Ghymes From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 57 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
I have a new Nikon F5 and want to select a great bag for my gear that will be a carry-on as well. I like the Lowepro Trek series, but want to make sure my camera fits okay. Does anyone have any pros-cons against the "backpack" style bags? I won't be carrying more than 3 lenses.
Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 56 Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2217 times:
I have a Lowepro MiniTrekker and love it. I find the backpack easier to carry around when shooting better than the shoulder-strap "normal" camera bags. The bag is perfect as a carry-on and fits in the overhead bin and/or under the seat in front of you. The bag holds a lot gear also, here's what I have in it:
Plus there is plenty of room left over for film, batteries and other equipment. When I went to Zurich/Frankfurt, I had 70 rolls & 3 sets of spare batteries and had no problem fitting it all. When I get the N80 or F100 as a backup body, there should be no problem finding space.
Hope that helps...
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3723 posts, RR: 25 Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
I have been using DOMKE bags since '83' I still have my original F-2. My main bag is the F-1X and fully loaded it can carry 2 Canon EOS-1N's with boosters a 300mm 4L, 20-35 2.8L, 85 1.2L and a 50mm 2.5 Macro lens. I can also take along a light meter (2) 540EZ flashes, 30 rolls of film.
Even with it full of equipment I still manage to get it into the overhead bins, but I prefer to put under the seat in front of me.
As far as I am concerned DOMKE makes the best bags out there. One of the best reasons that I like DOMKE so much is that the bag is inconspicious. Unlike the Tamrac, Lowpro, ect which scream "Expensive camera equipment inside", DOMKE is low a profile bag, that does not draw a lot of unwanted attention. At least that has been my experince.
Hias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 14 Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2192 times:
I have a Dörr/Danubia backpack with built in trolley. It takes easily my
Nikon N90 with the attached Nikon 2,8/80-200
Nikon TC-16A Teleconcerter
Nikon N60 with attached Sigma 2,8-4/28-105
Metz Mecablitz MZ40
Air Band Receiver
There is still enough space for a F5 and a F100.
It can still take up to 100 films (the film bag can be removed, especially for hand check at the airport) and many batteries. There are also 3 compartements for tripods.
Mikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 56 Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
Glad I could help, you'll love the F5 and when you get it, the 80-200/f2.8 AF-D. That combo is just perfect for shooting airliners. I'm just sorry that I don't get to use it that often since I do most of my shooting on the ramp with the 28-70/f2.8.
Glad to see people acutally enjoy the "My Gear" section of the website.
Have fun shooting with the F5 and expect your film budget to increase