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Old Jun 13, 2011, 3:14 PM   #1
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right now I have 2 bags. one for my D3100, lenses batteries, cards, charger etc and one for my hd-tm700 video camera and batteries, accessories etc. I am looking to combine all of this into one bag. Can someone recommend one? I saw a Lowepro Vertex 200 AW Backpack but I am not sure if it will hold everything (no one in my area has it for me to see in person) AND I am not sure if I want a backpack or a bag with shoulder strap (which is what I have no for the D3100 and accessories). What do you recommend??

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Tamrac Pro 12 will hold all that and the state of New Hampshire.
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Tamrac Pro 12 will hold all that and the state of New Hampshire.
Im looking at the bag on AMAZON. Is this bag better then the Vertex 200 AW? I know one is more of a backpack but I am looking at space, convenience and how heavy it will get..

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Im looking at the bag on AMAZON. Is this bag better then the Vertex 200 AW? I know one is more of a backpack but I am looking at space, convenience and how heavy it will get..

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Don't know. I don't have the Vertex. It will get as heavy as you make it. I have two bags. The Tamrac and a Lowepro sling (200AW). The Tamrac holds ALL my stuff. The Lowepro is for a field trip with just what I think I will need for that day.
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As I was in the market for a bag, initially I was looking at the "200" size Lowepro sling and backpack thinking I wanted that style. I ended up going the other way with a Domke F6. This is a canvas, minimal padding, shoulder bag that doesn't look like a camera bag. It is amazing what that bag can hold. Also, the shoulder strap has ruberized strips woven into the fabric, and it doesn't slip.

Would suggest going into a camera store on a weekday when they are not busy. See how your major gear (not filters and other accessories) fit and visualize where intended futer lens/flash would fit, as well as the space available for the small accessories.
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Good post! And as someone who went out with the thought of 'OMG I NEED A CAMERA BAG' and did next to no real research on the topic I bought a Crumpler 5 Million Dollar Home. It's a great bag, very sturdy, but I quickly found that I hate satchel style camera bags and wish I'd bought a backpack instead. I find them inconvenient.

I also agree about getting a bigger size than you think you need. I owned two lenses when I got the above mentioned bag. I now own one more and, well, it's a little squishy in there.

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Tamrac looks smarter

But Caselogic offers better protection

While Lowepro's internal hairy fabric helps to prevent dusting.

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