Camera Bag

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MT37, May 8, 2007.

  1. MT37 macrumors regular

    MT37

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    Well I'm looking to get a new camera bag. I'm not 100% I'll be getting a new one or not. Since my current one is doing fine. I'm just running out of space. I'm looking for either a camera bag with a shoulder strap or a hard case.

    My set up is...
    Canon Rebel XT with battery grip
    Canon 18-55mm
    Canon 50mm
    Sigma 55-200mm
    Canon Speedlite 430ex

    Plus I would like a bit more room for another lens or two. For future expansion.

    I do a lot of live band photography, and I do carry my camera around a lot.

    Anyways, thanks for any opinions.
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

    Lovesong

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    I have the Crumpler 6 million dollar home. It's a shoulder bag, it's large enough to hold my 5D, a 70-200 f/2.8, a 24-70 f/2.8, a 50mm, my flash, and has a little more room for a macro (when I get it). The outside also has nice straps for extra lens bags if you want it. I like the fact that the bag is comfortable, and it really doesn't scream "hey there's 5k of stuff in here."
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/384133-REG/Crumpler_MD0601A_6_Million_Dollar_Home.html
     
  3. MT37 thread starter macrumors regular

    MT37

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    That is probably definitely what I am looking for, but I would like to see some other options first.
     
  4. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

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    I have the 6 Million Dollar Home as well. The only thing I don't like about it is the lack of padding in the top flap - so I put a thin layer of bubble wrap in the flap's mesh pocket.

    I like to have my camera with me most of the time, and I don't like carrying two bags to work - so I've taken to using camera/lens wraps, and just putting my camera, lenses, and a couple accessories (e.g. Ultrapod) in my Crumpler Dreadful Embarrassment laptop messenger bag.

    David Honl makes some more expensive wraps that I'm going to be trying out as well.
     
  5. jlcharles macrumors 6502

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    Domke. I had a lowepro backpack that felt like I was carrying a board on my back and it was heavy on its own. I got a domke to carry around a rental and loved it so much that I bought one.

    http://www.tiffen.com/products.html?tablename=domke

    I have the F3X in black and it can fit a ton if you pack it right. I took a large amount of equipment with me to Europe (20+ rolls of film, hassy w/3 backs, 2 lenses and metered prism, 20D, 18-200 lens, filters, and other such small items) and it all fit. I carried less with me on a day to day basis. The best part is, because it isn't overly padded, it forms to your body. and they have inserts that come with the f-2.
     
  6. Mydriasis macrumors 6502

    Mydriasis

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    I have a crumpler bag as well and love it. It is on the heavy side, but it is sturdy and it takes good care of my equipment.:)
     

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