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whotaketh
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Apr 29, 2011 17:45 |  #1

Oh god, not another one of these bag threads...

Bear with me if you would please, I'm just looking for suitable options that would be able to accommodate the gear I'd want to tote around. My recent addition has given me cause to need something bigger than my Lowepro Passport.

The most I can foresee carrying at any one time is a 60D + 70-200 2.8 IS + 24 1.4/Sigma 50 1.4 (any of the lenses attached preferably, but not a requirement) + a 580 EX II + lunch in one of those round plastic takeout containers. Waterproof is a must, one-shoulder design is preferable (don't want a rolling case and I already have a backpack), and it must not look like a camera bag (as I mostly walk in NYC, I don't want to be a target).

I'm brand agnostic, so as long as it fits the aforementioned criteria and doesn't blow my budget out of the water (under $200 is acceptable, though less is preferable). Thanks!


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Apr 29, 2011 18:19 |  #2

If you are in or near NYC why not just good to one of the huge camera stores there and looks at bags?
Not trying to be a smart ass but if I was still there that's what I would do.

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Apr 29, 2011 19:44 |  #3

urban disguise makes great bags. they don't look like conventional camera bags which makes them less likely to draw attention to the fact you're toting around some expensive stuff. i have the urban disguise 40, which fits pretty much the gear you described. it's also less than the 200 buck budget you seek :)

like Jim posted earlier, sometimes it's easier to check it out in a camera store. i live in iowa so camera stores aren't all that close. i bought mine online was completely happy with it.



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whotaketh
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Apr 29, 2011 20:13 |  #4

egraphdesign wrote in post #12318664 (external link)
If you are in or near NYC why not just good to one of the huge camera stores there and looks at bags?
Not trying to be a smart ass but if I was still there that's what I would do.

Jim

I would, but I've still got a day job. B&H is closest, but some of the salespeople rub me the wrong way with their attitude. I'd also rather get a starting point from which to base my search, or I'd go in there looking like a sacrificial lamb. :P


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Apr 29, 2011 20:15 |  #5

jay125 wrote in post #12318987 (external link)
urban disguise makes great bags. they don't look like conventional camera bags which makes them less likely to draw attention to the fact you're toting around some expensive stuff. i have the urban disguise 40, which fits pretty much the gear you described. it's also less than the 200 buck budget you seek :)

like Jim posted earlier, sometimes it's easier to check it out in a camera store. i live in iowa so camera stores aren't all that close. i bought mine online was completely happy with it.

yeah I know it's easier sometimes. I'm just not happy with some of the salespeople in B&H, and all the others are out of my lunch hour commuting range, so I thought I'd attack it from a different angle this time. thanks for the rec, I'll check it out.


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Apr 29, 2011 20:22 |  #6

somebody made a regular messenger bag, put a $29 camera foam dividers from Amazon here the other, I can't remember what post it is, search around it seem really nice.


No I'm not a photographer, I just shoot with Canon DSLR with those lenses with red thingy...;)

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Apr 30, 2011 15:38 |  #7

I picked up the Lowepro Classified 200 AW. It looks more like a laptop bag than a camera bag. And it has a built in (and very well hidden) rain cover in the bottom. I've had it for about a year and a half and carry it with me every day. It still looks like new and I've had no problems with it carrying all of my gear and still have some room for other things.


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