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Kywilderness.com Discussion => Photography => Topic started by: keith on December 28, 2011, 04:04:22 PM

Title: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: keith on December 28, 2011, 04:04:22 PM
So... I've got an old LowePro camera bag that has (literally) been around the world a couple times and may finally be giving up the ghost.  It's a small bag with a shoulder strap (Not a purse!  ;D ).  I'm thinking of replacing it with something more along the lines of a backpack that can hold a couple of camera bodies and a few lenses as well as accessories (batteries, memory cards, etc.) and that I can lash a tripod onto.  But, I'd like it to be as small as possible.

Wondering what others are using and what your opinions are about camera bags.  In this case, I'm looking for something more geared toward urban use or short day trails.

~Keith
Title: Re: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: wornoutboots on December 28, 2011, 08:57:50 PM
I'm not much help, I carry a little digital that velcros onto the hip belt in my pack.
Title: Re: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: USAIR on December 29, 2011, 07:42:14 PM
Here's the two bags I use and have reviewed on other forums.

But when I backpack I use my pack and not carry so much camera gear.

For the best protection of the two the Kata is by far better.

And for what it's worth I really haven't figured out how to backpack and carry all my camera gear...maybe Sherpa?

http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=29968&highlight=Lowepro+Micro+Trekker+review (http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=29968&highlight=Lowepro+Micro+Trekker+review)

http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=24826&highlight=Kata+review (http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=24826&highlight=Kata+review)

Hope that helps.

Fred
Title: Re: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: keith on December 29, 2011, 08:26:29 PM
Thanks, Fred.  Good info there.
Title: Re: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: number9 on December 29, 2011, 11:44:54 PM
you can't go wrong with a lowepro slingshot (http://www.lowepro.com/slingshot)

spins around for quick camera access
small profile so it doesn't snag on much
but you have to limit your gear

which maybe is not a bad thing
i've never been good at travelling lite
Title: Re: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: keith on December 30, 2011, 10:17:34 AM
you can't go wrong with a lowepro slingshot (http://www.lowepro.com/slingshot)

That looks almost exactly what I had in mind!  Thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: keith on December 30, 2011, 12:33:09 PM
Just ordered the LowePro Slingshot AW 102 for $58.95... seemed like a good price and worth taking a chance on it based on the reviews.
Title: Re: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: number9 on December 30, 2011, 02:57:41 PM
i've been dragging mine around for a few years now
still in good shape
hope it works out for you

one thing someone showed me once
when you have the bag slung around front
you can rest your elbows on it to steady the shot
not quite as steady as a tripod, but gives you a little support
Title: Re: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: keith on January 08, 2012, 10:39:18 AM
Received my LowePro Slingshot 102 AW yesterday.  Loaded it up and took it out to Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.

(http://www.liquidsilence.com/picture/crw_9084.jpg?pictureId=12762138&asThumbnail=true) (http://www.liquidsilence.com/photo-gallery/six-mile-slough/12762138) (http://www.liquidsilence.com/picture/crw_9088.jpg?pictureId=12762140&asThumbnail=true) (http://www.liquidsilence.com/photo-gallery/six-mile-slough/12762140)
Title: Re: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: number9 on January 21, 2012, 12:07:59 AM
how did you like it?
Title: Re: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: keith on January 21, 2012, 10:56:18 AM
how did you like it?
It's a little on the small side, but I looked at the 202 and decided I'd rather go fast and light with this bag.  So far it's great.  Wears comfortably.  Slides around easily to the front for camera access.  No complaints so far.
Title: Re: Camera Bag/Pack
Post by: Jay01 on June 16, 2012, 10:43:34 AM
  It's a small bag with a shoulder strap (Not a purse!  ;D ). 
~Keith


Its all in how you wear it, lol.