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Old Jul 21, 2011, 9:37 PM   #1
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Default What bag/case should I get?

I just got a Canon Rebel T3 with the kit lens, and also a 55-250, and 75-300 lens. At some point I plan to get a flash.

I'm looking for a shoulder bag like the Lowepro Nova 180aw. Any other recommendations? Is the Nova 180 too big? too small?
I'd like to stay around $50 if possible.

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Old Jul 21, 2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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They are okay, but it screams camera equipment. But it is roomy.

I like the new vanguard bags, looks less like a camera bag. The pampas 25 or sydney 27 are nice and roomy

http://www.vanguardworld.com/index.p...r+Bag-431.html
http://www.vanguardworld.com/index.p...r+Bag-478.html
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I am not keen on shoulder bags myself and prefer a rucksack option.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 9:58 AM   #4
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I agree, shoulder bags are not my favorite in most cases.
I prefer a backpack or slingpack if I want to carry a lot of kit.

A shoulder bag I find is good for events like weddings where I want to carry multiple bodies and strobes and set it down often. For that I use a Lowepro stealth reporter aw400.
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Maybe check out one of the kata bag offerings that can be worn as a backpack or a slingpack. They are very well made.
http://www.kata-bags.com/product.asp...photo&p_Id=432
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 12:51 PM   #5
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No prefect bag like no perfect camera. I have sling, backpack and shoulder bags depending on what I am doing. I prefer shoulder bag for walking around on a summer day. You do not build as big a sweat mark on you back like a sling or backpack. And at 108 in NYC today. I do not want to carry any backpack type bag.
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Old Jul 22, 2011, 1:15 PM   #6
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Ha, with the current temps I rather not carry anything and stay indoors

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You do not build as big a sweat make on you back like a sling or backpack. And at 108 in NYC today. I do not want to carry any backpack type bag.
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i agree with PeterP...way to hot out for any bag on the back..lol
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Back to the topic, You're in the ballpark with the Nova 180. I have the 170 and 190 and find them well-made and perfectly suited for my needs. I weatherproof cover is actually quite useful. Your best bet is to measure your lenses and go to the Lowepro website, where their very helpful interactive segment will put you in the right direction. Then go one bigger, because as you'll find, camera equipment will multiply in the bag. http://www.lowepro.com/
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Shoulder bag is fine for the amount of gear you currently have. Lowepro is good. I have a shoulder bag for when I want to travel light and a backpack if I need to carry more gear.
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When I got my first SLR, I was advised to go to the Goodwill and buy the oldest, ugliest bag I could find. Reason: it will look like you're carrying a piece of crap camera and people will be less likely to grab it off your shoulder as they run past. I've been using the same one, ever since. And no one pays any attention to me.
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