View Poll Results: Whats the 3 most important features when you select your camera bag

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  • Price

    93 36.47%
  • Brand

    31 12.16%
  • Exterior Looks

    93 36.47%
  • Comfort while carrying it

    187 73.33%
  • Ease of use

    115 45.10%
  • Capacity

    133 52.16%
  • Sturdiness of built

    105 41.18%
  • Flexibilty of changing internal configuration

    76 29.80%
  • The non resemblence of a camera bag

    61 23.92%
  • security

    48 18.82%
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    #1 - Ability to put in everything I own and more (when I borrow/rent) the way I want it
    #2 - Protection against the elements (thick padding, rain cover)
    #3 - Comfort
    #4 - Must have an external slot for water bottle
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    Default Re: What's your criteria selecting a photo backpack

    Brand
    Exterior Looks
    Comfort while carrying it
    Ease of use
    Non resemblance of a camera bag
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    Default Re: What's your criteria selecting a photo backpack

    The comfort while carrying it is very important, so is the flexibility of reconfiguring the internals to better usage of the space and also better protection to the equipment. Other than that it's the brand.

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    Protection (padding + waterproof)
    Physical Look
    Comfort

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    Physical looks quite important imho. ever being stopped by mrt security for checks or getting weird stares from people while carrying a huge cam back pack such as Fastpack 250 or 350?

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    Default Re: What's your criteria selecting a photo backpack

    I'm currently using the Tamrac Adventure 7, really like it.

    But sometimes, i wana bring a magazine along, it does not fit the upper compartment.

    So my next bag will be one with a laptop compartment...not so much for a laptop but for magazines

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilorgi View Post
    Physical looks quite important imho. ever being stopped by mrt security for checks or getting weird stares from people while carrying a huge cam back pack such as Fastpack 250 or 350?
    Not me, but if you are stuck in a crowded train, it's gonna be unpleasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andretan View Post
    Not me, but if you are stuck in a crowded train, it's gonna be unpleasant.
    yup! and i have to put the bag on the floor and in between my legs... haha!

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    whenever i'm travelling with backpack, i always fear that someone will open the zip from behind and took away my lens or body.

    so my criteria will be safety first.
    then comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars View Post
    whenever i'm travelling with backpack, i always fear that someone will open the zip from behind and took away my lens or body.

    so my criteria will be safety first.
    then comfort.
    cable tie or use the weather resistant cover most travel bags come with.
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    Default Re: What's your criteria selecting a photo backpack

    Build
    Comfort
    Flexiblity
    Ease of reach
    Compact
    Durability
    Room (For 2 bodies and Laptop)

    Think Tank UD 50 with Shoulder Harness is my answer to e above..

    Simply lovin it and definitely recommend to all

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinestars View Post
    whenever i'm travelling with backpack, i always fear that someone will open the zip from behind and took away my lens or body.

    so my criteria will be safety first.
    then comfort.
    From the poll, it seems that Security ranks lowly, however I have the same concern as you do.That why my choice of a backpack was Lowepro Fiilipside 400AW. This Series has its zip is close to our back instead of facing outward.Put my mind at ease

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    For me it's :

    Design of the bag
    Ability to put my barang eg: book, umbrella
    Safety

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowmera View Post
    For me it's :

    Design of the bag
    Ability to put my barang eg: book, umbrella
    Safety

    so which bag would you recommend? i wanna get a camera bag which can hold some gear ( 2 lens+ body + maybe 1 flash )

    but most importantly my small umbrella / TNP / wallet / psp / ipod and waterbottle lolx <- most camera bag cannot fit ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RagnarokEx View Post
    so which bag would you recommend? i wanna get a camera bag which can hold some gear ( 2 lens+ body + maybe 1 flash )

    but most importantly my small umbrella / TNP / wallet / psp / ipod and waterbottle lolx <- most camera bag cannot fit ...
    Have been using a Crumpler UK Pretty Boy L (the backpack, not the sling), which has since been discontinued if I'm not wrong. Can fit all your stated barang barang, though camera wise might be a little tight fit depending on your equipment. I can fit an Oly 35-100 f/2 (slightly larger than standard 70-200 f/2.8) + body w/ grip separately. Not many people like this style of bag, especially given the relatively small space for camera equipment, but with this bag I have been more willing to bring my equipment out, and that makes all the difference. Lowepro has their Orion Trekker II which is in a similar style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RagnarokEx View Post
    so which bag would you recommend? i wanna get a camera bag which can hold some gear ( 2 lens+ body + maybe 1 flash )

    but most importantly my small umbrella / TNP / wallet / psp / ipod and waterbottle lolx <- most camera bag cannot fit ...
    The Lowepro Fastpack series or the Primus series would suit your purposes just fine.

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    Just got my backpack today. Easy access, durable (looks like it to me ^^v), and comfort is the most important thing to me.

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    Default Re: What's your criteria selecting a photo backpack

    Quote Originally Posted by Cartman2000 View Post
    fastpack, slingshot and flipside all can access easily..
    But these models got no tripod carrier ...

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    Default Re: What's your criteria selecting a photo backpack

    flipside series can carry tripods..

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    i got flipside , troublesome to access camera , need to put down and open all up ..
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