1. Question- I need a filter for my 28mm, more like lens protector. Any suggestion? Please keep it under $30.
I am one who uses a UV filter for protection on all lenses. Don't get a cheap one, it's worse than no filter. Fortunately, your 28/1.8 uses 58mm filters, and they're not that expensive. So...how about $34? B+W 58mm MRC UV, from B&H
, with free shipping.
2. Question - I need a bag to fit my gear - like a backpack style. Any suggestion? Please keep it under $100.
I second the recommendation for Lowepro bags - I have several. Personally, I use a Flipside 400 AW - that would hold all your gear comfortably, and allow room for another lens or possibly two (because you will
). I see some on buy.com for just over $100, although most retailers sell at $165. The Flipside 300 fits your budget, and would hold all your current gear if packed tight, probably better to leave out one prime or the flash (or get a SlipLock case for the extra piece and attach it to the outside of the bag).
The thing I like about the Flipside series is that the opening is on the front of the pack, i.e. the side that rests against your back. That means extra security in an urban setting, and also with the hip belt, you can remove the shoulder straps and spin the bag to your front with the hip belt in place, giving you a platform for lens changes without neeting to remove the bag and set it on the ground, or juggle lenses in mid air.