Camera bag help.

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  1. TJ K

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    Ok so I had the lowepro slingshot aw 100 and just lost it on a weekend road trip so I need to get a new one. But I think i want something different. I liked the all weather and the easy accessibility but i wanted more room. I was wondering if someone had any suggestions? Thank you all very much.
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    anyone have experience with the flipside 300/400 or the primius? Even the slingshot 200/300? Thanks
     
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    I had the Flipside 300, awesome pack and holds tons of gear... Once I sold my lighting stuff I didn't have a need for a big bag anymore so I sold it.
     
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    I love my flipside 300. Perfect size for a day trip bag.
     
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    ahhh the eternal search for THE camera bag. It seems to never end.

    I just got a Tenba Shootout backpack. I like it, but I always end up going back to my Tamrac AeroSpeed. I'm really starting to think it is THE bag... for me at least.
     
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    love my Lowepro CompuTrekker AW Camera Backpack...

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    have since re-arranged it a lil bit, but i bought it as an upgrade to my flipside 200 since the 50D + grip didnt fit. couldnt be happier. its nice and roomy, yet not overly huge. TONS of room to fit lots more stuff i've yet to buy!
     
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    Thats a good bag too. Just not the same type. I ahve the computrekker plus AW. That series is really nice and holds a lot of gear. The flipside 300 is more of a smaller bag to hold your camera with a large lens attached and 2 - 3 lenses and a flash. It's more compact than the computrekker and makes a great day bag for a trip to an amusement park or a day of walk around shooting. It's storage compartment is only accessible when the bag is off your back, so it's fairly safe in crowds.
     
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    Ya since i don't have to much gear yet i figured i wouldn't need a bigger bag once i begin to expand i'll get another bag as well. Does anyone know it the flip 300 holds a regular like manfrotto tripod or not? Thanks
     
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    I <3 Crumpler.
     
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    Yes, it does.
     
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    I use the 200 and really like it. I originally bought a 300, but returned it because I wanted it to take stuff on a plane and I wanted them to see it as my "personal item" and not as my "carryon" and, so far, that scheme has worked. I have not been questioned on several flights where I took the 200 in addition to a full-size carryon bag (I stuff my laptop into my carryon). I hate checking bags, especially with the fees the airlines now charge. From a practical standpoint, the 300 would have been better sized for me, but I do love the 200. For my Alaska trip, I was able to fit my 30D, my Sigma 100-300mm f4, my Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, my Sigma 10-20 as well as my 1.4x teleconverter, memory cards, cleaning supplies, filters, batteries, etc. I would have also strapped on my pod, but was afraid TSA would grab that.

    I have a Canon bag which is similar in size to the 300, but nowhere near as well constructed.
     
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    Well my fs 300 and nikon battery charger are on there way from adorama! Lost a few things when i lost that bag! Can't believe someone found it and picked it up off the side of the road though it was in the middle of nowhere but i guess crazier stuff happens.
     

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