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Old Apr 21, 2011, 2:26 AM   #1
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Default Walk around Camera Bag - Recommendations?

We have a trip to Disney planned in the near future. I've been before and managed to do fine with a purse backpack and a top loader camera bag (kit lens fit).

I haven't yet decided if I want to take the 60D or the T1i solely based on weight with the 15-85 lens. I have a toddler so there is A LOT of things I have to carry in addition to the camera and as it's just me I can't fob off some of the necessities onto another person.

Here's what I'll be carrying at any given time

60D or T1i
15-85mm IS USM Lens
MAYBE the 70-200mm F4 IS lens - haven't decided
Canon G11 (back up)
Extra batteries for each camera and SD Cards
Wallet
Hats
Sunglasses
water bottle (attached in a holder)
sunscreen
light thin sweater for indoor venues (for the kiddie)
snacks for the wee one.

I'll need easy access as I'll want to shoot then put the camera away and it has to be portable enough to go on rides with.....I didn't have a problem with the purse and camera case last year as all of the kiddie stuff isn't that large.

So...Do I use a small backpack for my extra's plus some sort of top loader camera case slung over my side.

OR....do I get a camera bag like the Lowepro Fastpack 100....OR the Lowepro Passport Sling?

Weight is KEY (as is Size for the rides) as I'll be walking 8-10 hrs for nearly 2 weeks. Any advisement you can give me on what would be comfortable for a female whose under 5'5 of average weight, would be terrific.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 2:37 AM   #2
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I have the velocity 6X and it will not fit the 60D and 70-200 f4. If you are carrying all that the 7X is the better option.

I would go with a sling bag. The lowpros are good. Also look at tamrac evolution 6.
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Old Apr 22, 2011, 11:00 PM   #3
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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Shoulder.html
You might take a look at this make and model, or bump it up or down a size to fit everything you want. Theme parks don't seem to let people have any sort of carry-on on the rides, so I can't say this will fit that requirement.
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Old Apr 26, 2011, 12:21 AM   #4
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Thanks guys.

I decided to try the Lowepro fastpack 100. It looks like it will fit primarliy everything I need it too and will be small enough to take on the rides.....I'm hoping. I was concerned about the sling as I have shoulder issues and the backpack I think will distribute the weight better. The bag comes this week so then I'll have a better idea. I'm not sure about the 70-200mm lens but I'm not sure I'm going to take it with me anyway.

When we've gone in the past, I was able to take a bag on my back with my purse slung (or top loader camera bag) over one shoulder on all the rides without an issue. I'll take a few things to provide options when needed if the backpack is objectionable.

I appreciate the help. Thank you both.
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