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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2013, 01:46:58 AM »
With all that gear I would recommend Gura gear bataflae 26l, used it myself not to long ago on a trip to Thailand and I was very pleased with it.

http://www.guragear.com/bataflae-26l-black/

Have the Gura Gear Kiboko, great for carrying but awkward for shooting.  Need to stop, take it off, ...by I have lost the shoot.

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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2013, 01:49:30 AM »

What I find really great about this bag is that it has forced me to rethink the gear I take with me. 

It forces me to think about the gear I *need* for the trip & take only that.

I tend to think I'll need everything so I often take everything and the I get a full and heavy backpack.  I want to avoid this trip.

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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2013, 07:42:39 AM »
i use for slightly less gear (600D ungripped with 24-105, 40, 85 1.8, 2 lensbabies, sigma 150, 580xII, cullmann nanomax 200T and batteries, cpl and stuff) a Lowepro Stealth Reporter 300AW, and it just fits.
This bag is all fine and even has a built-in raincoat ;)
Did many walks with it, also in the mountains. if this is my only pack, i tend to replace 1-2 lenses with snacks or so ;)
Although, fully loaded it is already quite heavy...

For your gear, id get the 400 or even 550 version.
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2013, 08:47:15 AM »
You mention big telephotos for wildlife, but none of the lenses you list really qualifies as one.  Are you taking a 600L or even a 300/2.8?  If so, then a GuraGear or TTP bag is easily your best/only option.  For the lenses you mention, though, they should fit in a TTP Streetwalker Pro.

I took one of these to Italy recently and fit the following.
5D3 with 70-200/2.8 II attached
580 EX flash
TS-E 17
TS-E 24 II
8-15 fisheye
100L macro
24-105
2x extender

On wildlife trips I take my TTP Airport Accelerator.  I take the 16-35 instead of the TS-E 17 and add
MP-E 65
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2013, 09:07:23 AM »
When you want to be inconspicuous, there's a lot to be said for not getting a camera bag, even one of the stealth models.

Instead, go to the local college bookstore and find something you can live with. On the way home, stop at the first patch of gravel / mud / whatever you come across, toss the bag in the muck, drive over it once or twice (make sure it's empty!), and be sure to use a generous (but not excessive) amount of bleach when you wash it when you get home.

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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2013, 09:55:54 AM »
I can also recommend the Domke f-2 rugged ware (or whatever the wax finish is called...). great bag. less padding then most but great for when the extra protection is not needed.

I know you want a shoulder bag, but the Gura gear bataflae 32l is also a fantastic bag.

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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2013, 09:58:50 AM »
(yes I will sell unused bags)

Lie to yourself all you want, just not to us.

You ain't sellin nutthin :P None of us do.  Once you're a member, always a member.
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2013, 10:09:12 AM »
(yes I will sell unused bags)

Lie to yourself all you want, just not to us.

You ain't sellin nutthin :P None of us do.  Once you're a member, always a member.

Not true.  I sold a Lowepro Primus AW bag that I was no longer using.  Of course, that might have had something to do with the fact that it was nearly impossible to get the 7D in/out of the quick-access side opening (the main flap was fine), even without the grip on the body...and now I can't remove the grip from my current body at all.   ;)
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2013, 10:27:46 AM »
Buy an insert, such as a domke or mountainsmith and stick it in practically anything.

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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2013, 10:35:19 AM »
As described in another thread, I had my big gear packed and then thought this is ridiculous and went out and bought a Powershot SX50. Less than a week later, I have just arrived in Kuala Lumpur having taken some bird photos in Singapore with my entire camera kit in one hand and having taken two flights with cabin luggage only.  Free yourself from gear slavery!
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2013, 10:37:01 AM »
(yes I will sell unused bags)

Lie to yourself all you want, just not to us.

You ain't sellin nutthin :P None of us do.  Once you're a member, always a member.

Not true.  I sold a Lowepro Primus AW bag that I was no longer using.  Of course, that might have had something to do with the fact that it was nearly impossible to get the 7D in/out of the quick-access side opening (the main flap was fine), even without the grip on the body...and now I can't remove the grip from my current body at all.   ;)

Let's put this in context:
Above and beyond the 'homes' for your more expensive things, how many bags do you own neuro ;)
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2013, 10:43:52 AM »
Let's put this in context:
Above and beyond the 'homes' for your more expensive things, how many bags do you own neuro ;)

Not that many.  Really.

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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2013, 11:21:07 AM »
Buy an insert, such as a domke or mountainsmith and stick it in practically anything.

Or the actual bag, and use the insert alone when the situation calls for it
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2013, 12:10:27 PM »
Hi,
I just came back from 2,5 weeks of holiday in Thailand and Philippines. I also took quite a bit of equipment with me, but ended in just using my 550D (my only DSLR) and the Sigma 18-125 on it. Once I put my 400mm on it, but only once. I never used the external flash, but used the internal once or twice for a nice night portrait.
In the end I just always had the camera, the additional 400mm lens in a normal backback. The lens in a plastic bag to protect it from sand and the camera in a small camera bag from Lowepro where camera + sigma lens fit into.
That's it. Didn't use my macro, didn't use the portrait lens, nothing.
What I did use was my Gorillapod though.
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2013, 03:14:15 AM »
Let's put this in context:
Above and beyond the 'homes' for your more expensive things, how many bags do you own neuro ;)

Not that many.  Really.



Why am I not surprised, lol!
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Re: Bag while I am a "tourist"
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2013, 03:14:15 AM »