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Old 01-01-2011   #1
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I've recently increased on the amount of camera equipment I have. Before, I just had the one Dlsr with one lens. Now I have a new zoom lens and a flash and host of other bits and pieces, filters etc. I'm currently using a lowepro toploader. It's okay as it does what it's meant to. But now I need something a little big bigger. I've look around at a few types, but most I've seen seem to accommodate the inclusion of a laptop compartment which I am not interested in. Any recommendations as to what is suitable?

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For running around I use the Lowpro Slingshoot 200 AW
I find it holds all my gear for heading out on the trail walking and it flips around for easy access. It has enough pockets for extra cards, batteries, cleaning things. Very easy to change lenses and it can act as a support for your arms if needed. They also come in larger sizes if you need more lenses.

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I received the LowePro 302AW for Christmas and I absolutely love it! Slightly bigger than the one previously mentioned, but this just gives me more of an excuse to get more goodies!

Lowepro - SlingShot 302 AW
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I am a fan of the Tamrac Expedition series. I've had the Expedition 5, and now the 7x. They are great with lots of wonderful touches. Here is a shot showing what all it holds.



The pockets and water bottle are accessories, and ones that I recommend. The bag is awesome on its own though.
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I just got a Tenba Shootout Daypack - Capacity: 2 SLRs, 5-7 lenses (up to 70-200mm f2.8 & flash, plus jacket, food and other travel needs. No laptop compartment

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Another vote for a Lowe Pro
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I have lowe pro Slingshot 200 AW i love this bag a lot
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I've recently increased on the amount of camera equipment I have. Before, I just had the one Dlsr with one lens. Now I have a new zoom lens and a flash and host of other bits and pieces, filters etc. I'm currently using a lowepro toploader. It's okay as it does what it's meant to. But now I need something a little big bigger. I've look around at a few types, but most I've seen seem to accommodate the inclusion of a laptop compartment which I am not interested in. Any recommendations as to what is suitable?
Remember grasshopper, there is no law that says you have to put a laptop in the laptop compartment. Great for things like a Lumiquest Pro Max kit for a flash unit. A collapsible white balance target or reflector, etc...
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I have the canon gadget 10eg bag on my list, will purchase it soon,seems large enough to hold camera body with lens on it and another 1-2 lenses +accessories
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If you're considering a slingshot type or backpack you might look at the Kata 123 series.
Kata 123 series.
These can be used as backpack for long walks sharing the weight on both shoulders and as a slingshot for easy access to equipment.
I have one, and it works well, only thing is I'm always struggling with putting accessories in the top compartment. It's just a large compartment so things tend to roll around in it.


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