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« on: October 30, 2012, 00:17 »
I have had a bunch of different camera bags over the past 5 years.   Most were either a mistake from the beginning or I out grew them with my increasing camera equipment.  I have learned a bunch from that experience so I wrote a blog post about it.  My best back is the Lowepro Flipside Sport 15L.

Here is the blog if you are interested.

« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 03:03 »
Exactly what i need. Just recently thought about buying a new bag, since my current one is getting way too small!!!


« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 04:21 »
This is a great idea for a thread.  Thanks for sharing.  If it's of interest to peeps who can't carry a lot of weight, I've found m-rock really brilliant.  I have an older, better looking version than the ones shown here, but you can add or subtract modules as needed.  They just velcro on to the base bag.  I have the 'holster' type bag that slings across the body.  As a female with a weak back, this is a better option for me than a backpack style.

I've used these for about three years now, and can't fault them at all.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2012, 05:01 by rubyroo »

« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 13:42 »
I realize this is an old thread, but I wanted to publicly thank Bob for his review.   I recently purchased the Lowepro Flipside Sport 15L and used on our trip to Southern Utah.  The pack worked great and would definitely recommend it.

« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 14:59 »
I have two of this backpack and absolutely love them! The only problem is that I'm running out of room.  :o

Uncle Pete

« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 19:33 »
Two backpacks? Do you have equipment carriers for the second one? ;-) Where are the wheels? What, you wear that on your back, I'd be down and out in a day from back pain. LOL

They all look nice actually. I have my RS strap, double. A camera bag that holds, just the camera, batteries, charger, cards and a couple of filters (one ND and one polarizing) and oh yes, microfiber wipe, brush/bulb device, a shutter release cable. That's it. And it's full.

What's the secret? I have a lens bag for lenses, Canon 100DG Bag, also holds my laptop, side pockets for everything else, no cameras allowed. I don't carry that with me, it's there for options, before I set out.

I have to be mobile and mostly on foot, that means no backpack when I'm walking miles a day. Just two cameras, with a lens attached to each and maybe one spare telephoto lens over my shoulder. Photo vest with the cards and batteries in them, tele extender, and usually a pocket camera. OK just qualified for over packed and going light. Three cameras?  :o Monopod with a belt clip and more and more, I'm leaving that behind.

There's no right or wrong answer to any of this. What works for you, for what you do and how you travel. If you find you are carrying something, just in case, and the last dozen excursions, you didn't use or need it, maybe that's a way to lighten the bag? Leave it in a locker or in the car.

I have two of this backpack and absolutely love them! The only problem is that I'm running out of room.  :o

« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 00:51 »
These days I'm doing a lot more filming than taking photos, so I'll often use 3 or 4 cameras to get coverage and keep my shoot times to a minimum. When you're carrying 4 bodies plus a decent selection of lenses, space becomes a premium pretty quickly.

« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 04:25 »
Thats what I was planing too.


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