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Old Feb 18, 2006, 5:08 PM   #1
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What camera bag is best? At this time I'll have the camera and lens 18-55mm, 35-80mm, 80 - 200mm and a table top tripod in the bag. (This camera is so new to me that I haven't taken a picture yet. Moved up from the Rebel EOS print camera)

The reviews on the Tamrac 606 ($$ yikes) said for my camera model it's a tight fit. Same with Lowepro Compact AW and Elite AW.

I'm a novice photographer. I like the idea of having a padded bag for camera safety. Looking for quality and function at a reasonable price.

Any suggestions?


(p.s. Found this sight while shopping for a bag. Love the tips I've found)
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 1:15 AM   #2
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I bought a canon backpack. I've had several small bags in the past and this is my first backpack. I love it.I can fit about four lenses and my 350D with a lens on it and lots of room for accessories. Still have room. Easy to carry.
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 6:52 PM   #3
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I have a 20D with the 70-200mm USM lens and the kit lens. I purchased the Naneu Pro 110 Backpack from a local shop for $84.99. It is well made and very well padded.The link is below.

http://www.naneupro.com/

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Old Feb 23, 2006, 9:19 AM   #4
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I too have the Canon 200EG backpack. Bought it from Amazon.com for about $36 including shipping. Excellent bag and very roomy.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...Fencoding=UTF8

I guess amazon took away the free shipping...but it's still $36. The above link also has a few photos of the back inside and out.
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Old Feb 23, 2006, 10:33 AM   #5
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I have the Lowepro Slingshot 200. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but it should fit your gear. At the moment, I've got the 350D with grip and 200mm f/2.8 lens in it, with four empty spots for additional lenses. Actually, you might consider its little brother, the Lowepro Slingshot 100.
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Old Feb 23, 2006, 11:43 AM   #6
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Click_Happy,

What I would strongly suggest is visiting a camera store (not best buy but a camera store with a good supply of bags) and see what STYLE of bag you prefer:

Traditional top-loader shoulder bag

Sling style

Backpack

Everyone's different, and all of the above styles have their plus' and minus.

Having said that, I myself have two bags: A lowepro mini-trekker AWbackpack which can fit an amazing amount of gear, has ability to attach a tripod, has an attached rain cover and is still sized just at the limit of carry-on for airlines. That's what my gear is mostly stored in. I also have a Tamrac Velocity 7 sling-style bag which has room for the camera body + not-too-terribly-long lens and 2 other lenses or flashes. It's not a huge bag, but it's much nicer when I just want a lighter bag and the sling style is great for easy access yet it swings around so it's carried on your back.

I will say both Lowepro and Tamrac make outstanding quality bags - unfortunately the price comes with it :sad:


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I use a pelican hard case. Crush proof, water proof, dust proof.
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I use a pelican hard case. Crush proof, water proof, dust proof.
I have the 'softer' version of Terry's case: http://www.caseclub.com/pelican-pcs155.htm

-> you can put it over your shoulder, wear it around your belt, expand it out sideways, and it fits neatly into a crush proof, water proof, and dust proof case that actually floats on water! :lol: :-) :G
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Just a further tip expanding on what JohnG said. If you decide on a backpack try it on. I am a big guy tall and round so some of them exrend to a length to be comfortable and some not. John's advice is wise!

Happy hunting!

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