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Mona

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Hello!

In autumn I ordered an Fstop backpack, containing an internal storage box. This backpack is great for one to two days hiking. But the problem is to get access to the camera, if you need it immediatly.
I will have to look for another backpack with an fast release on the side, sized about 25-30 liters.
It has to contain a Canon 5DMkIII (with grip if possible), 100-400mm L, (or 70-200mm 2.8 II). One 100mm 2.8 Macro, 50mm 1.4 and a 18-35mm 1.8 lens. No notebook. Place for some food and drinks and clothes. good carrying comfort needed.

Price: Not above 500$.

Who can help me?

Mona

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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 09:39:29 AM »
Have you tried looking at the LowePro web-site one of the Fastpack bags?
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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 09:53:08 AM »
Have you thought about a BlackRapid Sport sling?

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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 10:07:25 AM »
There's also the new f-stop Kenti, with quick access ports on both sides.  I've been eyeing that model myself.

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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 10:09:43 AM »
I use an Aarn bodypack with regular photopockets. Everything I need is right in front of me. I don't have to take it off to access my camera and lenses. A 5D3 with LBracket is a tight fit in the Regular pockets. Leaves the backpack for the food/clothes/sleeping bag/tent etc.

http://www.aarnusa.com/  and http://www.aarnpacks.com/

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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2014, 11:03:30 AM »
Hello!

In autumn I ordered an Fstop backpack, containing an internal storage box. This backpack is great for one to two days hiking. But the problem is to get access to the camera, if you need it immediatly.
I will have to look for another backpack with an fast release on the side, sized about 25-30 liters.
It has to contain a Canon 5DMkIII (with grip if possible), 100-400mm L, (or 70-200mm 2.8 II). One 100mm 2.8 Macro, 50mm 1.4 and a 18-35mm 1.8 lens. No notebook. Place for some food and drinks and clothes. good carrying comfort needed.

Price: Not above 500$.

Who can help me?

Mona

Dear Mona.
I love my KATA 3in1-30 Backpack/ Slingpack, that can open the camera with lens on the Sides and on the top.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/562235-REG/Kata_KT_D_3N1_30_3_in_1_Sling.html

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001BP1YEE/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=37354145705&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=479189173320839208&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_6f1w4yrrtf_b

Good Luck
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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2014, 11:07:36 AM »
I agree. I have one. I can put 5D3 + 70-200 2.8L II, 24-70 II, 16-35, 50, and a flash by using the side pockets and top pocket.


There's also the new f-stop Kenti, with quick access ports on both sides.  I've been eyeing that model myself.
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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2014, 11:42:47 AM »
Mind Shift Gear - there is a waist level container spins around front so you can access it without taking off your pack.

http://www.mindshiftgear.com/

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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2014, 12:52:39 PM »
For serious trekking, I use the f-stop Loka but I have a Thinktank holster hanging from the shoulder straps and put the waist belt from the backpack through the belt loop on the holster.  That way, the camera is always there to grab and use and, with a zip, is protected from dirt and rain.  It is not ideal, but pretty reasonable.  I still need to take the pack off to change lenses but I'd think that would be the case for any setup (unless you have multiple bodies hanging in front of you.

Here's a crop from a larger pic showing what I mean.  Pardon the quality, but it is from a P&S jpeg and just to give you an idea.
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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014, 03:13:58 PM »
Have you tried looking at the LowePro web-site one of the Fastpack bags?

Yes, I did, but the bigger ones do not have an side release. And the backpacks with an side release are to small or the carrying comfort is not good

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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2014, 03:16:47 PM »
I use an Aarn bodypack with regular photopockets. Everything I need is right in front of me. I don't have to take it off to access my camera and lenses. A 5D3 with LBracket is a tight fit in the Regular pockets. Leaves the backpack for the food/clothes/sleeping bag/tent etc.

http://www.aarnusa.com/  and http://www.aarnpacks.com/

How good is the comfort, if you have to go straight upwards or have an little climb to do?

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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2014, 03:32:54 PM »
Mind Shift Gear - there is a waist level container spins around front so you can access it without taking off your pack.

http://www.mindshiftgear.com/

That has to be one of the neatest bags I've seen in a while! would be perfect for my hikes!  Thanks for sharing~  now I have to get that..
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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2014, 03:47:12 PM »
Mind Shift Gear - there is a waist level container spins around front so you can access it without taking off your pack.

http://www.mindshiftgear.com/

Looks good. But I will not spend 500€ for it in Italy.

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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2014, 07:02:22 PM »
I think I like the f-stop

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Re: Need Advice: Looking for an backpack with an fast release on the side
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2014, 11:57:35 AM »
Have a look at the photo-backpacks from EVOC. I own the 26l version myself, which really works great with the fast release on the side. With little exercise you can have access to the camera with one hand even without getting out of the shoulder slings.
http://www.evocsports.com/de/photo/