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    Default Rec a shoulder bag for light walk around/daily use?

    keen to get a bag for light photography as well as daily use to maximize the chance to fire the shutter.
    a shoulder bag for a body with lens, and extra space for a 10' netbook, a book or 2, a water bottle, a fold umbrella, maybe some more little things.
    so I need not to carry a serious photography bag when I just want to walk around without any particular target to shoot, in the campus, on the street or with friends; while I won't miss a good scene when it comes to me.
    any brand as long as it's below $200, less, better
    thanks

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    muji.
    I'm using a bag that's about $80, it fits up to a 15" laptop and is super light. if you want padding just go to a foam company and get some padding.

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    Default Re: Rec a shoulder bag for light walk around/daily use?

    I found my fav bag in the form of a Nike bag... agree with TS. It takes a long time to find one's fav bag that serves one's purpose. What fits one may not fit another. I had about 6 bags of various sizes before I found that Nike is my fav carry-to-work bag (easy access to laptop, easy access to camera, weight-wise, etc).

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    does your Nike bag protect your cam from impact and dust?

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    I found my fav bag in the form of a Nike bag... agree with TS. It takes a long time to find one's fav bag that serves one's purpose. What fits one may not fit another. I had about 6 bags of various sizes before I found that Nike is my fav carry-to-work bag (easy access to laptop, easy access to camera, weight-wise, etc).

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    a foam company?
    do you mean customizing an inner bag with foams? good idea.
    where and how much it might be?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    muji.
    I'm using a bag that's about $80, it fits up to a 15" laptop and is super light. if you want padding just go to a foam company and get some padding.

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    Default Re: Rec a shoulder bag for light walk around/daily use?

    any idea which store has the most choices of bags? i may just go and try this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notone View Post
    any idea which store has the most choices of bags? i may just go and try this weekend.
    CP , OP and TK.There is no all-in-one store which has everything.

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    Default Re: Rec a shoulder bag for light walk around/daily use?

    I use a normal, non-photography crumpler bag all the time. Other than the main compartment there are 5 side pockets to keep lens separated. It fits a 13" Mac when I need to go to school.


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    Using a Kata DB455 for my work which allows me to keep my Lenova W201 thinkpad and my D300 with one other lens. With that I take it to visit my branches or take photos on site for work or leisure. A messenger bag that does not look like a photo bag so no one expect to find a camera in the bag where ever I go. light weight without anythign in it so it helps keep the weight down.

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    to my surprise you can carry all these such a bag.
    I will have a try.

    Quote Originally Posted by kaixiang View Post
    I use a normal, non-photography crumpler bag all the time. Other than the main compartment there are 5 side pockets to keep lens separated. It fits a 13" Mac when I need to go to school.


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    Default Re: Rec a shoulder bag for light walk around/daily use?

    I am going to have a try on one "not look like a photo bag" first.
    if not idea, it still can be used as a daily bag anyway
    thanks a lot for all the advices.

    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    Using a Kata DB455 for my work which allows me to keep my Lenova W201 thinkpad and my D300 with one other lens. With that I take it to visit my branches or take photos on site for work or leisure. A messenger bag that does not look like a photo bag so no one expect to find a camera in the bag where ever I go. light weight without anythign in it so it helps keep the weight down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaixiang View Post
    I use a normal, non-photography crumpler bag all the time. Other than the main compartment there are 5 side pockets to keep lens separated. It fits a 13" Mac when I need to go to school.

    better not put that down too hard, i don't see any cushioning anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notone View Post
    keen to get a bag for light photography as well as daily use to maximize the chance to fire the shutter.
    a shoulder bag for a body with lens, and extra space for a 10' netbook, a book or 2, a water bottle, a fold umbrella, maybe some more little things.
    so I need not to carry a serious photography bag when I just want to walk around without any particular target to shoot, in the campus, on the street or with friends; while I won't miss a good scene when it comes to me.
    any brand as long as it's below $200, less, better
    thanks
    get neoprene wrap + any messenger bag that you like will do the trick.

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    Default Re: Rec a shoulder bag for light walk around/daily use?

    i use a tenba Messenger small when i need to carry a notebook along

    http://www.tenba.com/products/Messen...aptop-Bag.aspx

    on other days i use either a domke FX3 or a J2
    depending on the amount of stuff i need to carry
    Last edited by ortega; 13th May 2010 at 06:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    get neoprene wrap + any messenger bag that you like will do the trick.
    So neoprene wrap with normal school bags, example like those fashionable bags still okay? I was wondering of doing this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryson View Post
    So neoprene wrap with normal school bags, example like those fashionable bags still okay? I was wondering of doing this too.
    it will not be as good cushioning as a proper camera insert/bag

    but definitely, it is better than putting it into your bag naked......

    of course , when you get unlucky and get bag dropping from a too-great height, the inserts will do the job, with the neoprene wrap it's up to your luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    muji.
    I'm using a bag that's about $80, it fits up to a 15" laptop and is super light. if you want padding just go to a foam company and get some padding.
    I am using Muji too. Muji products also take note of the environment (environment friendly) around them when they manufacture their products. Been using almost half a year and the bag still as good.

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    Default Re: Rec a shoulder bag for light walk around/daily use?

    Quote Originally Posted by notone View Post
    keen to get a bag for light photography as well as daily use to maximize the chance to fire the shutter.
    a shoulder bag for a body with lens, and extra space for a 10' netbook, a book or 2, a water bottle, a fold umbrella, maybe some more little things.
    so I need not to carry a serious photography bag when I just want to walk around without any particular target to shoot, in the campus, on the street or with friends; while I won't miss a good scene when it comes to me.
    any brand as long as it's below $200, less, better
    thanks
    U can get a 2nd hand Domke F2 in canvas for about $80 ... It's light n rugged n most importantly it moulds to your body and yet spacious enough to stuff in the above equipments u have listed. I know because I am using one n thought of letting it go

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkvolution View Post
    I am using Muji too. Muji products also take note of the environment (environment friendly) around them when they manufacture their products. Been using almost half a year and the bag still as good.
    Hi there, you got yours from which branch? Do they have paddings inside?

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