Looking for Bag for DSLR and iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by chriswheat, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. chriswheat macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    I'm looking for any recommendations for a messenger style bag for my Nikon D90 and iPad.

    I would have:

    Nikon D90 w/ 50mm Prime Lens
    SB600 Flash
    Nikon 18-200 Lens
    a few accessories

    I've looked around and seen a few options, but I'm curious if anyone has any real-life experience with a similar system. I currently have a Crumpler Part and Parcel that it can all fit in (along with my MacBook Pro) but I would like something a little smaller and lighter.

    Any suggestions?
  2. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    Lowepro makes a bunch of different bags that you might like, check them out.
  3. chriswheat thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    Thanks, I have looked at the Lowepro Classified series, but I'm hoping for something with a little more of a "cool" factor. The Lowepro bags are the best as far as functionality, for sure, but they're kinda bland.
  4. iRabbit macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2007
  5. normwood macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2008
    In a house...duh!
    Look at Crumpler. They may awesome stuff. Website is a little weird...but the quality is top notch.

  6. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    I'm looking for something myself...preferably a place to buy it in NYC. I have a friend coming next week and we're taking the iPads and DSLRs out for some shooting and would like some bags -- ones that don't advertise we have $2500 in equipment on our backs or sides...
  7. Bob Chadwick macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2008
    I have a Tamrac Velocity series bag. They come in different sizes and I either have the largest or next to largest. The bag holds two bodies with lenses and a spare lens. There is a zipper pcoket on the back that the IPad fits in perfectly.

    The beauty of the bag is that it serves as a back pack when you are walking around but will swing around to the front of your body and top loads for easy access when you want to access the interior.

  8. windroll macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
  9. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2007
    Chris, I have similar gear as you and I use a Kata bag. They are pricey but they are very well built and I've had mine for 3 year and I don't plan on changing it. I've used it with my 13" macbook and all the gear on trips out of the country and it's worked great.

    Check it out:


    Good luck with your choice.

    Oops, just read you wanted "messenger type". still take a look at Kata bags, they are very well built.
  10. Knowimagination macrumors 68000


    Apr 6, 2010
    Have to agree. I have a crumpler 6million dollar home and it fits my xsi with kit lens, 55-250, 50 1.8, flash and I could fit the iPad in fine. The 7million dollar home would make the fit easier, but I wanted the smaller bag
  11. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I recommend Tom Bihn. I'd think the Imago, ID, or Ego would be good choices for your needs.
  12. ippikiokami macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2010
    Scratch that. saw in your op that you had a similar sized bag. Note with a smaller bag than your crumpler you really won't be able to fit that much camera gear unless you are stuffing it
    I personally got a timbuk2 small + tenba insert.
  13. barefeats macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2000
    Are you looking for a backpack or for a bag with rollerblade wheels?
  14. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    Tomorrow I am going to an event where I will be shooting some "grip-and-grins" and as I was pulling together my kit I got out the Think Tank Urban Disguise and realized that I can easily tuck my iPad in, too. I am in another room right now and too lazy to go back and look but I think it is the UD 60 model, which has a separate section for a laptop. I slipped the 13" InCase sleeve I have for the MacBook Air in there and that will provide additional protection for the iPad, which will be in her Apple iPad case as well.

    I have various bags for various shooting situations, depending upon the number of lenses needed, etc. Tomorrow it will just be the D3, a couple of lenses and the SB 800 along with extra battery, memory cards etc.
  15. adthenomad, Dec 17, 2010
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2011

    adthenomad macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2010
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  16. I Am Canadian macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2010
    I have your exact Nikon kit and use a Kata Sensitivity V backpack. It holds more than what you have and also consumes my MBAir; which I no longer have use for. The pack is very slim on the back and feels very secure. Check Kata's webbie for the Sensitivity V. Unfortunately it isn't a messenger.
  17. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    I've had incredible luck with a messenger bag from Tenba:


    It has an insert for everything regarding the camera, plus the top zipper allows you quick access to the camera gear and also your iPad, which would slide in the padded section in the back.

    I carry my iPad, Nikon D80, a couple of lenses and several filters quite often in this bag without issue. I really like the top-access panel.

    As an added bonus of sorts, you can take the camera insert out (without even having to remove your camera gear from it) and it doubles as a nice looking regular messenger bag that doesn't scream "STEAL ME AND THE STUFF THAT'S INSIDE OF ME". They have a variety of colors, too.

    Give it a look, they even have videos on the Web site. I picked mine up at B&H Photo in NYC.


  18. andressinha macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2010
    Portare Bag

    I have bought this amazing light weight, good looking and very safe (it doesn't scream like I'm a camera bag) bag called Portare. I fit 4 lenses, my ipad or my 15" laptop, wallet, tripod and flash in it. The cover rain is the best feature ever. I went to Niagara Falls three months ago and it really protected my entire bag. I got it for $99.00 only at amazon. Check it out at amazon:
  19. HazChem macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2006

    Timbuk2 has a messenger bag that would fit a camera and iPad. Two sizes to accommodate as much or little camera lenses and accessories.
  20. Cuechick macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2010
    So Cal
    I like these photojojo bags, looks like there is a large front pocket that should be room enough for an iPad or even a small laptop...

  21. deadstockmarket macrumors regular


    Dec 29, 2010
    Have you checked out the Ari Marcopoulos signature model from incase? I got one for Christmas and it is VERY nice. It is a big expensive though but if costs don't matter too much, its very stylish and is great for what you are looking for. You can check it out at www.goincase.com.
  22. burritolove macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2010
    do you know if the Ari bag would fit a gripped 5d2? im very tempted to get this bag but would suck if i couldnt use a grip
  23. tangfj macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Anyone know if this will fit a Canon 7d gripped?
  24. lisetiffner macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2011
    "stylish" Options

    I wanted something for iPad, 2-3 lenses, body and carry-on stuff, with a little more style.

    This is what I've been considering:
    $89 from manfrotto, Italian maker of tripods, this one has top access and a spot for a tripod and laptop so I can use it for ipad or laptop for more flexibility

    $69.95 from Tamrac, but appealing because it is smaller sized than the Manfrotto one, only holds iPad not laptop, but more pedestrian looking

    Also considering:
    but at $199 it seems like a lot to pay for a bag that isn't real leather
  25. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

    Oct 19, 2009
    Cedar City, Utah
    Personally I would not be caught dead anywhere outside without my Canon backpack. I can hold a tripod if I like, and a few lenses, a laptop, and anything else I want in it. Straps are comfy and it lives up to Canon standards of quality. These are not photos of mine, I am too lazy and it is my day off. I know it isn't a messenger style bag, but this is what I like. : )



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