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jderden777
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What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 12:14 am

i'm looking into getting a new camera bag (preferably backpack, that will fit under an airline seat)

so far the Lowepro Stealth AW II has what I need....it has capacity for:
2 SLRs
lenses
laptop/notebook (mine should fit in the dedicated laptop case that it comes with)
room for film and CF cards
toiletries/change of clothes
and then cd player and cds and that sort of thing...

it's an expensive bag, but it has what i need...i'm just curious as to the other bags out there and if there should be any others that i should have a look at...i'll need to make my decision soon, so any help would be appreciated..

thanks!
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 12:28 am

Jonathan I carry a Tamrac bag. It is a fantastic bag. Take a look at their stuff, I highly recommend them, I have had it for about 9 months and it still looks brand new(I carry it in my truck every day) I had a Lowepro bag before this one and this one is much better. If your gonna carry around all this expensive stuff you may as well carry it in a good bag  Smile

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 12:30 am

I have a Lowepro Microtrekker for travelling light, and a Lowepro Nature Trekker AW when I need the full monty.
 
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 12:34 am

I'll look into the tamrac bags, but the stealth AW II has exactly what i need, just wanted to see if there was anything else out there that would fit my needs as well as this one...

it's gotta have room for the laptop/notebook  Laugh out loud

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 3:04 am

I have a lowepro Magnum AW. Very nice although a bit expensive.

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 3:30 am

I use this one:



Lowepro Mini Trekker

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 4:03 am

While not exactly a bag, more of a case, I use this one. I call it "Sniper Case"  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

http://www.sonystyle.com/intershoproot/eCS/Store/en/imagesProducts/250x250/LCHFHA.jpg

Sorry, for some reason link was not working when trying to instert it directly into the post.

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 4:06 am

I use a Lowepro Minitrekker too... Great bag... wont fit a notebook though...

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 4:07 am

I'm using a LowePro Nova5 AND a LowePro OffTrail2, usually together.
And of course my 170-500 has its own case, as does my tripod.
And then there's the custom bag for my Minolta gear, and the hard case for longterm storage of small items.

As to backpacks: everyone has easy access to your kit except you yourself...
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 4:17 am

Yeah, but you can go 65+ kmph down a mountain with them. (bike) Dont see you doing that with a sling bag....  Big grin For me its a must anyhow, I have to take a trip 45 mins long on a bike. Backpacks are a must for me...

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 4:28 am

I use the same backpack I use for school  Nuts Its true too!  Smile I just throw my little camera bag in there. I always take:

-Extra batteries
-Extra media cards
-Water (1L)
-Munchies
-Scanner (when not broken  Sad )
-Binoculars
-log book
-sweater
-something to read if it gets boring
-my phone


Clovis  Smile
 
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 4:55 am

I use Lowepro street and field 200 AW: light and good weather protection.



Fits everything I need. And as Clovis said I can put it in my backpack with additional stuff.

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 5:02 am

I use a Lowepro Photo Trekker Classic.
D60 + 100-400IS, Tamron 28-200, binoculars, telescope, baseball cap, tape recorder, video camera, spare media....and even room for a log book !!!
Meets the overhead locker and under-seat size requirements too.
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 5:11 am

The Metro might be the Sub(optimal)way
 
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 5:43 am

I use the Lowepro MiniTrekker also and am extremely pleased with it.
I can put my Canon EOS 1VHS, a back-up Canon EOS 630, along with
my 70-200 f-2.8, 28-70 f-2.8, my 420EZ flash and my 1.4x and 2.x
converters in it, along with film.

It weighs a ton with all that stuff in it, but it is a great back-pack!


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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 5:56 am

How resistant is the minitrekker against rain?

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 6:21 am

Never had the pleasure of testing it in rain yet... but ive read reports that it gets damp inside when left in the rain. Some suggest spraying it with water repellant, but that wont keep me comfortable...

If you need weatherproof bags, go with the AW line, more expensive, but resistant...

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 6:23 am

The Nature Trekker will take a notebook computer, too.
 
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 6:30 am



DryZone™ 200 is the first soft-sided camera backpack that's completely waterproof. The DryZone 200 holds a variety of systems and if it falls into the water (with the zipper closed, of course) this unique backpack floats -- even fully loaded.

capacity:
large 35mm or digital pro SLR; 4 - 5 lenses (up to a 300mm f/2.8, with hood reversed), flash and accessories; or compact medium format system (like the Mamiya® 645); or small field camera system; or professional video system
size (exterior):
14.5W x 11.5D x 19H in. (37 x 29 x 48.5 cm)
size (interior):
12W x 6D x 17H in. (30.5 x 15 x 43 cm)
outer fabric (waterproof drypod):
waterproof plastic-coated nylon
outer fabric (backpack):
water-resistant 600D TXP™ and 2000D ballistic nylon


Est retail price of: 350 euros

http://www.lowepro.com/pages/series/dryzone/dzone.htm
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 6:46 am

I use a Lowepro Minitrekker too... Great bag... wont fit a notebook though...

I disagree: my laptop (and it's an old, large one) fits on the big external pocket. I modified it with an air cam to be more protected...

Anyway, I think that backpacks are less practical in terms of speed to get the equipment ready.

And about brands, I love Tamrac's layout though they are less popular in my country, if they are as resistant as Lowepro's I'd gave them a 10

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 7:19 am

Then I take back my words regarding the notebook... I just figured that a notebook would not fit in there... Smile

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 7:24 am

I don't know what kind it is, but I use a Samsonite. I have space for lenses, camera, batteries, memory cards, lense cleaning stuff, paper for regs, and cell phone.

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 12:11 pm

well, it looks like i'm gonna go for the Lowepro Stealth AW II...this bag seems to just about have it all...for both my short-term and long-term needs...so it will be accomodating the notebook (a rather large one) and many other items in my trip to europe coming up!  Laugh out loud

http://www.lowepro.com/pages/series/stealth/stealth.htm

here it is...

^ except mine will have better gear with it...CANON!  Big thumbs up

thanks to all for your input, if you'd like i'll let you know how it holds up...

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 12:43 pm

I have 3 Lowepro bags (Mini Trekker, Photo Runner and D-Res 10AW), and I love all of them.

The AW line is indeed all-weather resistant. I accidentally dropped my D-Res AW to the sea water when I was in Gold Coast, not a single drop of water penetrated the protective layer.

I never test the Mini Trekker in the rain, but 2 weeks ago I was running under heavy downpour with my Photo Runner. It get soaked in the rain water, but the water did not seep throught the camera compartment, although the front pocket got a bit damp.

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 12:51 pm

Good decision. I would like to get this one


I think this would suit me well as I may get more lenses and if I do travel I can be able to take it with me at the airport on a flight and mabye have some stuff too for me to look at and if I expand my camera equipment I can add more space or use the spots for other things. I know a camera store here in Chicago that offers it at the same price.
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 1:31 pm

Wietse, my notebook fits inside a pocket of my coat. It's the kind made of paper pages where you write on  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

When I go biking I take my beltpack, works well.
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 6:55 pm

Yeah I did some research on the Offtrail2 last night and it looks pretty useful. A question though. Do you think it will fit a D60 with Grip and a 70-200 2.8 or 100-400 L attached to it? I really doubt it by looking at the pictures..

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 15, 2003 10:49 pm

The Offtrail2 is designed to fit an F5 with 80-200 AF-S Nikkor (or Eos 1 with 70-200 f/2.8 Canon).

It has no trouble with my F80+MB16 and 75-240 Nikkor + a 28mm Sigma underneath it (and is wide enough to take any 77mm diameter lens).
The sidepockets are a bit narrow for 77mm diameter lenses, but you can replace those with any of the LowePro SlipLock (tm) pouches.

If you want we can arrange for you to try out mine to see if things will fit before you go out and order one.
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Wed May 28, 2003 5:32 pm

I've just been looking through a retailers website and found that there is a Minitrekker II AW, I can't find any pictures of it or any information on lowepro's website, does anyone know anything about it? Is AW short for all weather or something? Is it the same bag, just more weather resistant?

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Wed May 28, 2003 6:02 pm

Hi all

For me, a Lowepro Mini Trekker with added chewing gum on the bottom (after ZRH)

Cheers

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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Wed May 28, 2003 6:58 pm

AW means All Weather yes. It probably is a replacement for the Minitrekker with a raincover.
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Wed May 28, 2003 7:12 pm

I originally ordered the mini trekker but because i have the battery pack on all my cameras they are CANON i had to go for the photo classic as the mini trekker was to small in the depth area and would not carry all my cameras. I have the EOS 1V EOS5 D60 and my 2 lenses which are the 100-400 USM IS L lens and the 28-135 IS lens as well as the rest of my gear which includes the Nixvue. All up it weighs a ton but when on your back you do not feel it at all.
 
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Wed May 28, 2003 10:49 pm



Mine is very similar to this except I bought it at John Lewis under their own brand (Jonelle), it works for what I need.
 
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 29, 2003 10:39 am

I also have the Lowepro Mini Trekker. Paid HK$ 980 (US$ 125)
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Thu May 29, 2003 1:33 pm

Holy crap.. I only use my school backpack to carry my photogear.
Half of it consists of textbooks and binders while the other half space is for my camera/lens/binocoulars/lenses and maybe a few books or film.
Of course I also load up a extra pair of pants at the bottom of the bag to add extra cushion to the camera and stuff.
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RE: What Camera Bag Do You Use?

Fri May 30, 2003 3:54 am

Its very simple!
I use a medium Nike bag and wrap the camera aith a large fleece jacket Big grin
A packet of films on the inside pocket.
I also stuff my motor driven camera inside the bag with its own case.
And no problem about a phone! its only 2 match box big Big grin

Fleece jackets could protect anything!
If you're cold you could wear it!
It could protect the camera with a 80-200mm lens attached falling off 5 metres  Smile
prevents misty lenses on the camera.
Keeps your camera inn a constant temperature to prevent damage Big grin

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