Camera Bag Help.

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  1. hanr

    hanr TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking for a camera bag. I'm hoping not to spend too much money, i don't wanna say a cheap bag, but and inexpensive one.

    Also, i'm leaning towards the backpack type, but it doesn't matter.
    Can anyone help me come across a good site, or shop?

    Thanks,
    Han
     
  2. Stevedevil

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    Lowepro are always good bags, but try and think of how much gear you will want to carry, I have a Backpack and it cost me £60-00 ( $100 ish ) and I carry camera, 3 lenses, flash, chargers ( camera & battery cahrger ), and most backpacks will give enough room to carry a flask and some lunch,

    Steve

    Orion Trekker II is the bag I use
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have several Lowepro bags and I highly recommend them. The quality is very good...although the price isn't always cheap.

    Do you have access to a camera shop? I suggest going into a shop where you can try out the bags yourself.
     
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    love my Lowepro sling back....I can carry 4 lenses, spare batteries, lens hood, my camera, my flask......and have instant access to it all, just by swinging the bag to the front.
     
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    I would recommend lowepro also. I dropped my camera in a lake last summer and no water got through. Even all the little outside compartments were dry. And it floated!!!
    I dont know what model it is though but it only holds my camera, lens, some film and filters.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That must have been a heart stopping moment. :shock: :lol:
     
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    What a great ad for Lowepro
     
  8. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tamrac, Tenba, Crumpler...there are plenty of other good brands.
     
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    jeroen No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My wife gave me one for christmas and I love it. I wanted a bag that looks like a backpack at first sight instead of a photobag. And with some space for other stuff. This one has another big plus: you don't have to take it off to get your camera! Just sling it under your arm and you have your camera right under your nose.

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    Another LowePro user, here. I have 5 bags ranging from P&S to backpack and I foresee at least another 1 or 2 in my near future.

    I also used Tamrac bags for many years with satisfaction.

    Now, you say it doesn't matter whether it's a backpack or a shoulder bag but if you give it some more thought, you might well change your mind.

    First, think about what you want to carry in the bag at all times...then mull over what else you'll stick in there from time to time plus maybe a little extra. This'll give you a range of bag sizes to consider.

    Don't forget to think about your organizational habits. Some folks (like me) like lots of useful pockets and dividers while some can toss everything into one or two compartments. Are you going to strap on a small tripod? That's another feature to add.

    Then there's how you're going to use the bag. A shoulder bag may work for you most of the time but it may be no fun at all to schlep through the woods on a rough dirt trail. Been there, done that...and that's why I have a backpack in the collection.

    Besides their high-end models, most of the big names mentioned here have lines of modestly priced bags that should serve your well, if only for now.
     
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    I had a small backpack and didn't much like it. The sling bags are much easier to get your camera out of in a hurry if an opportunity arises.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    http://www.lowepro.com/

    http://www.tamrac.com/

    http://www.helixcamera.com/camerabags/Domke/domke.html

    http://www.ritzcamera.com/

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

    http://www.calumetphoto.com/

    http://www.penncamera.com/store/default.asp

    That should just about cover it.
     

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