A&P Buying a camera bag v. need input

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  1. Sympathy

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    They are both good bags but different. Do you want a single strap or dual? One of my bags is the Canon 200EG and I love it. I carry my 30D with the 70-200 f2.8 L IS on one side and my 10D with the Tamron 17-50 f2.8 on the other side. I also have the 50 1.4 and 2 flashes with omnibounces in the main compartment. in the other spots I have 3 filters, 5 batteries, 2 sets of cactus v2 triggers, various cables and spare AA batteries. That still leaves 2 big pockets open where I have all kinds of other shit like my rocket blower, 2 flash stand heads, manuals, business cards, press passes, tape, battery charger. When I go hiking I also take my tripod strapped to the bottom and my monopod hanging in one of the side straps. So needless to say it has plenty of room. I have never used a slingshot since I have mono-strap bags but they are nice.
     
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    if you want easy access to your shit get the sling, i love mine.
     
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    you carry way more equipment then ansel adams did.
     
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    which one do you have? any shortcomings?
     
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    I have the Canon one and it's way too big for me, but I don't have much stuff to put in it. Just a body and a couple lenses.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I never know what I'm gonna be getting into day after day.
     
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    I wasnt too happy with the slingbag it was nicely constructed but it got annoying after wearing it for a few hours and you can't switch the strap to the other shoulder
     
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    I have the 200eg too and I like it alot
     
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    I just received my 200eg today. It has a ton of compartments for misc. stuff. I have 1 camera body, 2 vivtar 285hv's, 50 1.8, kit lens on camera and it all fits fine with extra room. With the two lenses i plan on getting I know I'll have enough room still.
     
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    I do enjoy it, but its just missing something. The strap is annoying how i cant change it and sliding it up front every time to change a lens gets annoying.
     
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    The Canon bag isn't comfortable to wear (for me) since the lower portion rubs against my back. It's not very rounded in that area so it pokes me.
     
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    i just ordered a tamrac expedition 4 to replace my lowepro aw200

    http://www.calumetphoto.com/item/TQ5574/

    don't get a slingshot. it feels unbalanced after awhile, esp. when fully loaded. i was going to get the eg200, but heard the build wasn't as tough as other brands.
     
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    For what it offers it is a damn good bag for the price. It feels pretty solid to me.
     
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    Pics of all that shit in there? Do you have a lens mounted to the 10D and 30D? I have the same bag with a 70-200, 60mm, 28-75 and don't think I can fit anything else if I get another lens. I keep a lens mounted all the time for quick access.

    Also, I mount my tripod on the side strap, I didn't really like it on the bottom, and couldn't figure out how it may fit on the back :o
     
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    It's really not that much now that I look at it but it fits in there just fine. This is everything except my tripod and my Garmin GPS that I take outdoors with me.

    For the tripod I just use the two hoops on the bottom as if it were a bedroll on a hikers pack. Works just fine for me.

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  18. Sympathy

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    how much does all that weigh?
     
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    I dunno...15-20lbs maybe. I'm 6'3 240 so it's pocket change for me.
     
  20. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I have a mini trekker... it's a great bag.. I used to carry my 35mm body, a couple of lenses and my mamiya, plus all sorts of film... (this was one heavy set up)

    now I carry my 10D, 28-75, 50 f/1.8, 17-40L(when I've got it) a 430ex, a sb24, a vivitar 285HV, 3 GI triggers+ remote.... then multiple gels and back up cables in case my triggers are acting up.

    I need to upgrade to a bigger bag... it's to cramped in there now....
     
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    I'm taking some photos tonight comparing my Dakine Sequence w/ Camera Block vs. the Dakine Mission w/ Camera Block, with a D50 and a few lenses. I'll post them in here to give you a few more options when they are up.
     
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    Interesting...I'll have to play around with my bag and see how it fits. I went to multnomah falls today and did a 6 mile loop with my bag full. No problems with weight.
     
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    yeah, i spent 2 days with this on my back out in John Day and was fine. Oregon > *
     
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