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  1. Flora

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    I am trying to decide between 2 camera backpacks. I like the idea of the pack because I will be doing a lot of walking on trails, etc with my camera. I will not be carrying much more than a camera and 2 lenses. So far it seems to be betweem to similar packs:

    Tamrac 5273 Expedition 3

    Lowepro Micro Trekker 100

    If anyone has any first hand experience with either of these and any likes/dislikes, I would be grateful for the comments. thanks again!
     
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    icassell No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I bought a Canon pack when I got my 30D (hey, it was a good price). It's comfortable and holds what I want. I find, however, that carrying a camera in a backpack doesn't make it very accessible so I tend to keep the camera around my neck on it's strap and leave extra lenses in the pack -- not a great solution.
     
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    Flora - no exerience with either bag, sorry, but one thing to consider is exrta space - not just for cameras but for a waterbottle and bite to eat if you are out and about the place.


    icassell - ever thought of a shoulder bag? You can keep your camera in that to be easy to hand and if you are not wearing a large backpack you can slide the sholder bag round to your back so that it does not get in the way when you are shooting.
     
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    You mean a standard over-the-shoulder camera bag? I have one of those -- not very good for hiking with.
     
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    no apologies...we all like to find better products out there!

    The slingshot did catch my eye also, it's a great concept, just a little bigger than the 2 I posted. Thanks for the input.
     

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