I've been looking for a large shoulder bag to serve as a 'home base' for weddings and event photography. I'm using a backpack now. It works, but I'd like to be able to leave the top open but still pick it up and go. The pockets aren't too great and it's tough fishing for batteries or CF cards at times. I think a large duffel style shoulder bag would be perfect, but I just can't find the right one. I also use a Pelican hard case for wildlife stuff, but that isn't practical for my style of wedding and event photography.
I've searched and searched through threads, looked up countless reviews, and poured over almost every offering from Lowepro, Kata, Tamrac, Crumpler, Tenba, Domke, and more.
About the only bag that I've seen I like is the Tamrac Super Pro 14, but I just can't swallow spending $350 on another bag.
I'd like something that I can have a 70-200 mounted and a 24-70 mounted, along with 3 or 4 other lenses, flashes, and accessories. I'm using a Tenba shootout (medium I think) now. If I could find a shoulder bag with the same volume and configuration of modifiable lens dividers, I'd be set. The problem is I can't find anything less than $350.
I tried the Tamrac Pro 12 and it wasn't even close. I also tried the Kata DC-51 (I think) and while it was big enough, the camera area would hold 2 gripped bodies with lenses only...no room for extra lenses.
Any ideas? About the most I'm willing to go is $250 I'd think.