Recommendations for camera bags

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Mike Kohary, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. Mike Kohary

    Mike Kohary Guest

    I think I've gotten along long enough just toting my camera and two main
    lenses around on their straps, and would like to actually pick up a bag to
    carry everything in. The equipment I want to carry around:

    - Canon EOS 20D
    - Canon 24-70mm
    - Canon 70-200mm
    - Several memory cards
    - Charger
    - Extra battery
    - ???

    Any recommendations for camera bag brands, or even specific bags that would
    fit my purposes? By "bag", I mean a backpack, case, or whatever - any
    plusses and minuses I should know about for particular form factors?
    Thanks,
     
    Mike Kohary, Feb 5, 2005
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  2. Mike Kohary

    Mike Kohary Guest

    Oh, and a basic tripod. It would be nice to tote that around also. :)
     
    Mike Kohary, Feb 5, 2005
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  3. Mike Kohary

    grol Guest

    I got tired of stuffing everything in my Nikon bag, so my wife bought me a
    Lowepro MiniTrekker AW. Carries my F80, SB24, 28-75 70-300, batteries, cokin
    system, screw in filters, films all in one divided compartment. It has another
    compartment in front to store pretty much anything else. I hang my tripod off
    one of its external bungee cords when going walk-about. It even has a waterproof
    liner/jacket that you can pull out and over the outside for when it rains. I'm
    stoked with it.

    http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Backpacks/allWeather/Mini_Trekker_AW.aspx

    grol
     
    grol, Feb 5, 2005
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  4. Mike Kohary

    Dirty Harry Guest

    Yea I have the same bag, really kicks ass...I went to look at the bigger
    trekers but was blown away by how big they are, the big ones are for hiking
    across the amazon I think...Mini treker is perfect for around the city and
    it looks ok to, I got the green one...the dryzone was nice too but it would
    take you 5 mins to get past all the zippers...while you're shot is running
    away...
     
    Dirty Harry, Feb 5, 2005
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  5. Have you thought about a backpack instead of a bag ?

    RitzCamera has some nice backpacks with many compartments for the various accoutrements.

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    Dave




    | I think I've gotten along long enough just toting my camera and two main
    | lenses around on their straps, and would like to actually pick up a bag to
    | carry everything in. The equipment I want to carry around:
    |
    | - Canon EOS 20D
    | - Canon 24-70mm
    | - Canon 70-200mm
    | - Several memory cards
    | - Charger
    | - Extra battery
    | - ???
    |
    | Any recommendations for camera bag brands, or even specific bags that would
    | fit my purposes? By "bag", I mean a backpack, case, or whatever - any
    | plusses and minuses I should know about for particular form factors?
    | Thanks,
    |
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    | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    | Mike Kohary mike at kohary dot com http://www.kohary.com
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    | Karma Photography: http://www.karmaphotography.com
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    | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    |
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    David H. Lipman, Feb 5, 2005
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  6. I have the same bag as the 2 guys above and have very similar equipment
    as you (same lenses plus fisheye lens, 10D, 2 flashes [Speedlight 420
    and 580], several cards, chargers etc) and everything fits perfectly
    into the bag.
    I'm happy with the bag. I would have been happier if the damn thing
    wasn't so expensive...haha
     
    Gerhard Beulke, Feb 5, 2005
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  7. Mike Kohary

    grol Guest

    Forgot, it also holds my large tin of compressed air in the same compartment as
    everything else. :)
     
    grol, Feb 5, 2005
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  8. Mike Kohary

    me Guest

    You mean to tell me a self proclaimed expert photographer with years of
    experience such as yourself doesn't even own a camera bag? You can't be
    serious!

    Since you have asked for advice I will give you the benefit of my many
    decades of experience in photography. My current camera backpack is the Lowe
    Pro Mini Trekker Classic. I'm thrilled with the service it has given me and
    I highly recommend it. I routinely use my backpack to transport considerably
    more than what you listed (including tripod) with ease and comfort. You
    won't be disappointed.
    Film best,
    me
     
    me, Feb 6, 2005
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  9. Mike Kohary

    me Guest

    Well I'll be a SOB. At least you know *something* about photography! However
    the Mini Trekker Classic is a better bargain by far so I guess you still
    have a way to go.
    Sign,
    me
     
    me, Feb 6, 2005
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  10. Mike Kohary

    Fitpix Guest

    Hey Mike I have the Micro trekker 200. The auction listed has pix. You may
    want to go a little bigger though. I can get my 20d, 70-200 2.8 , 18-55, 50
    1.8, 28-80, 550 ex, CF cards and batteries in it.
    D

    PS if the Hawks draft Clarett then I will send you a free paper bag to put
    over your head.......
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15201&item=3871814061&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
     
    Fitpix, Feb 6, 2005
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  11. Mike Kohary

    Alex Guest

    When you say something is a "better bargain", you should mention that
    that price difference costs you the all-weather cover.
     
    Alex, Feb 6, 2005
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  12. Mike Kohary

    Alex Guest

    Please don't top-post.

    He said backpacks were fine:
    "By "bag", I mean a backpack, case, or whatever"
     
    Alex, Feb 6, 2005
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  13. Mike Kohary

    me Guest

    Point taken, but the OP didn't ask for that. I find a poncho cheaper and
    faster to deploy when the need arises but YMMV.
    Film best,
    me

    PS: Grol is a big boy let him see that I was talking to him. Besides his OCD
    will compel him to follow up with his usual troll response anyway.
     
    me, Feb 6, 2005
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  14. Mike Kohary

    Mike Kohary Guest

    Thanks for all the suggestions guys, the backpacks look like the way to go
    for me. I like the Mini-Trekkers, and will look more closely at those.
    Thanks!
     
    Mike Kohary, Feb 6, 2005
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  15. one thing about backpacks is that sometimes getting the camera out can be a
    drag.... I got a over the shoulder "trekking" bag with belt loops and it
    holds most of what i need...
    Hugs
    Eddie
     
    Eddie Daughton, Feb 6, 2005
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  16. Mike Kohary

    Mike Kohary Guest

    That's what I go back and forth about. I trek around a lot, so having
    something on my back that doesn't slip off (like a shoulder strap can)
    sounds appealing. At the same time, I imagine you can't grab your stuff as
    quickly. I guess it's something I need to go around and physically shop
    for, trying out different ones to see what gives me the best "feel".
     
    Mike Kohary, Feb 6, 2005
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  17. Mike Kohary

    grol Guest

    Cropping out Alex's post and in reply to "me", who is in my killfile. Well at
    last you now see what we all see. Learn from it.
     
    grol, Feb 6, 2005
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  18. Mike Kohary

    me Guest

    You're most welcome, even if you are a cretin. ;-)
    Film best,
    me
     
    me, Feb 6, 2005
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  19. Mike Kohary

    Fitpix Guest


    Mike, also have your tripod picked out, my trekker has straps for a tripod
    but the dang thing is big so i still carry it over my shoulder
     
    Fitpix, Feb 6, 2005
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  20. Mike Kohary

    me Guest

    Your obsession with me grol can only harm you, for your sake please stop
    now.
    I'm always amazed at people who self-righteously ride up on their white
    horse and impale their foe with the label "troll". I have come to see that
    the use of this word is nothing more than another way to defame the comment
    or the commentator. Even if the label troll had retained it's original
    meaning what does it say about the culpability of it's user? Are they not
    equally guilty of trolling? How does impaling their foe with this label
    elevate them above their enemy? To my enemies I say: You may, with my
    blessing, continue to troll along behind me impaling me whenever you please.
    Film best,
    me
     
    me, Feb 6, 2005
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