Camera bags

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Huge, Jun 9, 2009.

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    Huge Guest

    Can anyone recommend a make/model of camera bag that will hold a couple
    of Nikon bodies with (at least one long-ish - 300mm) lenses attached,
    some assorted gubbins (battery charger, spare SD cards and so on) and
    doesn't look too much like a camera bag? (IOW, doesn't have "Steal Me"
    marked on the outside!)

    My elderly Sea&Sea bag is no longer big enough - digital bodies appear to
    be bigger than film ones.
    Huge, Jun 9, 2009
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    Chris H Guest

    The short answer is "no!"

    there are so many photographic bags of many types out there it would be
    impossible to suggest the right one for you. I have a Lowe Toploader, a
    Crumpler Opulent Rooster, a Lowe fastopack and a Tenba

    which I use depends on what I am doing. BTW there are bags from Lowe,
    Crumpler and Tenba I would not touch so it is down to you and the
    specific bag.
    Chris H, Jun 9, 2009
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    Huge Guest

    A *what*?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Huge, Jun 9, 2009
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    Chris H Guest

    Chris H, Jun 9, 2009
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    Paul Giverin Guest

    Crumpler give their bags bizarre names. I've got a Crumpler "Pretty

    Silly names but good bags.

    Paul Giverin

    British Jet Engine Website:-

    My photos:-
    Paul Giverin, Jun 9, 2009
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    MB Guest

    I use a Tamrac bag for keeping all the bits and pieces together, I can fit
    my 500MM zoom in the top if I need and can put various papers and books in
    the laptop area. But I often transfer the basic items to a Lowepro bag
    often as a convenient way to carry just an extra lens.

    MB, Jun 10, 2009
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    Marty Fremen Guest

    That's the great tragedy of the digital era - half the sensing area yet
    bigger cameras, the only exception I think being the Olympus E410 (which
    has an even smaller sensing area!)

    That's why I went the compact route, even though it meant sacrificing
    perfection. With two compacts (19-72mm and 38-380mm) I can cover the range
    of my old SLR system with a 500g kit that fits in two pockets or one small
    camera bag. That bag used to be bursting holding a 35mm body + 20mm, 35mm,
    and 70-210 zoom lens, but now it still has room left for sandwiches!
    Marty Fremen, Jun 10, 2009
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    Bruce Guest

    So what do you use when you want some control over depth of field?

    Your old film camera?
    Bruce, Jun 13, 2009
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    Rob Morley Guest

    The blur tool. :)
    Rob Morley, Jun 13, 2009
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    Marty Fremen Guest

    No need, I find 380mm f/3.5 offers very good differential focus and has
    nice bokeh!
    Marty Fremen, Jun 13, 2009
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    Bruce Guest

    Yes, that must be really useful for those portraits
    you take from 200 yards away.
    Bruce, Jun 14, 2009
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