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Dantana

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Re: Bag for 60D - what should I buy?
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2013, 02:11:42 PM »
Someone also mentioned the Lowepro bag finder. It may work in some cases, but when I entered what I wanted to put in the bag, it provided choices that would not work and omitted many that would. I found the Pro Runner 350 AW by looking through their site the old-fashioned way.
Even that's a challenge, sometimes.  Camera bags are one area where going into a brick-and-mortar shop is a great idea.  Bring your gear, put it in the bags, see what fits and what doesn't.  Try the loaded bag on for comfort. 

Online descriptions can be misleading. . . .

Excellent points.

I'll just add, for example, that the shorter length of the Lowepro bag fit me much better and was therefore more comfortable on than the larger Think Tank bag. If I were taller, I might have gotten the Think Tank bag. I also forgot to mention in my earlier post that while I found this bag on the Lowepro site, I actually bought it at my local Calumet store after loading it up and trying it on.

Great points from VC and Neuro.

I bought a Dakine photo backpack online. It looked perfect for what I needed. When it arrived, it was much bigger than I had anticipated, much heavier, and rigid in a way that meant it was always big, even when empty. It had some great features and I wanted to like it, but it was kind of a beast, at least for me.

I ended up picking up a Lowepro bag at REI where I could try it on, see how much room I had after putting my camera in it (since I only had my body and a lens with me), and try out a few non-photo things in it like water bottles, etc. I'm really happy with it (Photo Hatchback 16AW) and I have sent the other bag back.

As much as I like the convenience of ordering online, trying the bag on in store was key for me.
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Re: Bag for 60D - what should I buy?
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2013, 02:11:42 PM »

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Re: Bag for 60D - what should I buy?
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2013, 02:20:02 PM »
I only use Lowepro, got a Flipside 400 for my 5D3/14mm/35mm/70-200mm/135mm + 2 flash + batteries, chargers and small stuff, and lowepro toploader 50 (for the 5d3 with any lens but the 70-200) and a toploader 55 (for the 5d3 with 70-200), and I am very satisfied with these.
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Re: Bag for 60D - what should I buy?
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2013, 08:29:28 AM »
The LowePro belt can "release" itself and my nice new Canon took a 3 Ft drop and broke the LCD and cracked the housing.  Saw other comments in forums related to similar things that happened to others. 

Your mileage may vary, but I definitely am regretting swapping over to a LowePro belt from Black Rapid.  At least my repair will be a little cheaper because of CPS... but could have been very costly.

I actually use a police duty belt, which has a release mechanism you have to push in first before the belt can be unlocked: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035XKDYC/ref=oh_details_o03_s02_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That looks like the same buckle on the Spider Holster belt

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Re: Bag for 60D - what should I buy?
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2013, 08:29:28 AM »