Suggestions wanted for buying camera bag.

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by [KS], Jul 8, 2004.

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    [KS] Guest

    I want to buy a camera bag to pack all my photo equipment while
    travelling in only one bag. I have an EOS 50E(Elan5e I think in the US),
    with 28-80mm, 75-300mm, 50mm lenses along with a 380EX flash. Also I
    want to pack my G5+charging equipment along with it. Plus extra space
    for film, CF cards, etc.

    Any advice on which camera bag would be suitable for this purpose will
    be highly appriciated.

    I am considering buying Lowepro's Mini Trecker AW, but would like to
    know if there are better options.

    [KS], Jul 8, 2004
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    [KS] Guest

    Hi Zinchuk,
    Thanks for the detailed reply. I hadn't thoght of the equipment chaning
    problem one would face with a backpack. But I think it won't be a
    problem for me. My main interests include landscapes and flowers and
    hence lense chaning is not done that frequently. Within a city I prefer
    just having just my digicam and not attracting so much attention with
    all the stuff on my back. And use individual bags for my SLR and digicam.

    My main reason for buying a backpack was to get all the equipment in one
    bag acceptable as carry-in baggage in airplanes(the individual camera
    bags go in my checked-in luggage :( ). That would keep it safe with me.
    And having a backpack would allow me to hold other baggage in my hands.

    I inquired today about the prices and they were in the range of CAD150
    for the Mini Trecker AW. Does anyone know other places in Canada with
    better prices? Also is there any other brand which is as good as Lowepro
    for camera bags?

    [KS], Jul 8, 2004
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    [KS] Guest

    I checked the Lowepro Road Runner Mini AW and the Rolling Mini Trekker
    AW. The Road Runner seems to exhorbitantly priced at $409(all prices and Rolling Mini Trekker is at $200. Thinking about the
    rolling mechanism, wouldn't one be concerned about the shocks that
    modern day digital cameras and memory cards(especially mini drives)
    might get? Other modern SLRs contain almost as much electronics stuff
    these days so they could be vulnerable too.

    I noticed that the Mini Trekker Classic is priced at just $100 but Mini
    Trekker AW is $160(top contender for me till now). I'm assuming the AW
    stands for the all weather upgrade of the "Mini Trekker Classic" to Mini
    Trekker AW. How worse rainy conditions can the AW bags withstand? Can
    they withstand normal rain or just a drizzle?

    I have had a very good experience with the other two Lowepro bags I have
    used. Thats the reason I am inclining towards Lowepro. However, the
    Model 767 from Tamrac does seem promising. Does anyone has experience
    using the Model767 as compared with Mini Trekker AW?

    I checked another site ( for prices. They don't
    have much choice and its description about the Lowepro Mini Trekker says
    "This bag can hold virtually anything!" Can't they get someone better to
    write the descriptions? (just copying from wouldn't be bad
    wither ;)).

    I'm in Montreal. Toronto and Ottawa outlets are also not a problem for me.

    PS: Brian, sorry the lost sleep time.
    [KS], Jul 9, 2004
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