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Feb 06, 2011 09:24 |  #1

So I've had a Tamrac Expedition 5 for a while now, and I'm looking for something a little bigger. I really like the idea of the backpack, and I like to carry most all of my photography lenses with me at all time, as I do travel alot, and need alot of options. Here is the equipment I usually carry with me at this point.

Canon 5dmkII Gripped
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24-70mm L
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And I'm hoping to carry a 135mm L aswell when I buy one of those sometime next week. I also have a ton of batteries, memory cards, and triggers and stuff that I usually carry in my bag. and perhaps occasionally, my 15.6" laptop.

So whats the best backpack for me then?


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Feb 06, 2011 09:32 |  #2

my dryzone200 could carry all that, but no place for a laptop.
So, if you're only asking which bag to take on a short expedition, dryzone I'd recommend.
if you're looking for something for travel or storage - i've no suggestions


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Feb 06, 2011 09:49 |  #3

And its built well?
I've been eying the Vertex 200AW


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Feb 06, 2011 09:52 as a reply to  @ ZSutton's post |  #4

if you ever want a roller....Lowepro proroller 200!!! ;)




  
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Feb 06, 2011 09:54 |  #5

lowepro prorunner 350AW
or 450AW


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Feb 06, 2011 10:20 |  #6

MCAsan wrote in post #11787533 (external link)
if you ever want a roller....Lowepro proroller 200!!! ;)

I've got one; LOVE it.


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Feb 06, 2011 10:21 |  #7

Sam6644 wrote in post #11787544 (external link)
lowepro prorunner 350AW


I've got x350AW - It can be a backpack or a roller. LOVE it.


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Feb 06, 2011 10:26 |  #8

ZSutton wrote in post #11787521 (external link)
And its built well?
I've been eying the Vertex 200AW

yes, extremely well built.
Beware of the T-Zip though. Some folks don't like it because it takes "more than ordinary effort" to zip it close. But, I've only had the use the feature once or twice, while out, and it began to rain. Stuffed everything inside, closed the TZip, and walked back to car w/o an umbrella. I was drenched, but inside equipment dry as a bone. (Even put my wife's camera in the bag during one downpour...)
Heck, the bag is designed to be submerged without water getting in (30 feet?).
I bought it precisely because the first time I was caught in a torando by the LI Sound, I had a regular camera bag, but my camera still got soaked, and 2 lenses. Lenses dried out nicely on the stove top... camera didn't. Had to send for repair.
Happens ofter enough since over the last 2 years my wife and I have made a photowalk every single sunday, rain or shine...just because... :)

the adjustable back plate was a fantastic idea. I can adjust the bag for carrying comfort based on the weight inside, and how the weight causes the pack to lay its torque either on my shoulders or waist.

For the Roller, I do have a LowePro as well. Only, i really use that for storage, and when going on vacations so I can store all my lenses and camera with a lock in one spot. (Still take the Dryzone when I go out, though, even when on vacation). Yes, the 300x can take a laptop, and the inner case separates from the roller portion if desired so you could carry as a backpack. But, the 300x would be overkill? maybe something smaller? [Unless you're planning to add more later, then, in that case, get the bigger one now and the smaller one wouldn't have to be sold later.]


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Feb 06, 2011 12:20 as a reply to  @ mikewinburn's post |  #9

I've just recently received my F-Stop Loka backpack to replace my Tamrac Expedition 7, and so far I'm very pleased with it. I wanted a better backpack for hiking and skiing that could carry all of my camera gear as well as clothes, food, water, etc. You would need the medium or large ICU for that amount of gear, and they also have larger backpacks. Have only been using it to carry some camera gear, lunch, and supplies for work so far, but it is by far the best camera backpack that I have found for my needs.




  
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Feb 06, 2011 12:26 |  #10

i've heard great things about the newest kata bumblebee


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Feb 06, 2011 13:02 |  #11

my recommendation: There is no one perfect bag. Never has been, never will be.

Maybe that's why I have about 10 bags, holsters, etc.
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Feb 06, 2011 13:15 |  #12

I can't imagine carrying all that on my back. I usually travel with my Airport International loaded and take a collapsed bag or 2 in my check in luggage. That way I can always split the gear up and carry what I really need for one event and not another. I know the TT's have a bag that would be great for all that gear, but you're talking 40 pounds easily and that's hard on anyone's back.


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Feb 06, 2011 13:25 |  #13

I have a Tamrac Expedition 8 which holds most of my stuff for transport. Then some smaller bags to take along whatever I want for a hike.


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Feb 06, 2011 14:17 |  #14

I just use the amazon one. It's great




  
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