camera bag for 70-200VR and D70 plus flash and extra lens?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Avery, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Avery

    Avery Guest

    Right now I'm using a Billingham 306 for all my gear... works great but
    doesn't fit the 70-200VR very well and is very heavy with all the glass
    and camera in it.

    For day trips I was hoping to find a bag in similar quality to the
    Billingham but one that I can drop the 70-200VR into without it poking
    out of the top of the bag.

    Any recommendations?

    Avery, Jun 10, 2005
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    W Harding Guest

    I have the same problem--the 70-200 VR is one large lens. I bought a Lowepro
    Topload Zoom AW to hold my D70/70-200 VR combo. I found that I had to remove
    the dividers because the reversed lens hood got caught on them coming out.
    There's no room left in the main compartment, but there are other zippered
    pockets to hold this and that.
    W Harding, Jun 10, 2005
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I use a tall skinny backpack. It'll hold the 70-200 with teleconverter &
    hood mounted on the camera with a stack of other lenses & stuff on the
    side but no room for food or water or a coat <g>.
    Paul Furman, Jun 10, 2005
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    rbehunin Guest

    Lowerpro makes a backpack that will fit your digital slr, your 70-200
    lens, and a laptop. It is a bit on the expensive side. It is also
    within the size limits of an airline carryon. I did break down and buy
    one, around $180 with tax.

    It would also fit a medium format system, if you were doing that
    instead of a digital slr (Actually, you could put two digital slr or
    35mm camera bodies in it, a couple of good size lenses).

    It is a nice bag, padded to protect your equipment.

    rbehunin, Jun 13, 2005
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    Nik Beard Guest

    I have the same gear as you and I use the Lowepro Nova 5 The 70-200 vr
    standsn on end in its own compartment. I also carry my F100, my D70 and 4
    other lenses plus my SB800 and charging kit. Yes it all weighs a bit but it
    all goes in! And hangs snug on my sholder too!
    Nik Beard, Jun 16, 2005
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    W Harding Guest


    I recently purchased the Nova 5 for my D70 & 70-200 VR. I found that I had to
    remove the pad on the bottom of the case to get the 70-200 VR to fit--did you
    have to do the same. Other than that, I find the bag to be as roomy as you
    do--4 lenses, a Coolpix 7900, SB800, batteries, charger, etc. all fit. As
    mentioned earlier in this thread, the D70-VR combo fits into the Lowepro
    Topload Zoom AW
    W Harding, Jun 16, 2005
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    Nik Beard Guest

    No I didnt remove the bottom padding so the back cap of the lens pushes the
    top of the bag a little but I,m happy with the result. Was gonna get a back
    pack to carry it all assembled but thought I would be more likely to use my
    17-35 ED more so went for the Nova 5. Happy clicking!!
    Nik Beard, Jun 17, 2005
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