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JTPAIN

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Which Small Bag?
« on: April 10, 2012, 04:45:05 PM »
What small bag or case do you think would work for my 7D, 24-105 and 270 Speedlite?

thanks for the help!!

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Which Small Bag?
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Re: Which Small Bag?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 06:23:02 PM »
Are you looking for a true bag or a backpack?  Backpacks are much easier to carry, but I haven't found one yet that I can pack like my Lowepro shoulder bag.  You want to get it bigger than you think you need so you'll have room to grow, or at least room to operate.  I bought a Lowepro Nova 200AW when I bought my first 5DMKII and all I had was a 24-105 and a 580EXII.  I bought a smaller bag originally, but it was too small even for just that.  I have a few backpacks, but it's still my favorite for carrying everything out of the house.  It went from a body, two lenses and a flash(and accessories) to being able to handle a body, flash, seven lenses(including a 70-200 f/2.8 v2), 1.4ex and a LOT of accessories.

It's better to have a little too much room than not enough.
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Re: Which Small Bag?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 12:51:59 AM »
What small bag or case do you think would work for my 7D, 24-105 and 270 Speedlite?

thanks for the help!!

My favorite small bag is the ThinkTank Change-Up. It can be a shoulder bag or a belt pack. It's not a top-loader, though, so if you store the 7D, it would probably need to be detached. If you're wanting to store it connected to the 24-105, then I'd suggest any of the hundreds of good top-loaders, like the Tamrac Velocity series.

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Re: Which Small Bag?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 02:14:21 AM »
My choice, and a bag I love is the Domke Ruggedwear F2. I have a backpack as well, but for pretty much everything I bring my Domke bag. I bought mine through Ebay.com from the U.S. and that was less than half the price from what I would have paid in Norway. It is a bit bigger than for one camera and two lenses, but when not fully stacked it looks like a small cool bag.
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Re: Which Small Bag?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 02:36:02 AM »
Ive been waiting for a good deal on a Kata KT PL-A-17 or similar size.  I have a backpack for everything but I want a smaller bag for my camera with one extra lens/flash since I usually can predict my lens needs pretty decently but still want to bring more for that "just in case"...case.
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Re: Which Small Bag?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 02:54:12 AM »
What small bag or case do you think would work for my 7D, 24-105 and 270 Speedlite?

thanks for the help!!

I've managed to get a 7D with 24-105mm, 430EX and shoulder strap into a Crumpler 4 Million Dollar Home.  (Disclaimer: the bag got thrown in with the 5DII, so I didn't choose it.)
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Re: Which Small Bag?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 03:23:40 AM »
I don't think the exact model is still made but I like the layout of my Lowepro Off Trail 2 which is a beltpack with a shoulder strap. It's a top-loader type arrangement that holds the camera with a lens attached with lens holders either side, I normally use one side for the flash and the other for a second lens. Unless it's a nice sunny day with no flash required then it's the perfect size to double as a stubby cooler :D.

The 24-105 isn't a huge lens so I'd recommend getting something a bit bigger than you need in case you end up getting something larger like a 70-200, plus the larger size will let you keep the hood in it's normal position on the 24-105 for quicker setup.

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Re: Which Small Bag?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 04:21:07 AM »
Checkout the Domke F3X.  Fantastic bag for small gear.

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