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  1. #1
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    Camera Bags

    I'm a nerd, and I'm really interested in both what you are using as a camera bag, and what you carry on a given outing. I figured this has been asked before, but searching dcresource forums didn't really turn up anything good. So I'm curious.

    I guess I'll start, but part of the reason I'm asking is I'm still figuring out what I will carry. I currently have a little LowePro dealy that just holds a body with a kit size zoom, so I can just throw that in a bigger bag. I also have the alpha branded bag that came in the kit with a spare battery. I use that one when I want to bring my other stuff. When I carry the full bag, other than whats listed in my signature, I carry a circular polarizer, the lens hoods, cleaning cloths, and the USB cable. I use a card reader at home, but have that extra cable with me so I can plug the camera in directly in a pinch.

    Some good whats in my bag stuff here, here, here, and here.
    Jason Hamilton
    Selective Frame

    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

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  2. #2
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    I have a case logic SLR Zoom lens holster

    Great for a camera+1 lens attached (17-50 with hood and 70-300 without).

    And a Kata DR-467 for my upcoming trip to Toronto, Canada.

    It'll be perfect for my lenses and laptop!
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  3. #3
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    I have several bags, various sizes.

    One for the S3 and possible spare batteries, manual and minipod at most.

    Another for DSLR with mounted lens and a second lens (or two lenses if I don't put the camera in it).

    A "holds everything" for when I want all my DSLR stuff with me.

    I'll sometimes leave the flash at home as I never use it, and pretty much never use the tripod (except once or twice a year). I should take the monopod more, though, as I thought I'd compromise for not using the tripod :-).

    Oh, none of the bags has a zipper around the top. I guess I have a phobia about them scratching things.
    Pentax K20D/K5/15/21/40/70/10-17/12-24, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5/150-500, Tamron 90 Macro/70-200 2.8, Canon SX20 IS/Elph 500HS
    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
    http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q78/KylePix/

  4. #4
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    Usually I take the Lowepro Flipside 300, but I also have the Nova 3 AW. I carry my camera body with the 16-45mm f/4 lens, a CPL filter and a couple GND filters, a couple flashes, triggers, cleaning stuff, batteries and memory cards. I almost always take my tripod and sometimes I take a flash stand or two.
    Lukas

    Camera: Anonymous
    I could tell you but I wouldn't want you to get all pissy if it's the wrong brand

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