What bag should I get

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    jamescell TPF Noob!

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    I am torn between getting the Lowepro slingshot 300 aw, and the Thinktank rotation 360. I will be using it on short (5-10 mile) hikes and camping trips, but would also like to use it at the beach, kids sports, ect.. I have found some reviews of the lowepro on this site, but the rotation is another story. Does anyone have experiance with both these bags?
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    I've never seen the Thinktank rotation 360, or even heard about it.

    A friend of mine has the Lowepro slingshot 300 AW, and it's a great looking bag. I didn't realize until I saw it, but it also has hip/waist straps so that weight is not carried by the shoulder...great for hiking.
     
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    I have the slingshot 200 and I like it other than I wish I had the larger 300 now that I have run out of room for all my lenses.I also have never heard of the other pack you mentioned so I can give no advice there.
     
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    Love my slingshot 300....functions well.
     
  5. I have the 300, but it is really big. I love my 100 for little day trips.
     
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    Now that I see the 360 bag I would have to say that although it looks larger alltogether than the slingshot bag I have,the part that spins looks fairly small and may not hold enough of my lenses either(mind you I have 3 large zoom lenses right now that I have to access)They both should be very nice bags whichever you decide to go with.Make a post if you end up with the 360 bag with some pics
     
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    i amkinda leaning tword the slingshot, the rotation 360 is just too expensive. What do you singshot users do with your tripods?
     
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    Not sure about the rotation, but I have the Slingshot 200, and it is great. The microfiber cloth in it was a great idea, and I'm able to fit 2 bodies, a flash, 4 lenses total, and still room for a couple energy bars, in the main area. You still have the upper portion left for more snacks, aswell you can get extra pouches, via the Sliplock attachement loops, say for a water bottle. All in all I like this bag very much. The 300 just looks the same but a little larger. Happy hunting!
     
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    Most of the time I leave it at home and kick myself in the ass later when I need it:er:

    When I am out shooting with my tripod I usually leave it slightly extended and drape it over my shoulder with whatever lens I am using attached,or with camera and lens both attached.other than that I dont have a good way of carrying it around.
     
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    thumbs up for the sling bag 200 as well... But I only use it for light day trips and there's no room for a tripod. I usually end up leaving the tripod in the trunk (just in case I really need it) and a monopod hanging off my belt. The extra space for snacks and such is good too.

    I could fit a canon DSLR, 24-105mm f4L, and a 100-400mm lens if I choose to do so. Usually just the 24-105mm f4L only. It is a great compromise between a shoulder and backpack but the weight is still mostly on one shoulder. I personally couldn't see myself comfortably filling a slingbag 300. If I needed to carry more.. I'd rather just use my big shoulder bag with two straps.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys, I just boght a slingshot 300, and think it will do very well. I really appreciate the extra rom I have in this pack for my Daughters extra cloths and food.:D
     

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