Tripod and Camera Bag

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  1. SanctuS

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    What are good brands/models of camera bags and tripods...
    At this point, I only have a Canon Rebel T2, 75-300mm lens, and a 28-90mm lens...so the bag wouldn't have to be too large. Any suggestions would be appreciated
     
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    I have a few bags made by Lowepro and I highly recommend them. They are made well and very well designed.

    I also hear good things about Tamrack, Tenba, Crumpler.

    What type of bag are you looking for? A shoulder bag, a backpack, a sling style bag etc.?
     
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    I think a shoulder bag would work well, but I'm not sure if I know the difference between a shoulder bag and a sling bag. One I was glancing at was a Tamrac Explorer 2...
     
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    I looked up sling bags, and I think I would go more for the shoulder bags.
     
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    I have a couple of Kata bags that I really like. One shoulder/ Sling bag as well as a Rucksack. They are a bit on the heavy side compared to other comparable bags, but built like a tank. You won't have a heart attack if you accindently drop your bag on the sidewalk or down a trail. Lots of padding and modular velcro dividers to arrange stuff. Pricey though.
     
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    I like lowe pro's stealth reporters shoulder bags...

    but my most used bag is a simple messenger bag from some clothing store.
     
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    As for tripods... most around here (including me) like Bogen/Manfrotto products. There are a wide range of applications from them.
     
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    I just want to chime in a say when you buy a bag you should buy one that is too big. You never know what you might buy in the future and you don't want to be stuck with a $80 bag that's pointless because you have to now buy the $100 version to fit your new lens. Better off getting the $100 one now.
     
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    Crumpler makes great messenger bags. Big and small.

    I have a lowepro computreker, its a big bulky, but i can fit my laptop in it which is nice. For portability the slingshot bags are the best i think,.
     
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    As far as tripods go, I would recommend at least looking at Amvona.com. I have been so pleased with their quality especially compared to the price. You can damn near go crazy shopping for tripods, least I did. I suppose it depends on your needs and intended use. I am tall, 6'3" so it was a search to find one tall enough without spending over $350.00.

    Anyway, check em out. Doesn't cost anything and you may save some money. Good luck.
     
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    When buying a tripod, do you normally try to buy one that you can look into the camera without bending over? For Example, I am 5'10", would a 52" tripod be considered "short" or would a 62" one be a better idea?
     
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    Well, I can't lean over for long. I have major back problems, still recovering from surgery. So, I have to stand up or hit my knees which isn't so bad since I was raised Catholic.

    You may be a spry 22 year old that can stay bent over for hours at a time. I just had a ***** of a time trying to find a sturdy tripod that wasn't shakey without spending an assload of money.

    There is a lot of cheap crap out there and it is like porn, you will know it when you see it.:lol:
     

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