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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2013, 08:46:59 PM »
How about a 2000mm lens? Appologies for picture quality.... it was taken with a Nikon....

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actually it was with an iPad..... and they do not focus well on black objects.... and when it came out so badly blurred, rather than take it over again with a good camera I decided to have some fun.... there IS a use for poor quality pictures :)
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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2013, 08:49:17 PM »
i don't care much for big gear....but my girlfriend does!
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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #62 on: January 29, 2013, 04:58:00 AM »
Big gun there North!

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« Reply #63 on: January 29, 2013, 06:08:37 AM »
If someone say that the 1D X is too big but it behind the EF 1200 and it looks like a toy camera.

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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #64 on: January 29, 2013, 07:56:50 AM »
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.

Get yourself an F-Stop Mountain Series bag and pick your preferred size of ICU (you'll know what an ICU is when you look at their website).  I love my Loka, it doesn't look like a camera bag, and with a Medium Pro ICU I have lots of room for other gear.

http://fstopgear.com/product/mountain
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Re: I love big gear
« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2013, 03:31:16 AM »
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