camera bags - too many choices


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shopping for a camera bag is not so easy after all..
so many brands..so many varieties..mind-boggling
Must be fashionable, and yet affordable.
:bigeyes:

Recommendations from Darren Rowse--> http://digital-photography-school.com/choosing-a-day-bag-for-your-camera

All designs and assortments..
http://www.squidoo.com/fashionable-camera-bags
http://www.squidoo.com/camerabags

.. some of the brands recommended by fellow forumers when I did some research :

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MAss sales - winer (by member winer campbags)
Tamrac
Crumpler
Lowepro (flipside)
crumpler
Think Tank Streetwalker
Nat Geo Walkabout Medium Rucksack.
Lowepro Primus Minimus only
Off Trail 1
Bagman
Think Tank Rotation 360
$5 messenger bag from beach road,( diy foam protection)
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My Requirements
budget - $150 and below
Bag - easy access, preferable single click to open bag
Capacity - holds one DSLR, one compact, and one extra lens
Water proof - I would assume most camera bags are water proof?
Design - I like messenger type of sling

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Is Funan a good place to start shopping/touching most camera bags under one roof?
Any other tips from old-birds are welcome..
:sweat:


ps.. I am now using free-gift Nikon bag, look like Uncle shopping in wet market :embrass:
 

Numnumball

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Based on ur requirements, i recommend Think Tank Urban Disguise 35 , but u might need to stretch ur budget though..

Reasons being : -

budget - slightly over $150
Bag - easy access, preferable single click to open bag
Capacity - holds one DSLR, one compact, and one extra lens and room for a netbook or other personal belongings.
Water proof - Not tested but can withstand
Design - Is a sling bag that cry quality but not shout out "camera bag"

Funan is a gd place given that TK Foto just shifted there, apart from that, CP is ard the corner with lotsa variety as well.. worth drop by for a look. :)
 

#5
Finally, two models suite my requirements.
Zoom into "crumpler 4million" and "Lowepro slingshot"

Click to view YouTube of slingshot 200, I got the facelift slingshot 202.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIoN2P2PB9A

This bag allows me to swing the camera into action, but I need more practice to look elegant and professional :bsmilie:

More satisfying than getting my Bag, is meeting Samuel from John 316.
I have never been to his shop, but he treats every customers with respect and dispense top-notch service.

Never hardsells, but he gives lot of recommendations (be it to newbies or pros).
Cool chap, will recommend to friends .


:thumbsup:
 

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Finally, two models suite my requirements.
Zoom into "crumpler 4million" and "Lowepro slingshot"

Click to view YouTube of slingshot 200, I got the facelift slingshot 202.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIoN2P2PB9A

This bag allows me to swing the camera into action, but I need more practice to look elegant and professional :bsmilie:

More satisfying than getting my Bag, is meeting Samuel from John 316.
I have never been to his shop, but he treats every customers with respect and dispense top-notch service.

Never hardsells, but he gives lot of recommendations (be it to newbies or pros).
Cool chap, will recommend to friends .


:thumbsup:
If you like the lowepro slingshot, why not look at the vanguard uprise 34 or 43 which is similar and IMHO more stylish looking :thumbsup:
 

be2st

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If you like the lowepro slingshot, why not look at the vanguard uprise 34 or 43 which is similar and IMHO more stylish looking :thumbsup:
:thumbsup: Agree ... I'm a fan of vanguard uprise, mine is uprise 43 :thumbsup:
 

ScottSim

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looking for a bag too! saw the kelly moore bags kinda expensive, but looks gd to me....269 though.
 

koplady11

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looking for a bag too! saw the kelly moore bags kinda expensive, but looks gd to me....269 though.
Saw ur comment, then I searched for the image, then I realised that they're perfect for ladies who can carry the bag ard, blended with more feminine wear.

I'm seriously this close to buying it. Lol! Where issit usually sold?
 

frostiee

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Saw ur comment, then I searched for the image, then I realised that they're perfect for ladies who can carry the bag ard, blended with more feminine wear.

I'm seriously this close to buying it. Lol! Where issit usually sold?
Look for it @ TK foto. They do carry a wide variety of Kelly Moore's bag.

Anyway back to the topic, IMO, a good backpack would be the Vanguard Uprise series.
I like the design where the side could be open up so much easier for fast drawing of the camera out from the bag.
 

takafan

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#11
Saw ur comment, then I searched for the image, then I realised that they're perfect for ladies who can carry the bag ard, blended with more feminine wear.

I'm seriously this close to buying it. Lol! Where issit usually sold?
LOL, i think i saw them at TK Foto. Think they know me quite well by now. Maybe i go got discount? haha..

Anyway I think camera equipment u will think twice before buying, but bags like this don't need to think, haha!

Edit: Here's the link man, babe
http://www.facebook.com/tkfoto?v=app_7146470109&ref=ts
 

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LOL, i think i saw them at TK Foto. Think they know me quite well by now. Maybe i go got discount? haha..

Anyway I think camera equipment u will think twice before buying, but bags like this don't need to think, haha!

Edit: Here's the link man, babe
http://www.facebook.com/tkfoto?v=app_7146470109&ref=ts
Takafan!! u saying u got discount?!!?
Please help to check out using ur name buying the kelly moore in singapore is HOW mucH? what color left - coz online is 199USD and limited color selection.
 

#13
Saw ur comment, then I searched for the image, then I realised that they're perfect for ladies who can carry the bag ard, blended with more feminine wear.

I'm seriously this close to buying it. Lol! Where issit usually sold?
I saw it last week - link send by another poisonous Clubsnapper to me ... and .. i am also this closeeeeeee to buying it ...
 

daredevil123

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Takafan!! u saying u got discount?!!?
Please help to check out using ur name buying the kelly moore in singapore is HOW mucH? what color left - coz online is 199USD and limited color selection.
There is actually a price list for Kelly Moore bags published in the price guides section by nightwolf. Just check the pricing there.

TK Foto's pricing are pretty much standard to almost everyone.
 

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#18
Enjoy. The boy versions are calling to me too... I am trying very hard to resist the BBB virus.
Actually i dunno leh ..
as a female - seems like buying bag i can make decision faster then buying camera lens or upgrading .. .ha ha ha

... The ladies version is really not too bad - just that the final decision still on the spot consideration
.. material weight etc etc etc
 

daredevil123

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Actually i dunno leh ..
as a female - seems like buying bag i can make decision faster then buying camera lens or upgrading .. .ha ha ha

... The ladies version is really not too bad - just that the final decision still on the spot consideration
.. material weight etc etc etc
Do note, some (if not all) of the bags are made of "made-made material" not real leather. If it is PVC, there might be a chance it may crack and peel in the future.
 

Davidnikon

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do give a try on Domke, they are good, comfort and it doesn't tell a camera bag alike

other wise billingham is good for long lasting, and not to forget the high end workmanship Fogg bag :)

yes most of them are shoulder bag
 

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