Good Camera Bag?

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  1. Markw

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    When I ordered my D90, I didnt have much money left over for a camera bag, so I bought a cheap one and I regret it every day. Where the handles connect to the opening flap are starting to rip from the weight. I have the D90 body, 70-300 F/4-5.6 lens, and 28-80 F/3.3-5.6 lens in the bag and its already ripping. Now, Id like to get a bag thats bigger and would hold up much better. I want it to be able to hold at least:
    Nikon D90 body
    70-300mm F/4-5.6G Nikkor lens
    28-80mm F/3.3-5.6G Nikkor lens
    50mm F/1.8D Nikkor lens
    Nikon SB-600 Flash
    Various Cokin filters
    Various other filters, and extra spots for batteries, cords, more lenses, etc. would be nice too.

    Thanks.
    Mark
     
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    Embarrasingly, this is the bag I got.

    Vidpro_Bag

    Mark
     
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    That bags somethin else huh? Ummm i have a backpack which i prefer to the over the shoulder kinda bags cuz i have some back problems so the doc suggested i get it. But its a tamerac which i love i got the smaller version but it holds my 50D 2 lenses an off camera flash a portable hard drive memory cards and all my chords for the camera and the card reader. I know they have one thats a little larger that holds a labtop and a lot more. and they arent as bulky as u think
     
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    i have a lowepro slingshot 100. fits my 30d with a lens attached, my 55-250, and i have a spot for a flash or smaller lens. the top of the bag has a kool cargo net in the compartment inside, i put my 3 extra batteries in there, and some filters. there is a front pouch where i keep my usb cable, cleaning cloth, and some sanitizing wipes for when things get dirrty! lol nice bag, very small ...... best part is it has a rain coat built into the bottom!
     
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    I really think it's best to actually see some bags before buying, so I'd suggest going to a well stocked camera store.

    I personally like Lowepro bags, I have several. Other good brands are Crumpler, Kata, ThinkTank...there are others as well.
     
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    Well I know, I just like to know what others like as well. So I know which ones hold up to experience well. Some bags say will hold a camera with 2 lenses, and would only really hold a camera and two 50mm lenses or something similar. Never hold one with a 70-300 Nikkor. That kind of thing. Thanks again.

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    How much were you looking to spend?

    How much gear do you need it to hold?

    Domke and Crumpler bags seem to be very popular with the serious amateur crowd.

    Tamrac, Lowepro and Kata all make well made bags too at a variety of price points. All very popular with the beginner crowd.

    I use Canon bags for my own gear.
     
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    I was thinking up to $100. I want it to hold all the gear listed above in my first post. Id love it to hold more so I can fill it up as my equipment gear gets more extensive as well, but as long as it holds the gear mentioned, that will be good.

    Mark
     
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    Lowepro Flipside 300 is what my 'holds all' bag is (until I sell it anyway). Great backpack, I love it - I just don't need something that holds everything anymore.
     
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    What all do you keep in yours? I was just looking at that one. Its between that and the Lowepro slingshot 200.

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    Nikon D90 (gripped or non-gripped), 2 SB-600 flashes, SB-400, Nikon 35-70, Nikon 50mm, Sigma 18-250, Lenspen kit, Sensorklear kit, battery charger and cables, extra memory cards, Phottix remote shutter release, more odds and ends.

    Even holds my tripod.
     
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    Wow. It doesnt look that big to hold all that. I like that design better than the slingshot too.

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