DSLR case recommendations

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Tim Forcer, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Tim Forcer

    Tim Forcer Guest

    Hi all,

    Having finally gone digital, I would like to get a new "ever-ready"
    case to suit my EOS 40D with 17-85 lens.

    The Lowepro Topload I had for my Minolta XD-7 with its Tamron 28-105
    is not only a bit big, but the zip runs round the edge of the top
    flap. Some might find that OK, but I'd prefer a Tamrac-style
    semi-covering top flap (with clip fixing), which offers better weather
    protection. But the Tamracs I've tried in my local Jessops and
    independent shops are _just_ too small. They are OK if the lenshood
    is stowed in reverse, but not if it's fitted for use.

    For the moment I'm using an old CCS bag, which is like a
    mini-haversack - room for plenty of extras, but the main bag space is
    a capacious cuboid block, with just an adjustable partition sleeve to
    locate the camera lens, which I find less than ideal.

    Any suggestions?
    Tim Forcer, Oct 7, 2008
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  2. No specific recs., but you will find it a lot easier to get a case if you
    accept that you will have to reverse the hood every time you stow the


    Geoff. Hayward, Oct 7, 2008
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  3. I think that Canon do make an ever-ready case for the 40D - but not many
    shops stock it.

    Regards, Ian.
    Fred Anonymous, Oct 7, 2008
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    Bruce Guest

    I bought a longer case, and always leave the hood on facing forward.
    Bruce, Oct 7, 2008
  5. Tim Forcer

    Tim Forcer Guest

    Interesting - I hadn't come across these.

    I'm not sure they are quite what I'm after, but I'll try to find one
    in a shop to play with. I like the idea of having the load round the
    back until one actually wants to open up the bag. And the extra
    capacity could be useful.

    Thanks - and thanks for the other replies in the thread too.
    Tim Forcer, Oct 9, 2008
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    AJ Guest

    I have the slingshot bag and it works really well for my needs.

    They do three sizes (I Believe) I have the smallest one and it fits my
    DSLR, a couple of lenses, a flash, my gorrilapod along with charger,
    spare batteries and memory cards etc, there is still some room for other
    odds and ends if required as well. The built in rain cover is useful also.
    AJ, Dec 29, 2008
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    thewelshman Guest

    AJ. Your bag seems to hold quite a lot of things but just one thing,
    when you store your camera, is the lens still fitted or do you stow it
    separated? I am in the market for a bag and I would like to be able to
    access it at very short notice at times, so need to check if your bag
    is suitable for my needs. Thanks in advance for any help.
    thewelshman, Jan 7, 2009
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