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  1. justinspeaks

    justinspeaks TPF Noob!

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    Looking for a photo backpack to fit a 30d with grip, 15mm fisheye, 17-40, 70-200, 400mm 5.6, 430ex flash, & a few small cleaning things. any one know of any good bags that will comfortably fit all this for maybe 75 dollars?

    thanks:lmao:
     
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    you sure you don't want a hard case trunk?

    anyways, my lowepro aw backpacker (i think thats what it is) will hold 30d+grip, the fisheye, the flash, the 70-200, the cleaning crap, the 14-70.

    its expensive though, and the 400 would be attached on the outside.

    goodluck finding that bag . . . why don't you just not carry as much?

    buy a 2x converter to get you by in a pinch when you don't have your 400.

    i carry a d200 with grip, mamiya 645af, mamiya 80mm, 120 back, 18-70 nikon, 85 nikon, sb-800, sunpak ringlight, 2 reflecters, x-ray film bag(with film), lunch, change of clothes, filters, cleaning stuff, passport, money, slik 700dx tripod, memory cards. in a pinch i could get the d70 in there too i guess. if it rains you safe with that bag. i hike with all of that minus the tripod usually, and take it all on my trips. truth be told though i could get by with the d200 and 18-70 for most things. do you really need to carry that much stuff? probobly not. i carry it all so i don't lose anything, and because i'm out of the country and don't trust leaving gear around places i'm not familiar with.
     
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    You will be carrying a couple thousand dollars worth of stuff on your back and you only want to spend $75?? Most backpacks that can carry two long telephotos are going to be out of your budget... I"m estimating more than 4000g of weight... you will want something comfortable and sturdy.
     
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    lol yeah, u are expecting way to much out of a backpack.
     
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    i use a Tamrac Adventure 7 backpack and it's awesome. it won't hold all of what you have listed but i have a 30D attached with a 17-85 efs lens and i can also put in my light meter and charger. possibly a flash. they do make bigger bags that have the same look that hold more and also a laptop to boot. www.tamrac.com
     
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    newrmdmike TPF Noob!

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    if i buy another bag i'll prolly buy used if i can. or tamrac
     
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    tamrac is worth the money. the bags do not have the look of a camera bag so that sort of thwarts thieves a tad bit i believe. although, a thief would probably take anything they could get their hands on..

    the bag holds up. it's really tough and weather-proof. i walk through rain all the time and never worry about my camera getting wet.
     
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    You can find some that may work but....
    I bought an Amvona on ebay for about $60 and it worked. Except one day I went to sling it on by back and *SNAP!* went the back strap.

    I saved and got the Lowepro Nature Trekker on Ebay for about $150.
    Worth it!! No problems within the last year. LOOOOOVE it.
     
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    I have a Lowepro Computrekker AW, it's pretty good and would hold most of that...probably not the 400. It has a laptop sleeve and I don't even have a laptop yet...however it was cheaper than the same bag without the laptop area.

    I'll also suggest that your budget for a bag is a little low...especially considering the cost of the gear involved.

    I can highly recommend Lowepro...their bags are well made and well designed. I have three or four different ones.
     
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    LowePro is the best, JMO.
    I would save, buy a new one off of ebay.
    $75 is really not enough.

    It is kind of like the tripod. You are not going to hold thousands of dollars in equiptment with a $20 tripod from Wal-Mart right? Same principle.

    I tired it, got the tee-shirt. Don't follow suit. More hassle than it is worth.
     
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    i have already outgrown my Lowepro bag and am now looking at the Lowepro Slingshot... its like a one-strapped backpack, that you can just 'slingshot' round to the front for quick easy access without taking the whole bag off. looks impressive to me and costs aus$170ish... only $40 more than my 'too small' bag thats only 6 months old!!
     
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    i too swear by lowepro. i looked and mine is the nature trekker aw 2. it has a rain flap (would have to be super serious rain to need it though, i climbed up a waterfall with it, no rain flap, bag soaked on outside, dry on the inside. when it spends the night outside a tent i leave the rain flap on though, just in case.

    the daypacks they come with are great., but the straps are a bit wimpy.
     

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