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Old Dec 29, 2007, 10:52 PM   #1
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I'm in the market for a lightweight bag to carry while I'm out for the day while on vacation. I'll leave my main bag back at the hotel, so I need something smaller and lighter to carry a dSLR with lens attached, one additional lens, extra battery, and maybe misc items such as cellphone, passport etc...

I'm really interested in the MAXPEDITION bags, although I realize they're not made for photography I wonder if anyone has used it as one. If not, I think I'd prefer a sling type so it's out of the way when not in use.

Any input will be greatly appreciated.
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 8:07 AM   #2
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The Maxpedition bags look nice, but I think you might be better served by a dedicated camera bag, since they have supports, padding, and compartments for all your 'stuff', such as batteries, memory cards, etc. I have both Tamrac and CaseLogic bags..both are very good. Search their sites and find a case that would fit your camera, lens, and gear requirements.



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Old Dec 31, 2007, 11:15 AM   #3
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I have both Tamrac and a Lowepro bags and find both manufacturers put out excellent quality bags. I also prefer a bag designed for cameras, because of the padding (thoughI have seen several very nice do-it-yourself padding jobs).

The biggest thing you need to decide is what style you want - over the shoulder, fanny pack or cross-shoulder - there are advantages and disadvantages to each style. If you can, take what you want to carry to a camera store and ask them to see if your equipment will fit.
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 12:09 AM   #4
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i use tamrac love it good padding & shock protection. i do landscape photography have used my pack on harleys in float plains open boats in sand storms snow and rain. i lived in las vegas lots of heat there worked great. i now live on vancouver island in a rain forest now works great here to. do the reserch get something good that you will keep and use. i did the low end deal never again. wish you the best rick

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