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Old 02-02-2011, 09:54 AM
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Camera bags and logistics

Guys,

A question for the photographers out there.

My camera gear has expanded to a point where it's totally ridiculous to try and carry it all together, so I need to split it up into two bags.

I currently have a Lowepro Flipside 400 AW, which comfortably carries two camera bodies and my lenses, but is pretty much maxed out with that. Then there's all the other stuff, flash gear, chargers, cleaning gear, maybe another lens, that need to go into another bag.

The Lowepro backpack is good as the shooting bag, but what would you suggest for all the other stuff? Would another backpack be the go, or a case style, either hard or soft? Of course it needs to be hand carryable and easily portable.

I'm thinking maybe a soft case, maybe shoulder slung type, as it could then be squashed down and put in the main luggage when flying, allowing the shooting pack to be carried on as hand luggage.

I'm thinking maybe something like the Lowepro Nova:
http://www.teds.com.au/lowepro-gadge...97276_2456183/

Any thoughts on a good second bag?

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Jason.
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:56 AM
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re bags

Jason.

Have a look in the specialist bag shops in the shopping malls,They stock a huge variety of case bags etc.I bought a couple very good quality vanity bags (the cost approx $60 on special,they are well made,have very good zips and storage pockets.In one bag I can carry the 50D, 60mm macro,the 10-22 mm,and the 17-55,and 430 flash,brakets,cables etc,I bought some foam approx $10 and cut it up to put between camera gear.Ifind it works very well,In the other bag is 400 mm and 450 D.Sometimes I take the 60 mm macro and leave it at home.Usually when I walk out the door I have a fairly good idea of what gear I will need and pack the bag with what I need I leave the rest at home.

One thing to remember,That if your travelling,thieves will know what a bag that has Canon/Lowpro/Nikon etc printed on it will likely contain valuable items.A vanity bag just looks like a regular travel bag.The one I got looks very neat in maroon and black,looks like it would last a long time its well made.I'll post a pick later.

Chris
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:40 AM
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Maybe the LowePro Slingshot series could work for you ?
You may be able to wear both of you packs at once then.
The slingshot in front mode (see view 9)
http://products.lowepro.com/product/...%20AW,2117.htm
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Jason, you must have a hell of a lot of gear. Why not put some of your bigger lenses in lowepro's slip lock cases which externally fit the 400AW, or slipped off and in to your luggage.

I have the same bag and the much the same problem, my next move is to move my 70-200 and 100mm macro to Sliplock cases.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:11 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I definitely want a separate bag/pack/box, as I want one that I take everywhere, and another that I only take sometimes.

The Slingshot bags look pretty good, will take a peek at those.

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