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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Camera bag, better option for me?

I have the small bag that must have come with the rebel XT, I wanted to take it for a trail ride in Oregon and get a picture of the valley that was flooding, looked neat. I felt uneasy about taking the camera since the bags strap is only for shoulder strap, I had no way to bring it. I was wondering if they made a nice padded bag for people like me, or is my best route to throw the camera bag into a sweatshirt in a backpack, and try to keep rubber side down?


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Re: Camera bag, better option for me?

I have a small Lowepro backpack that a buddy gave me a few years ago and it's worked great for me. I can fit a T2i body with 17-50, 50 prime, and 55-250 lenses along with a bunch of other accessories no problem.

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Re: Camera bag, better option for me?

I'm in the market for a bag too, and I'm kind of torn between a shoulder strap style, and a backpack.

-Backpack,
Most comfortable for me, but if I were to go on a hike, then it won't work for me because I'll have my daypack on my back.

-Shoulder strap
I have never been a fan of shoulder strap styled bags, because I don't like having weight just on one side. BUT, it may be better for me on hiking days...

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I use a shoulder bag because it's easier to access your gear.

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Re: Camera bag, better option for me?

I have two camera bags, a Lowepro Mini Trekker AW backpack and a Rezo 170 AW. Though I have several lenses, all I ever use any more is my 18-200 and 35mm f/1.8 prime, so those, my D90 body and SB600 flash all fit in either bag without problem. The backpack is great for hiking, and includes loops so that I can strap my tripod to it. The shoulder bag is where my gear normally resides, so I can just grab it and go for casual shooting.

Like ArmanRus said, shoulder bags are more convenient if you need to pack/unpack your camera or switch lenses often...it's a pain to have to deal with taking the backpack off, finding somewhere to set it down, open it up and get what you need. They are, however, significantly more comfortable if you need to carry the bag for a long time, especially if the backpack has chest and waist straps.


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Re: Camera bag, better option for me?

I'm pretty well sold on that lowepro bag myself. It seems ideal for trail riding, as long as I stay on top . swing it around onto the bikes seat and I'm ready.


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Re: Camera bag, better option for me?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Apollo-Camera-Ba...item3cb8a6f280

It's a knock off of a Lowepro Trekker, and a ton cheaper. My cousin has one for her gear (2 bodies, 4 lenses, 2 flash's, other stuff) and she loves it. I'm probably going to get one.

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