Bag/Pack recomendations?

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  1. KasparP

    KasparP TPF Noob!

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    I take pictures of people, nature, basketball games, ect. Dont really go hiking or anything.

    I want to be able to hold:

    My D60 Body
    A couple lenses
    Flash
    Tripod


    What would be a nice bad under 100 or so for me?

    Thanks guys
     
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    I have been really happy with the lowepro Primus It allows you to get your lens out while it is still on your back, can hold a sandwich or two + an SLR 70-200 + a few other lenses. It has a tripod holder... everything you could want :)
     
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    Crumpler 7 million dollar bag
     
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    Domke F-3X. No place for a tripod though. But if you're not hiking you can just carry it in your hand. :)
     
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    i have the lowepro rover aw II and i love it
     
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    I was thinking and I think I want a sling type. Maybe a slingshot pro or a fastpack?
     
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    Ugh. I recently sold my Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW that I had for a few months. What a hassle that thing was. Sounded like a good idea: Swing it around to the front, grab your camera out and start shooting. It works fine for that. However, if you want to get any other gear out of the main compartment, you have to take it off unless you want to risk dumping your gear out on the ground, which defeats the purpose of getting a sling type bag. And it's a hassle to take on and off, especially if you wear a hat and/or glasses.

    I would strongly recommend getting a shoulder bag of some type. I have an olive Domke F-4AF that I bought recently and I love it. It's tall enough to hold a D90 w/grip and attached 80-200 f/2.8 vertically on one side, plus my 85mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4, and my Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 on the other. And that's just in the main compartment. There are four other large pockets and one small zipper pocket. My friend has a Domke F-3X ballistic that he loves. Crumpler makes good shoulder bags too.

    The F-3X will easily hold what you have, except for the tripod.
     
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    Ahhh I dont know what to do!

    Now I'm debating if I should just buy a backpack, I definatly dont want a over the shoulder messenger bag type thing.


    I can get the slingshot 200 aw for 62 dollars shipped

    I got the gear stated above, everything should fit but what happens when I upgrade and get another lens or something?

    What would be a good bag under 100 thats bigger?
     
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    I don't think any of the slingshots will hold a tripod... but you may also want to think about proper weight distribution... if you're going to carrying it for long periods putting all the weight on one shoulder could get uncomfortable...
     
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    Its tough for me to decide because Im still new at photography. I wanna take some long exposure pictures but if I do that I'm not sure if I'll always be goin around with my tripod on.

    Ahh, idk what to do. What do you think? Under 100.
     
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    What are some nice two strap backpacks?
     
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    that lowepro primus that simplefoto suggested looks like it might be good... i would just recommend going to your local camera supplier and having a look at them, try them on, get a feel for what is going to work for you... think about ease of use, does it have enough room for your current gear, do you think you might be expanding your equipment list.. does it have a tripod holder, and what is the weight capacity of it... maybe pick a model and try some used sites... there are some good deals out there.
     

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