View Full Version : I Need a Bag.
11-24-2008, 06:38 PM
I need a bag that can hold the following:
-2 small camera bodies (Nikon FG and D40)
-4 lenses (two small zooms and two primes, 18-55 and 55-200 VR, 50mm 1.8 and 28mm 2.8)
-Assorted chargers for D40, spare batteries, memory card reader, cleaning cloths, and a strobe (Vivitar 283 for now, will buy an SB-600 when I actually need a flash).
Mind you, the bag doesn't have to hold all that and still be portable, I just want something to make it easier to transport all my camera gear from place to place. I have a small bag that is plenty big enough to carry either body and a lens or two, plus film.
Does such a beast exist? If not, how could I modify a backpack or other bag to be able to hold these items safely? Thanks!
11-24-2008, 07:30 PM
Lowepro Computrekker AW backpack or some such should do nicely and it rides well.
11-25-2008, 01:14 PM
Domke F series bags. I've got an F2 & it fits an RB67 body, two lenses & has a great deal of extra room. They don't have padding though. Lowepro & Tamrac both offer similar bags that are padded.
11-25-2008, 01:41 PM
Should be a piece of cake. There are any number of large backpacks that will fit the bill. I looked at Tamrc, Lowepro and Kata before deciding on a Tamrac over the Lowepro natureTrekker AW. My biggest concern was finding one that had good harness for hiking. On a recent trip out west, I used a Tamrac Expedition 7 carrying the following: 2 EOS bodies, 28-135 lens, 12-24 lens, 70-200 f2.8, 1.4x & 2x TCs, Canon S2, 2 chargers, 6 memory cards, 2 extra sets of AAs, maps, powerbars, books and extra clothes. I had it as my airline carry on bag and it just fit into the overhead compartment. I snuck it onto their scale at check in and it came in just shy of 30 lbs. It's worth noting that at that weight the harness wasn't providing as much support as I'd have liked. I didn't bring a laptop but that pocket was great for holding paper - books, magazines, maps etc.
11-25-2008, 05:58 PM
Funny things – bags
There is no such thing as the right bag :o
They are never quite the right size - either too big or too small - even though you don't realise it when you buy them. :confused:
What sort of surfaces are you carrying your stuff over, urban pavement will give a much different answer to Yosemite high trails.
Peli do some very strong large cases than can be air freighted, that are dust and water proof and look like a suitcase including small wheels.
Lowepro do great backpacks
Billingham do great shoulder bags
Only you can decide what sort of bag is right for you 95% of the time
No bag is right for you 100% of the time.
One word of caution – do not get a needlessly large bag – as equipment lists inevitably expand to fill the space – and it all adds weight which you have to carry ;)
Only you know :)