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Jun 27, 2012 10:08 |  #1

I am looking for a shoulder bag that will accommodate the following equipment. I want the smallest bag possible that can hold my 70-200 2.8 IS mounted or 17-55 2.8 IS mounted, depending on which one I am using. I don't change lenses very much.

I have been looking at the following but am open to other ideas:
Think Tank Retrospective 10
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Think Tank Lens changer 2 or 3 (did see one video that had the camera mounted but not the 70-200)

7D - not gripped
70-200 2.8 IS mk 1
17-55 2.8 IS
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Jun 27, 2012 12:16 |  #2

I'm waiting to see what Jon recommends. I'm guessing, a Domke F2 with a different insert? I don't think that the F3X is large enough to carry that lens mounted on a camera. Bags are a delight to work out of, when you get the size right. Consider adding the Domke Postal Pad to the strap. I'm glad I did.

Think Tank Retro. Think Tank makes beautiful bags, and they're great quality. I suspect that a TT Retro 20 will do a better job with the 70-200/2.8 mounted, hood reversed. It's a deeper bag. An alternative would be a Retro 30 with the camera in horizontally...I don't think the Retro 10 is a deep enough bag to carry that lens mounted on a camera body. I can't check because I don't have your gear. I know that you want the smallest bag possible. Just wouldn't be my choice.

LowePro has just announced that the Classified series is discontinued. You may find the right bag at the right price! The Stealth Reporter bags are great too.


Lately I've been buying bags on the small side. We have had small cars for a long time. Problem is I run out of space; also, working out of a full bag allows some of them to collapse when you remove camera or lens. Then it's hard to get the camera back in.

I still have 4 Think Tank bags, and a bunch of LowePro and Domke. I'm not trying to catch up to Jon.


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Jun 27, 2012 14:14 |  #3

Thanks Dave
I will be interested to see the recommendations for the Domke F2 you mentioned. I should have said up front that I am not opposed to a horizontal setup. I did just look at the LowePro Classified 160 AW and it may work.




  
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Jun 27, 2012 14:57 |  #4

I would go for one of the Think Tanks. I have a Retrospective 20 (and the same lens) and I can easily fit this combo in it, with plenty of room to spare. I used to own a Domke F-3X, and while it did fit, it was tight and hard to buckle (the bag isn't nearly as deep).


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Jun 27, 2012 15:02 |  #5

I use a TT R20 for my gear. Holds fine, and I love it


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Jun 27, 2012 19:13 |  #6

I use a Domke F3x with one body, 70-200 f/2.8 I IS, 24-70, 580 and a PowerShot A620. Tight if the 70-200's mounted but it will close and does work.


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Jun 27, 2012 20:50 |  #7

Jon can you carry a camera body with the 70-200/2.8 mounted?


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Jun 27, 2012 21:57 as a reply to  @ 2mnycars's post |  #8

I bought this and was very happy. It is my most used camera bag.

http://www.tenba.com …er-Medium-Camera-Bag.aspx (external link)


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Jun 28, 2012 06:59 |  #9

2mnycars wrote in post #14641751 (external link)
Jon can you carry a camera body with the 70-200/2.8 mounted?

Yes. Like I said, it's tight but doable with Canon gear. No clue on Nikon stuff.


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Jun 28, 2012 07:23 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #10

I really like the Think Tank Retrospective 20. Most of the time the bag contains the 5DII /gp and 70-200 II -24-105 - 16-35 II - Extender III 2x (there is also room left for the 430EXII)

Fits with my 5DII with 70-200II & extender attached


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Jun 28, 2012 08:57 |  #11

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

Jon
While looking at the F3 you suggested, I saw a comparison you did with the F2. I like the way the camera and lens looks stored horizontally in the F2. The F2 looks a little wider but shorter. What do you think of that bag for my setup?

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Jun 28, 2012 09:22 |  #12

The F2 would give you easier access if you keep the gear in the bag all the time (including between pictures); once I arrive at the venue, my camera comes out and stays out, so I don't have to worry about ease of access for any particular component with the F3x. The F2 is plenty deep enough to handle the 70-200 vertically when it's not on the camera. I have no particular problem with lying the camera/lens on its side; I do that all the time with one body and lens in my F1x. Just the way I work I take the F3x over the F2 for a single-body solution since it's a little smaller and I don't insist on having access to anything in the bag even when everything is actually in it.


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Jun 28, 2012 16:27 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #13

Another vote for the ThinkTank Retro 20, it's by far the bag I use most. The usual gear I carry in it is my gripped 7D, 70-200, 35, 10-22, 24-105, and 430EX. Holds everything just fine and quality and construction are top-notch.


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Jun 29, 2012 07:49 |  #14

This is harder than choosing a golf bag. I think I'm going to take a trip to B&H and test drive the bags. I'll have to check and see if they will let me bring my gear in…

Thanks again




  
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Jun 29, 2012 12:56 |  #15

MrWilliams wrote in post #14648020 (external link)
This is harder than choosing a golf bag. I think I'm going to take a trip to B&H and test drive the bags. I'll have to check and see if they will let me bring my gear in…

Thanks again

choosing a bag is harder than choosing a camera. :p


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