doesn't advertise its contents.
The Lowepro bags seem the least like they advertise what's in the bag, but is there anything that really doesn't look like a camera bag at all out there?
Totally agree. Packing thousands of dollars worth of heavy camera gear in a dedicated photo backpack only seems to accomplish two things...
- Advertise a lot of expensive camera gear is here
- Guarantee that you'll be doing nothing other than shooting pictures since there is no room for anything else
I typically use normal daypacks or backpacks and put the camera gear in individual protection, whatever that might be. Lens cases, fleece jackets, clothes for the hike, whatever. I need a backpack that is a backpack, not a lens case with straps. I'm almost always doing more on the trip than just taking pictures and I hate advertising that I'm carrying even more equipment as expensive as the camera I have in my hand.
Intriguing ... the LR shot has noise while the DPP does not
I'm getting pretty wierd noise in the photographs when I use Mozilla ... there is no noise in the shots on my desktop and neither when the page is loaded in Google Chrome .... why would that be ... help!
Pyrrhuloxia. EOS 7D, 100-400 4-5.6 L IS, hand held, ISO 320 cropped in PhotoShop, white balance adjusted slightly to account for low late afternoon sunlight.
i don't know if this qualifies as a bird portrait, but here it is anyway. Canada Geese on Derwent Water in the English Lake District
Is there a need for ND filters if you bracket your exposures and use photoshop to blend in the correct exposures? I took a course at Maine Multimedia this summer and my instructor said she quit using ND graduated filters and used photoshop with multiple exposures.
A bit boring, but here is a photo of two seagulls at Portsea in Australia. I used a Canon 5D MIII with 24-105mm f/4 L.