I recently sold my old gear and bought some new for replacement. I used to have two bodies and multiple lenses, but now I have only my EOS 40D and my two primes, EF 28mm f/1.8 USM and EF 85mm f/1.8 USM. And a Speedlite of course. Using my Lowepro Flipside 400 AW seems a bit like overshooting since I don't carry that much of gear anymore. It is a great backpack...for a backpack. I definitely want to get myself a shoulder bag, because I find it awkward when I'm not able to grab my gear without struggling.
I have considered few different bags from different manufacturers, but as you might already know, finding the perfect bag is next to impossible. These I've found interesting:
Lowepro Stealth Reporter D200 / D300 AW
Lowepro Classified 160 AW
Think Tank Urban Disguise 35
Stealth Reporter might be a good alternative, but I think it's one of the bags that scream "Hey, I'm a camera bag" when you're on the go. I think the Classified and Urban Disguise series are great because they don't look like cambags so much. Stealth Reporters are quite hefty and bulky too and I'm not sure how convenient it would be to carry them around.
Now you must be thinking why I haven't already bought a Classified or Urban Disguise. Since I don't own any physically longer lenses like the 70-200, I'm wondering how these bags perform when used with smaller lenses like my two primes. Actually at the moment with only one small lens attached to the body and the other in the bag.
I'm planning to get one, maybe two lenses in the future but not anytime soon. Would it be smart to get a bag which will fit also these future purchases or a bag that fits my current gear well?
I'd like to hear some of your experiences with these bags. Pros and cons of course. Somebody who has used the Classified series or UD with only smaller lenses could tell me how convenient it after all is.
You can also recommend a bag you find suitable to my needs.