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Old Feb 8, 2011, 7:14 AM   #11
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I agree that I dont like proper camera bags as it does scream "steal me" even tho my gear is relatively cheap compared to some of the bodies and lenses on here they mean the world to me. I use:

http://www.thehealthybackbag.co.uk/a...ag-lilac1.html

I think its Ameribag in the US. Its got plenty of room for all my crap, fits my netbook or tablet in as well and my body + 1 lens and an additional lens in it and its good for my back.......apparently!
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Old Feb 8, 2011, 8:24 AM   #12
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I found Ameribag (http://www.ameribag.com/). This is the kind of bag I was looking for (DLSR + 1 or 2 lenses / flash, iPad with cables, Lunch or personal items when on a trip) and, like you mentioned, doesn't scream "steal me".

Is your padded enough?
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 2:14 AM   #13
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Is your padded enough?
I wouldn't throw it about but because you have the big outside pockets I find that if I have the body + lens in a case and the additional lens in a case they are fine. The large inside pocket is also big enough to take my netbook in its sleeve.
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 3:29 PM   #14
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Just spent over two months in Baja Mexico, driving 7,000 miles carrying my gear in the Lowepro. Keep the bag in view when you have it out for use. Keep it covered in the car. Use common sense.

Spent 6 weeks in England, France and Spain last year.

Don't act like you're a victim and don't miss a wonderful oportunity to take your best photos out of fear.


That's just my feeling about it of course.
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 4:04 PM   #15
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This is why I am looking forward to get my BBQ bag I will feel a lot safer knowing ... that they don't know!

BTW, just looked where Camano Island is I went to Victoria and Vancouver Island at least 5 times in the last 10 years. If your island is as nice as what is around Victoria, then you are living in a very nice place indeed!
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It is a nice place, quiet and rural. It's a lot smaller than Vancouver island of course and there's nothing there a good as Victoria. One of my fav places to visit. In fact Camano has no towns at all.
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Todays POD is from Akureyri Artic in Iceland. One of the warmest spots in Iceland and just shy of the arctic circle.
Myself, I was happier being just over the tropic of Cancer...
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I'm looking forward to go there (Iceland). Too bad it is only for 36 hours
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My husband and worked on cruise ships for 10 years, on multiple cruise lines, teaching digital cameras. We have done that Baltic Capitals cruise many, many times. None of the ports on that cruise, including St. Petersburg have any theft problem.

Most of the time you will be on ship's tours and escorted by a registered guide. Traveling independently in St. Petersburg is impossible unless you have a Russian visa, which takes a lot of advance time, planning, and expense. So, unless I misunderstand your plans, perhaps that can put a better focus on the trip.

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My husband and worked on cruise ships for 10 years, on multiple cruise lines, teaching digital cameras. We have done that Baltic Capitals cruise many, many times. None of the ports on that cruise, including St. Petersburg have any theft problem.

Most of the time you will be on ship's tours and escorted by a registered guide. Traveling independently in St. Petersburg is impossible unless you have a Russian visa, which takes a lot of advance time, planning, and expense. So, unless I misunderstand your plans, perhaps that can put a better focus on the trip.

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Hi!

Thanks for the information. We are not even planning to go to Berlin (the excursion is taking the entire day).

Any tips about what not to miss?
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