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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 01:16:00 PM »
Look up the Think Thank Photo bags. They have a few messenger type bags at various sizes. All a very good quality. I have the Retrospective 20 bag and very happy with it.
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Re: good shoulder bag?
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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2013, 01:17:33 PM »
I've been using Lowepro Classified 160 AW Shoulder Bag for a few years now whenever I have a small kit to carry around. A very good quality bag. I carry 5DIII with 70-200 2.8IS II attached, plus flash and one more lens. Love this bag big time.
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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2013, 01:27:37 PM »
Currently, I am using a tenba small messenger bag. I put 4 lenses (28, 18-55, 55-250, 10-22), all my accessories, can put a laptop in it, hd, documents, etc. it doesn't have something to attach a tripod to though.. It is very well made, water resistant material, love the zippers and I really like the removable camera/ lens pouch. Fully convertible. I have carried/shouldered the bag almost all day and it can get to you since the weight is on one side. The top zipper is very useful to get your gear quickly and without attracting too much attention.

I have a 100D/SL1, which is a tiny dslr.. The bag makes the camera even smaller in a way. ;) for an attached bg on a 5m3 w/ 70-200. The large messenger bag should do justice. I recommend this bag.. Had it for about 4 months now and traveled to Korea with it so far. Very nice to put your documents like passports, tickets, maps, and other things in it as well. Again, we're always looking for that bag to fit our preferences so happy hunting.
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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2013, 01:34:06 PM »
I own a shite load of bags; Lowepro, Crumpler, Thinktank, Hadley, and many more... it's been a constant battle to find the perfect bag/pack...

Reminded me that I'm still looking for the "Tardis" bag – bigger on the inside than on the outside.

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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2013, 01:35:20 PM »
If you don't mind it looking like a camera bag, then I use the Lowepro Nova 200 AW as it was half the price of the other Lowepro bags. I used it in India & Nepal with 2 pro bodies, a 70-300, 50mm and 85mm, 1/2L bottle of water, spare batteries etc all day without issue. On the flight there, it's closer to about 12Kg in weight, but it never suffers, but then I did not need to lug all that around all day. For trekking, I left the lowepro behind and just used a regular backpack with neoprene covers for the lens and bodies...
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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2013, 02:08:42 PM »
At over 20 lbs-ouch!!  After a few hours I would be hurting.   For that weight gear I generally use a backpack, but that is not very convenient.   Perhaps a shoulder bag with a waist band to putthe weight on my hips?   Suggestions??

Yup I had the built-in padded waist belt on all the time I was walking around. Relative to a backback it was more in the way at times (although I could position the bag where I wanted in front, side or back for variety) but in the warm weather it didn't give me a hot sweaty back!

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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2013, 05:00:48 PM »
I own a shite load of bags; Lowepro, Crumpler, Thinktank, Hadley, and many more... it's been a constant battle to find the perfect bag/pack...

Reminded me that I'm still looking for the "Tardis" bag – bigger on the inside than on the outside.

Who makes that !  ;D

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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2013, 07:36:54 PM »
Domke, canvas, choose your color, choose your insert(s).   Been using these for decades... since the mid 1970's.  Nuff said.

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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2013, 08:04:52 PM »
I love my Domke F-2. 
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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2013, 08:13:09 PM »
Think Tank RAWKS! Pick your style. You won't be disappointed.
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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2013, 08:26:37 PM »
Think Tank Retrospective is the only way to go.
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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2013, 08:30:56 PM »
i need a shoulder bag, as small as possible but with some protection against accidental bumps.
small so it´s comfortable to carry all day. no need to advice for a backpack.... i have a few. :)

it needs to carry a 5D Mk3 with BG and 70-200mm f4 IS, another lens like the 17-40mm and a flash or two.

i have a tamrac that is nice but the 5D MK3 with BG doesn´t fit that well.

your recommendation?

I'd recommend taking the battery grip off 8)

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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2013, 10:41:02 PM »
I've got a National Geographic Medium Shoulder Bag, which will easily carry everything you've listed.  Its a fairly comfortable bag.  But being a bit bigger than some others, it isn't the most ergonomical.  This is noticeable when you pack a lot of gear into it.  But I don't think it is any better or worse than any other similar sized bag.  I've had mine for over three years and it has stood up well to a reasonable amount of abuse.

FWIW, I Recently picked up a Lowepro 15L sports backpack.  Being a backpack, it isn't as easy to work from.  (And unless you are out in the bush, you look a bit silly carrying a backpack....)  But it is much more comfortable when carry a lot of gear and tripod.  I haven't used a shoulder bag since picking it up.
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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2013, 12:24:44 AM »
I use and recommend the ThinkTank Urban Disguise 70 v2.
When I am on my way and need to carry some DIN A4 stuff extra to my 5D, gripped, 24-70; 70-200/2.8, a flash or another glass- thats my choice.

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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2013, 12:49:10 AM »
i need a shoulder bag, as small as possible but with some protection against accidental bumps.
small so it´s comfortable to carry all day. no need to advice for a backpack.... i have a few. :)

it needs to carry a 5D Mk3 with BG and 70-200mm f4 IS, another lens like the 17-40mm and a flash or two.

i have a tamrac that is nice but the 5D MK3 with BG doesn´t fit that well.

your recommendation?

Glad you posted this thread, I need the same thing, and you got more responses than I usually get!

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Re: good shoulder bag?
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2013, 12:49:10 AM »