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    Hi,

    I have a samsonite laptop backpack with big space infront and thought of converting it as a camera bag, so to save from buying a new one..

    Anyone had done before? Or anyone know where can I buy those camera bag shock absorber type inner padding readily in a box form or custom made?

    Thanks for any advise.
    Last edited by jackwolf; 25th October 2010 at 02:04 PM.

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    I use the divider from EOS tote bag. I put it into my samsonite.

    You may buy camera insert/divider, I ever saw it once in OP around 30$ if I'm not mistaken... the good thing, no one expected you bring a camera inside your backpack, that advantage for safety reason.

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    Challenger should have one insert for it too . . . saw it before over there. (Funan)
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    Thanks guys. Got the matin insert from OP. However, still cannot resist to those camera bag hence bought one too... ha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by be2st View Post
    I use the divider from EOS tote bag. I put it into my samsonite.

    You may buy camera insert/divider, I ever saw it once in OP around 30$ if I'm not mistaken... the good thing, no one expected you bring a camera inside your backpack, that advantage for safety reason.
    Would be better to have a sling camera bag that can be inserted into the backpack. That allow you the option of the Backpack or just the sling bag interchangeability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackwolf View Post
    Thanks guys. Got the matin insert from OP. However, still cannot resist to those camera bag hence bought one too... ha..
    hahaha jackwolf, you just defeated the purpose of wanting to buy an insert padding in the first place.. =P
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    Quote Originally Posted by be2st
    I use the divider from EOS tote bag. I put it into my samsonite.

    You may buy camera insert/divider, I ever saw it once in OP around 30$ if I'm not mistaken... the good thing, no one expected you bring a camera inside your backpack, that advantage for safety reason.
    Hi, cam I know where is OP? Or what it stand for? Coz I am interested in getting the insert too. Thks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunny9036

    Hi, cam I know where is OP? Or what it stand for? Coz I am interested in getting the insert too. Thks
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    haha for me i just put a small camera bag(5mdh) into a bigger bag =D
    Last edited by luckyorange; 15th April 2011 at 01:36 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyorange View Post
    haha for me i just put a small camera bag(5mdh) into a bigger bag =D
    Thats what i did last time... Haha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akatsuki View Post
    Thats what i did last time... Haha!
    hahahahahahaha. its good way to save money =x
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyorange View Post
    hahahahahahaha. its good way to save money =x
    at that point of time, yes. But after i gotten a 70-200 then, this method doesn't work anymore... can't fit and too troublesome!
    Last edited by Akatsuki; 15th April 2011 at 04:41 PM.
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    Anyone managed to convert a crumpler back pack to a camera bag? i got a crumpler king single with a removable laptop sleeve.

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    Default Re: Convert laptop backpack into camera bag

    I couldn't bother with buying inserts and stuff like that. I just use towel and the foams founded with the lens and some old MP3 pouches to be my padding and separator. I brought this improvise bag with my camera (40D + grip), 50mm lens, 70-200mm F4L IS, 100mm f2.8 macro and a teleconverter, to overseas vacations and no problem at all.

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