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Which camera bag do you use & why?

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Jan 21, 2010 07:24 |  #46

RandyS wrote in post #9432275 (external link)
You don't say whether you got the 1:4 or the 1:2.8 70-200, but with the 1:2.8 you don't want to simply let it dangle from your neck for very long.

It's the f/4

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Sep 10, 2010 20:56 |  #47

Hi, currently own a Tenba Messenger bag (small). It houses my canon 40D with 24-105 lens. Still have room in bag for other len(s), any various other smaller accessories. Have replaced shoulder strap with Op/Tech S.0.S shoulder strap. I love the top zip for very easy quick access to camera, and the multiple carry pockets. cheers, Bill.

Bill (NZ)
Camera Gear; 40D with grip, 70-200 F2.8 L, Lowepro TopLoader Zoom 50AW, 55AW, Slik Pro 700DX Tripod, Slik The Pro Pod 618-720.

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Sep 10, 2010 21:19 |  #48

When I'm running around locally and I don't need everything, it's either the Lowepro ProRunner 300 (with Slip Lock 1N and Slip Lock 60) or my Tamrac Pro 12, depending on my situation at the moment.

If I need everything and I'm home, it's the Lowepro ProRunner 450AW.

Vacation...depends on whether I want to carry my laptop separately or not.
If I have to have the laptop with my gear, it's the Vertex 300AW.
If I don't, then I use my ProRunner 450AW as a home base bag and take my Tamrac Pro 8 for when I don't need my Bigmos with me.

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Sep 10, 2010 21:26 |  #49

So many!

7MDH for weddings
Lowepro Exchange Messenger is my daily bag
DIY target Bag When I need a bit more than the minimum
Lowepro Fastpack 200 for work although I'm thinking of swapping to a Kata 3n1-22 so if someone wants to trade?

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Sep 10, 2010 21:39 |  #50

I have 3 main bags I use, all 3 are Billingham. I have owned plenty of bags but settled on these as they are the easiest to carry I have ever used. I had a major shoulder rebuild (pins, anchors, mylar, etc...) and it is hard for me to do a lot of anything. I was using a Domke with the postal pad at the time of the surgery and it just became too uncomfortable to carry. I can carry the Billinghams all day with no soreness.

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Sep 10, 2010 23:42 |  #51

I use the Lowpro Dry Zone 200 backpack. The reason is simple. I don't drive so if it starts to rain while I'm out with the camera, I can simply put the equipment inside and zip up the waterproof Skin and I don't have to worry about the equipment getting wet, regardless how hard it rains. It's also a great backpack, it fits well, has good padding on the straps and a waist strap that actually fits my girth ;-)a And I can walk around for hours with it filled with a ton of equipment, without it bothering my shoulders.


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Location: Montreal, Canada
Sep 10, 2010 23:55 |  #52

I had a Fastpac 200 and would never buy another "backpack" again. If I have to take it off, put it down, to change lenses, then it is useless to me, other than for transport.

Currently I use a Crumpler 6MDH. I can pack a 5DII with grip and any 3 lenses I have. Depending on the mix, that can go up to 4 lenses or even 5.

Quick to change lenses on the fly, which I need for what I normally shoot.

When I need to travel and take more bumps I rely on a Lowepro ProMag2, 4/5 lenses + flash. I also have a Sliplock 60 which attaches to either bag, if needed.

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Sep 11, 2010 00:13 as a reply to  @ post 9438490 |  #53

Tenba Shootout backpack large...

Lowepro aw200 belt pack.

Slingshot 300.

Different bags for different occasions.

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Sep 11, 2010 06:14 as a reply to  @ post 9425134 |  #54

Hmmm , I just looked and Jennifer made that 1 post back on Jan 18th so 9 months ago and never came back. :rolleyes:

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Joined Mar 2009
Sep 11, 2010 07:16 |  #55

I've got a couple of bags but I use my crumpler easy weasy the most. Why? It's a half backpack so it's comfortable to carry around for ages and I don't have a lot of camera gears and can fit other stuff that i might require in the main compartment.

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Sep 11, 2010 07:44 as a reply to  @ Venno's post |  #56

I use two bags.

If I am shooting a wedding I take both my domke f-2 and my thinktank ultralight. But typically for day to day I use my Domke.

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Sep 11, 2010 08:03 |  #57

I use a Think Tank Retrospective 10. It holds all I need/have for now.

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Sep 11, 2010 08:45 |  #58

I use the right storage for what I need... some days I'm just out with the family and need something to hold a small kit, other times I want something that can go in an existing bag I have and travel with other gear, other times I want a backpack and sometimes I need to take a lot of gear and end up using Pelican cases.

.. I own a lot of bags and I use them as I need.

Soft Bags:
Crumpler 6M Dollar Home
Crumpler 7M Dollar Home
Crumpler Complete Seed Messenger bag (customized by Twin Six)
Crumpler Barney Rustler
Crumpler Bucket for Barney Rustler/Western Lawn (I shove this in the Barney or the Complete Seed which has room for the bucket and other stuff)

Kata Bumblebee 222 - Simply the best backpack anywhere

Hard Cases:
Pelican 1514 x2
Pelican 1560 x2
Pelican 1614 x1

My gear lives in the Pelican stuff, and I just pull out what I need for one off kind of thing... but often times for work some or all of the Pelican cases come with (along with the other soft bags for lighting modifiers, grip gear, etc.).

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Joined Jun 2010
Location: Calimesa, CA
Sep 11, 2010 09:03 |  #59

My Domke F-2 bought in 1980 is full. I'm going to order a Domke F-9 for a second bag.

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Joined Oct 2008
Sep 11, 2010 09:09 |  #60

Domke F-2, because it fits my gear perfectly.

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