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JayVig
07-21-2007, 02:48 PM
The little camera bag that I have is getting crowded with the 2 bodies and 4 lenses. Once I add the flash it'll be even more packed. So I'd like a backpack

Here's the ideal setup for it to carry -
1-2 bodies
at least 4 lenses
flash
pockets for filters and film

If it could hold a laptop as well that would be a hands down winner but not 100% necessary if it's got everything else. Any ideas?

Here are 2 that look decent off the bat -
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/248295-REG/Canon_6229A003_Deluxe_Backpack_200_EG.html - I know it's cheap as far as bags go so I'm not sure about it but it meets the requirements (w/o laptop)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/394099-REG/Case_Logic_SLRC4_SLRC_4_SLR_Computer_Backpack.html - specifies it holds a laptop (mine is 15.4" widescreen) but doesn't speak of how much it holds as far as lenses/accessories.

Either way, they're a good start I think. Anyone have others to look at?

Orgnoi1
07-21-2007, 03:01 PM
How about:

http://www.adorama.com/LPCTBKAW.html

http://www.adorama.com/LPCRAW.html

http://www.adorama.com/NGBPL.html

JayVig
07-21-2007, 03:06 PM
thanks Ross. I like the Lowepro 34731 alot. Plus B&H has it for the same price so I can add it to my wishlist of stuff to budget for.

Orgnoi1
07-21-2007, 03:16 PM
yeah all the LP AW bags are great... I have a couple of them and they just dont get better...

Neutron Jack
07-21-2007, 04:27 PM
I'd also consider the Crumpler Brazillian Dollar Home--It'll hold all that, and a bag of donuts. You can wear it messenger style, or back-packishly. Crumpler also makes custom-to-order bags in NYC.....but bring your checkbook.

JayVig
07-21-2007, 04:29 PM
Yeah I know crumpler is expensive and I missed the beer for bags trade last month - i got all the stickers and stuff from them about it. I'm not sure if I could give up beer for a bag though. tough call.

EDIT: I do really like the Brazilian Dollar Home bag. I like the way it's set up and that it holds the tripod folded at hte bottom like that. Not sure if I wanna stick with the backpack though. Either way, thanks for reminding me about crumpler. I think between that and the LowePro, I'll find one that I'll be 100% happy with.

GraphyFotoz
07-21-2007, 04:34 PM
Watch the Forsale boards!
I have a real nice LowePro Field and Street I got for like $75-$100.
Real nice BP!!!
Was like new with lil use when I got it last year.

JayVig
07-21-2007, 04:35 PM
forsale boards where?

Orgnoi1
07-21-2007, 07:48 PM
Mainly you see a lot of bags for sale on Fredmiranda.com ... or photography-on-the.net

JayVig
07-21-2007, 07:58 PM
If they have good deals I should check it out. I was avoiding both of those places on principle after the horror stories I heard from all of you here.

Orgnoi1
07-21-2007, 08:13 PM
oh I wouldnt avoid either for the classifieds... especially FM... I have gotten maybe 1/4 of my gear through there...

JayVig
07-21-2007, 08:17 PM
Good to know. thanks Ross.

meyankee
07-21-2007, 10:12 PM
If they have good deals I should check it out. I was avoiding both of those places on principle after the horror stories I heard from all of you here.

I don't post there but I do read through the posts and check out the for sale section now and then.

Pegdragger
07-22-2007, 10:41 AM
I got a Lowe Pro Mini Trekker for around $60 on eBay a few years ago. I think B&H was the seller. It's a full size backpack with room for 2 SLRs and a few lenses. I dont have a second SLR, so I keep the chargers down in the bottom. It has pockets on the inside for accessories and a huge zippered front for storage as well. Also has a bunck of bunjee cord type things to strap a tripod or other things on with.

GraphyFotoz
07-22-2007, 11:25 AM
oh I wouldnt avoid either for the classifieds... especially FM... I have gotten maybe 1/4 of my gear through there...

Same here Ross I got 75% of my stuff from FM and NEVER a problem!
Just check PPL's feedback 1st.
ALL my stuff is 2nd or 3rd hand....I'm not ashamed to save a few bux! :rolleyes:
My Wife's Pro-1 came from POTN recently.

I can tell ya I have saved a WAD of cash!!!!

Ex:
My Sigy EX DG APO OS 80-400mm came from FM.....JUST serviced....LNIB $600 SHIPPED!

My Sigy EX DG 24-70mm Macro Came from POTN LNIB $300 Shipped!!

My Sigy EX DG 105mm Macro came from FM LNIB $285 Shipped!

$$$ saved means more goodies ya can buy! :D