Just looking for some advice / opinion since the local shops don't have a huge selection to try. When I trek, I use a Loka from F-Stop. When I travel, I use a Retrospective 7.
This weekend, I am flying to my Grandson's birthday party. I have picked the following to bring along:
-5diii with 24-105
-Cards, batteries, charger, etc.
My dilemma, how to carry? My Loka is great when out on the trail, and I've used it for photo trips working out of a car but not when I am at a birthday party. Right now I have the extra lenses and flash in my Retrospective and the camera in a Crumpler (I think 3 million dollar). Then I've put both of these into a carry-on legal duffel bag which, along with my small overniter, allows me not to check luggage.
So, I am thinking about another backpack (I have Kata 3n1 from my crop camera days that is too small for my present gear, have an old Slingshot from a much smaller camera and gear) for these kind of times. I have read reviews on the Gura Gear lineup, a friend has a Lowepro Rover AW, and I've looked online at the Thinktank lineup. I know everyone has different needs and tastes, but I'd appreciate opinions.