Okay, I'm all but going nuts deciding the best bag/case for my recently adquired (my order should arrive tomorow or the day after...
). I think I like the backpack aproach best, event if it's a bit more uncorfortable to get your gear out in a hurry.
I became enamoured of SLR cameras during a trip to the US with my parents when I was quite young (mid 80s), my father alowed me to carry his SLR (while he carried what in those days was considered a high-tech ultra-light&compact home-video gear which nowadays would look as if a single guy was carrying the whole set of the latest George Lucas Film
) and I made some very acceptable shots myself (IMHO). The point is that he had a bag where he could place all the gear, but he had also one of those dedicated cases in which you can tightly and conveniently fit only the body and an attached lens, like this one from Nikon (model CF-DC1):
The camera is carried arounf using it's own shoulder strap, it's reasonably well protected and ready to shoot in seconds, I believe they're ideal for touristic and/or relatively short outings in wich you'll only need one lens and a fully charged battery. The downside is, of course, that if you want some other gear (other lens, flash, etc) yoy must carry it separatedly, and also this cases have all but neon lights screaming that you're going around with an expensive SLR, so much for discretion...
What do you think about this kind of cases? I personally like them very much and I'm almost decided to get one for my D40 (Apart from a bigger one to carry all the gear). Is there some other downside I'm not taking into account?