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Old 03-18-2014   #1
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have a d3s,sigma 120-300 and sometimes 2x converter.i would like a good bag just for this if i can.tired of taking 2 sometimes 3 bags depending on what i shoot that day.any help please!

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You could get a bag like the ThinkTank Glass Limo, which is made to hold supertelephoto lenses and pro bodies.
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have a d3s,sigma 120-300 and sometimes 2x converter.i would like a good bag just for this if i can.tired of taking 2 sometimes 3 bags depending on what i shoot that day.any help please!
Just out of curiosity. You say you want a bag just for that lens and camera, then say you are tired of having separate bags for different gear. There are bags that would hold that camera/lens combo as well as other gear and equipment if that's what your'e after. I know I can fit my 300 2.8 in my Vertex 300 and still fit plenty of other gear as well, but it gets a wee bit heavy.
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For hiking or when traveling with a lot of gear I love my Kata Bug 205-PL. It handles my Sigma 120-400 and I have easy access from a quick access panel. I also have room for several other lenses, batteries, filters, a tripod, a bottle of water and various other little nick knacks. Yes, it can be pretty heavy carrying all that, but I am very happy with the shoulder and waist strap system. It's well padded and after three years of use it's still holding up.

For casual shooting when I travel light I still love my
that looks more like a canvas messenger bag than a camera bag.

One thing I've noticed is that most serious photographers I know have multiple bags depending on their needs. I have five (including a hard case) but I find I mainly prefer the two mentioned above.

While you can go on bag recommendations from others, keep in mind that a bag tends to be a personal item and you really should pick one out by actually handling it. A good bag needs to not only carry and protect your gear, but should also fit with your body and your movements (ergonomics play a big role). That's hard to determine from one or two images on a web site. So take what people say and dismiss the fluff from the facts. Long term quality and durability can be judged from the experience of others but not fit and function to your body and shooting style.

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