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Nov 22, 2012 19:38 |  #1

In anticipation for my planned purchase of a 200L 2.0, what's a reasonably priced bag that can handle it with a gripped 5D3? I will be spending a ton of money for this lens and I don't plan on spending ton on a bag as this will only be used for casual use (I probably will be using this lens less than 5 times a year anyway).

Also, can a Markins Q3 handle the load of the above mentioned system? Thanks all!




  
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Nov 22, 2012 23:18 |  #2

I've been doing research and people seem to recommend the Think Tank Taxi Glass.


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Nov 23, 2012 02:57 |  #3

I think the Kiboko 22L is a nice bag that can fit a few extra lenses and accessories but it might be more than you want to spend.




  
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Nov 23, 2012 17:21 as a reply to  @ cdang's post |  #4

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …3_LL300_II_Long​_Lens.html (external link)


Me... I use a slightly older version of this for the 300 2.8. Also when I use the 200 1.8 I'll stick it in there too (after removing the 300).

Really nice case.......

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Nov 23, 2012 17:37 |  #5

I used my Kinesis long lens bag. Loved it. Sold the lens when I realized it wasn't worth the money or weight in light of the then new 70-200.




  
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Nov 25, 2012 03:04 |  #6

P51Mstg wrote in post #15280759 (external link)
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …3_LL300_II_Long​_Lens.html (external link)


Me... I use a slightly older version of this for the 300 2.8. Also when I use the 200 1.8 I'll stick it in there too (after removing the 300).

Really nice case.......

Mark H
PS: If you would, maybe you can explain to me why people would buy a $6000 lens and then put it in the cheapest piece of crap bag they can find. When I collected registered machineguns, guys would buy a $14,000 gun and then put low quality corrosive ammo through it. Go figure..... I'm assuming you aren't one of them.....

$150 is pretty reasonable. With regards to your question, I'm not willing to spend $400 for a bag no matter how good it is. $150 is just about right for what I need for. I already have so many bags and I will never, ever buy a bag that costs a fortune. Most of these bags are made in China and they are probably spending $20-30 to manufacture these.




  
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Nov 25, 2012 08:22 as a reply to  @ 545iBMW's post |  #7

I have to agree, I don't see the $400 for a bag. It amazes me that (I think it was Think Tank but I don't see it on their site) made a $500 soft bag for lightstands etc that was the size of a footlocker. On the other side there was a Pelican case that was the same size and cost about 1/2 as much (I'm sure it weighed as much as a truck too).....

On the other end, decent bags are useful and last until you are sick of them. I'm had most of my bags 4 or 5 years and will be using them for a few more. On the other end, laptop bags are marked up horribly and I bought a $21 one from China on eBay, functioned about 2 years before it started coming apart. Same one Walmart sells for $50, so I bought another one (from China) and when its worn out, time for a new laptop. The grandkids usually don't need the computer bag.....

BTW I've also found if you are not in a hurry, the for sale forum here or eBay works wonders. Amazing how many people buy bags and never really use them and then sell them for 1/2 or more off to get another bag they aren't going to use either.....

Best wishes and enjoy the 200 2.0. I've got the 200 1.8 and for those who think that ANYTHING can come close, they are mistaken. Super lens...

Mark H


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Nov 25, 2012 14:49 |  #8

P51Mstg wrote in post #15286329 (external link)
I have to agree, I don't see the $400 for a bag. It amazes me that (I think it was Think Tank but I don't see it on their site) made a $500 soft bag for lightstands etc that was the size of a footlocker. On the other side there was a Pelican case that was the same size and cost about 1/2 as much (I'm sure it weighed as much as a truck too).....

On the other end, decent bags are useful and last until you are sick of them. I'm had most of my bags 4 or 5 years and will be using them for a few more. On the other end, laptop bags are marked up horribly and I bought a $21 one from China on eBay, functioned about 2 years before it started coming apart. Same one Walmart sells for $50, so I bought another one (from China) and when its worn out, time for a new laptop. The grandkids usually don't need the computer bag.....

BTW I've also found if you are not in a hurry, the for sale forum here or eBay works wonders. Amazing how many people buy bags and never really use them and then sell them for 1/2 or more off to get another bag they aren't going to use either.....

Best wishes and enjoy the 200 2.0. I've got the 200 1.8 and for those who think that ANYTHING can come close, they are mistaken. Super lens...

Mark H

Thanks Mark. I was considering the 200 1.8 and there's a couple on ebay right now but since I shoot families/friends mostly indoors, I would prefer something with IS...

There was a 2.0 posted on FM today and it was reasonably priced at $4750. I was ready to bite but the date code is part of the affected units that need fixing.

Time to wait.




  
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Nov 25, 2012 18:32 |  #9

As mentioned earlier the Think Tank Glass Taxi (external link) would also be a good option to consider.


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Nov 25, 2012 18:39 |  #10

545iBMW wrote in post #15287648 (external link)
Thanks Mark. I was considering the 200 1.8 and there's a couple on ebay right now but since I shoot families/friends mostly indoors, I would prefer something with IS...

There was a 2.0 posted on FM today and it was reasonably priced at $4750. I was ready to bite but the date code is part of the affected units that need fixing.

Time to wait.

Would you mind expanding on your statement above. Where can I get info on the affected units that need fixing?




  
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Nov 25, 2012 18:54 |  #11

MDJAK wrote in post #15288527 (external link)
Would you mind expanding on your statement above. Where can I get info on the affected units that need fixing?

When paired with a 5D3 some units had excessive IS noise. See Canon's advisory below
http://www.usa.canon.c​om …80532d6b&WT.mc_​id=C126149 (external link)


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Nov 25, 2012 18:57 |  #12

Thank you.




  
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Nov 25, 2012 19:27 |  #13

LPMM wrote in post #15288596 (external link)
When paired with a 5D3 some units had excessive IS noise. See Canon's advisory below
http://www.usa.canon.c​om …80532d6b&WT.mc_​id=C126149 (external link)

Are there any 200's that don't need the fix for the 5D III? I don't think I have ever seen one where the fifth/sixth digits aren't 00, 01, or 02. Maybe the newest of the new I suppose.


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Nov 25, 2012 20:09 |  #14

rdalrt wrote in post #15288711 (external link)
Are there any 200's that don't need the fix for the 5D III? I don't think I have ever seen one where the fifth/sixth digits aren't 00, 01, or 02. Maybe the newest of the new I suppose.

I was wondering the same thing too.
Cheapest I've seen for BN 200 2.0 is $5,699. If I don't find one by end of this year, I will just buy a new one.




  
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Nov 27, 2012 04:20 |  #15

LPMM wrote in post #15288486 (external link)
As mentioned earlier the Think Tank Glass Taxi (external link) would also be a good option to consider.

+ fits 1DsII + 200mm f/1.8 with hood on ready to shoot


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