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    Which camera bag do you use?

    Hey guys,

    Im in the market for a new camera bag. Just wondering what you guys use and or recommend as i need to upgrade to fit my new sigma 150-500mm lens.

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    Jason

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    I'm using a Tamrac Expedition 8, which is both too large, too small and just right at various times. ;-)
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    Great looking bag DAdeGroot. I was looking at the lower flipside 400 aw or the lower computrek cant make up my mind.

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    Hi Jason,
    as Dave alluded to, unfortunatelly there is no "Perfect" bag for all purposes. Depends on how much gear you have and/or need to carry at a particular time and in what sort of situation. Backpacks are good if you need to carry heavy gear over a longer distance, Shoulder/Sling bags are best for quick access, Satchel type bags are most discreet etc. I'm up to 3 different bags, all excellent for their purpose, but still not completely happy... and I'm sure there are others here that have even more!

    This is a great site http://www.cambags.com that has reviews by "real" people and shows exactly what you can fit in a particular bag.

    Good Luck.
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    And if you are female, which you are not, there is never a perfect bag to take the dslr plus lenses, if you are going to town and what to look like a lady and not a backpacker. I have 4 bags and none seem to fit the situations I go to.

    If some one could create the perfect bag they would be rich.

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    Cheers for that link john.

    Haha i do have the please of not trying to match my bag to my outfit.

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    i won a lowepro primus aw backpack camera/video bag a few weeks ago! trouble is - it's a fantastic bag, can fit slr and 3 lenses- i'm only a five foot nothing female who weighs @ 50 kilo and the bag weighs nearly 3 kilos with nothing in it!! so I think I will put it on ebay!! i definately need a new bag though as i just purchased a 2nd lens last week!!

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    I have a Portare bag and it is wonderful, very comfortable and great compartments that are adjustable. The price from the US is fabulous also.
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    I use a Slingshot 200 for going light (still fits camera with one lens, 1 medium and 1 small spare lens, flash, filters and a few bits an pieces, but is small and light). For taking a lot of stuff I use a CompuTrekker AW which fits a tonne of stuff as well as a laptop and tripod. Brilliant.
    Have: Nikon D90; Tamron 17-50mm 2.8; Tokina 50-135mm 2.8; Tamron 18-270 'alphabet' lens; Nikkor 50mm 1.8; 1x Nikon SB-600; 3x Yongnuo YN560 flash, 1x Yongnuo YN465 flash.

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    I have a few bags, the main ones are both Larger type Lowepro's - a Slingshot 302AW and Nova 200AW and wouldnt fancy modifying either of them to carry my Sigma.
    I have the 150-500 and generally just carry it in the case/bag that it comes in as it is well protected and it doesnt take long to get it out and attach to a body.
    Just my 20cents worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by abitfishy View Post
    I use a Slingshot 200 for going light (still fits camera with one lens, 1 medium and 1 small spare lens, flash, filters and a few bits an pieces, but is small and light). For taking a lot of stuff I use a CompuTrekker AW which fits a tonne of stuff as well as a laptop and tripod. Brilliant.
    I have the exact same setup and find it suits my purposes. No desire to change it at his stage.
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    KATA bags 3N1-20 and 3N1-30 http://www.kata-bags.com/product.asp...&Version=Photo
    I use the first one for short trips.

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    Think Tank Urban Disguise 60 loaded with 3 lenses and body plus bits and pieces. This comes to work everyday, and occasionally houses a 17in laptop as well.

    I also have a Tamrac Expedition 8 that I found a bit too big for my needs, so is now up for sale. Eventually I would like a belt and vest system for 'phototrekkin' and days when I have to cart a bag for long periods, as the Urban Disguise gets a bit heavy on one shoulder and I don't really like having to remove a backpack every time I need a filter or different lens.
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    Oh, thank god others have more than one bag!! I just bought a new one - a National Geographic canvas bag which fits my body and two lenses, plus some filters etc. I think it will be perfect for my holiday, even if it is a tad too small.

    I also have a lowenpro backpack BUT it is so stupidly made because I have to put the whole thing on the ground to unzip the whole front part just to get something out! I thought it would be good to bike around on but I haven't used it much because of the stupid design.

    I don't think you can have too many bags because there is the 'walk around with not much gear' bag, the medium bag for a couple of lenses for a day trip using a tripod, the 'I am on a big holiday and need to take a few extra things that I normally wouldn't take' bag and the 'I am taking EVERYTHING' bag!!!! Maybe it is a female thing!!
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    I have a few too, pelican 1610, pelican 1520, a lowepro minitrekker, another bag that just fits in one body and lens and a large domje bag that carries all the bits and pieces, oh, and a cheap toolcase that's fill of spare bits and bobs
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    I have a Lowpro 400 aw for everyday use and a lowpro 250 for overseas tripping ( holds two lenses and the camera plus some added gear for piccy taking (netbook included) and holds the daily stuff I like to carry around).
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    Some people strongly recommend that you use a bag you can strap around your waist, so that you can grab your equipment when you need it. As opposed to a backpack, where your stuff is inaccessible.

    Me, I use a backpack and just dump it on the ground when picture-taking looks likely.

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    Lowepro 400 AW, a couple of Lowepro toploaders and a cheap case I won. the 400 is a hihhly recommendable pack if you anticipate carrying a few lenses and a tripod.

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    I have a Kata bag stuffed into a Roman backpack
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    What do you mean - bag? Whichever fits the purpose. Usually a hard case though for the H2 & 50-110 as it is very heavy and I like to give the lens form support.
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