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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2012, 08:06:09 AM »
I use the Vanguard the Heralder 38 shoulder bag on a daily basis with either my 1D-X and five lenses or 1D-X and 5D Mark III and four lenses plus laptop. It is small enough to be used as carry-on luggage, but large enough to hold a sufficient amount of gear.

http://www.vanguardworld.com/index.php/en/pv/products/photo-video/detail-1-1-230-732.html

This is definitely a different size category compared to the crumbler million dollar home series, but then those crumbler bags would be far to small for my uses. Vanguard's the Heralder series is the as-small-as-it-gets variant for me matching the OPs two bodies plus long lenses and not much else category.
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2012, 10:36:04 AM »
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2012, 12:26:54 PM »
+1 for any of the Think Tank bags.
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2012, 01:20:47 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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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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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2012, 01:28:22 PM »
I visit Contracted Manufactures in China 3-4 times a year. With Lowpro x200, I feel so much better to travel with my camera gear. No problem as carry on with Eva, China and Cathay air so far.

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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2012, 01:42:16 PM »
In my Crumpler 7 MDH, I have a 5D3 with the 24-105 and reversed hood attached, another 5D3 with the 16-35 II and reversed hood attached, the 70-200 f/4L IS and reversed hood by itself, and a few other odds and ends.

The 70-200 f/4L IS when attached to the 5D3 will not fit in the bag.  I imagine it would be even worse with your 70-200 f/2.8.  The Crumpler 8 MDH is basically the taller version of the 7 MDH; that might be better suited for you.
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2012, 03:01:48 PM »
In my Crumpler 7 MDH, I have a 5D3 with the 24-105 and reversed hood attached, another 5D3 with the 16-35 II and reversed hood attached, the 70-200 f/4L IS and reversed hood by itself, and a few other odds and ends.

The 70-200 f/4L IS when attached to the 5D3 will not fit in the bag.  I imagine it would be even worse with your 70-200 f/2.8.  The Crumpler 8 MDH is basically the taller version of the 7 MDH; that might be better suited for you.

Thanks to you and to DB for the info. The quoted dimensions of the 7MDH suggest the 2.8 combo should fit so I'm grateful for the feedback from actual users confirming it won't. I'm wondering whether mcb, in his message, meant that he carried his bodies and lenses unattached.  :-\

I'll take another thorough look at the various other suggestions offered in this thread.

Thanks to everyone for the advice.

Edit: I would have the 70-200 mounted on a 7D body. I've just measured the combo's length and it exceeds the depth of the 7MDH. My bad.
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2012, 04:57:17 PM »
I have the lowepro classified 200 aw which can easily fit in 2 bodies with large lenses attached.

I've had a  7d + 70200 2.8 IS and a 6d + 400mm f5.6 in with a 1755 + 580exii all in the sling bag.

Great bag, loads of room for 2 bodies + lots of small lenses/accessories  + comes with a built in rain cover.
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2012, 07:20:29 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.

I think of the three, only tenba has easy access from the top without having to retract the whole flap... This may not be a big issue depending on the person.
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2012, 09:54:53 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)

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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.

I am considering this buy. What size is the one you guys refer to here? It doesn't seem to fit the dimensions for either their "small" or "large" messenger "photo/laptop" current product line which is what the guy in the video is describing.

If I spring for yet another bag, like  the OP, I would prefer a bag in which i can carry the body preferably with 70-200 2.8 ii attached (may be too much to hope for). But the "small" version that the tenba website lists looks like you won't be able to hold even the 5d series with 70-200 2.8 II attached ...are you placing it horizontally then to fit?  I carry an ipad but that is not a deal breaker... I do see the longer backpacks where you can orient body with longer lenses attached but they all scream camera in bag. 
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2012, 10:50:12 AM »
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2012, 11:21:29 AM »
Gura Gear Bataflae 32 L?
Great bag, but a tad too big for me and it is a backpack... I like the the tenba primarily as it is a shoulder bag, briefcase like, doesnt look like a camera bag, and importantly it has easy top access ... Except it probably won't accommodate even slightly long lenses when mounted on any sturdy bodies. But an earlier poster said he has... May the smaller 70-200 f4?
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Re: Camera bag for two bodies with attached lenses?
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