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Sep 28, 2012 13:08 |  #1

Ok, I'm in search of a new backpack to replace my Tamrac Expeditions 6x and 7x which I recently sold. Sold them because i just didnt like the implementation of the outside pockets and the approach to attaching a tripod. I have a thinkTANK StreetWalker Pro which I like although I found its a little hard to configure for a pro style or gripped body with an L-bracket since it assumes the camera is only so big to the left of the lens ( from a top view ) and l-bracket throughs that off by a bit by about 3/4"

So the pack I'm looking for has to be about 13 -14 inches wide to hold a lens|lens|lens arrangement across it. The streetwalker pro can only hold a lens|lens arrangement and the hard drive only holds the same with an additional 1.5 inches for thin stuff. Both the tamracs internally did the job well but externally they fell down on pocket design.

I like to arrange it with 24-70 attached to the pro style body down the middle and put a 70-200 f/2.8 on one side and 4 lenses standing up on the other. In the middle I will put another lens, camera body, or or large flash below the 24-70. Of course it has to be deep enough for a pro style gripped body with L-bracket attached. Note: The 5D family with grips are actually taller than 1D's with the integrated grip

Please let me know what you recommend .


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Sep 29, 2012 09:26 |  #2

Come on, no one willing to help?


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Sep 29, 2012 09:29 as a reply to  @ swldstn's post |  #3

Check these guys out. May have what you are looking for.

http://fstopgear.com/ (external link)

Have the LOKA and love it.


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Sep 29, 2012 10:08 |  #4

+1 for fstop. I have the Guru (you can see my review if it helps) and plan to add a tilopa BC or satori EXP soon. I simply won't even consider other photo-specific backpack brands now.


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Sep 29, 2012 18:14 |  #5

bmang11 wrote in post #15057497 (external link)
Check these guys out. May have what you are looking for.

http://fstopgear.com/ (external link)

Have the LOKA and love it.

So I checked them out and I do like their very detailed site. If I understand their approach you pick a backpack and then look at which ICU fits and then pick that out. Probably need at least a bag like the Loka if I want to use a Large ICU. Will research these more.

Are you happy with the quality?


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Sep 29, 2012 19:47 |  #6

F-Stop gear makes great bags. I've been using the Loka for a couple of years and I can't say enough good things about it. Mountain sides or city streets, it does great.

I'm probably going to pick up something from them for city use and keep the loka for hauling gear up the mountain though.


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