I have two bags, and since adding the Zeiss 24-70mm to my signature I only really use one of them:
- Lowepro CompuTrekker AW Pretty big, ugly, comfortable to wear and ideal for the kind of gear I use. It can easily hold two bodies and a couple of large lenses. In fact, I saw a YouTube video of someone carrying two pro bodies, a 300mm f/2.8, 70-200mm, 24-70mm, a 16-35mm in the main compartment, and then a whole lot more in the front. Let me see.... ah, found it:
I really like the bag, though, as you also mentioned, having a backpack is not always the most efficient. So, I got this for Christmas:
- Lowerpro Stealth Reporter D300 A shoulder bag, very quick and easy to use, plenty of space for a good set of gear. However, it's not designed to carry mine. Stuffing the Zeiss 24-70mm and 70-200mm in there, together with a body + grip, 50mm and a rocket blower, it all fits, but it's just WAY too heavy. Sore shoulder after just half an hour and it can't be good for the bag itself. I really like it, and I won't sell it, but for my current line-up, it's just not the right bag. I'll use it when I leave the 70-200mm home (not too often).
The thing is, both bags have pros and cons, and the cons of both bags is what makes me want to buy a third bag. The best option at the moment, from the ones I've looked at, is the Lowepro Flipside 300
. Not as big as I might want, but it's a backpack, so comfortable, and has a zipper at the back. More secure, and it means you can just flip the bag off your shoulders and open it on the move. Here's a video:
http://vidego.productvideocast.com/play ... p=yhauf73w
I'll try it when I get my Zeiss 85mm f/1.4, see whether it can carry all my gear comfortably, and if so, I'll get it.
- Bjorn -