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Mar 23, 2011 23:18 |  #1

I currently own the Canon Gadget Bag 200DG, and it's a pretty good bag. However, it's not the easiest to tote around at the Zoo/Park. Looking for some backpack recommendations under $80 or so. I don't have many preferences as far as design goes, but the ones where the gear goes in a zippered compartment on the bottom of the bag aren't my favorite. I'd like one that fits a body (currently have a T1i but may upgrade to a 7D), 2 or 3 lenses, and little nick nacks (batteries, chargers, cables, filters, etc.). Tried doing a search here, but got tired of sorting through all the threads.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Mar 23, 2011 23:20 |  #2

I understand how you feel about the backpack.
I am currently looking at shoulder bags for the same reason as you have stated. You may want to try the same.


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Mar 23, 2011 23:30 |  #3

Lowepro Flipside 300 would probably work out well for you. I like it, but with the addition of a fourth lens, I may need to get something a bit bigger or not carry everything at once.


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Mar 23, 2011 23:59 |  #4

Thanks guys. By the way, it HAS to be able to fit with my Canon 200mm f/2.8L (prime) attached, since that lens rarely comes off my camera! I do kind of like the bags with side access so I can get to the camera quickly and without having to take it off. I'm guessing the single strap ones will be best for me?


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Mar 24, 2011 10:24 |  #5

Slingshot 200 should fit what you need... Slingshot 300 definitely will
the Kata 3-n-1 series should be looked at as well


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Mar 24, 2011 11:22 as a reply to  @ SMP_Homer's post |  #6

I've fallen in love with my Tamrac Evolution 6.

If it's not enough room go to the Evolution 8.
(which adds a laptop sleeve.)

Backpack right and left shoulder sling options offered.

Lugged it around Williamsburg, VA for 3 days over my right shoulder
with a Black Rapid RS-4 over the left and was totally comfortable.
And I'm a big guy at 6'5" and over 300#.
Fits just fine.

Even had to use the rain cover and it worked just like it should.

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Mar 24, 2011 13:50 |  #7

Lowepro Flipside 300.


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Mar 24, 2011 14:51 |  #8

YARDBURNER wrote in post #12083498 (external link)
I've fallen in love with my Tamrac Evolution 6.

If it's not enough room go to the Evolution 8.
(which adds a laptop sleeve.)

Backpack right and left shoulder sling options offered.

Lugged it around Williamsburg, VA for 3 days over my right shoulder
with a Black Rapid RS-4 over the left and was totally comfortable.
And I'm a big guy at 6'5" and over 300#.
Fits just fine.

Even had to use the rain cover and it worked just like it should.

-Rob

From what I've read 200mm lens wouldn't fit into Tamrac Evolution 8
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=884582




  
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Mar 24, 2011 15:16 as a reply to  @ Andrew_WOT's post |  #9

Not sure what lens they're showing in the vid
@ tamrac.com. But it looks like a 200 zoom to me.




  
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Mar 24, 2011 15:20 |  #10

kukles wrote in post #12080964 (external link)
Lowepro Flipside 300 would probably work out well for you. I like it, but with the addition of a fourth lens, I may need to get something a bit bigger or not carry everything at once.

SMP_Homer wrote in post #12083152 (external link)
Slingshot 200 should fit what you need... Slingshot 300 definitely will
the Kata 3-n-1 series should be looked at as well

ben_r_ wrote in post #12084378 (external link)
Lowepro Flipside 300.

My vote goes to this one as well. If you get a 7D and grip it, it will be a very tight fit. I bought a Flipside 400 when I added the grip to my 7D


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Mar 24, 2011 15:34 |  #11

After looking around a bit and watching videos, it seems the single-strap/sling type may not be the best route. I don't like the idea of the bag sliding forward every time you bend down or something. Right now I'm trying to work out a deal on a Tamrac Aero Speed 75. I guess I'm going with two straps now!


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Mar 24, 2011 16:34 |  #12

JHaegs wrote in post #12085138 (external link)
After looking around a bit and watching videos, it seems the single-strap/sling type may not be the best route. I don't like the idea of the bag sliding forward every time you bend down or something. Right now I'm trying to work out a deal on a Tamrac Aero Speed 75. I guess I'm going with two straps now!

Lowepro Slings come with extra waist strap to prevent that.
http://www.youtube.com …JX2Byen1c&featu​re=related (external link)




  
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Mar 24, 2011 17:02 |  #13

Andrew_WOT wrote in post #12085546 (external link)
Lowepro Slings come with extra waist strap to prevent that.
http://www.youtube.com …JX2Byen1c&featu​re=related (external link)

Ahhhhh! Way to make it hard for me again! Haha
Thanks for the heads up, because that was the main reason I decided on the Tamrac... well, at least i have it down to 2 choices (I think). Will the Lowepro 200AW fit my gripped T1i with the 200mm prime attached?


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Mar 24, 2011 17:19 |  #14

I am able to squeeze 70-200L 2.8 IS II rotated like this
https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=3409289&po​stcount=13
Or you can play with dividers and store it angled
https://photography-on-the.net …ighlight=slings​hot+70-200




  
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Mar 24, 2011 17:28 |  #15

OK cool, thank you. My 200mm is only around 6"-6.5", so I should have no problems. I do like the rain cover and build quality of Lowepro, so I'm starting to lean that way. If you think I'm being indecisive here, you should have seen me when I was trying to decide whether or not to sell my 70-200 f4 for the 200 f2.8! Haha


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