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How do you carry your 70-200 2.8?

 
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May 01, 2016 19:07 |  #1

I have spent hours rearranging my bags to fit my 7dmk2 with 16-35 attatched and 70-200mm 2.8 next to it. The problem I am having is with the height of my 70-200; it is a bit over 8" tall, so I need a bag with an interior height of 9".

Of the several bags I own, the only two bags I can fit my camera lens combo are in my Canon 200DG and my Ruggard Legion 65 messenger bag.

Problem is I find my 200DG bag too boxy and my Ruggard 65 too big.

I own a small backpack (Tamrac Expedition 5) in which everything fits well as well, but I am looking for a slim profile (non boxy) shoulder bag, or a messenger style bag that won't be too tall.




  
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May 01, 2016 19:28 |  #2

I use my Crumpler 7 million dollar home. 7D w/ 70-200 2.8L IS mounted in the center, 24-70 f/2.8 on one side, 100 2.8L and 430EXII in other side. I can swap the 24-70 and 70-200 mounted in the center as needed.


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May 01, 2016 19:57 |  #3

...that's an easy fix, bhphoto.com! :-)

search for camera bag inserts and turn any bag into a camera bag!




  
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May 01, 2016 19:58 |  #4

Honestly, I have a separate bag for Bertha. I don't even know where I got the bag, just that I had it, and so she has her own special spot.


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May 02, 2016 04:24 |  #5

I always walk around with two camerabags.

My 1D3 with 70-200 F/2.8 and reversed lenshood goes into a LowePro Toploader 75 AW.

My 7D with 18-200 EF-S IS goes into a LowePro Toploader zoom 55 AW.
At the bottom of the LowePro 55 I have a Sigma 17-50 F/2.8 vc.
Pressed to the side I have a Canon 50mm F/1.4 which results in a tightly filled LowePro 55.
When in a hurry I can barely zip it up.

My other lenses and accessoires go in a regular backpack.
Most of the time that backpack stays in the car.


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May 02, 2016 05:36 |  #6

Just get a Thinktank and be done with it. I have the 50 and it will hold all of my gear and then some. If the 50 is too big get a 30. I keep the 70-200 mounted in the middle, 50mm, 85mm, 16-30 on one side. Two flashes and Phottix rx/tx combo on the other with a GoPro. I still have enough room for my MacBook, cables, accessories and lunch. I can even toss my clean gym clothes under the flap. In Florida we get some really crazy rain, even without the rain fly everything stays dry.




  
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May 05, 2016 15:14 |  #7

Labmonkey wrote in post #17992727 (external link)
Just get a Thinktank and be done with it. I have the 50 and it will hold all of my gear and then some. If the 50 is too big get a 30. I keep the 70-200 mounted in the middle, 50mm, 85mm, 16-30 on one side. Two flashes and Phottix rx/tx combo on the other with a GoPro. I still have enough room for my MacBook, cables, accessories and lunch. I can even toss my clean gym clothes under the flap. In Florida we get some really crazy rain, even without the rain fly everything stays dry.

From the puctures I have seen of the Thinktank bags, what I don't like is the way the top flap opens away from you. This is the oposite of every shoulder bag I have owned. Not sure if I could get used to that.




  
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May 05, 2016 16:18 |  #8

snegron wrote in post #17996980 (external link)
From the puctures I have seen of the Thinktank bags, what I don't like is the way the top flap opens away from you. This is the oposite of every shoulder bag I have owned. Not sure if I could get used to that.

that's exactly how it should behave, and one of the great features.


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May 06, 2016 01:57 |  #9

Tamrac 3445 Rally 5 on sale for $20 at B&H.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Camera_Netbook​_iPad.html (external link)

It will hold my gripped 70D w/ 17-55 and 70-200 2.8.

It is my most frequently used bag for carrying what ever I'm shooting with. I have a larger bag that is used for transporting and storage.


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May 06, 2016 04:24 |  #10

And it has the Velcro silencers, very nice when shooting in a church or a setting that requires silence.




  
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May 06, 2016 21:17 |  #11

If you like slings, the Mountainsmith Descent fits a 70-200 or 100-400 mounted, and has room for 1-2 more lenses, and a couple of small accessories. Otherwise, I use a backpack.


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May 07, 2016 13:24 |  #12

My new bag arrived today. I ended up getting a Ruggard Legion 45. Very nice bag, well padded, well constructed, not too large. My only slight "issue" with it is that it is 11" inches tall on the inside. My 7dmk2 with 16-35mm f4 L attached fits comfortably face down. Next to it my 70-200mm f2.8 L fits comfortably as well. There is even space to fit another lens if I wanted to.

The strap is not top of the line in terms of padding, but I expected that due to the low price of this bag (plus I own two other Ruggard bags).

The front flap has velcro plus a plastic buckle. I plan to cover up the velcro to make the bag silent when I open it. It has a top zipper to access the camera, but I doubt I can pull my 7dmk2 out without a bit of a struggle.

One thing I do like very much about this bag is that it doesn't scream "camera bag" like other shoulder bags I own. I'm definitely keeping this bag until I can find another more compact bag to carry only my 7dmk2 with 16-35 attached and 70-200 next to it.




  
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May 07, 2016 18:13 |  #13

Think tank urban disguise 35 is perfect for a mounted 70-200 plus 2 smaller lenses




  
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May 08, 2016 00:59 as a reply to  @ chrisa's post |  #14

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May 12, 2016 18:51 |  #15

crbinson wrote in post #17997449 (external link)
Tamrac 3445 Rally 5 on sale for $20 at B&H.
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Camera_Netbook​_iPad.html (external link)

It will hold my gripped 70D w/ 17-55 and 70-200 2.8.

It is my most frequently used bag for carrying what ever I'm shooting with. I have a larger bag that is used for transporting and storage.


Thanks!! I ordered the Tamrac 3445 Rally 5 you suggested and it just arrived today. It is the perfect fit; exactly what I was looking for!! About an hour after it arrived I had to go to a school event with my kid. I packed my 7dmk2 with 16-35 attached, a 70-200mm 2.8 and a 430 EX2 flash. Everything fit perfectly!

I am tempted to buy another one of these bags to keep as a back up.

Thanks again!!


Update:

Liked it so much I ordered another one since they are still on sale!




  
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