iPad Pro iPad Pro Camera Bag Advice?

jazz1

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Well I'm loving my iPad Pro. I am finding photo editing on the iPP over my iPad Air 2 is much more fun. Size does make a difference IMHO.

I'm kind of a bag junkie, and have several bags, mostly from ThinkTank and Incase. But only one that I currently own (ThinkTank Back Pack) is going to accommodate the iPP and my entire mirrorless system. But I find that backpack too big for street photography, and will limit my camera equipment. In my case I'm looking for one that I could use for air travel, and do walk around street photography. So I'd probably only take one mirrorless camera body, and a 24-70mm zoom, and a 12mm Zeiss, and flashgun. No tripod and no 70-200mm zoom (left home).

I'm wondering if anyone that has already found a great bag that accommodates their iPP and camera equipment?


Yup, the size of the iPP is probably going to make me upsize to another bag, even though my proposed travel photo kit is pretty compact. I suppose I could always revert to the iPad Air, but it is hard to put down the iPP.
 
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brianbunge

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Well I'm loving my iPad Pro. I am finding photo editing on the iPP over my iPad Air 2 is much more fun. Size does make a difference IMHO.

I'm kind of a bag junkie, and have several bags, mostly from ThinkTank and Incase. But only one that I currently own (ThinkTank Back Pack) is going to accommodate the iPP and my entire mirrorless system. But I find that backpack too big for street photography, and will limit my camera equipment. In my case I'm looking for one that I could use for air travel, and do walk around street photography. So I'd probably only take one mirrorless camera body, and a 24-70mm zoom, and a 12mm Zeiss, and flashgun. No tripod and no 70-200mm zoom (left home).

I'm wondering if anyone that has already found a great bag that accommodates their iPP and camera equipment?


Yup, the size of the iPP is probably going to make me upsize to another bag, even though my proposed travel photo kit is pretty compact. I suppose I could always revert to the iPad Air, but it is hard to put down the iPP.

Would you mind sharing with me how you are handling photo editing on your iPP? My daughter is really starting to get involved with photography and has been shooting bands at local music venues around Atlanta. Her MacBook is a 2008 unibody model that is just not powerful enough to handle photo editing duties. She is trying to decide between a 15" MB Pro and the iPP. If she could do what she needs on the iPP it would really help her a lot since we can get it through T-Mobile and not have to come out of pocket $2K up front.

Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated.
 

garyleecn

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I'd like to see some slim camera bags that also fit a iPad pro. The bags on the market (fits a DSLR+iPp) are either way too big, to dont look good....
 

jazz1

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I'd like to see some slim camera bags that also fit a iPad pro. The bags on the market (fits a DSLR+iPp) are either way too big, to dont look good....
The Tenba Cooper Slim looks good, and their site says it accommodates the iPP.
 

garyleecn

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The Tenba Cooper Slim looks good, and their site says it accommodates the iPP.
thanks for that. yeah it does kind 'look good', but I'm so not into this messenger bags (or anything that carries on the side of the body, except maybe a duff). I'm not into backpacks, or even better, slings.
 

jazz1

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Well I finally settled on the Peak Design EveryDay Messenger Bag and the Field Pouch.

https://www.peakdesign.com/product/bags/the-everyday-messenger

https://www.peakdesign.com/product/bags/wing-bag-bundle

I also added the Pro Clip so I can clip my smaller cameras at the end of the bag's exterior.

https://www.peakdesign.com/product/clips/capturepro/

I still like the Tenba Cooper Slim, but I've gone over to Peak equipment and wanted the continuity. The bag has many unique features, and it expands nicely when you want to carry a lot of equipment. Even fully loaded this bag shoulders well.

The iPad Pro with Apple Keyboard fits fine (fully loaded), but when fully loaded I don't know if you could get a Macbook Pro in there.
 

jazz1

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http://www.kennethcole.com/men/bags...580761_size=10001#cgid=sale-mens-bags&start=1

Just wanted to update thread. I've ordered this Kenneth Cole leather rucksack (on sale!) to carry my IPP and a minimal amount of camera equipment. Say a Fujifilm X30, Richoh GR or Sony A6000 w/16-70mm. Of course the only downside is that the leather and zippers are not water resistant.

Update: the Kenneth ColEbag is only for tablets smaller than the IPP. Of course they do make similar laptop versions and those were not on sale when I looked. I'm still keeping it because it is a beautiful bag at a great sale price. I will either just store the IPP in the main compartment or use my iPad Air 2 in the tablet compartment.

The good news is my Timbuk2 Snoop Camera Bag insert works great inside this bag. And I still have room to store other things above the insert, or when shooting below the insert. The external pockets will also come in handy for smaller items that I need quick access to.

http://www.chromeindustries.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=niko pack#q=niko pack&page=0&refinements=[]&numerics_refinements={}&index_name="prod_us_en_products"

I also ordered the Chrome Industries Niko Pack Backpack that looks to hold a good amount of camera equipment, plus some personal items.

I let everyone know how they work out.
 
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Southern Dad

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I'm in the same position as the OP on this. With an upcoming trip to WDW, I need to find a bag to carry my Sony a57, two lenses, my Lytro, GoPro, and iPad Pro. It takes a lot to film kids these days.
 

Southern Dad

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Has anyone looked at the Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera and 15.4" Laptop Backpack? It runs around $75 - $100. It has a suspension system for the camera and is easy to quickly get to the iPad Pro or SLR camera, as needed. I've watched some reviews on it and think that it might be the ticket for me.

 

tgara

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Well as luck would have it I got an e-mail today and I'm liking the looks of this Tenba!

http://www.tenba.com/products/tenba-cooper-13-slim.aspx
I have this bag for use with my Canon SL-1. It fits an iPad Pro easily, along with other smaller camera gear like what you would find in a mirrorless setup. It's canvas, and the quality and construction details are outstanding. I would recommend it.
 

Southern Dad

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I like that Cooper Slim bags, but right now a messenger type bag won't work for me. When I vacation at Walt Disney World, I am carrying several different types of cameras. The Sony a57 with a couple lenses for those shots that I have time to set up. A Lytro just because I want to play with some changing depth of field shots. A GoPro Hero 3+ Black for those great videos of the kids faces when we are on rides. A Kodak PixPro 360 for some creative panoramic photos and some cylinder type photos. An Ion just to play with. A Veho Muvi Pro Micro for those discreet encounter shots.

With all those cameras, I will still take the most pictures with my iPhone 6s Plus with its Mophie battery. Then there is the iPad but I don't really shoot with it. The good thing about the Case Logic SLRC-206 is being able to grab what I need from each compartment.

I am thinking about getting both, that Cooper Slim would be a great walking around bag when I can go back to the car and swap out gear during a day.
 

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Southern Dad

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I went ahead and bought the Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera and 15.4" Laptop Backpack. I like the ease in which I can get the DSLR out or the iPad without having to fully open the pack.
 

Synergie

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http://store.lowepro.com/fastpack-bp-250-aw-ii

This is the Lowepro case I use with my camera and iPad and I love it. I was at a baseball game a couple weeks ago and the attached rain cover saved me big time when a huge storm rolled thru. It carries my iPad Pro, Nikon D3300 and 6 lenses plus all my extra batteries and other accessories I want to through in there.
I also have the same backpack and love it!
 

tangfj

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I've been getting in to waxed canvas bags lately for their durability and because they look more low key... I really like Filson as a brand and recently got a Filson Harvey backpack. Works great with an iPP and camera gear. The bag is more geared towards street photographers with just enough room for a body and 1-2 lenses. You can find the bag here: https://amzn.com/B00KH2NOLI

You can also find them on ebay for lots cheaper from time to time... that's how I got mine.
 

jazz1

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I've been getting in to waxed canvas bags lately for their durability and because they look more low key... I really like Filson as a brand and recently got a Filson Harvey backpack. Works great with an iPP and camera gear. The bag is more geared towards street photographers with just enough room for a body and 1-2 lenses. You can find the bag here: https://amzn.com/B00KH2NOLI

You can also find them on ebay for lots cheaper from time to time... that's how I got mine.
Very nice, and doesn't scream steal me. Maybe after X-Mas :)
 
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