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Bendel
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Mar 05, 2011 04:45 |  #1

I currently have a Naneu Pro U120. It's a pretty large backpack that is extremely deep because it has a laptop pocket. I'm 5'8 and 125 pounds, so it's a fairly inconvenient bag for much walking around. I used to have it loaded with a 40D, 350D, 70-200 f4, 18-55, sigma 28-70, 430 ex ii, and a Gary fong diffuser (the main big things). Move forwards a few months and I now have a 5D with a 24-70 and the 430 ex ii. Everything else is either sold or in the process of being sold (I might still keep the 70-200 if I can manage to find some money to live off of). I'm currently a college student who doesn't have much income to purchase any substantial new toys for probably the next three years. I'm also studying abroad in Australia next semester so I'm really looking to get something that will fit the gear I currently have with not much extra room and be useful for traveling.

If you've decided to not read that, I need to fit:
Gripped 5d, 24-70, 430 ex ii, and some small accessories (Possibly a 70-200 f4) in a bag that is portable and fairly small.

I've been looking at what's out there and I really like the Domke bags but I was also looking into a small backpack. I like the Lowepro Pro Runner 200 because of it's ability to strap a tripod to it, with a Domke shoulder bag I have no idea what I'll do to drag my tripod around.

So, what I've found so far, and I'm open to suggestions, include:
Lowepro Pro Runner 200
Domke F-6
Domke F-3x

Just curious what people think based on my needs. I don't have a camera store anywhere around me so I can't just go and see what I like. Kinda have to shop based on pictures which is very limiting. Any help is appreciated. Thanks


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Mar 05, 2011 08:35 |  #2

I'd go with the F3x rather than the F6. As for carrying a tripod, adding a tripod to any small bag makes it bigger and more awkward to maneuver. I prefer to carry nine separately when (99% of the time) I'm using a shoulder bag.


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Mar 05, 2011 09:02 |  #3

ThinkTank Rotation 360 (external link). Look at the videos. More money, but no other backpack lets you access without taking it off.


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Mar 05, 2011 11:03 |  #4

I have a Timbuk2 Snoop Medium Messenger. It holds a lot of stuff and has tripod straps on the bottom, but I find it too big for me becaus I don't have that much stuff to begin with. It might work for you though.

The insert is removable, so you can take it out and use it as a normal messenger bag if you want. I heard you can fit 7 shirts and 2-3pairs of jeans in it o.o




  
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Mar 05, 2011 12:54 |  #5

tvphotog wrote in post #11960374 (external link)
ThinkTank Rotation 360 (external link). Look at the videos. More money, but no other backpack lets you access without taking it off.

That's bigger than what I'm looking for, but it is an interesting idea. And I'm not sure how much it was, but more expensive is difficult right now since I'm going to Australia and everything

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I have a Timbuk2 Snoop Medium Messenger. It holds a lot of stuff and has tripod straps on the bottom, but I find it too big for me becaus I don't have that much stuff to begin with. It might work for you though.

The insert is removable, so you can take it out and use it as a normal messenger bag if you want. I heard you can fit 7 shirts and 2-3pairs of jeans in it o.o

What do you have that makes it too big? I need something that I can travel with and I might only have one body, a lens, and a flash besides some little stuff.


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