Please recommend a bag

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by nando2323, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

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    I am in the market for a bag. I have a D90 with the 18-105mm and also a 70-300 lens. Nothing else really just that. What do you recommend. I would like something durable, stylish but not super expensive.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You did not mention if you're looking for a messenger style, backpack, or sling.

    I use a backpack for travel, the Lowepro Fastpack 250, great backpack. I have a reporter-style for day trips and such.

    I would recommend not skimping on protection for your equipment though. It also pays to know you could go through a few bags before you find that ultimate one. What is good for me is not always going to be good for you.
     
  3. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Are you looking to eventually expand? Would you like to carry other things such as a computer? Are you looking for something that gives you quick access to your camera? A good bag would depend on these things. I suggest hitting up your local camera shop and trying things out. Otherwise lowepro makes great bags.

    I myself am looking at the lowepro stealth reporter for my D80 and 2 lenses. Right now I have a kata 467. GREAT bag for laptop and gear.
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    Check out the Tenba's. Excellent hard-use bags, outstanding at gear protection, and each size vastly configurable as your kit changes. I'd rate them a notch above the Lowepro's and Tamrac's, who--while having some very good quality gear--spend a lot of their design effort on the big-box store camera aisle stuff.
     
  5. NintendoChick macrumors regular

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    I LOVE Crumpler bags. There's tons of different styles. Pick your poison. (You seriously won't regret spending a little extra money for a nice bag... :))
     
  6. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Really liking these two.

    Backpack with laptop support..great gear compartment. Kata Dr-467.

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    And this low profile and small Domke. Just enough to hold a D80, 18-105mmVr and SB400 flash.

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  7. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    I agree. Have this one as well. It has room to store a 15" notebook, that also is great to store books/maps/newspapers etc. Two things are missing: tripods support and a raincover. When backpacking I generally take a CCS pouch on a belt, with an extra lens in my backpack.
     
  8. nando2323 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for all the recommendations. Well I don't need room for a laptop, a I kinda like the sling style ones. All I will be carrying around is the d90 with the 18-105mm and the 70-300mm. And maybe a bit more room for some little things here and there memory cards and stuff. So the more compact the better basically, I don't feel like lugging around a huge ol bag with everything but the kitchen sink in it.
     

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