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    Default Re: Can recommend a good camera backpack?

    If you don't mind me asking, what kind of gear do u have? or rather plan to carry?


    if its a couple of lens and a camera body, a 13 inch laptop. a 500ml bottle. plus bits and pieces, I'm partial to the kata sensitivity v. small, light and comfortable.
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  2. #22

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    Will most probably be just a camera body with 2 lenses and an external flash, a water bottle and my wife's miscellaneous stuffs. Dunwan to carry a laptop.

    Quote Originally Posted by pscion12 View Post
    If you don't mind me asking, what kind of gear do u have? or rather plan to carry?

    if its a couple of lens and a camera body, a 13 inch laptop. a 500ml bottle. plus bits and pieces, I'm partial to the kata sensitivity v. small, light and comfortable.
    Life is like photography, we develop from the negatives.

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    Personally went thru a few backpacks:

    Tamrac Aero 80 (no side opening but good quality & price)
    Tatonka Video/Photo Runner (no side opening but good quality & price)
    Lowepro Fastpack 250 (current bag)

    The bags I also considered but never got due to either price or usage requirements:

    Tamrac Adventure 9 (too big & no side opening)
    Kata 467i (nice but again no side opening)
    Kata 3 n 1 33 (too ex)

    I would recommend a laptop compartment (unless u r really going for compact dimensions) cos even if you dont use it, you can always use it for other stuff like magazines or spare clothes.

    K-13 & TK are recommended cos they carry a large range with relatively reasonable prices.

    Look out for CP cos sometimes they do clear some stuff at good prices...

    Hope this helps
    May the force be with you...

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    i just got back from a 10-day trip to Egypt and i used a Clik Elite Impulse Sling.

    http://www.clikelite.com/shop/impulse-sling/

    I brought along a K-x with an 18-135, DAL 55-300, af540fgz and a FA 50. It all fit nicely in the camera compartment although the diameter of the 18-135 meant that sometimes when you pull it out of the bag from a standing position, the tight fit may mean your lens cover may pop off or the lens will extend as you pull your camera out...

    Kudos to the bag cos it protected my camera stuff impeccably. It fell off the overhead shelves on the tour bus and as i was seated near the middle entrance of the bus, clobbered me on the head and then proceeded to tumble down a steep flight of steps before it was stopped by the bus door. A drop of at least 2 metres, hitting my head, the bus floor and 3 steps along the way. Absolutely nothing was broken and the bag didn't even suffer a scratch.

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    Thanks for the advice bro! Ya I guess getting a backpack with a laptop compartment would b useful to store other things even if I dun intend to carry my laptop around. The Lowepro Fastpack 250 that you are currently seems quite good too. How much is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by dielah View Post
    Personally went thru a few backpacks:

    Tamrac Aero 80 (no side opening but good quality & price)
    Tatonka Video/Photo Runner (no side opening but good quality & price)
    Lowepro Fastpack 250 (current bag)

    The bags I also considered but never got due to either price or usage requirements:

    Tamrac Adventure 9 (too big & no side opening)
    Kata 467i (nice but again no side opening)
    Kata 3 n 1 33 (too ex)

    I would recommend a laptop compartment (unless u r really going for compact dimensions) cos even if you dont use it, you can always use it for other stuff like magazines or spare clothes.

    K-13 & TK are recommended cos they carry a large range with relatively reasonable prices.

    Look out for CP cos sometimes they do clear some stuff at good prices...

    Hope this helps
    Life is like photography, we develop from the negatives.

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    Got mine from the CS sometime back for $100. Quite a good deal as it was in mint condition.

    There was quite a few in the classifieds previously but not recently.

    Think brand new would be around 130? Guess you can look at the pricelist for any updates.

    Only comment about the fastpack 250 is that there is no strap that connects the 2 shoulder straps (sternum strap?) which would help if you are walking much... and that is is rather plain

    but it is up to personal tastes. You can also consider Tamrac Aero version which is of similar config if you can get a good price cos the quality's pretty good.

    Cheers

    Quote Originally Posted by aaron80 View Post
    Thanks for the advice bro! Ya I guess getting a backpack with a laptop compartment would b useful to store other things even if I dun intend to carry my laptop around. The Lowepro Fastpack 250 that you are currently seems quite good too. How much is it?
    May the force be with you...

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    speaking of carrying camera equipments, a bit OT..

    any suggestions of how/what to use to strap a tripod to our bags?
    mine has no special designated compartment/straping to put my tripod..

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolutioner
    speaking of carrying camera equipments, a bit OT..

    any suggestions of how/what to use to strap a tripod to our bags?
    mine has no special designated compartment/straping to put my tripod..
    A couple of velcro straps should do e trick

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    Just went out and bought 2 meters worth of black velcro..
    Now need to find out how to strap the tripod to my Vanguard Uprise 28

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolutioner
    Just went out and bought 2 meters worth of black velcro..
    Now need to find out how to strap the tripod to my Vanguard Uprise 28
    Wah 2 metres very long wor

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigturbo View Post
    Wah 2 metres very long wor
    Haha.. just to be safe..
    besides, it only cost me about $1.50

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    I am using an Uprise 46, I chose it as it has a lot of useful and well thought out features.

    It has a side opening, which is secured by both velcro and a clip
    It has a side pouch for carrying tripod, which can be kept away in a pocket when not in use
    It has a rain cover, which also has its own pocket
    It can be expanded, to allow you to carry longer lenses. Actually the padded compartment can already hold a DA*50-135 perpendicularly without being extended. And the adjustable paddings are made in a way which allows it to accommodate the expansion - I personally thought it was brilliant.

    I can fit the following into the bag

    K-5+grip / DA*16-50 / DA*50-135 / FA 50
    2 mini light stands / 2 folding umbrellas
    2 flashes / 1 lightmeter
    1 small pouch with misc strobing gear and 1 small waterbottle

    Basically I can fit a mini strobing studio into this one bag - its great for my needs! My only regret is not getting the larger version which can fit a laptop as well.

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    I was considering between the Uprise 46 and Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 75. In the end, I bought the Tamrac Aero Speed Pack 75 as I feel it looks more like a normal backpack. Carried the bag around for a whole day yesterday and its pretty comfortable.
    Life is like photography, we develop from the negatives.

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    Aaron... how much you get?

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    Default Re: Can recommend a good camera backpack?

    I know this is a old thread.

    Michael, do you know what brand or which ebay seller is selling the insert below for backpacks? I see from the URL link for the image that this was taken off ebay, but i cant seem to find this type of insert on ebay


    Quote Originally Posted by michael chick View Post
    @aaron80
    You said, "Prefer a bag which isn't too big, doesn't look like a typical camera bag like Lowepro and look more like a normal backpack. Basically something which isn't instantly recognizable as a camera bag. Budget is maximum $150. "

    MC: Ignore all of the above is this is truly what you want.
    Camera Inserts are sold for so cheaply today, that it's a wonder why people still buy expensive "Branded Bags".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricleo View Post
    I know this is a old thread.

    Michael, do you know what brand or which ebay seller is selling the insert below for backpacks? I see from the URL link for the image that this was taken off ebay, but i cant seem to find this type of insert on ebay
    No offense, but wouldn't you have to keep stuffing this insert in and then pull it out of your backpack every time you wanna retrieve or put in something? Quite a hassle I think..

    If looking for this kind of bag, why not look at the Thinktank Street Walker Pro?
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    Default Re: Can recommend a good camera backpack?

    I suggest the Kata 3n1 35 pl

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    I use the Kata Bumblebee 210 DL. Can store your gears as well as personal stuff and even a laptop.
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