Another Backpack Question

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  1. scottkifnw macrumors regular

    scottkifnw

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    I am looking for a backpack for my Canon 50D with long telephoto zoom (100-400mm 4.5), also to carry my MBP 15". I also want a bag that will hold my tripod. The bag must fit in overhead compartment of even small planes

    any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    sek
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Though I never use it and will sell it soon, I believe the CompuTrekker AW will work. It has for me.
    http://products.lowepro.com/product/CompuTrekker-AW,1924,16.htm

    I've carried a PB and a 70-200 mm lens on a D300 just fine and I've flown with it, it does fit in all overheads with the exception of those smaller commuter planes. With that the flight crew kept it up front for me. It could have been that the space I had was not enough but could have been if I had gotten there sooner and the overheads weren't already cramped.
     
  3. sprtnbsblplya macrumors regular

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    I can't say which to buy, but I can say which not to buy.
    BestBuy sells a LowePro CompuDaypack for like $80 that my parents got me for Xmas. It is so irrationally designed for actually getting out and about to use it.
    Its excellent for carrying a body, a small and big lens (or just 3 small lenses), a couple accessories, and a 15" laptop. I use it to pack that stuff from say my place in Virginia to my parents home in Seattle. Never use it to go out on hikes and stuff though, not good for that imo.
     
  4. scottkifnw thread starter macrumors regular

    scottkifnw

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    Thank you, and my choice is:

    I looked at a lot of bags for features and build quality. I decided on the http://www.tamrac.com/Evolution_Video.htm- give it a look.

    Thanks again.

    sek

     
  5. ogaramfa macrumors newbie

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    I'm a big fan of the Tamrac Adventure 9 backpack, model 5549:

    http://tamrac.com/5549.htm

    Unlike my previous LowePro CompuTrekker, it will fit a 17" MacBook Pro, and a digital SLR with a battery grip attached.
     
  6. georgemann macrumors regular

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    The ThinkTank Photo Airport Antidote backpack is specifically designed to handle your equipment and your travel requirements. "Legal carry on backpack fits all international carry on requirements, and fits into the overhead of very small planes."

    http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/airport-antidote-backpack.aspx?code=CC-167

    I personally use Think Tank bags and currently travel with three of their bags (different sizes) to cover all my needs.

    George
     
  7. scottkifnw thread starter macrumors regular

    scottkifnw

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    Thanks all

    I looked at all of these, and it was a tough decision. I went with the Tamrac 5788 Evolution 8- due to the ease of camera access.

    Thanks again.

    sek

     

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