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Bag question
« on: February 14, 2013, 11:04:31 PM »
I am looking for suggestions to carry some of my gear. Specifically:

Canon 7D, 60D, 70-200 f/2.8 L II, 24-70 f/2.8 LII, 85 f/1.2, Speedlite 600, Extra batteries, cables etc.

I was thinking about: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/169546-REG/Tamrac_560301_5603_Camera_Bag_Black_.html

I am not sure if that bag can hold the two bodies & the rest of the gear. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 12:06:52 AM »
Judging by the cutaway image, it would likely not be able to fit both bodies.  Its description reinforces the impression it was designed for only one as well.

Budget?

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 12:10:50 AM »
Doesn't look like it will. If you can spend an extra 100USD, and would like to move up to a backpack. you might consider the Lowepro 400AW. I just got mine and wish I'd gotten it a long time ago.
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Re: Bag question
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 12:16:09 AM »
Actually, if he's interested in something like that, I have a 12 year old original pro trekker AW (I not II), in nearly brand new shape that I'd sell for half that.

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 12:20:04 AM »
Sorry forgot to post the budget, ideally somewhere around US $150. This looks really promising: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/577361-REG/Lowepro_LP35271_PEU_Flipside_400AW_Backpack_Black.html

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 12:25:13 AM »
My main shooting bag is a Thinktank Retrospective 30 and I love it. They claim it can hold "two pro-sized bodies plus 3-6 lenses" but I don't think it's the best to hold camera bodies, especially if they have grips. My bag usually holds 5 or 6 lenses, flash, batteries, and a small "hero kit" for the occasional fix (tissues, Tide pen, safety pins, etc.).

The bigger Retrospective 40 or Retrospective 50 would probably be better for holding lenses and bodies.

Just saw your $150 price range... These are all a bit above that, but they're fantastically made. I don't think Thinktank knows how to make a flimsy bag.
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Re: Bag question
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 12:26:55 AM »
Actually, if he's interested in something like that, I have a 12 year old original pro trekker AW (I not II), in nearly brand new shape that I'd sell for half that.

Where you live? I'd be interested.

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 12:33:56 AM »
look at a Domke f2 - it  will hold your stuff, is within your budget, and will last even with rough wear.
The shoulder strap is comfortable, the included lens padding protects your stuff really well without a
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Re: Bag question
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2013, 12:36:26 AM »
Actually, if he's interested in something like that, I have a 12 year old original pro trekker AW (I not II), in nearly brand new shape that I'd sell for half that.

Where you live? I'd be interested.

Los Angeles.

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 12:39:05 AM »
Actually, if he's interested in something like that, I have a 12 year old original pro trekker AW (I not II), in nearly brand new shape that I'd sell for half that.

Where you live? I'd be interested.

Los Angeles.

I'm at the other end of I-5, bit long drive even with my car, and the shipping costs might be bit too much.

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2013, 01:01:18 AM »
do you own/use a belt system for lens or accessories ?

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 02:55:33 AM »
The lowepro pro-runner 200 might be ok, the 300 will be or the larger trekker backpacks will also be more than adequate.

Lowepro have no shortage of larger capacity bags. The s&f system with belts etc may be another option, look them up, go to a good store which stock them and look in person too.

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 02:58:21 AM »
Lowepro fastback 250.

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 06:08:52 AM »
Sorry forgot to post the budget, ideally somewhere around US $150. This looks really promising: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/577361-REG/Lowepro_LP35271_PEU_Flipside_400AW_Backpack_Black.html

Thanks.

One thing I'd note is that with a pack that big, same as my older one (apologies for the minor derailing of your thread BTW), it tended to put me off wanting to use it, which is why mine is in like new shape.

If it were me, i'd be looking at something as minimal as possible. Paul's suggestion looks like a good candidate.

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 07:13:08 AM »
I have ThinkTank Retrospective 30 and it easily holds gripped 7D, speedlite 580 EXII, 70-200 2.8L II, Tamron 24-70 2.8, canon 50 1.4. When you have quite expensive gear (at least for me it is expensive) you need to have well built bag, which you can trust. For me it is important that gear is safe, easily accessible from bag, bag has good and well built straps and you need to change bag every 2-3 years.

Of course, Think Tank Retrospective 30 is expensive, but in my opinion it is really worth that money.
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Re: Bag question
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 07:13:08 AM »