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 Post subject: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:10 pm 
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Hello everyone,
with bigger lens comes bigger need for multipurpose rucksack (lets call it bag, because it is annoying to type)

Well, i just need some advice which line should i choose, and then it would make it easier to choose. I would be happy with vanguard, lowepro, or some other trusty brand (personal experience is better). The bag should carry dslr with 70-200 lens mounted, 2-3 additional lens (24-70 size), flash and cleaning stuff, and for those cold winter days also some small thermo flask (am i using right word?). Must be rainproof.

So, any reccomendations?

Price point, lets say 200 euros, but i believe i am pretty high with it.

THanks for all suggestions.

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:52 pm 
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I am sorry, i need to put it in simple way - which photo rucksack for dslr with 70-200 you reccomend?

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:39 pm 
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I personally use the LowePro Pro Runner AW 450 bag which is large enough for a camera with a large lens, and still has plenty of space for other gear. The compartments are all moveable to adjust weirdly-shaped gear. It comes with a rain cover, some backpack straps you can tuck away, and two wheels + handle for rolling it around.

I did a review of it on Youtube if you want to see it fully loaded: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLQdQpBj4Ak

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Jean you have the X450 which is the version with the wheels. I have the normal 450 AW which is the same bag just with no wheels. I can also recommend one of these two bags. I use mine to carry all of my camera gear along with my laptop and all the other equipment required for events. A word of warning though this bag is BIG so it might not be the best choice for everyday use. I have Nova 180 for that but will have to replace it when I get the 70-200mm as it is not big enough. Something like the Nova 200 or one of the Stealth Reporters might be good.

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:10 am 
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Hi!

I have always loved LowePro and have a Fastpack 200 and 350 myself, but I think it's a good idea to check this website to find the bag that best fits your needs:

http://bagfinder.lowepro.com/cameranu/choose-profile

This helped me compare loads of bags and it's a great way to look at LowePro's product offering.

Hope this helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:33 pm 
I have no experience with these products yet, but I heard great things about the Kata MiniBee 111-UL. Apperently it is a nice sized sturdy bag.


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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:46 pm 
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Well to be honest: LowePro might be my favorite and all, but a professional told me that nowadays it doesn't really give much difference quality wise between brands like Kata, Vanguard, LowePro etc. So you could give a different brand a shot too. I just thought this tool for picking a bag is pretty nice :).

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:59 am 
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MTK wrote:


Thanks, this helped me a lot

I dont care about the manufacturer, but it is important thing, and i tell you why - quality material, stitching, sewing.

Some story from my own experience - i needed protective glass for my 70-200 (in two days), i did not like but bought anyways HAMA UV filter, but the filter is terrible - it does not seal, glass is moving up and down in frame, and frame itself is too wide. Money thrown away, thank god it was only 20€. Protection against rocks was there but against nothing else - i got dust under it. And when i see some shops selling their cheap tripods, i would throw it away from those poor people that buys it. Nobody ever said a good word about it.
And woman in the shop amazingly asked why i dont like hama :D

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:00 pm 
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Well that's the thing: Hama is incredibly cheap, so that's what you're gonna get then. For people with a really low budget it is nice to play around with. Most DSLR-users aren't as demanding as the people on this forum will be. I am almost never truly satisfied unless a picture is sharp on 100% view mode, but loads of people are satisfied if a picture isn't even in focus. That's what's making life for professionals harder nowadays: people get more quality available with their own DSLR's but don't expect pictures to be perfect either so why ask a pro to do anything for you? A development which is really annoying if you ask me.

For example: when you look at Pixelpeepers.com then you get to see loads of pictures taken by a wide range of camera's and lenses. Even if you look up awesome camera's with L-lenses attached, most pictures aren't even remotely sharp. Meaning that people are just not capable of getting the most out of their equipment, but are damn proud of the results (which in my opinion can be quite horrible) nonetheless. True quality is something people don't even recognise most of the time...

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:41 pm 
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I would suggest either Fastpack 350 or Vertex 300AW

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:44 pm 
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I think the smaller version, Lowepro's Vertex 200 AW, might fit perfectly. The Vertex 300 AW is a rather large bag...

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:34 pm 
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AnderssonPhoto wrote:
I would suggest either Fastpack 350 or Vertex 300AW


Lol what a coincidence: those are the two bags I am going to buy, in that order ^^.

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Make sure you get the DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW, the latest version :)...

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Joris Van den Berghe wrote:
Make sure you get the DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW, the latest version :)...


Is that better for photography as well? I thought I had looked at it, and noticed some things I didn't like. But maybe I am completely wrong there? The thing that ticks me off most is the lack of an AW skin on the Fastpacks. Such a pity, cause otherwise it would have been the perfect bag.

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 Post subject: Re: Photo rucksack
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:46 am 
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Make no mistake: while it has a number of features aimed at videographers/filmmakers, it's fine for still photography as well. This latest version does have the All Weather Cover, while the original Fastpack series doesn't. I don't understand why you stated that the Fastpacks don't feature the All Weather Cover...Keep in mind that 'the Fastpacks' means both the original Fastpack series as well as the latest series.

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