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  1. M_Werner1

    M_Werner1 TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone. I am going on a 2 week backpack trip from Croatia to Amsterdam and I am planing on bringing my xti with my 17-85is and maybe 70-200 lens. I am currently using the lowepro slingshot 200 but I wont be able to wear that along with a big backpack on. I was wondering if any of you have any recommendations and if you have any recommendations of places to stop between those to destinations. Thank you all
     
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    I'd get a lowe pro lens bag for the tele and a little holster-type bag for your body and 17-85. You can strap the lens bag onto your back pack and loop your hip strap through the loop on the holster bag. That's whay I'd do anyways.
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Can you just stow your camera gear in your 'big backpack'?
     
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    I was thinking i could do that but I would like be be able to go out on day hikes or trips and wouldnt wanna bring the big one. maybe I will just get a tiny backpack. thanks for the welcoming
     
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    The "go to the store and try it out with all your gear" is an excellent approach to see what actually works for you.

    Before i did just that, i decided to determine what my shooting style and carrying needs actually were. This helped me narrow down the possibilities. I thought the Lowe Slingshot 200 was the ticket and was prepared to buy one at my local brick-n-mortar store.

    However, once i was in the store and tried it out, it was just did not carry how i perceived it would. It is an excellent bag and i really WANTED to like it, but it just wasn't a good match me and my travel load. I had to go back to the "drawing board" and determine what i REALLY needed and look from there.

    Eventually, i settled on a LowePro Nova 4 AW.

    http://products.lowepro.com/product/...AW,1975,20.htm

    It is perfect my needs and if i am traveling for a couple days, it fits in my travel backpack (Mountain Smith Approach 3.0)

    https://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/s...pli%0AwdJIvH39

    though the Lowepro fits pretty snug in there it does fit!

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    BTW, i carry a KonicaMinolta Maxxum 7D dSLR, 50mm f1.7, 28-85mm, 70-210mm, charger/cord, and a couple accessories in the Lowepro. It is perfect for day carry and is nice in my actual backpack.

    I live/lived in Bosnia - where in Croatia are you going? Dubrovnik is beautiful as is Split.

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    We are actually flying into Dubrovnik and staying there for 3 nights before traveling onwards. We are thinking of taking the train to Prague and Budapest. I will have to look into Split. Have any good shots from those cities?? thanks for the suggestions
     
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    Hmm, i have a few pics of Dubrovnik and Split on my flickr page...

    http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/18616048@N00/page2/

    I *think* this is the page that has some pics on it. Dubrovnik is much nicer than Split, though Split has it's charm also. You will want to go to Diocletians Palace right on the waterfront. Also, a local place that is interesting to see is Solona which is an ancient Roman ruins as well as this amazing castle on a small mountain called Klis.

    In Dubrovnik, you will most likely spend most of your time in "Old Town". It's well worth the $$$ to take a walk on the fortress wall. Also, the Fortress Lovrjenac is worth visiting as well.

    In Budapest there is an excellent area called the "Castle District". It is on the Buda side of the Danube and is tourist central, but beautiful nonetheless. Unfortunately, i haven't loaded any pics from our time there.

    For Prague, you're on your own! It is on our short-list to visit as well and we'll likely get there later this fall - though not for certain.

    Hope this helps.

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