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AdamJ

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Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« on: November 01, 2012, 02:50:27 PM »
I've been looking for a shoulder bag that will accommodate two bodies upright with lenses attached (70-200 f/2.8 and 24-105mm). Really big bags that will also hold six more lenses, two flashes, accessories and presumably an assistant are easy to find but I'm looking for something as compact as possible - basically a bag that is just big enough to hold the two bodies with attached lenses and not much else.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 03:21:50 PM »
I've been looking at two that might fit the bill.

Kata Bumblebee PL-220 Backpack

and

http://trekpak.com/product/mens-freeriderpro/deuter-mens-freeriderpro-30/
4 Canon bodies and a bunch of lenses.

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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 04:08:26 PM »
Thanks for the ideas. I'm really looking for a shoulder bag rather than a backpack. I'm thinking of event photography where I'd want quick top-access to either camera. I considered a double Black Rapid set-up but in a crowded environment I'd prefer the protection that a bag gives. The Lowepro Classified 200AW is the kind of thing I want, only not quite so big and bulky, but still deep enough for the body with the 70-200. I'm struggling to find anything that suits.


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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 04:43:40 PM »
I use this for city/town

Exterior Dimensions    15.5 x 12 x 6.5" (39.4 x 30.5 x 16.5cm) (WxHxD)
Interior Dimensions    14.5 x 11 x 5.5" (36.8 x 28 x 14cm) (WxHxD)

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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 05:12:15 PM »
I was in the same boat, but I've since sworn off shoulder bags.  They simply get to be too much for the migraine sensitive neck muscles and always seem to swing around at the wrong time.  For events and travel sightseeing, I use ThinkTank holsters.  The weight around the waist is a lot easier to handle and I can slide them around the belt to gain access or get them out of the way.  For many events, I always seem to use the same camera most of the time.  The holster approach gives me the option leaving the almost always empty holster at home (or in the car).

Specifically, I use a ThinkTank Digital Holster 30 v2.0 for my 7D and 70-200 f2.8L II with hood in shooting position.  No more need for the lens cap.  For my 60D and 17-55 f2.8 with hood in shooting position, I use the Digital Holster 20 v2.0.  This bag can also handle a longer lens.  I use these bags on ThinkTank's Pro Speed Belt.  One word of warning, these belts run a little big and seem to stretch a bit during the first few events.  On rare events when I want a flash or a small prime, I add a small utility bag to the belt.

This is a very flexible solution and the lowest profile that I could find.  Of course, they do scream "camera inside".  Some food for thought if you're open to alternative solutions.
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 06:32:55 PM »
picturesbyme - I'll look into the Tenba range, thanks for the suggestion.

FTb-n - I've been thinking of using two holster-type bags as an alternative and I'm pleased that you've sense-checked this option by suggesting it. I've looked at the Think Tank, Lowepro and Vanguard holsters but I'm leaning towards the Kata Access 14 PL and 17 PL which have side-access lens/flash compartments without making them much bigger.

http://www.kata-bags.com/access-17-pl-for-dslr-with-70-200-lens-lens-lens?tab=presentation

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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 09:42:12 PM »
You're welcome.
For travel I use this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/320976457684?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
(search for "Caden" on Ebay for more variants)

I had concerns in the past to buy from China directly but if the feedback is OK and the price is less than half why not...?
Last month I went for a little trip to VA, KY and to TN to see the fall foliage. This bag was perfect for the smaller daily trips. Good on one shoulder and perfect as a sling, easy access, good features and good quality.
Fits my 5D2 w/24-70 + 200mm 2.8L +  accessories or 1body+1lens+1flash easy.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2012, 09:52:48 PM by picturesbyme »

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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 11:10:13 PM »
How about Crumpler? I've got one that would do what you need, it's nice. I forget what size, but they make many sizes.

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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012, 12:47:57 AM »
How about Crumpler? I've got one that would do what you need, it's nice. I forget what size, but they make many sizes.

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I use the "7 Million Dollar Home", but that would not be big enough for 2 x bodies with long lenses attached. However, perhaps the "8 Million Dollar Home" would be (weird names I know, but are strong bags, that are water resistant, have optional velcro fasteners or clip, or both, plus they have nice padded interiors that are infinitely customizable)

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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 01:27:00 AM »
I use the Thinktank Urban Disguise 70 pro for the same set up.  Both of my cameras are gripped. There is some room in the middle for one smaller L lens or flash.  This is my event bag, as well as my walk around town bag. 

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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 02:42:43 AM »
I have a Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home.   2 Canon bodies w/grips and my 70-200 F4 and 300mm F4 fit nicely.   Plenty of room in front pouch for batteries and memory cards.    Without grips, 2 more lenses will fit between the cameras.   As mentioned above, infinitely adjustable and very well made.

I also have a ThinkTank backpack, Streetwalker Pro, which would be a bit big for what you describe, but the Streetwalker series comes in several sizes.    Very well constructed and seemingly indestructible so far.

Also mentioned above, I also appreciate the lack of neck strain the backpack provides.

I only use the Crumpler when not moving around a great deal these days.

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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 02:55:51 AM »
I like these though I don't know if it will fit 2 1D bodies or 2 cameras with battery grips.  It's also convertible from beltbag to shoulder bag depending on your need.

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/speed-racer-v2.aspx

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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 03:46:51 AM »
I use this for city/town

Exterior Dimensions    15.5 x 12 x 6.5" (39.4 x 30.5 x 16.5cm) (WxHxD)
Interior Dimensions    14.5 x 11 x 5.5" (36.8 x 28 x 14cm) (WxHxD)

http://youtu.be/YnTrX_6NY6o
I use the exact same Tenba messemger holds my 5D MArk III with attached 70-200 and my 7D with attached 24-105 plus plenty of cards ,batteries and my laptop.

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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 03:46:51 AM »

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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2012, 04:05:46 AM »
Thinktank Retrospective 20

I use this to hold 2 5d2s with 70-200 2.8 II and 24-70 attached back to back (so prisms don't bang/hit each other).

If you need to include a flash there are those thinktank modular addons you can add to the side of the bag or could toss it in the front expandable pocket of the bag.
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2012, 04:11:03 AM »
Thanks for all the great suggestions. It seems I wasn't looking hard enough since you've all found me many more options.

The Think Tank and Tenba bags suggested would suit me but having looked at the 7 Million Dollar Home, I think that is also very much what I was looking for - just big enough to hold two bodies with attached lenses and a few other items also. Since I'm always budget-limited, it helps that I've found a very good deal on it so I'm going to order one later today.

Thanks again.

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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2012, 04:11:03 AM »