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Feb 26, 2018 21:49 |  #6466

An old scan of an old image... I used this LowePro Phototrekker with my film camera. Every time I opened it, my cat Boston would try to make sure I didn't go anywhere without him. This bag held my 24, 50, 100 macro, and 100-300, plus filters, film, batteries. The bag was missing water bottle pockets on the sides and a waistbelt to help keep a load off the shoulders. It was too shallow for my dSLR when I moved away from film.


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Feb 27, 2018 03:06 |  #6467

TENBA Messenger DNA 15

Held my cropped sensor body with grip, one standard lens (Sigma 18-35mm), one UWA (Canon 10-18mm), accessories (ThinkTank Speed Changer), surface pro 4, and one water bottle with some space left....


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Apr 29, 2018 21:26 |  #6468

[QUOTE=wyattp;17990523​]Hey everyone. Looking for some help. I am in search of a backpack that will hold all my stuff. Here is what I have
Gripped 7D2
Gripped 7D (Someday to be replaced by Gripped FF)
100-400 L (will someday replace with VII)
70-200 2.8L IS II
17-55 2.8 IS
10-22
50 1.4
40 2.8
24 2.8
70-300 IS (this doesn't go with me often but sometimes my wife uses it with her XTi)
XTi with 18-135 (someday to be replaced with another similar body)
580 EX
430 EX
1.4x (x2)
Plus all the misc. batteries, cards, filters, chargers etc.

I do have a couple of messenger type bags to use when I don't take it all but don't have one bag to put it all into the car to
travel with.

Any help?

The Kata BP 502 caught my eye but can't find much on it.

I use the Think Tank Streetwalker Pro, put in: Gripped 7D2, Gripped 5D4, 70-200 2.8 II, 100-400 II, 24-105 f4, 580 EXII , 50mm 1.4 and 16-35mm, with Batts, chargers and remotes




  
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Jun 12, 2018 18:50 as a reply to  @ post 18572526 |  #6469

Thanks for the pic, I've had a hard time seeing what this thing looks like with actual gear in it - their marketing department needs to get on the ball. I'm hoping to get this pack for a Sony A7 iii + 100-400. Your fit looks tight, but do-able. What are your thoughts on it (I'm guessing the 100-400 is about the same length WITH hood on as your dreamboat lens is with it reversed)? Think it'd still fit with a 1.4 TC, too? I'm torn between this and the Lowepro flipside 300. I'd only be packing the above + 1-2 short primes.




  
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Aug 01, 2018 02:11 |  #6470

Angmo wrote in post #18524959 (external link)
20 year old Billingahams. Love em all. They last and last...

I just stumbled across my late fathers Billingham bag thats easily 45 years old and still looks good.


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Aug 01, 2018 02:40 as a reply to  @ TrueEclective's post |  #6471

Apologies for my tardy reply but working on the “better late then never” principal..

Attached is a picture of 5D/100-400/1.4x/hooded and as you can see tons of room so your set up should fit in no problem. Another thing to consider, and again not really hi-lighted on their website, is the capacity of the front pockets which will swallow waterproofs, snacks and all my other paraphernalia with ease. Plus, at present, it conforms with carry-on dimensions.
The only thing that I personally think it lacks, is a clip to put keys on.... nit picker be I!


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Aug 08, 2018 22:09 |  #6472

Cygnus wrote in post #18572526 (external link)
An addition to the fold meant that a new backpack was required and after quite a bit of research, I choose a Mindshift Backlight 26L. There does appear to be a lack of photos showing this bag with longer lenses (plenty of it's larger 36L brethen) so thought it might be an idea to share what I use mine for so as to give an idea of capacity.

It's slightly too shallow for a Gripped Body (or Pro body for that matter as they are similarly dimensioned) as they will stick out a bit and push into the back panel of the bag however the the thickness of the back panel padding absorbs the bulge (the cameras in the picture are ungripped but I did try one in the interests of science as they say).

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I dont have any experience with this but, arent you scared that if aaaanything happened to backpack, anything at all, your camera mount or lens mount would snap off? Like you trip and fall or anything similar. Even tho i hate taking my lens of my camera, with lens THAT long ... i would, on regular basis, mostly in my mind long lens is easier to leverage huge amount of force on that lens mount.




  
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Aug 09, 2018 02:26 as a reply to  @ mihazero's post |  #6473

The picture in the quote came from the early days of the bag/lens/me relationship and after a couple of trips out I also came to a similiar conclusion (combined with less than quick access).

The combination is now rotated 180º (with extra padding at the bottom for peace of mind when setting the bag down). In this position I think the combo has less chance of "pivoting"even though the lens foot does a bang up job of bracing against the bag side. For my normal use (motorsports & aviation), this is pretty much perfect and probably what the designers had in mind when they originally drew it! Also, when the bag is zipped up, there is no apparent movement which in a backpack is something you notice pretty quickly.

If I have concerns about, for want of a better phrase, "excessive movement damage" and can't use my Thinktank roller (only airline overhead bins spring to mind), I separate the lens from the body and use a flexible padded insert to keep them apart (as in the picture). The insert lives in the bag so can be moved to suit.

Anything occurring beyond that probably falls in the purview of insurance specialists, material and medical, for the kit and me respectively.


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Aug 09, 2018 18:20 |  #6474

Cygnus wrote in post #18680628 (external link)
The picture in the quote came from the early days of the bag/lens/me relationship and after a couple of trips out I also came to a similiar conclusion (combined with less than quick access).

The combination is now rotated 180º (with extra padding at the bottom for peace of mind when setting the bag down). In this position I think the combo has less chance of "pivoting"even though the lens foot does a bang up job of bracing against the bag side. For my normal use (motorsports & aviation), this is pretty much perfect and probably what the designers had in mind when they originally drew it! Also, when the bag is zipped up, there is no apparent movement which in a backpack is something you notice pretty quickly.

If I have concerns about, for want of a better phrase, "excessive movement damage" and can't use my Thinktank roller (only airline overhead bins spring to mind), I separate the lens from the body and use a flexible padded insert to keep them apart (as in the picture). The insert lives in the bag so can be moved to suit.

Anything occurring beyond that probably falls in the purview of insurance specialists, material and medical, for the kit and me respectively.

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Thanks for the posts and images. I've been looking hard at the 26L. I really like the fact that it can be placed on the ground for access and when remounted the "dirty side" isn't against your back. I'd envisioned carrying my 500 MM F4 and either a 1DX or 1D4. However, you've saved me the anguish of discovering the pro bodies don't fit.

The hunt continues.


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Aug 09, 2018 23:12 as a reply to  @ Lt Colonel's post |  #6475

The Backlight 36L was designed with pro bodies in mind. Check the specs and see if it will do what you want:

https://www.thinktankp​hoto.com …es/products/bac​klight-36l (external link)


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Aug 10, 2018 07:24 as a reply to  @ sawsedge's post |  #6476

Thanks, I'll take a look. It would be great if anyone that has a Mindshift Gear 36L could post pictures. I really prefer seeing "real" pictures of owners with their actual gear and not studio photos where they've put in great efforts to only pack the bag with things that fit.


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Aug 10, 2018 19:53 as a reply to  @ Lt Colonel's post |  #6477

If you look at the specs of the 500mm, it is only 17mm longer than the 200-400 which fits mounted in the 36L with room to spare.

Also, a friend of mine has a Gura gear kiboko 32L (the company bought Tamrac and kept the Tamrac logo) and his 500 fit in that easily.


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Aug 10, 2018 20:16 as a reply to  @ sawsedge's post |  #6478

Thanks. I'll take a look.


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Aug 11, 2018 06:55 as a reply to  @ Lt Colonel's post |  #6479

Dan Carr did a review of the 36L on Shutter Muse which has a couple of pictures of how much roomier it is over the 26L (he reviewed that as well which is where I started my own investigations).

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Aug 11, 2018 17:14 |  #6480

[QUOTE=Thumpa33;186162​66]

wyattp wrote in post #17990523 (external link)
Hey everyone. Looking for some help. I am in search of a backpack that will hold all my stuff. Here is what I have
Gripped 7D2
Gripped 7D (Someday to be replaced by Gripped FF)
100-400 L (will someday replace with VII)
70-200 2.8L IS II
17-55 2.8 IS
10-22
50 1.4
40 2.8
24 2.8
70-300 IS (this doesn't go with me often but sometimes my wife uses it with her XTi)
XTi with 18-135 (someday to be replaced with another similar body)
580 EX
430 EX
1.4x (x2)
Plus all the misc. batteries, cards, filters, chargers etc.

I do have a couple of messenger type bags to use when I don't take it all but don't have one bag to put it all into the car to
travel with.

Any help?

The Kata BP 502 caught my eye but can't find much on it.

I use the Think Tank Streetwalker Pro, put in: Gripped 7D2, Gripped 5D4, 70-200 2.8 II, 100-400 II, 24-105 f4, 580 EXII , 50mm 1.4 and 16-35mm, with Batts, chargers and remotes

Have a look at a used Lowepro SuperTrekker. Mine swallows an 800 F5.6 + 300 F2.8 + a couple of bodies + several normal lenses. There are also plenty of places to put batteries/chargers etc. If this is not enough it cones with a side pouch that will hold a 400 F5.6 (or a 1 liter thermos) + another side pouch that holds three small/medium primes and a detachable pack for clothes/food etc. The tripod carrying options are great too. Add to this it has, by far, the most comfortable harness system that I have ever tried.

It is a bit of a monster - but if you need to carry a LOT of gear then this is the kiddie!


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