Camera Bag

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  1. MiKaLa119

    MiKaLa119 TPF Noob!

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    Anybody have any suggestions? I was thinking about buying the backpack type. What do you think? and any good brands?

    Michelle
     
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    Hi Michelle. :)

    Backpacks are nice if you need to walk much and get to your gear little. They are very efficient at carrying camera equipment and a royal pain to get that equipment out of.

    Shoulder bags are more convenient for accessing gear, but can leave one with that one-shoulder-lower-than-the-other thing. Okay for short distances, but a physical pain over time. Unless it's a small one.

    My personal favorites are a backpack for air travel (Crumpler Shrinkle), a shoulder bag for day-to-day transport (Lowepro Specialist 85) and a photo vest for actually trekking about taking photos (Lowepro Street & Field series).

    Unless I'm doing the total tourist thing and then it's just a small holster bag and a fanny pack.

    hth
     
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    There are lots of good bags, the best way to find one is to go to a store nearest you and take your equipment and try them out and see what works best for you. Tamrac, Lowepro and Crumpler all are good...there are loads of otheres too...

    I have a Crumpler formal lounge and love it...hold up to a 17 inch laptop plus all my stuff, good on the back, comfortable,and very protective :)
     
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    I'm looking at investing in a Crumpler shrinkle as I am "going digital" and have a notebook. I like Lowepro and have an orion trekker though it doesn't have enough space for all my gear but has enough space for clothes and other a bits and bobs- a compromise i guess. I have always thought lowepro's are over priced though.
     
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    do u have a lot of long lenses ?
    if yes backpack is good.
    becoz i found that backpack is really trobule , have to put it down and change lenses
    so i pefer sidebag
     

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