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Old 20-03-2011, 01:53   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having difficulty finding an equipment carrying solution. I'm not keen on a rucksack as it's awkward to access gear, and I can't find a holdall type camera bag big enough for a DSLR, 2 ordinary sized lenses and a large telephoto (with flash gun, filters, handbooks etc). I tried a large aluminium case but it got REALLY uncomfortable. Is anyone using non-photographic kit to transport their gear and if so, what?
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I've just got one of these for my Canon kit (10d, 5d and four lenses). It's big enough to take a 15" MacBook, as well, though you'd probably walk funny with that lot on your shoulder. Seems up to the task.
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I'm having difficulty finding an equipment carrying solution. I'm not keen on a rucksack as it's awkward to access gear, and I can't find a holdall type camera bag big enough for a DSLR, 2 ordinary sized lenses and a large telephoto (with flash gun, filters, handbooks etc). I tried a large aluminium case but it got REALLY uncomfortable. Is anyone using non-photographic kit to transport their gear and if so, what?
There are a lot of option from many makers, so there is one out there for you somewhere! I always regret not getting a Lowepro Omni Trekker when it was available. It was a single layer bag that could be carried as a briefcase, on the shoulder or as a backpack.

I've reviewed a Tamrac Pro system12 here

Pixalo Photographic Equipment Reviews - Pro System 12 (5612) -

It usually carries a Nikon D700 with a 24-70 f2.8 lens, a 14-24 f2.8, an 80-200 f2.8, a 50mm f1.8 an 85mm f1.8, a 1.7x converter, an SB900 flash and loads of bits and pieces. Snag is that it weighs around 10kg! Hence for longer trips I use a Lowepro Mini Trekker - also reviewed in the Equipment reviews section.

There are reviews of other bags too, including the smaller Pro system 8.

I've reached the conclusion that there is probably not one single bag that will do everything, so I now have a small collection. Horses for courses.
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Assuming your camera gear list is up to date there are a lot of bags, from most of the manufacturers that will do what you ask. I'd recommend the Think tank range above the others from personal experience. As Dabhand says I have a several bags (Too many) depending on the shoot and the kit I want to to take. But several of the Urban disguise think tank range should work easily.

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Thanks guys, I've not really looked at Tamrac stuff before. I didn't realise they did the pro system stuff, looks like it's just the ticket!!
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I also had the same problem and after a lot of looking found a Tamrac pro system 12 on ebay for £60 now I can keep all my gear together in one place and still have room for more,I think it is the best bag I have bought
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Thanks Saracen. I think that settles it. Time to try to explain to Mrs Tedlens why I need another bag.
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Another vote for the Tamrac Pro 12 - great for quick on/off shoulder but full really loads your shoulder!
Much prefer Tamrac Expedition 7 (and the 8! ) if I'm out with plenty of kit!
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Canon kit looks funny while carring the bag.Tamrac Pro 12 is the good one.It is easy to carry and comfortable to use.

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Re: Rucksacks, bags and cases

I had the same problem then found the Peli site, and bought a flight sized bag which is expandable. It can be used as a hand carry, shoulder carry and has some neatly hidden backpack straps and has a hell of a guarantee.
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Re: Rucksacks, bags and cases

I recently bought a Logik bag from Curry's. I can fit my 7D with 70-300L mounted, a Sigma 10-20 and a Cannon 15-85, plus there is a zipped pocket. It does work with one of the smaller lenses on as well.

I wanted the smallest I could get as I have a rucksack but never use it as its to big. Cost me £15 in their sale so might be £20 now.
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