« on: September 05, 2012, 07:28:02 PM »
Here's what you do, sparky.
Take the $500 or so you might be willing to spend on your ultimate gear statement and donate it to Partners In Health:
They will use it to keep a few children from dying of tuberculosis or cholera, maybe provide some clean drinking water for a few people.
Then you go down to the local surplus store and get yourself a nice canvas backpack to throw you stuff in.
Your eyes may still hurt, but your spirit will fare better.
Finally, when (if?) you get to be 55, come see me and we'll talk about what's important in life.What kind of people design camera bags? My guess is people who are 55 yrs old, who wear clothes from the early 90's With no eye in fashion. because 99.9% of all camera bags look really bad and they hurt my eyes when i look at them.
I use a lowepro classified 160, which is actually an ok looking bag but i need a smaller size backback or a really ergonomic shoulder bag/sling for my 3 month trip to Japan where i will walk up to 10 miles on some days.
I also want to be somewhat fashionable or at least have it be ok looking so i won't stick out as a stereotypical photog with a huge square looking thing on my back that could house a small person.
I want to fit one 1DX body, two primes and an ipad. (smaller size is also a good thing when i'm riding the metro in Tokyo at rush hour.
Maybe your suggestions and findings will be useful to many others too.
So have you found anything good? I've looked at many.. like lowepro, crumpler, kata etc... And they all look horrible.
Price is not an issue.
I love it distant star! haha, and im just a whipper-snapper, but raised old-school