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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:59 pm 
Im looking to buy a new bag for my D90 but with the battery grip attached. So if youre using a camera with grip could you post up what backpack ur all using please.

Posted somthing up in the bag section but didnt get much joy.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:50 pm 
I'm using my school backpack lol. I just don't put it on the ground :P


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:07 pm 
I used to wrap my D90 in a sweatshirt or a t-shirt before nestling it in a backpack or shoulder bag. It was a little tiresome at times (unwrapping and rewrapping my camera all the time) so I began using a second-hand Coastar shoulder bag.

It holds my D90 with the 18-105 lens. Plenty of space, a side pouch for flash cards, notebook, etc. There are two separators in the main pouch. This way I can hold extra pieces of equipment (flashes, lenses...) without having them hitting the camera when I move around.

Though it works with the kit lens, longer ones like the 70-300 don't fit. My Dakine backpack is still used from time to time :wink:

I can't seem to find any info about the company online. Does Coastar still exist? In any case, my bag is sturdy, spacious yet not too big and even stylish 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:25 pm 
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Gregory.Rotter wrote:
I'm using my school backpack lol. I just don't put it on the ground :P


Same story here, and I sometimes put it on the ground. Camera gear is built to resist, and I couldn't care less about scratches (as long as they are cosmetic). Scratches on the screen or lens are more worrisome.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:13 am 
+1 for school backpack for everyday photography.

For when I'm carrying tons of equipment I take my ThinkTank Photo Streetwalker Pro.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:35 am 
kata 465


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:47 am 
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Here is my D90 in a Lowepro Fastpack 350. No battery grip but it does have the tripod mount attached. You get an idea how much space you have. I did consider the Kata 3N1 but couldn't justify the price difference between it and the Lowepro.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:13 pm 
Im using the Fastpack 250 for my D90 with 18-105 lens and it is great. only downside is there is not a lot of room in the top compartment (the one above the camera pocket) which i am used to frommy regular packpack.
Otherwise its awesome and i'm learning to manage with the limited space i have.

Best thing to do is bring your camera to a camera store and test it in the bags they have there for the best fit.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:52 am 
For my long haul trips I use a Compuprimus. It's big and really tough. Problem is, it doesn't hold that much space compared to other bags. In fact, I have many difficulties pulling my d300s using the lateral pocket, so a d90 with grip is a no-go.
Fastpacks seem like the most reasonable solution for you. For me they didn't cut it, as they're not rugged enough and they don't have a tripod holder.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:57 pm 
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And fastpacks miss the all weather cover ;-) Which is truly missed when I sat in 8 hours of continuous rain near the race track :cry:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:10 pm 
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I'm using a Lowepro Nova 3 AW. It's not sold anymore (as far as I know), but the closest sibling would be the Nova AW 170 or 180.

As you can see, it perfectly fits my D90 (in this case with the AF-S 60mm macro attatched), my AF-S 35mm F/1,8 and 55-200 VR + a SB-600 flash and charger, spare battery, memory cards etc... All in a not to heavy package. It's small enough to bring with you on assignments, such as weddings, yet big enough to contain most you'll ever need for a single shoot/project. (Unfortunatly I had to use a lousy compact Ixus for this shot, my apologies...:wink: )

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:56 pm 
I'm using the Lowepro Slingshot 200W, my camera is a bit smaller than yours, let alone without the grip, but I assure you there's more than enough space for a D90+grip in there.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:58 am 
I am using a Kata DR467 and carry around my D90 with battery grip and the 18-55mm mounted, Sb-600, and a 70-300mm. Along with that I usually have my laptop and a notebook or two and maybe a text book. Works great for me!


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I'd suggest a Lowepro CompuPrimus.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:41 pm 
I'm using Lowepro Fastpack 250.
I did look at Lowepro CompuRover AW but it's just too expensive


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