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  • Back pack

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  • Shoulder bag

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  • Hard case

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  • Other

    27 4.85%
  • Waist pack / bum bag

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    Ausphotography Regular pgbphotographytas's Avatar
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    What type of camera bag do you use

    Since this is an area I have quite a bit of experience in (with the numbers of bags I have purchased I should do) I am wondering what type of camera bag you use?

    If you use more then one type please select all the types you use and if you select other please tell us what you use.

    I would also be interested to see any photos of different people bags and how they have them set up.

    Paul
    Last edited by pgbphotographytas; 05-05-2009 at 3:00pm.

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    Backpack due to weight and my lack of manliness to carry it all in a shoulder bag.

    I used to use a Lowepro Nature Trekker AW II, but recently switched to a Crumpler Karachi Outpost so I can carry my camera with my laptop (for everyday carrying around to work). Now I carry the camera with a 24-70 and 580ex, and leave everything else at home.

    Having said that, having to switch lenses is annoying with a backpack, but I have a very helpful assistant who is more than willing to hold onto the second lens and use it while she is at it
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    i have a rather big bulky backpack that fits everything as well as a shoulder bag for just light stuff... i usually use the b/pack for storage and use the shoulderbag for wheni am out and about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejavu View Post

    Having said that, having to switch lenses is annoying with a backpack, but I have a very helpful assistant who is more than willing to hold onto the second lens and use it while she is at it
    Yes that was the main reason I went for a Inverse 200AW as I didn't like having to put down a backpack to change and by having a waist pack I can change easier, plus as it is smaller I can't buy any more gear

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    Does a pocket in my shorts count? The only thing I use a bag for is for something to put everything in when I'm at home (and even then, everything seems to just sit on a table anyway). If I'm going to shoot something I don't pack the kitchen sink in a bag and carry it on the off chance I might need it. I go prepared with exactly what I need on the camera, and perhaps an alternate lens in my pocket or a shoulder bag.
    Last edited by davesmith; 05-05-2009 at 3:24pm.
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    Well,

    I use a shoulder bag at the momment but have been looking at getting a Backpack soon...
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    I have Domke shoulder bags, very happy with them.
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    Tamrac Expedition 7 (I think) for me. Plenty of room for camera gear, lappy and a section for general crap. I am starting to need more room though.
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    A shoulder bag that came with the Canon when we bought it - has Canon EOS on it so i gather its a standard canon bag
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    I bought an elcheapo shoulder bag from ebay.. It's just big enough for my camera and the two lenses that I have, and until I get another one (which won't be for a wee while yet!) I won't have to get another bag
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    Here's mine, Lowepro mini trekker.

    It's looking a LOT lighter on then it did in that picture. But I need the updated pic in a few weeks.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmbax/3014020183/

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    Lowpro Vertex 200 AW is in the mail. Have been running a Nova 2 AW.

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    use the domke f2, but also have a couple of pelican hard cases for certain situations. had a super trekker II lowepro but it was too big so i flicked it.

    in my domke i can fit five cameras, five lenses, blower, cleaning cloth, spare batteries, leatherman, maglite, two lightmeters, flash bracket, flash, ttl cord, pc cord, four filters, film, cable release, film leader extractor, lens adaptor, and a tripod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgbphotographytas View Post
    Since this is an area I have quite a bit of experience
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    Lowepro Flipside 400
    I'm really happy with this, you can access everything without having to put the bag down
    leaving two hands free to change lenses etc
    I had a slingshot 200 before that, It was good too
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    I have a Lowepro Mini Trekker, but it's so heavy when fully packed that I tend to use it for storage more than anything. When I'm out I use a couple of smaller bags which fit just what I need for the day - a Tamrac backpack for hiking/cycling and a Jill-E shoulder bag for city use, functions, etc.
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    I have a Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW - fits all my lenses in and is quite comfortable to wear considering I have acquired some back problems from my nursing days. Mind you with the new Telephot lens in it, it's very heavy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by B D H View Post
    Lowepro Flipside 400
    I'm really happy with this, you can access everything without having to put the bag down
    leaving two hands free to change lenses etc
    I had a slingshot 200 before that, It was good too
    I was looking at the flipside 400 on the weekend, was so tempted.

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    I don't have a bag obsession, no I really don't. I ticked all except other.

    Big Backpack for carrying lots - Lowepro Photo Trekker - weighs a ton when loaded.
    Normal Size Backpack for everyday use - Crumpler Whickey & Cox - good capacity and very comfortable.
    Normal Size Backpack, Airline compatible - Lowepro Computrekker - has the capacity but not that comfortable. Take the Laptop also bag.
    Shoulder Bag - Domke F1x - Good capacity, inconspicuous.
    Bum Bag - Think Tank ChangeUp - Versatile, handy.
    Hard Case - Pelican 1640

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