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Old Jul 20, 2006, 4:34 AM   #1
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What bags do you guys recommend for a Nikon D50 with a mounted lens plus space for an extra lens? I have been looking at some bags but can't quite get the dimensions right over the web. I mean, I'm not sure if my gear will fit. My current lenses on the D50 are a Sigma 18-200mm and a Nikkor 50mm. I am looking for a bag that can accomodate both lenses with variable space to fit either the Nikkor or the Sigma mounted.
I would like the bag to be as compact as possible, to be easily accesible, waterproof & dustproof and be as affordable as possible.
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 11:25 AM   #2
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Lowepro Orion.
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 5:01 PM   #3
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Lowepro Orion
http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Belt...sic/Orion.aspx

This is what I use also and I love it. It allows me to carry the D50 with 18-55 kit, 70-300G and 50 f/1.8 (with either lens attached), and a filter wallet that holds up to 6 filters.

It's a beltpack (with additional shoulder strap) so it allows me to carry a separate backpack when I go hiking. You can swing the beltpack in front of you when getting your stuff, and then swing it behind you, without taking it off, when done.

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I usea Lowepro Nova 3. I carry my D50 in it with a mounted lens (usually the 18-70) plus a Sigma zoom lens, some filters, spare battery, spare memory cards, lens cleaning cloth and there's plenty of room for other stuff if needed too. Its not too big and can be carried by the handle or on the shoulder using the padded shoulder strap. It also has a waterproof rain cover attached. I paid about £40 in the UK. The D50 will easily fit in facing down with a Sigma 70-300 zoom and lens hood, no problem.

The Lowe-pro Slingslot is also recommended by many. It enables you to use it as a rucksack slung over your back, or you can swing it round to your side and access your gear without taking it off.


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Lowepro Orion
http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Belt...sic/Orion.aspx

This is what I use also and I love it. It allows me to carry the D50 with 18-55 kit, 70-300G and 50 f/1.8 (with either lens attached), and a filter wallet that holds up to 6 filters.

It's a beltpack (with additional shoulder strap) so it allows me to carry a separate backpack when I go hiking. You can swing the beltpack in front of you when getting your stuff, and then swing it behind you, without taking it off, when done.
The lowepro Orion the one that shows in the picture the belt pack one, it's not to big is it becouse i see on like the 4th picture when that person has it on him looks huge just wanted to know before ordering myself thanks.
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Old Jul 21, 2006, 12:48 PM   #6
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Actually, I think the Lowepro Slingshot is more appropriate to my needs. Now just need to find a good place where I can get it for a good price and it's mine. I saw it on ebay but it costs 105$ shipping included.

Thanks you guys for all your info and help. Cheers!
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The lowepro Orion the one that shows in the picture the belt pack one, it's not to big is it becouse i see on like the 4th picture when that person has it on him looks huge just wanted to know before ordering myself thanks.
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That bag on the 4th picture is not the Orion, or at least not this version. The Orion is smaller, and looks longer that fatter. I've seen someone with that other bag and it is much bulkier.

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Great rey thanks, so the orion isn't that big then like it's a compact belt bag.
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I just ordered the Lowepro sideline shooter.
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I just ordered the Lowepro sideline shooter.
Great! That was my second option, it's pretty much the same as the Orion.

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