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Small bag for the 70-200 f2.8 alone

 
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Nov 10, 2016 12:59 |  #1

Some events are being restrictive on camera bags (and other types as well). For example one military air show will only allow clear bags.

The LA Auto Show restricts bags to no larger than 12x15x6 inches in size.

http://laautoshow.com/​bag-policy/ (external link)

I will be attending the auto show with my Canon 6D and 24-70 carried on a Black Rapid (no case).
I'll also take my Canon 70-200 f2.8 II, so I'll need a bag for it that conforms to the auto show policy.
With the hood reversed, the lens measures about 9" long by 4" wide.

Any suggestions?


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Nov 10, 2016 13:32 |  #2

How about a Think Tank pouch?




  
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Nov 10, 2016 16:38 |  #3

mike_d wrote in post #18180983 (external link)
How about a Think Tank pouch?

I like the pouch a lot. But then I'd have to buy the belt to support it. I'm not a belt guy.
Maybe I can attach a shoulder strap.


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Nov 10, 2016 16:48 as a reply to  @ Perfectly Frank's post |  #4

The velcro on the pouch is really strong and plentiful. You could thread a shoulder strap through it as long as it wasnt too wide.




  
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Nov 10, 2016 16:51 |  #5

What about the pouch that comes with the lens? It has attachment points, as I recall.


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Nov 10, 2016 17:46 |  #6

dodgyexposure wrote in post #18181135 (external link)
What about the pouch that comes with the lens? It has attachment points, as I recall.

Oh man, I completely forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder.
It was in the original box buried in the hall closet. Had to dig around for it. ;-)a

Should work fine and the size is within auto show limits.

The shoulder strap that comes with it is skinny and probably not comfortable.
I bet if I look around in the closet I'll find a better strap.


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Nov 21, 2016 22:46 |  #7

I have researched some of the small bags for 70-200 mounted as follows;

1. ThinkTank Holster 30/50 V2.
2. KATA -Kata KT DL-G-16-B Grip-16 DL Holster
3. Vanguard Outlawz 17.
4. Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW II


Out of these 4, TT bags are compact but lack enough protection.
Kata bag is good with nice side pockets for battery and an additional lensd as well. I doubt if it is available in the market or not.
Vanguard bag is touch but size is little bulkier.
Lowepro Toploader is good.


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Nov 21, 2016 23:02 |  #8

pankajkumars wrote in post #18191233 (external link)
TT bags are compact but lack enough protection.

How much protection do you need? Your camera is tougher that you think. These are bags that you wear, not shipping cases.




  
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Nov 22, 2016 00:17 as a reply to  @ mike_d's post |  #9

@mike_d I had compared various bags and ended up buying Kata DL 16. TT holsters are good. But the side pads are thinner than Kata or Vanguard. I know these are not shipping case but why over react on simple opinion.


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Nov 24, 2016 14:37 |  #10

Although its not out yet, it should be next month. The Peak Design Range Pouch - https://www.peakdesign​.com …/bags/range-pouch/?acc=18 (external link)

Waiting for them to send me my bags for review.


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Nov 24, 2016 18:07 |  #11

1KIND wrote in post #18193732 (external link)
Although its not out yet, it should be next month. The Peak Design Range Pouch - https://www.peakdesign​.com …/bags/range-pouch/?acc=18 (external link)

Waiting for them to send me my bags for review.

They look interesting. I needed a lens pouch to fit on the side of an existing bag just recently, and I couldn't really find anything suitable apart from the bulky and rigid Lowepro lens cases. I may have bought one of these instead, if they had been available.


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