Daily Backpack for Canon 40d and 15" Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Megaman, May 27, 2008.

  1. Megaman macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    I was wondering if anybody can recommend a good backpack that I can carry around my Canon 40D + a lens or two and 15" Macbook Pro?

    I'm looking for a backpack that I can carry with me daily, not just for traveling.

    Any advise is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. zirkle2007 macrumors 6502

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    I would be interested in this too as for now I just have my MBP and camera gear in a Swiss Gear bag. This one actually.
     
  3. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    What's your price range, LowePro makes amazing bags that are comfortable and sturdy, though pricy. You want sturdy, because no matter how careful you are, you will bang your bag and the last thing you want to do is break anything.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Crumpler Customary Barge or Tamrac Adventure 9?
     
  5. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    I'm a fan of Kata backpacks. They are purpose built for photo & video work. Very well made.
     
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    I've had an Adventure 9 for a few months and am very happy with it.
     
  7. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I have Crumpler's Sinking Barge, and use it to carry my 15" MacBook Pro along with my Nikon D70 and a couple lenses (plus filters and other accessories). It works pretty well. The bag is expensive though - I paid $180 new.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I have this bag.
    It is huge, carries a ton and is very sturdy. I love it though.
     
  9. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    I think it's so funny how product shots always show the bags full of lenses without lens caps on them. "This bag's so great that you don't even need lens caps!"
     
  10. kitmos macrumors newbie

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    I agree with checking out the LowePro. Great bags.
     
  11. chriscl macrumors 6502

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    +1 for Kata.

    I have a Kata R103, it holds my 30D (with Grip attached), EF-S 17-55, EF 70-200, 430 Flash, lots of accessories, spare batteries and odds-and-ends and also my 15" Mac Book Pro in a separate compartment.

    Very high quality and lots of padding for the kit, it is also very comfortable to carry for long periods of time.

    Current (UK) price is around £130 GBP, well worth it for the features and protection offered.
     
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  14. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    If you have a filter on your lenses, you don't really need to use caps.

    Lens caps are just one more thing getting in your way to take pictures.

    The lenses in that shot of course don't have filters, :eek:
     
  15. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I disagree.

    Unless you're really good about keeping your photo bag clean, or you don't ever go anywhere with it, you need a lens cap. Filters can get scratched just as easily as a lens, which means lower picture quality.

    But then for the most part I don't use filters. :D
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yep, there's that, and the CompuRover AW. It really depends on what the OP wants.
     
  17. saxondale. macrumors 6502

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    I have a Canon 40D, 10-22mm, 35mm, 24-70mm and 15" MBP all in 1 bag.

    Crumpler Opulent Rooster

    Great bag, i can fit all the above and other things.
     
  18. nburwell macrumors 68030

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    +1. I have it as well, and it's absolutely great. Fits all my filters, water bottle, CF cards, lenses and body, plus some clothes and my 15" MBP.
     
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  20. Rotary8 macrumors regular

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    I have a lowepro compudaypack. It fits my 17" mbp + d80 w/18-200 vr + another lens and flash.

    It's a nice bag except the more I look at it the more retarded it looks on me. Looks is subjective but man... I wish it was nicer looking. Which is probably why I'm trying to sell it now.
     
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  22. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    Lowepro Fastpack 250 works great for me.

    Carry my MBP and Camera everywhere, especially work.
     
  23. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    I've been using a LowePro Computrekker for several years. It's very roomy, very rugged, and very weatherproof. I got it because I travel with camera gear a lot and I didn't want to have to choose whether my camera gear or my laptop got gate-checked at the airport. I've carried the thing snowmobiling in Montana in a raging blizzard and in 5-foot seas in a Zodiac off the north coast of Haiti - never had any "environment" get inside.

    It's very roomy, my MBP fits fine. Very comfortable to carry, but if there's one problem, it's that it can be heavy when it's loaded up.

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  24. Fevida macrumors newbie

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    I have a Fastpack 250 from Lowepro and it's great. The quality is good, and it's not that expensive. The only thing I'm missing is a strap for a tripod.
     

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