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How many camera bags do YOU have?
One (1) 31%  31%  [ 15 ]
Two (2) 47%  47%  [ 23 ]
Three (3) 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
Four (4) 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
Five (5) 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
More than 5. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Who needs a camera bag?! 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:12 pm 
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I've recently purchased the Lowepro Flipside 300 bag and I love it, but I like to do a lot of hiking and am thinking of getting a second bag that will be able to fit my camera/acessories + more. (Looking at Lowepro's Rover AW II!)

Just thought it would be interesting to see how many bags each one of us has! Do you have just one ultimate bag for all occasions or do you have bags for different occasions?

Please don't count every single bag you own and refrain to only listing the bags that you use for your MAIN camera.

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Two. Lowepro Rezo 160 AW small shoulder bag when travelling light. Kata DR 461 small backpack for when travelling slightly less light. I think I need to get a bigger one still as an "everything" bag...

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Two, Lowepro Rezo 160 AW and Fastpack 350!

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I also just bought the Flipside 300 Burun. Its really nice and feels durable. You could easily fit a 400mm with body attached. And also like the security of the rear access.

But yeah one bag so far. I wouldnt mind the Lowepro Toploaders for a small carry around

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Yeah, unless you photograph something very specific, it would be very hard to have one bag for all occasions. I also need a kind of bag I'd be able to put stuff into for a day's worth of hiking... :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:34 pm 
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I only have one camera bag, lowepro slingshot 200.

I was thinking of getting a crumpler messenger style bag but im not sure if I would preffer it as it would get really fat and heavy messenger bags dont tend to be as comfatable.

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only one, lowe pro flipside 200.

though i may consider one with a place for a laptop when i get one.

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This camera bag business is pretty tricky.

Chronologically..

Lowepro Nova 1 AW. I bought this first to carry my 400D and kit lens.

After upgrade to 24-105L Nova 1 AW still good for body and L lens (kit lens back in box).

Next wanted to take camera to work and out and about, the Nova 1 looked too much like a camera bag, so I bought a crumpler pretty boy rucksack. I decided on this as it fits body with 24-105L attached and will fit 400D with 70-200 f/4 attached when I eventually get one.

I thought I was done then...... but no!

I bought a 50mm 1.8 that I wanted to use for low light parties / wedding receptions (as guest) so I got a really small Lowepro Rezo Tlz 20 case that just fits the 400D and 50mm attached (will fit 400D + kit lens too)

All set then for every occasion.... oh no!

Rucksack is fine for walks in the country but for sightseeing and city stuff you need a bag where you can quickly retrieve the camera take a shot and put it back out of sight... Enter the Crumpler muffin top 2500. This is a small over shoulder messenger type bag which holds the 400D with either the 24-205 or 10-22 attached. It hangs by my right hand where I can just slip my hand in and pull out the goodies.

I wonder what will be next... :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:23 am 
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mirageii wrote:
This camera bag business is pretty tricky.

Tell me about it! :lol:
Personally, I don't want to get anything that looks like a camera bag, I'd rather go for something more of a backpack... because if I'm taking photos, I'll have my camera out the whole time...

But it would be nice to have something like a messenger bag too, for certain occasions. Can Crumpler Muffin Top 2500 fit anything else other than the camera and the lens that's on it? Crumpler isn't as widely known in US, so no one would ever guess what's inside that bag. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:39 pm 
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The Crumpler muffin top comes in a few different sizes

Muffin Top 2500 External 22 x 16 x 14 cm;
Fits SLR with lens or video camera and accessories

Muffin Top 3000 External 26.5 x 19 x 15 cm;
Fits SLR with 1 extra lens and accessories

Muffin Top 4000 External 27.5 x 20.5 x 15 cm;
Fits SLR with 2 extra lenses and accessories

Muffin Top 5500 External 32 x 21 x 15 cm;
Fits SLRs with 2-3 extra lenses, external flash and accessories

Muffin Top 7500 External 35 x 22 x 16 cm;
Fits 2 SLRs with up to 4 lenses & accessories

You can see pictures here
http://www.crumpler.co.uk/?product=Muffin_Top_2500&page=details&product_line=911


If you have a lot of time you can look through all their stuff here
http://www.warehouseexpress.com/category/basecategory.aspx?cat03=3019&brand=52&Range=500#first

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:42 pm 
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Thanks for the very detailed run-down! :)
Honestly, something like 5500 and 7500 may be too big and that's what I'd have my backpacks for. If I got myself one of those, I'd probably go for 3000 or 4000.

We'll see though, I'm pretty set with my Lowepro Flipside 300 for now. My next bag to get would be the one I've mentioned in my first post - for hiking! :wink:

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i bought a GEM backpack they sell them at amazon etc for my D90 and extras at the moment it is more than adequate for me and a fraction of the cost of the higher end backpacks

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Just 1 at the moment, the Lowepro Mini Trekker AW. I want/need a good bag that I can carry on as hand luggage when flying that can hold my laptop (macbook, so not huge) and my camera, with 4-5 lenses. Any ideas?

Luckily I usually take the train, as easy to travel around Europe from where I live. However, I have a few flights coming up during the year, so really need to find a solution as I do not want to trust my laptop in my main luggage.


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popo wrote:
Two. Lowepro Rezo 160 AW small shoulder bag when travelling light. Kata DR 461 small backpack for when travelling slightly less light. I think I need to get a bigger one still as an "everything" bag...


podgeorge wrote:
Two, Lowepro Rezo 160 AW and Fastpack 350!


Count me in I have the Rezo 160 AW too! but currently I only have one bag :(

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:34 pm 
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podgeorge wrote:
Two, Lowepro Rezo 160 AW and Fastpack 350!


How do you find the Fastpack 350? It looks like it is exactly what I want (the video on their website is great). Can you fit more lenses than the quoted 2-3? I assume it can fit the camera with one lens attached, plus up to 3-4 more looking at their video. If so, I think I could use it for sure.

Have you used it as carry-on luggage?

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