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viperbass
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Apr 22, 2012 10:21 |  #1

I am looking for a nice bag for my new Canon 60D. Budget is less than $200.

I currently have the kit 18-135 kit lens as well as a 75-300 zoom lens.

I was hopeful to carry my backup Canon G9 camera as well in the same case.

Long-term, I want to get a 50MM 1.4 lens.

A co-worker showed me his Think Tank Speed Racer bag. I really liked it but I am concerned about it's carrying capacity.

I am also looking at the Canon Professional Gadget bag. Much less expensive with more carrying capacity.

I really like the portability of the Think Tank bags. I could wear that as a waist bag during hikes.

I know there is no perfect bag. Life is full of concessions and so are camera bags.

Comments are welcomed from people who have used any of te Think Tank Speed series or the Canon Professional bag.

Lastly, I was thinking about using my old Canon SLR bag from my Elan II to carry my spare lenses and G9 and use the Think Tank speed for my field bag. Only think I don't like is carrying two bags.

I love landscapes so I am out on hikes and in the field for a high % of my shots.

Thanks for any comments.

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Apr 22, 2012 10:23 |  #2

Please tell us your budget. The choices are too many if you don't specify.


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Apr 22, 2012 10:37 |  #3

If you like hiking, I would just put the lens in a sock and pad the bottom of a daypack with a sweater. A lot of bags have very specified uses and loads of padding. No NEED to get fancy, but if you WANT to ... you can get a lowepro toploader and toss it into your backpack, and the toploader could be useful when you're not hiking.


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Apr 22, 2012 10:42 |  #4

Bags can be a very personal choice but you can't go wrong with think tank or domke. I am a big fan of the retro bags from tt


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Apr 22, 2012 10:42 |  #5

$200 gives you a lot of choices. Using an old bag is even better. Gee, how did I miss that? I have 2 great backpacks that are not for camera gear, and I just put the camera in a Domke cloth:

http://www.amazon.com …d=1335109260&sr​=1-1-fkmr1 (external link)

These are amazingly useful and large. I don't use my backpacks enough to actually justify the cost of an expensive one. My college Jansports are pretty comfy and fit a ton of stuff, so I tend to use those if all else fails. The cloths come in many sizes and are very easy to use.


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Apr 22, 2012 13:49 |  #6

I'd recommend a Crumpler bag - pick the one which fits all of your current equipment with a bit of spare space for upgrades


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Apr 22, 2012 18:59 |  #7

^^ Yea Another vote for Crumpler; for it's superior quality and cool design as well. ;)


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Apr 22, 2012 19:25 |  #8

Check out the Domke F3x. It's exactly what you want, and it's got room to grow. Unless, of course, you believe that a camera bag needs as much volume in padding as you have in gear. If that's your philosophy then Crumpler will do you just fine.


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Apr 22, 2012 19:27 |  #9

I say the retrospective 20 from thinktank would be just right


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Apr 22, 2012 19:38 |  #10

I have the Speed Demon. My feeling was that though the belt was useful in taking weight off my shoulders, it still for uncomfortable after several hours with a cropped body and 2-3 cropped lenses . If you fill it up, it most certainly will be uncomfortable. Ironically the most comfortable position for the pack is straight in front, which admittedly looks weird, but great for actually shooting as you can leave the top open and easily switch lenses.
I personally think that backpacks are the best.


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Apr 22, 2012 21:52 |  #11

The Speed series waist packs don't have a "compression strap" that straps the bag close to your waist, so if you hike, it will kinda bounce up and down. For example, the Lowepro Inverse belt packs had a compression strap, so you can tighten it so it becomes part of your body so the bag doest bounce. That's the only advantage it had on the Speed series.


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Apr 23, 2012 05:40 |  #12

Jon wrote in post #14310187 (external link)
Check out the Domke F3x. It's exactly what you want, and it's got room to grow. Unless, of course, you believe that a camera bag needs as much volume in padding as you have in gear. If that's your philosophy then Crumpler will do you just fine.

Say what you will about crumpler, after falling on top of my bag several times that padding has proven mighty handy! :D


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Apr 23, 2012 11:18 |  #13

I don't think they're over padded - I wouldn't mind a little more on the bottom actually!


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Apr 23, 2012 19:50 as a reply to  @ StopAndStarePhotography's post |  #14

Lowepro flipside 300, great for short hikes.




  
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Apr 23, 2012 23:04 |  #15

I use the lowepro Fastpack 100. Great backpack. Used many years. Pick the size that suits your gear.


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