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Jul 08, 2009 17:05 |  #1

I'll be receiving a briefcase as a tenure award soon, and have been allowed to choose pretty much whatever I want, with these restrictions:


  1. Must look like a briefcase or messenger bag. No backpacks.
  2. Maximum price is $175 US
These two items are cast in stone. They can't be changed or negotiated.

Here are my personal requirements:

  1. Needs to be very sturdy
  2. Needs to hold a 17" laptop and power adapter
  3. Needs to have room for a 20D, two or three lenses, flash, various accessories, and storage
  4. Needs to be inconspicuous.
I've looked at reviews of the Tenba Large Messenger Bag, Lowepro Stealth Reporter D650 AW, and the ThinkTank Urban Disguise 60 (which is too expensive).

What would you recommend? It certainly doesn't have to be one of these bags, as I'm going by online information only (too darned hard to get to a camera shop when they're open with my work schedule).

Also, please remember that the price and appearance restrictions are NOT negotiable.


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Jul 08, 2009 19:58 |  #2

Man, You sure want a lot for $175 :-)

The biggest problem is reconciling 2 & 4. There is no way to carry a pizza box inconspicuously along with camera and lenses. Even a more reasonably sized 15 inch laptop requires a good sized bag.

I am partial to Tamrac bags, have three of them myself. Take a look at the Tamrac 5618 Turbo CyberPro Camera System and Computer Briefcase - (external link)

Good luck on your quest.


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Jul 09, 2009 09:19 as a reply to  @ Skip Souza's post |  #3

Thanks, Skip. Maybe I should have used different wording. What i really meant was that I don't want some gosh-awful ugly bag with four different colors and reflective piping on it, and I don't want one that has the same colors as stuff in my fridge (mango, tangerine, bacon, sheesh!).

Any other recommendations?


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Jul 09, 2009 09:56 as a reply to  @ dow's post |  #4

Your best bet is probably a DIY camera bag. Have you ever thought of going to ROSS orr TJMAXX and buy an expandable Samsonite or similar leather laptop bag for around +/- $50 bucks and adding your a Domke inserts. Just a thought.


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Jul 09, 2009 10:01 as a reply to  @ jluspo's post |  #5

Well, yeah, I thought of that, but my employer is buying this for me, as I said in my original post. :)


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Jul 09, 2009 10:31 as a reply to  @ dow's post |  #6

I'm very happy with my Lowepro Stealth Reporter 300. Excellent manufacture, very hitech features.


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Jul 09, 2009 10:46 |  #7

Tenba large Messenger bag.

http://www.tenba.com …/Messenger-Large-Bag.aspx (external link)
$114

Closest you'll find under $175. I own a lowepro classified and they are pricey, the 250 A is nice but above your price range. If your company was paying for it, I would let them pay $175 and pay the difference out of my own pocket to get the right bag.


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Jul 09, 2009 11:14 |  #8

I really like my Lowepro Classified, but the 250 only holds a 15.4" laptop and costs too much.


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Jul 09, 2009 12:27 |  #9

dow wrote in post #8250762 (external link)
Thanks, Skip. Maybe I should have used different wording. What i really meant was that I don't want some gosh-awful ugly bag with four different colors and reflective piping on it, and I don't want one that has the same colors as stuff in my fridge (mango, tangerine, bacon, sheesh!).

Any other recommendations?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I found the Tamrac site link to the 5618. http://www.tamrac.com/​5618.htm (external link)
My Tamrac bags are all quite sturdy and functional and none are gaudy ;-)a


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Jul 09, 2009 12:40 |  #10

Think Tank Urban Disguise....lots of different sizes and styles in your price range and it freakin awesome
http://www.thinktankph​oto.com/ttp_product_Ur​bnDsgs.php (external link)


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Jul 09, 2009 13:19 |  #11

kandyredcoi wrote in post #8251803 (external link)
Think Tank Urban Disguise....lots of different sizes and styles in your price range and it freakin awesome
http://www.thinktankph​oto.com/ttp_product_Ur​bnDsgs.php (external link)

I looked at those, but the only one that fits my laptop (17") is 190.00. That's over the limit.

I'm leaning really heavily toward either the

Tenba Shootout Photo/Laptop Courier (external link)

or the

Tenba Messenger Large Bag (external link)

If you were to choose between these two, which would you choose, and why?


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Jul 09, 2009 21:32 |  #12

Thoughts?


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Jul 10, 2009 04:08 |  #13

Not sure if you would like this, I have it, and I fit a 17" MacBook Pro, and you would have plenty of room for your camera, lenses, and then some, it has lots of packets.

And it is right at your $175 mark... Well, almost, $175 plus tax...

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Jul 10, 2009 04:16 |  #14

dow wrote in post #8251949 (external link)
I looked at those, but the only one that fits my laptop (17") is 190.00. That's over the limit.

I'm leaning really heavily toward either the

Tenba Shootout Photo/Laptop Courier (external link)

or the

Tenba Messenger Large Bag (external link)

If you were to choose between these two, which would you choose, and why?

tenba messenger


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Jul 10, 2009 08:00 as a reply to  @ kandyredcoi's post |  #15

Since you have looked at this one I'd go with the Lowepro Stealth Reporter D650 AW Shoulder Bag. It can hold a Pro DSLR, 2-3 lenses, flash and accesories, and still has room for a 17" notebook. Price is $150 at B&H:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Reporter_D650A​W_Bag.html (external link)

Everything else seems to be a lot more money because when you factor in a 17" notebook, that's one hefty sized bag.


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