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Any other college students around here?

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Mar 10, 2013 03:54 |  #1

So, I'm taking digital photography next term. I have a bag now but it's pretty tiny and I'd have to take my bag+giant school tote with all my stuff... which is a lot to carry around. Does anyone have any rec's for a good camera bag that can deal with rain (I live in Oregon- we gots rain) and has enough room for camera, lens, AND your regular college supplies (laptop/tablet, notebooks, books, pencil case, phone, ipod, etc) without breaking the bank?

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Mar 10, 2013 04:08 |  #2

Take a look at thinktank bags that hold a laptop, my Retrospective 50 and Streetwalker both ahve room set aside for pens and pencils, tuck a notebook in with the laptop and you're set. Both came with rain covers to handle the downpours

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Mar 10, 2013 06:40 |  #3

i use an off brand camera insert i got in hongkong for around 10 USD inside my The North Face backpack. the insert is similar to the f-stop inserts.

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Mar 10, 2013 09:07 |  #4

Be sure to see if your student discount can be used. ThinkTank for example gives us students 30% off their prices :D

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Mar 10, 2013 16:36 as a reply to  @ vsg28's post |  #5

Gee I never took books to class 30+ years ago, I figured they didn't even use books now....

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Mar 10, 2013 18:38 |  #6

If you're a student and on a budget, I don't really see a reason to buy a photo backpack. Just find yourself a good bag for your kit. When shooting for assignments, are you really going to want to lug around a full backpack if you don't need to? Also, depending on what you're studying and how many classes you're taking a day, almost none of the bags will be big enough to fit all of your camera gear, laptop, and books. The books are the real deal-breaker as some classes may require 2 or more books and a notebook.

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Mar 10, 2013 19:13 |  #7

Use your current backpack for school needs and a dedicated shoulder/messenger bag for the camera. When I tried to take a photo class in college I just needed the body and one attached lens. You don't really need much else. Why not just put a strap on the camera and wear it around your neck or cross body. That way it is readily available to shoot? Portland rain can but battled with a plastic bag.

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