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Re: Bag question
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2013, 08:36:16 AM »
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.
Looks way too small for the gear you listed.   Start with Lowepro's bag finder tool and see what that recommends for you
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2013, 08:51:06 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

I have and really like the Flipside 400 AW.  It's comfortable to wear with a load, and will hold the gear you list. I like the Flipside design, you can access your gear withour setting your bag on the ground.  I also have the Flipside 300 for carrying less (and I can see a Flipside 500 AW in my future if I need to travel with my 600mm lens).
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Re: Bag question
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2013, 08:56:49 AM »
do you own/use a belt system for lens or accessories ?

No, I do not. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2013, 08:59:28 AM »
Take a look at the Thinktank Streetwalker Pro HD.  Great sturdy bag.  It can hold all that you stated.  It's a backpack, though.  So you have to decide if you want a backpack or a shoulder bag.  Perhaps you should look into a roller bag, if you are not going on hikes in the woods with your gear.  I suggest the Thinktank airport line of roller bags.
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Re: Bag question
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2013, 09:17:08 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

I have and really like the Flipside 400 AW.  It's comfortable to wear with a load, and will hold the gear you list. I like the Flipside design, you can access your gear withour setting your bag on the ground.  I also have the Flipside 300 for carrying less (and I can see a Flipside 500 AW in my future if I need to travel with my 600mm lens).

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2013, 10:17:44 AM »
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.


I have a larger version of that Tamrac. It's excellent. For the days where you want to take all your gear above and a few other items I'd go a bigger than the one you list there.

I also like the Retrospective bags and I'm thinking about getting the 7 or 10 for the days where I just want to take a body, two lenses and a flash.

I personally don't like photo backpacks.
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Re: Bag question
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2013, 11:46:00 AM »
I personally don't like photo backpacks.

Regardless of my personal feelings, when carrying a 15 lb (or more) load, my back really likes two shoulder straps and a hip belt, vs. just one shoulder strap...
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Re: Bag question
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2013, 02:38:50 PM »
do you own/use a belt system for lens or accessories ?

No, I do not. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

OK... the reason I ask is Lowe pro makes good bags and belt systems.
I use their "stealth reporter D550 AW & D300 AW" by no means is the D550AW "stealth" its quite big. but what these bags do have are Loops on the L&R sides of them which allow the belt system lens, body and accessory pouches to be attached.  although they are external... it allows for overflow Items to be carried with the bag...
just a suggestion for flexibility... I use soft bags as per-job modular transport and hard cases for storage and ALL-IN jobs...
good luck... getting the right bag is a quite personal thing

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2013, 02:43:53 PM »
getting the right bag is a quite personal thing

Put another way, there's no such thing as the 'right bag' for every situation.  I suppose that's why I have more camera bags than my wife has purses...   ;)
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Re: Bag question
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2013, 03:24:19 PM »
Tried the Lowepro tool to estimate which bag I need. It told me I should get the Flipside 500 AW. Hmm...

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« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2013, 03:53:13 PM »
Tried the Lowepro tool to estimate which bag I need. It told me I should get the Flipside 500 AW. Hmm...

I've loaded the Flipside 400 AW with a gripped body, 430EX II, and either one big white zoom (70-200/2.8L IS II or 100-400L) and four black lenses (e.g. 24-105L, 16-35L II, TS-E 24L II, 100L Macro, 135L, etc.), or two big white zooms and three black lenses.
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Re: Bag question
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2013, 03:59:49 PM »
Tried the Lowepro tool to estimate which bag I need. It told me I should get the Flipside 500 AW. Hmm...

I've loaded the Flipside 400 AW with a gripped body, 430EX II, and either one big white zoom (70-200/2.8L IS II or 100-400L) and four black lenses (e.g. 24-105L, 16-35L II, TS-E 24L II, 100L Macro, 135L, etc.), or two big white zooms and three black lenses.

Ok, sounds like I'd be ok with 400 then, that's close to what I have.

Aim:

5D3 gripped
430EX
70-200 IS II
24-105
Sigma 50/1.4
Sigma 14/2.8
2x extender
Kenko tube set
Yongnuo 622 triggers
Charger
Grip battery insert
Plenty of batteries (takes about same space as one small lens)
CF and other small stuff

I also have 7D gripped, but most likely I'll sell that one.

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2013, 04:18:31 PM »
hmm whatever you pick ... then go one size bigger... lol
really...

the AWs have a neat weather poncho that deploys from beneath the bag...
it can either cover your bag or you can sit your bag on it... great for damp muckey situations..

{{{beware}}} the outside back slotted pouch... it has a zipper for cart handle to pass through and if not secure..which does creep open... you may loose small items...

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2013, 06:41:55 PM »


Regardless of my personal feelings, when carrying a 15 lb (or more) load, my back really likes two shoulder straps and a hip belt, vs. just one shoulder strap...

Hib belt great for stopping the bag swinging, terrible for screwing up your lower back, a chest strap is the way to go, weight over shoulders and chest.  My current bag lacks the chest strap but as it's great for me in every other way I'm thinking of getting a chest-strap stitched on.

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Re: Bag question
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2013, 07:06:20 PM »
Hib belt great for stopping the bag swinging, terrible for screwing up your lower back, a chest strap is the way to go, weight over shoulders and chest.

Years of backpacking experience disagree - there's a reason backpacking packs have supportive hip belts. Obviously, you should do what's best for you, but the general recommendation is to have more weight on the hips than the shoulders. 

Granted, some hip belts on camera packs are useless - the Flipside 300 is in that category.  But the 400 AW has a decently supportive hip belt (although not as good the one on the Osprey internal frame pack I use for backpacking). 
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