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Nov 13, 2010 14:38 |  #1

Hi Everyone

I'm buying my first DSLR in the next couple days, I live in Egypt and i'm going to USA for a vacation so i'm gonna order it online so i have it when i arrive there.

I almost figured out everything i need except the bag, i need two bags one that holds the camera body with a lens only, and a big one for the all the gear and a laptop for travel.

REMEMBER that i live in Egypt, so i have to get it right from the first time.

Now, This is the gear i'm initially buying:

Canon EOS Rebel T2i

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Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM Autofocus Lens

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Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Control

Canon LP-E8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

Hoya 72mm Ultraviolet UV(0) Haze Multicoated Filter

off course i'll add stuff later but this is what my budget can get for now.

and i have 14" Sony vaio laptop with charger.

Now i set my eyes on this bag as a zoom holster case and i think it fits what i need:

Case Logic SLRC-201 SLR Zoom Holster

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But the problem arise with the back-bag, i cannot decide, my search so far landed me to these bags:

Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera/Laptop Backpack

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Kata D-3N1-33 3 in 1 Sling Backpack, Large

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Lowepro Fastpack 250 Backpack

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Also i see people here highly recommending the Think Tank bags, but i don't have anyone in particular in mind.

I need the bag to hold all the gear i mentioned above plus the laptop and other small stuff if possible, i need it to be slim and light so i can carry it with me travelling through cities and airports.

Also is the side-entry that important ?

Sorry if i over explained, but i wanted you to have the full picture, your recommendation will be a great help to me, also any recommendations or comments on the camera and the gear will be more than welcome as i didn't buy anything yet.



  
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Nov 13, 2010 14:51 |  #2

I would change the lens line up around a little bit. I would grab an 18-55 IS instead of the 18-200 and pick up a 50mm 1.8 as well.


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Nov 13, 2010 17:19 as a reply to  @ 35mmNewbie's post |  #3

Where in the USA will you be? In New York City, consider B&H, 17th street camera or Adorama, all of which are great suppliers.

Your 18-200mm duplicates the 75-300mm lens. The 75-300mm is not a very good lens anyway.


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Nov 13, 2010 17:43 |  #4

35mmNewbie wrote in post #11278092 (external link)
I would change the lens line up around a little bit. I would grab an 18-55 IS instead of the 18-200 and pick up a 50mm 1.8 as well.

Good suggestion, but I would also add the EF-S 55-250 IS instead of the 75-300.


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Nov 13, 2010 18:27 |  #5

nw51ca wrote in post #11278788 (external link)
Good suggestion, but I would also add the EF-S 55-250 IS instead of the 75-300.

Heh, I love my 75-300...during the day that is.


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Nov 13, 2010 18:57 |  #6

ok guys i got your point and i will change the lenses, however lets concentrate on the bag, it's my main problem :D




  
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Nov 13, 2010 19:02 |  #7

Lowepro Fastpack 250 Backpack


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Nov 13, 2010 19:46 |  #8

35mmNewbie wrote in post #11279130 (external link)
Lowepro Fastpack 250 Backpack

+1 on the Lowepro.

Also like everyone else said about the lens...

Get the 18-55mm and then maybe the 55-250mm... That way you are pretty much covered for not too much $$.


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Nov 13, 2010 21:03 |  #9

I second the Lowepro Fastpack 250 Backpack; you really do not have a whole lot of camera equipment there, you should have plenty of room.


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Nov 13, 2010 21:07 |  #10

That 75-300mm is crap.
Seriously. get the 18-55 and the 55-250

WAYYYYYYYY BETTER!

Oh. And the lowerpro fastpack.
Great bag.
Another great option is the domke f-6 or f-3x


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Nov 13, 2010 22:48 |  #11

RPCrowe wrote in post #11278679 (external link)
Where in the USA will you be? In New York City, consider B&H, 17th street camera or Adorama, all of which are great suppliers.

Your 18-200mm duplicates the 75-300mm lens. The 75-300mm is not a very good lens anyway.

My choice is B&H, followed by Adorama. Adorama pressures you more. I would not consider 17th St. Photo.


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Nov 14, 2010 05:32 |  #12

i'm going to buy the 18-200 alone for a while because i want an all-in-one lens, i'm moving a lot inside the city and i don't want to keep changing the lenses, in a year or something i'll consider buying two more lenses one for the super zoom and another for the super wide.




  
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Nov 14, 2010 11:11 as a reply to  @ odeeb's post |  #13

I have the Lowepro Fastpack 250. It's a great bag. It can get a bit heavy with a laptop + your gear, but the shoulder straps are pretty comfortable. The side access is also very nice when you need to get to your camera quickly. The top portion of the bag can hold a ton of stuff. I've stored a changed of clothes plus my laptop accessories in the top portion of the bag. Another plus is that the camera portion is very well padded. If you're going to be traveling and getting jostled about, this bag will keep your equipment safe.

The only thing I wished it had is a tripod holder. Otherwise, I highly recommend it.

I noticed that you're looking at the Canon RC-6 remote. I tried one of these at the local store and it's very limiting. Since it's an IR remote, you have to be facing the camera to fire it. I highly recommend a Phottix remote www.phottix.com (external link). I have the Cleon II and it's fantastic (I believe it works with the T2i); great range and you don't have to be facing the camera.

Second everyone's regarding the lenses. 18-55 and 55-250 lens combo is really the way to go.


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