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Feb 09, 2010 22:32 |  #1

Hi All.

I have no clue where to start...

I would like to carry my 7d + Grip, 28mm 1.8, 17-40mm, 85mm 1.8. 70-200 2.8 IS, 580 EX II all in one bag so I can leave my huge bag that with the rest of the stuff in my car trunk.

I have seen waist belt bags but don't know if this is a good setup.

- The bag would be on me at all times during the ceremony shoot or the restaurant shoot since I don't have an assistant and can't leave 4K of equipment lying around.

- It should not bother me while taking shots.

- It would need to be 9" deep in order to fit the 70-200 vertically.

- getting to the lens inside of it should be rather easy/quick as I will be making some lend changes.

- Maybe sling is the way as I see the shoulder bags with belt falling off the shoulder everytime I bend down to the kid's level.

I really can't bring my regular bag as it must weigh 40+ lbs...filled up.

Basically...what the heck do you First Communion photogs use as a setup.

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Feb 09, 2010 22:43 |  #2

strange as it may sound.. the Domke F-3x would work. I wear mine across the shoulder like a messenger bag and it's very comfortable to work out of. I think most would reccomend the F-2 however, or something like it.


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Feb 09, 2010 22:46 |  #3

I second the Domke F3X. I've had it loaded with a 5D w/grip and 28-70 f2.8 mounted in the center section. On the other side, I had a 70-200 2.8, and on the other a 17-40f4. In the side pockets I had a Sunpak 383 in each.


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Feb 09, 2010 22:46 |  #4

jcothron wrote in post #9578823 (external link)
strange as it may sound.. the Domke F-3x would work. I wear mine across the shoulder like a messenger bag and it's very comfortable to work out of. I think most would reccomend the F-2 however, or something like it.

every input is valued. I thank you...will look into it now.

wow this is great info guys. this could very well be "The" bag...


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Feb 09, 2010 23:20 |  #5

My Domke F-4AF Pro might be able to hold that. Mine usually contains:

Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR with hood reversed (very, very tight fit with the hood, no issue without it)
Nikon D700 with 24-70 f/2.8 mounted with lens pointed downwards in bag
Nikon SB900 Flash
Sekonic L-558R light meter (in case) in one side pocket (fits perfect)
Back pocket has my Kodak grey cards
Flap pocket (the only negative I have for this bag) keeps CF cards and spare batteries

This leaves me with the other side pocket. I could put the flash in it which would give me room for another lens inside the bag. Often I use it for my batteries and CF cards since the flap pocket is poorly designed.


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Feb 09, 2010 23:35 |  #6

My vote would be Domke F4AF:
https://photography-on-the.net …?p=9285221&post​count=2676


ETA: they make it in different colors and I believe you can also get it in black balistic nylon instead of canvas. The other bag I use is a Domke J3 with the same inserts inside. The dimensions are very similar bewteen the two.


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Feb 09, 2010 23:41 as a reply to  @ krb's post |  #7

Hey Domkes are pretty expensive bags conscidering that their design is old, thin padding, non adjustable dividers, no zippers, steel clips, belt has no padding...looks like a car seat belt...cmon lodt in the '70', not waterproof and hard to find in Canada.

I don't know but $230 CND for a FX-3 is steep. I paid my Tarmac Pro 12 $200 and that bag has more padding and compartments than you can dream of.

I know I don't need major padding for a walk around bag, but I can't stnd hearing my lens knock each other while walking.


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Feb 09, 2010 23:47 |  #8

gdl357 wrote in post #9579124 (external link)
Hey Domkes are pretty expensive bags conscidering that their design is old, thin padding, non adjustable dividers, no zippers, steel clips, not waterproof and hard to find in Canada.

I don't know but $230 CND for a FX-3 is steep. I paid my Tarmac Pro 12 $200 and that bag has more padding and compartments than you can dream of.

I know I don't need major padding for a walk around bag, but I can't stnd hearing my lens knock each other while walking.

Where are you looking? Of course maybe the exchange rate is still that bad...I was thinking it was a little better now. I paid 100 US for mine.


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Feb 09, 2010 23:56 |  #9

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Where are you looking? Of course maybe the exchange rate is still that bad...I was thinking it was a little better now. I paid 100 US for mine.

$190 CND
http://www.henrys.ca …ER-COMPACT-BAG-OLIVE.aspx (external link)

Ruggedwear - $220 CND
http://www.henrys.ca …R-COMPACT-RUGGEDWEAR.aspx (external link)

INSANE. I can forget about Domke... value is just not there.

Right now the Lowepro Nova AW 200 at $120 is looking good.

Actually the 200 is 9" deep but looks too wide/big.

The 190 is 8.1" deep so I think I can manage to zipper the cover over my 1" taller lens if I place it in the center ...and the price is only $90 CND>

http://products.lowepr​o.com …ct/Nova-190%20AW,2106.htm (external link)


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Feb 10, 2010 00:02 |  #10

Padding is not that important in a shooting bag.

Thought I should mention to the OP that whatever bag you choose, it only has to fit 4 lenses and a flash - there's little point putting the camera in the bag while shooting.




  
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Feb 10, 2010 00:10 |  #11

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Padding is not that important in a shooting bag.

Thought I should mention to the OP that whatever bag you choose, it only has to fit 4 lenses and a flash - there's little point putting the camera in the bag while shooting.

Yeah that's a good point which I haven't overlooked.The camera will always be around my neck, so that allows me to use a smaller bag...but the 9" long L zoom doesn't. That's the delema, finding a small bag that is 9" deep. Sleeping the lens on it's side takes up too much space.


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Feb 10, 2010 00:32 as a reply to  @ gdl357's post |  #12

The Think Tank Urban Disguise 35 should fit all your gear, and holds the 70-200 2.8 nicely.


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Feb 10, 2010 00:48 |  #13

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The Think Tank Urban Disguise 35 should fit all your gear, and holds the 70-200 2.8 nicely.

great find! Thx

the gripped body does not fit in this bag.

I am also looking into this "Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag" which also takes my griped 7D if I don't feel like carrying it on my neck.


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Feb 10, 2010 06:34 |  #14

Lowepro ProMag2

Well padded, contoured shoulder strap (I wear it cross shouldered). A waist belt so you can distribute the weight and swing the bag behind you, if needed. No messenger style flap on top which would only get in the way when changing lenses.

I can carry 5 lenses, a gripped a 5DII, an an 580 flash inside, with any of the 5 lenses mounted on the body. The longest lens in my bag is a 70-200 f4IS. The bag dimensions are 11W X 6.5D X 10H in..

I shoot events and love the bag.

Check it out at Lozeau.


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Feb 10, 2010 08:28 |  #15

gdl357 wrote in post #9579180 (external link)
$190 CND
http://www.henrys.ca …ER-COMPACT-BAG-OLIVE.aspx (external link)

Ruggedwear - $220 CND
http://www.henrys.ca …R-COMPACT-RUGGEDWEAR.aspx (external link)

INSANE. I can forget about Domke... value is just not there.

Right now the Lowepro Nova AW 200 at $120 is looking good.

Actually the 200 is 9" deep but looks too wide/big.

The 190 is 8.1" deep so I think I can manage to zipper the cover over my 1" taller lens if I place it in the center ...and the price is only $90 CND>

http://products.lowepr​o.com …ct/Nova-190%20AW,2106.htm (external link)

You're right, it's a pretty poor value at those prices. B&H sells it for closer to $100. I'm from Alberta and that's where I bought my F-4AF Pro.

Even though I like my Domke bag I agree with your review of how they're constructed. If it had a Domke look and the Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home construction/features I'd be a lot happier.


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