As for the rolling bag/backpack...let me get this straight - you have one body and one lens, you got the Kata toploader 'should you get a larger lens one day', and you're looking at a pack that holds up to 3 dSLR bodies and several lenses? Have you already bought a full-sized van and a 7-bedroom house in case you should have six kids one day?
I'd look for a smaller bag...
I like my new case, it works great, it has lots of
room to grow and has loops and such to add
external lens carriers, I checked on that.
Oh dear, yes I can see how the rolling case can
look like a bit much at this point, but I have a
long list of items I'm in the market for and
I travel as well. Well best I can.
Lesson learned (taught to me) from my
photography mentor, (Who's on his way
back to the USA and getting settled in)
a rolling backpack vs. a standard
backpack is the way to go for me. I'm 80%
disabled and carrying things a long way is
doable, but I can always appreciate the extra
In the end, I'll have a few cameras, have
A) Canon EOS 60D
B) Canon SX20IS
C) Kodak camera, (Forget the model)
D) Two Speed Lights
C) Two Tripods
D) Rain cover (Live in the tropic,
ugg rainy season is a bitch)
...one day a few more lenses and studio
equipment, etc. etc.
A) I know, ... gear does not make a great
photographer, nor great pictures, it's all
about the eye, the person and style, I got that.
I'm working on that.
B) More gear does not mean things will be
easier, I know that,
I'm planing on doing all types of photography,
studio, indoor still and fluid, micro studies,
maybe some laser photography, outdoor of
all freaking kinds, that's my fav. Party, portraits,
Video (60D for the win) astrophotography, (Can't wait for my
new Celestron 5SE to arrive, darn USPS)
I want to dip into time laps if I can,
class pictures (My kids is in NHS and public affairs, so I'm
mentoring her on that), graduation pictures, etc. etc.
I'll be on the move, that's for sure.
Oh and yup, got the house with four bedrooms LONG before
we had the kids I learned that one from my Dad, "Son, get
a man cave now, one day you'll be really glad ya did."
Oh and I drive a mini van as well, well we like to call it a sport wagon
but I know it's really just a mini van at heart. Mazda 5,