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What's a good camera bag to carry 3 lenses, a 7D, a flash and possibly a tripod?

 
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Jan 16, 2011 21:34 |  #1

This will just be a camera bag with no other than a laptop and it must be small plus portable. I am looking for a bag to carry up to 3 lenses and a 7D, maybe a 430 flash too plus a tripod. Plus other charging cord accessories, etc. I am looking to go travel around with it. What will be a good bag? Back bag? Sling bag? Messenger bag?

I was looking at National Geographic bags, yes they look very stylish but I don't think they have much protection to protect the lenses from being hit behind. Lowepro, there are many styles but I am not sure which one is worth buying, maybe some suggestions can help. I was looking at Flipside 300/400 but I am not sure the review for it.




  
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Jan 16, 2011 21:43 |  #2

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Jan 17, 2011 03:01 as a reply to  @ muskyhunter's post |  #3

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Jan 17, 2011 03:16 |  #4

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Jan 17, 2011 03:51 |  #5

This is what I fit in a Flipside 300, the only thing missing is the 430ex II used for the photo. it's starting to get a bit heavy, the 5dm2 is gripped.

The one advantage of the Flipside is that it is smaller than the other dedicated laptop/camera bags and also less box like on your back.

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Jan 18, 2011 16:55 |  #6

I like the versatility of the Tamrac Evolution 8. Small enough to carry on a walk about around town if you're traveling. Big enough to carry what you posted. You can also convert from backpack to a sling. It holds my 60d with a 17-55 with the hood attached and I can access it from either side for quick retrieval.

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Jan 18, 2011 19:01 |  #7

For the NG bags the main weakness is the sides. The back there's padding due to the laptop compartment. Front with the flap down the flap provides some padding. Bottom has a hard padded board.

So overall it's not that bad. I personally don't think it's risky if your lens are well built ones. Both of course more padding could be nicer of course.

My other bag's a 3N1-33


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Jan 18, 2011 19:06 as a reply to  @ gotak's post |  #8

This is such a personal choice, depends on your need and desire and style along with how you will use. Personally I went with a Crumpler (the 7MDHB) due to it not looking so much like a camera bag. I have had plenty of slings and regular bags, what lenses and accessories are you packing? If you want to mount the tripod to the bag, you will narrow it down quite a bit.

In my crumpler I have a gripped 50D with the Tamron 18-270, a Speedlite 430, a Canon 70-200L f/4, Tammy 17-50, Canon 50 f/1.8, lots of batteries and chargers, cards, a flip video, filters and some manuals. It gets heavy, however it is a tank.


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Jan 20, 2011 18:44 |  #9

that's a nice bag.

what do you guys think of the national geographic bags?




  
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Jan 20, 2011 19:51 |  #10

lannes wrote in post #11656941 (external link)
This is what I fit in a Flipside 300, the only thing missing is the 430ex II used for the photo. it's starting to get a bit heavy, the 5dm2 is gripped.

The one advantage of the Flipside is that it is smaller than the other dedicated laptop/camera bags and also less box like on your back.

+1 for Flipside 300. I *love* this bag. Very petite but can hold a lot. In mine I have:

7D + Grip
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17-55mm EF-S f2.8 IS
70-200mm f2.8 IS L II
580EX II
hoods for all lenses
light meter
battery charger
4-5 filters & a bunch of other small things

Love how the bag opens from the reverse side too. Don't have to worry about someone unzipping it while I've got it on in tight crowds.


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Jan 21, 2011 06:41 |  #11

Storage wrote in post #11681529 (external link)
that's a nice bag.

what do you guys think of the national geographic bags?

They have a special look to them, which is not always to everybody taste.
The canvas finish gives them a rugged look and they have some nice features, but for me they are too expensive.

The lowepro's in comparison have similar features but at a much lower cost.


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Jan 21, 2011 13:25 |  #12

lannes wrote in post #11656941 (external link)
This is what I fit in a Flipside 300, the only thing missing is the 430ex II used for the photo. it's starting to get a bit heavy, the 5dm2 is gripped.

The one advantage of the Flipside is that it is smaller than the other dedicated laptop/camera bags and also less box like on your back.

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I have this same bag, can you please show how you manage to fit all of that in there? I apparently need more practice with my organization skills, off to play Tetris. Also, I have a gripped 5dc and feel the bag is too shallow for it. I mean, it works, but I wish is didn't protrude as much as it does.


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kukles wrote in post #11686567 (external link)
I have this same bag, can you please show how you manage to fit all of that in there? I apparently need more practice with my organization skills, off to play Tetris. Also, I have a gripped 5dc and feel the bag is too shallow for it. I mean, it works, but I wish is didn't protrude as much as it does.

My 5dm2 gripped doesn't extend past the top zip level as you can see in the photo

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Jan 22, 2011 00:02 |  #14

Storage wrote in post #11681529 (external link)
that's a nice bag.

what do you guys think of the national geographic bags?

Buy it off email if you want the NG bags. Slightly lower price. I use one and it's nice just remember that it's not fully padded but unless you are a klutz it's unlikely you'll damage anything.


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