Reccomendations for a case for my DSLR and MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by peapody, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. peapody macrumors 68040

    peapody

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    Hi guys,

    I just got a MBP and need some case reccomendations for it and my DSLR. I am looking for something stylish, low key and on the cheaper end if possible. I have considered crumpler, but was wondering if there are other brands I am missing!
     
  2. Bootsie macrumors 6502a

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    Crumpler would be my pick, they are great bags. I use them for both my camera and laptop bags and I love them.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You didn't mention which size MBP you have. While it's certainly not the cheaper end, but you might find the booq Python Pro interesting. Designed for your notebook and a DSLR. booq products are incredibly well made. I love the Vyper M2 sleeve for my 15" MBP. Best sleeve I've ever seen for a MBP.
     
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  5. keltorsori macrumors regular

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    Ditto on the Crumpler, best damn bags for such things. The Lowepro Stealth Reporter is a pretty nice one as well. I highly recommend hitting a good camera store and trying a few out. Finding the "right" bag for you can be tough. I always have minor complaints, things I'd like changed with mine and I know I'm not alone.
     
  6. bassism macrumors member

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    I'll back up Crumpler.
    I've got the Part and Parcel, which holds my MBP, camera, and a few lenses with ease. It's padded all the way around, with a perfectly fitting pocket for the MBP.

    I don't think it really qualifies as being on the cheaper end of things though...
     
  7. raxafarian macrumors regular

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    I've been very happy with a Kata
    http://www.kata-bags.com/Item.asp?pid=220&cid=28&perentId=4&ProdLine=4

    very rugged bag.
     
  8. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    I use a LowePro Mini Trekker AW for my Canon 40D and 12" iBook. It also carries about 4 lenses and accessories.

    It's not actually designed to carry a laptop though. That's just an extra benefit of having a 12" laptop...

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  9. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ^^Haha yeah...too bad my 12" powerbook is on the way out!

    Wow some of these bags are crazy!

    I was going for a more minimalist look. Just wanted a low key bag for my 15" MBP and D40 with just the stock lens and perhaps chargers. Just starting out in this high tech world! ;)

    Since I have a 12" thinkpad, I was thinking I might just use my normal backpack and sleeve for that computer as well as the d40 (I have one of those inserts from another bag). I found a brenthaven Edge II bag on ebay for $35...is this a good deal?
     
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  11. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh man squeeks. That is a nice BP! But all those compartments are lost on me since I plan to only carry my MBP and my D40 with stock lens...I am a beginner!!

    What do you guys think of this bag? Just for the mbp and d40 and perhaps the chargers. Seems low profile and small enough for me..I am a 5ft tall asian girl. Haha.

    http://www.booqbags.com/s.nl/it.A/id.299/.f?sc=12&category=-112
     
  12. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    Yeah damn.

    Too bad too...that bag certainly looks ideal to me!!
     
  14. peapody thread starter macrumors 68040

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    sigh.. the booq case looks so nice. What is the upper limit to spend on the perfect bag I wonder...

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  15. RainForRent macrumors 6502

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    I'm gonna throw in another recommendation for Crumpler. And if you are in the NY area, they regularly do a summertime "beer for bags" promotion. Sweet.
     

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