My camera won't fit in my camera bag. Help?

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  1. anubis404

    anubis404 TPF Noob!

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    I have a Nikon D70s, a 50mm F1.8, a Nikkor 18-70 F3.5-4.5, and an SB-600 flash. The flash sticks out, the camera won't fit, and its all around not working. Its like two puzzle pieces that don't fit together. My bag is a Tamrac adventure 7, and it can supposedly hold much bigger cameras with ease. What gives? Why can't mine fit?
     
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    Have you tried taking the flash off the camera and storing it in another area of the bag?
     
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    Didn't you check it out before you purchased it? If it's still new, why don't you return it for something bigger that fits, especially with the new glass on it's way.
    Suggested help: Get a bigger bag or a smaller camera :mrgreen:
     
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    Return it for a bigger bag or try arranging your gear so that it all fits? I'm not a fan of smashing my gear though.
     
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    Firstly you should be able to fit that kit in tha bag - but you have to take the flash off the camera. I think the only bags that would hold a camera with flash on would be a holdle type bag and even then I would not do it since there would have tobe little to no padding - and the hotshoe would pobably not fair well in such a setup.
    Also if the dividers are removable try moving them around ;)
     
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    The flash is off the camera.

    After fiddling with the arrangement, I think I've finally got it. In the pictures of the bag, it look like it fits so nicely, which in reality it doesnt, but it does fit. Thanks for your help.
     
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    yah sometimes you have to be creative with the dividers - at the moment in my bag I have the flash on its side held in by dividers then I have another divider resting on top of the flash and a 1.4 teleconverter resting on that - another sideways divider holds in the side of the TC against the corner in the dividers holding in the flash..

    ok that might be be a very clear description - but just be creative with positioning :)
     
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    How exactly does one do this? Do you drag all your equipment to the store? What about when there is no stores and you must shop online? (take little photos of your equipment and rearange them on the screeen? LOL)

    For me it was easy buying a bag, all I have is a superzoom and wanted to carry along a couple of small point and shoots for the kids. I just needed a bag "yeah" big.

    I couldn't imagine how to select a bag if I had a body, flash or 2, 3-4 lenses, filters, cleaning kit, and all the other stuff you could have with a dSLR.
     
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    Get a larger bag. I've had to upgrade twice in two years.
     
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    Sounds like your bag may be defective... you may want to call Tamrac customer service and open a support ticket... tell them your bag is defective due to faulty diametric craftsmanship and send it off for repair...

    they will most likely replace the electronic diametric board responsible for the perception of size.... these boards fail on 1 outta every 200 units....
     
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    I agree it can be a pain if you can't get to a good photography store - most of the Jessops I have been to a smaller street stores and they just don't have shelfspace for a good selection of bags - oh they can all order in bags for purchase and online its very easy, but you can't test out much in the shop. Some big city specialist stores have more room (and stock) to show and taking all your kit down and trying out the bag is a key part - especially if you have a lot of kit comfort whilst carrying is important - so testing out the kit with what you take helps a lot in selecting the right bag.
     

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