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Sep 12, 2012 15:00 |  #1

I am looking for a new messenger style bag that can accommodate a gripped 40D and 2-3 additional lenses. I would like something small and lightweight and it need to be able to accommodate the 40D with either a 70-200 f4L or 100m f2.8 mounted.

I previously had an old 6mdh but found it would not accommodate the 40d with grip. I would like to keep the price under $100 if possible.

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Sep 12, 2012 15:11 |  #2

Does it have to be a messenger bag? I've just got this, which takes any combo of lenses I have attached to a 1ds2

http://www.amazon.co.u​k …TF8&qid=1347480​745&sr=8-9 (external link)

For not much more money, lens holders can be added to the outside of the bag, which also means they can be removed if you want to travel light!


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Sep 12, 2012 16:08 |  #3

That is a nice option and if I just want 1 lens along it would be perfect. Now another bag to buy for when I want to travel light. :-)

I would prefer a messenger bag if I am carrying multiple lenses bags on waist belts tend are not nearly as comfortable for me and I am tired of backpack style bags.


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Sep 12, 2012 16:19 |  #4

Above $100 but the Think Tank Retrospective 20 is a popular choice and can hold the 40D + grip + 70-200 + extra lenses.


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Sep 12, 2012 22:08 |  #5

@cdo221 thanks for the recommendation, I found one at the local camera shop and ended up picking one up. Over my price range but its really obvious that its built to last and hopefully will last me for years.


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Sep 13, 2012 00:05 as a reply to  @ mrfixitx's post |  #6

I have one of these - Vanguard Up-Rise 33. Cost me around 100 AUD a few years back. Great bag.

http://www.vanguardwor​ld.com.au …deo/detail-1-1-4-433.html (external link)


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Sep 13, 2012 12:06 |  #7

Glad to hear I could help.

Durability wise, Think Tank gear is great, their stuff is built to last. I read somewhere before that they believe that photographers generally replace their bag every 5-10 years and they build their bags with that in mind for the professional photographer (who might put their bag through more abuse).

I personally use a Retrospective 30 (next size up from the 20) - about a year old now. It's my main bag and I regularly put 1-2 bodies and 3-4 lenses in there. There are no signs of fraying, discoloration, or any other signs of use (aside from lint and such getting stuck in the velcro). Though it might get replaced by a Lowepro Pro Messenger I've been eying, but not because of any build quality issues - just some cool features I thought might be useful on the Lowepro.

Think Tank has a good warranty policy and customer service too, should you ever need it.


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Sep 13, 2012 14:38 |  #8

Think TAnk makes great bags. I have had a bunch.
I had a Retro 10; don't now.
I don't like the raincover on the bag. I found it hard to put on, and once on I couldn't shoot. I still have 4 TT bags. They are great quality, but the Retro didn't suit the way I shoot when the weather is bad. YMMV
Bought a Billingham Hadley Pro. Mine cost less than a Think Tank Retro bag where I live, in Toronto Canada. It's waterproof; no raincover. Downside? It doesn't carry a dslr with grip very well. I do it anyway...


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