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Old Sep 7, 2010, 1:01 PM   #1
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I have acquired 2 new lenses and a flash recently, so now the grand total of my gear is this:
Sony A200
18-70 kit
70-300mm Tamron
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Now, I was not expecting to be able to carry all this with me, but then I stumbled on this bag:
http://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Exchan...3878412&sr=1-5
However, the reviews say the padding is nonexistent. So much for that.
But as I have been looking, there are really no other similarly priced messenger bags out there. The only other shoulder bag that is messenger style and has a capacity like I need is the Crumpler 6 million, which is like $80 (I was thinking $35)
Currently, my bag is a "small DSLR" Case logic bag, but it only is long enough for my kit, and I use my tele a lot.
So should I wait till Christmas and splurge on the Crumpler?
I haven't been to the store yet but most bigger bags online seem bulky over the shoulder. So I guess I should just wait till cmas and use a few old socks for transport for now.

Anyone have a crumpler they want to sell for $30?
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 7:16 PM   #2
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If you don't mind do-it-yourself and since finances seem to be really tight for you, try something a number of people I know do: get a diaper bag and some foam rubber/closed cell foam pad. Cut it to fit the configuration that fits your equipment and how you like. That way you have minimal invested in your bag and it doesn't scream "expensive camera" like a Lowepro or Tamrac bag does. I have a Tamrac shoulder bag that's not much bulkier than a big purse that could hold all of that, as long as the flash wasn't too big.
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Old Sep 8, 2010, 8:29 AM   #3
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Okay, thanks!
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I have a lowepro bag and carry it with my gear in it in the trunk of my car 24-7-365 unless I am using the gear and the bag really keeps the gear protected.

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Mr. Pete-

The Dolica brand of bags at Amazon are good quality with good padding at an excellent price.

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I quite fancy the
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The Dolica brand of bags at Amazon are good quality with good padding at an excellent price.
You're right, those look great. Thanks!
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Another good camera bag can be made from an insulated soft ice chest. It's also a good disguise. I've bought a couple from Target for about $20 each with a separate padded top compartment and side zipper compartment.
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Old Sep 13, 2010, 9:11 AM   #9
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I'll check it out!
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