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  1. #1
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    Gotta brand new bag

    Got my Lowepro AW 300 slingshot yesterday. I had been pondering between it and the Tamrac Velocity 9X, Well Lowepro won out due to the $25.00 rebate on the 300. My total cost after rebate will be $55.00. The 300 is plenty big, maybe almost to big for a long day in the city or a crowded area.
    I loaded it up tonight and it weighs in at 15.3 pounds, balances out and distributes the weight nicely with the waist / hip belt on, but if just wearing it as a sling bag it puts a fair amount of pressure on the shoulder. The Load:
    A700, I do not have the vertical grip, looks like it will fit but be snug when you 'draw' the camera. I have the Tamron 70-200 attached with hood reversed. Tamron 17-50, Minolta 50mm 1.7 with filter and CPL attached, have that lens in the neoprene stuff bag. The Tokina 80-400 A-TX, I have the hood in the top storage compartment as I have a hell of a time reverse mounting it, and it works loose all the time, also I didn't like the way it fit in the main compartment with the 70-200 on the camera. The Tokina 28-70 3.5-4.5. I have 2 open slots, in one I have the battery charger and power cord. I don't see the 'not yet owned' Tamron 200-500 going inside the bag with out major reconfig LOL. Then all the other odds and ends a extra battery, the usb cable for the camera, the hi def. cable, so i know where its at. A card reader and cable that I never use, remote commander, cable release switch, camera body cap, 4GB CF card, lens pen, half dozen CZ wipes, micro fiber cloth, pocket notepad, ink pen. Will try and put up some pictures if anyone is interested. I am a big and wide guy and there is plenty of strap length.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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  2. #2
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    Packing light, eh? LOL

    Look, resign yourself to getting an extra LC for the 200-500. It'll be a lot easier to manage, that way, and you won't torture the lens trying to extract it from a tight fit in the LowePro 300. Even with the TAMRAC Velocity 9x ... the 200-500 is just a long and wide lens. It's a lot happier in its own case.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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  4. #4
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    After I picked up that tamrac backpack I put everything in it. That was ok until I started going back into the office with my laptop (I was working from home for a while after the baby) and then I realized it was too much. It changed the way I think about lens selection. Suddenly my shots with the beercan don't seem as much sharper than the SAL75300. Funny thing.
    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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  5. #5
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    LOL well at least all my stuff, er almost all my stuff is stored together in one place and not in 2 little bags and on top of the computer desk. It's more of a transport device then a carry device, but yea for walking around all day at a event I expect the 300 to wait quitely in the car while me the a700 and one or two lenses go to the show.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

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