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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:38 am 
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I need a bag for my laptop and my canon 50D w 17-85mm lens. i also want room for another lens when i get one and a flash. but since this is for uni im also going to need room for a small lunch box, water bottle, wallet etc.

ive come across the lowepro 250 and 350 fastpacks. what is the difference between the two models?

if anyone had any other suggestions for bags that will suit my use let me know. other brands are also ok. but all the stores in australia stock lowepro and i will not have an issue getting them in + getting warranty. but if i can get the brand shiped to Australia then let me know about it.

looking to spend about $150

thanx in advanced

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:26 am 
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ok the difference of these two bags are the 350 is a little bigger than the 250. the 350 is able to hold up to a 17" notebook and has a little more space to put your gadgets in.

ok technical specs per bag:

250: 1 digital SLR with a mid-range zoom lens attached plus 2-3 additional lenses or flash units (up to a 70-300 f/4.5, 15.4" widescreen notebook, memory cards, batteries and cables

350: 1 PRO digital SLR with lens attached (up to 70-200mm f/2.8 ), 2-3 additional lenses or flash units, 17" widescreen notebook, memory cards, batteries and cables
(pro is a little bigger than the regular slr if u didn't know:)

or go here: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10817


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:41 am 
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hey thanx for that. i only noticed the other forum after i made mine.

and yea i know what a pro is... i have the 50D which is one.

from what ive read from you and the other forum im going to go for a 350. but if anyone knows of other brands which are goos let me know

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ok well no problem and i forgot bout you having a 50D :D (oops)

and another brand i like a lot is Tamrac look at this one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/5 ... aptop.html

or one a bit bigger to fit more lenses: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/5 ... _Pack.html

this one looks ok for your needs


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consider lowepro's Primus AW. I bought mine on ebay for around $120cdn which is $110usd or less. great bag! very stylish compared to many others.

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I like the Fastpack 350 much better. Sure it can hold more lenses etc.
The chest/ Sternum strap is only included on the Fastpack 350. This keeps the backpack straps from separating.
A very important feature.


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Also checkout the Kata DR 467 ($129). Almost exactly the same as the Fastpack 250. Doesn't have the fast access panel, but comes with an AW cover. Also (arguably) more comfortable. Looks quite a bit nicer too.

It also has compression straps, which let you strap a tripod to the side

Definite alternative to the Fastpack 250. Check it out

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I have the Fastpack 350, and can tell you it's a nice bag and is VERY comfortable to wear, it also holds loads of stuff, and there is masses of space in the top for a lunch box, and the laptop compartment is big enough for a 17" slim notebook. It is well made but very bland, in comparison to the much nice Kata bag!
Hope that helped!

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