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Nov 17, 2010 14:05 |  #1

I realize I said my last post was probably going to be my last. But after looking at the Lowepro bag I currently use for my Canon Elan 7, I'm beginning to worry that it may not be big enough...at least that's my story, I thinks it's just the fact that it looks old and I want a new bag :D.

Anyway, can someone recommend an affordable shoulder bag to carry the following items:
- Canon T2i with 18-55mm lens attached
- Canon 55-250mm lens
- Canon EX420 flash
- Canon 50mm lens
- Smaller HD Video Camera
- Extra Supplies (battery, memory, cleaning, etc.)

I just went and checked my current bag to see if it looked like it would work for my new items. I think it would be perfect, it's just a little worn and tattered. It is a Lowepro Nova 4. It holds the camera in a vertical (back of camera towards top of bag with lens facing towards bottom) that takes up about 1/3 of the bag, then it has 'dividers' that can be moved and secured with velcro that divides the bag nicely into 4 more sections. A newer model identical to the Nova 4 will probably be perfect.

I think the Nova 190 AW is the new version of the Nova 4 but have heard that the newer Lowepro bags are more cheaply made than the old ones? Is the Tamrac 5603 similar?

Thanks for any and all help.

TripleB


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Nov 17, 2010 14:13 |  #2

Domke F3x will do very nicely for what you list. Move up to the F2 if you want to carry the Elan along as well.


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Nov 17, 2010 15:06 |  #3

I love my think tank retrospective 10. it holds a lot more than it looks if you want it to!


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Nov 17, 2010 15:15 |  #4

I always like the Lowepro Stealth Reporter series. Waterproof, completely zippable.


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Nov 17, 2010 17:28 |  #5

Lowepro Classified 200 AW. Holds a lot, very well made, weather proof and nicely padded.


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Nov 17, 2010 19:01 |  #6

Tamrac Pro 8 or Pro 12, depending on whether you want to carry the whole kit or not. I own both and they have worked well for me (Pro 12 was and still is my shoulder bag workhorse).


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Nov 17, 2010 23:25 |  #7

Think Tank Retrospective is a great bag, as is the Timbuk2 Snoop. Both very well made, low profile, easy to work out of and comfortable to carry. I shot out of my Timbuk2 in pouring rain for 3 hours, everything stayed nice and dry. Well except for me and my camera bodies, guess I weather tested the 5D Mk II and the 7D as well as the bag.


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Nov 17, 2010 23:30 |  #8

Thanks to the thread on the ThinkTank Retrospective 20, I bought a Retrospective 10. I run both Nikon and Canon rigs and haven't thrown the Canon stuff in it. It swallows my D7000 with the 35mm onboard, plus the 70-200 and my 11-16 along with the charger and snivel gear.

It also looks nice. I went with the ThinkTank because my business partner runs their bags and beats the tar out of them without problem. I've been really impressed.

Only downside; not loving that subtle "Made in Vietnam" text. Not for $150...


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Nov 17, 2010 23:33 |  #9

If the small video camera can fit in one of the pockets the Domke F-4AF Pro might work. I have one that carries:

Nikon D700 with 24-70 f/2.8 attached (lens down)
Nikon 70-200 F/2.8VR (really tight fit ... OTOH my 70-300VR fits with room to spare)
Nikon SB900 flash
Sekonic L558R light meter (in its case) in one of the pockets
SB600 in the other pocket
Spare batteries and CF cards

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Nov 17, 2010 23:51 |  #10

I like the Think Tank Retrospective series a lot but I would also suggest you look at some of the Domke bags. You know, if you get a fairly large Domke like the J-1 it will have lots of room for expansion and since it's a Domke it won't sit on your hip like a large, stiff box shape. It will sort of fit itself to its contents. It's hard to describe unless you are familiar with the Domke bags but many bags from other makers are constructed so that they are fairly stiff and look like they are stuffed even when they are empty.

I have several Domke bags and the J-1 is the one I take on vacation with me. It carries a pretty good amount of gear and if I exercise a little restraint I have lots of room left over for paper back books, sun glasses, and all the spare items husbands have been asking their wives to carry in their purses for them because they wouldn't fit in their pockets.


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Nov 18, 2010 00:14 |  #11

The Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Messenger Bag!


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Nov 18, 2010 07:14 |  #12

TripleB wrote in post #11301661 (external link)
Anyway, can someone recommend an affordable shoulder bag to carry the following items:
TripleB

Sorry, should have been more specific. My idea of 'affordable' is under $100. :D

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