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Aug 05, 2012 20:56 |  #1

Yes, I know there are a ton of these threads, but maybe someone can still give some opinions...
What I'm looking for, or something close to, is this...

A backpack that holds the camera in the bottom and allows for items to go on top.

I'd like to be able to take my camera with me on a plane for a short trip and be able to pack some clothes in the bag.

If the camera has a tripod holder for use when hiking that would be a bonus

A canvas type bag would be great as I don't like the cheesy look of most bags

Only thing I've seen close to this are the National Geographic bags. They are pricey but one would assume they are well constructed. If I'm going to spend money, I want it to last.

I've noticed on ebay there are some sellers in china claiming to be selling the Nat geo bags for cheap, but I don't trust that.

So, any suggestions?


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Aug 05, 2012 20:57 |  #2

Kata 467 minus the Canvas requirement.


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Aug 05, 2012 20:59 |  #3

The Kata on my gear list fits most of your description except its not canvas.

whoops -- double post, Kata 467 as posted by va_rider. :)




  
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Aug 05, 2012 21:01 |  #4

Any f stop bags, again minus the canvas requirement.


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Aug 05, 2012 21:14 |  #5

That Kata 467 isn't too bad, not crazy about the looks. How much room is on top? Room for several days worth of clothes if you stuff them, lol?


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Aug 05, 2012 21:17 |  #6

thinking those fstop bags are outta my price range


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Aug 05, 2012 21:23 |  #7

im going on a trip to punta cana, this is what i have on the bottom: 5D II, 85mm f1.8, 17-40L, 24-105L, 270EX II, SX120is, 16 AA batteries, LP-e6 battery and charger. The top half i have: Blackrapid RS strap, 100HS with DC39 underwater housing, misc chargers, CF cards. in the back i have an 11" class laptop, ipad2. I have enough space to put at least 2 days worth of beach clothes (no towels). :)




  
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Aug 05, 2012 21:26 |  #8

That's a pretty good amount of stuff. I don't usually take that much equipment with me, so that part will be fine. I noticed there are several versions of the 467. Do you know which you have?


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Aug 05, 2012 21:28 |  #9

i have the 467i which also includes the "raincoat". :)




  
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Aug 05, 2012 21:55 |  #10

It may not be what you're looking for, but you might want to give a peak at a lowepro versapack 200


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Aug 05, 2012 22:08 |  #11

I've traveled the world with my Photo Sport 200 AW. Most of my trips I bring my camera gear, a week's worth of cloths, and other various travel items. It's an amazing bag. In Ireland it rained nonstop, but the cover kept everything dry over 3 days of outdoor exploring...my feet not so much.

I cannot recommend it enough.


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Aug 05, 2012 22:36 |  #12

Versapack looks like it may be a bit small, hard to tell. That photo sport definitely looks big enough, not exactly the look I was going for. It's in the running though.


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Aug 05, 2012 22:48 |  #13

You're not likely to find a cheap bag that fits your requirements. I'd have to second the F-Stop bags; I've traveled several times (domestic and international) with mine [Tilopa BC] now, and it's fantastic...takes a beating, too.


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Aug 06, 2012 23:37 |  #14

I Adler wrote in post #14819328 (external link)
I've traveled the world with my Photo Sport 200 AW. Most of my trips I bring my camera gear, a week's worth of cloths, and other various travel items. It's an amazing bag. In Ireland it rained nonstop, but the cover kept everything dry over 3 days of outdoor exploring...my feet not so much.

I cannot recommend it enough.

I also recommend taking a look at the Photo Sport 200 AW. Definitely not canvas, but also doesn't look like the typical black camera backpack. I looked at a lot of camera bags before I landed on this one. The camera compartment is not huge, but if you want a body+attached lens+extra lens (+maybe a flash or something similar), it'll probably work well. If you don't mind sticking extra lenses in the top (in padded cases, of course), it'll carry plenty more.

I wrote up my thoughts on this bag and some others: https://photography-on-the.net …ad.php?t=816288​&page=3#39




  
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Aug 07, 2012 19:37 |  #15

That was a nice write-up dpark, thanks. The photo sport might be the one but I'm still exploring some options that look more like I want. There's a few on ebay, but who knows the quality. I don't want to buy a $100 or less bag and have it rip or fall apart but $400 like those fstopper bags just isn't going to happen.


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