D40x/flash/MB bag?

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  1. epicwelshman macrumors 6502a

    epicwelshman

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    Hey all,

    I'm in the market for a new camera bag. I have a very small Kodak bag currently that my D40x barely fits in (so you can image how small it is!). I'm also concerned about using the Kodak bag as it seems like my camera catches on the velcro inside and it just seems a little too snug. Also, now that I'm using a Hoya UV filter rather than a lens cap, I'd like to avoid any scratches.

    So, at the very least I want the bag to fit my D40 with the attached 18-55, my SB-600 and eventually another couple of lenses. I'd rather not have to buy another bag for a while, so it will need room for me to grow into. My lens collection will only grow as fast as my income, so it may be a while... so I don't need anything like the Brazillian Dollar Home ;)

    If at all possible, and preferably for under $150 CDN I'd like the bag to fit my MacBook as well. I travel a lot, and lugging around 2 bags for my computer and camera is a real pain. This isn't a huge deal, as I have a nice slim STM bag for my MacBook, but it would be a nice plus.

    I've been currently looking at the Lowepro CompuTrekker AW or the Slingshot 200 AW. The nice thing about the Slingshot is the ease of getting my camera and flash etc out of the bag while on photo walks. The nice thing about the CompuTrekker is the laptop compartment and the space.

    Any thoughts out there?

    Sorry for the long post :D
     
  2. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I use this one. Fits over the shoulder, hip draw fast!
    Keeps the sand out, too.
     
  3. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Have you looked at the Lowepro CompuDaypack? The price is in your range, and I think it'll fit your camera gear.

    It won't hold the somewhat bigger lenses (which the Crumpler "Barge" bags will do), but it's about $100US cheaper then they are. For the kit lens it should work fine.

    (For the record I'm a Crumpler fan; but I realize some people are put off by their prices. However you do get what you pay for.)
     
  4. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    You can get a Macbook in there?

    BTW I just bought the update to this series - the Velocity 8X - for just carrying my camera and most of my kit around. So far I really like it.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Crumpler Customary Barge

    Lowepro CompuRover AW

    Lowepro Slingshot.


    They're all good bags. I'm looking at getting a Slingshot, although I have a Crumpler Sinking Barge already. The Customary Barge is a bit bigger and would hold more camera stuff, along with more general things like a water bottle, jumper, food, etc.
     
  6. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    My suggestion would be to look at the Tamrac Adventure 9. I have one and I couldn't be happier with it... it'll hold your MB, camera with lens attatched, a few additional lenses, has a few pockets in the "camera bay" where you can put filters, memory cards, etc... also has an extra compartment at the top where you can put any additional things you wish :) . Got mine filled with my 15" MBP, D-80 with my 17-55mm attatched, my 70-200mm, 12-24mm, a few filters with room to spare.

    My only concern is might it be too big for you? :p
     
  7. jlcharles macrumors 6502

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    I have a lowepro backpack and only use it for storage. IMO they are too padded to be comfortable to wear. I use a Domke for everything. I highly recommend them. Well worth every penny I spent on it.

    I have this one

    This one is a bit bigger and comes with an insert.
     
  8. epicwelshman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    epicwelshman

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    Thanks guys, for all of your advice. I'm going to go look at some Crumpler and Lowepro bags today and bring my camera to test the size and usage etc. We'll see what happens :)
     

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