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Can anyone recommend a nice size canvas camera bag that will hold two g1's 28/35/45/90 tla 140 flash and some film. i will be backpacking europe this summer and am looking for a nice, snug, inconspicious shoulder bag that is a resonable price, offers great protection from the elements, not bulky andd is high quality. Price range 200 max. looking at domke fx3 and some billinghams
i cannot decide- or actually see if all this equiptment will fit inside either bag because online pictures are so crummy and the info is rather general.
all comments are greatly appreciated!
Domke bags are good and sturdy. I have a small one, but have heard a lot about their larger versions (803 and so forth).
Also, the Lowepro series AW 3 (I have one for my Leica gear). In fact, the Lowepro has a waterproof cover you can pull from the bottom to protect the bag from rainwater.
I will repeat my standard advice on all bag-related questions: Don't get fixated on camera bags per se. Find any old shoulder/book/messenger/laptop bag that you find comfortable, then get camera equipment inserts (made by various manufacturers--I like those from Domke, Tenba, & Billingham) to hold your stuff inside the bag. The only trick is to make sure that the bag is big enough to hold the inserts--best to err on the side of too big as you can always fill the empty space around the insert(s) w/other stuff.
Manolo... that's just like my bag! Only I place the bodies in the outward pockets.
I have a Domke FX3 and you can put 2 G bodies and 4 lenses in it. But not with the lenses on the bodies. And, it's a bit like packing / repacking a full suitcase each time you go to reinsert something.
Your decision to backpack with multiple bodies / lenses. I much prefer one body, one or two lenses and LOTS of film. I tend to haul multiple bodies / lenses around in the back of the car, but when I get out to actually shoot, it's with minimal equipment / much film even if I won't be back for hours.
Thanks all for your imput. i have not quite got the hang of this site yet. but anyways to answers Manolo's question loon is derived from my last name McLoone. People call me that sometimes ...also i dont havent been able to figure out what you mean by Blighty?
As to Bob, i am not quite sure if i want to bring two camera bodys with me yet. the only reason why i would do so are the following reasons.
One, i plan to shoot mostly b&W pics but i do know for sure that i will at some times like to shoot using velvia. to ease the pain of switching film mid roll i would just grab my other body, thats already loaded with color and just shoot.
Another reason is that i have no patience or time, to worry about a malfunction. if one camera breaks down, or i drop it or etc, i will have a spare with me.
anyways to all, i will keep looking and reading responses (i leave in one month June 24) until i find the perfect fit. as of now i am leaning towards the domke fx3 because that its canvas and more inconspicious than the lowepro's.
thanks for your help
I would consider the satchel type.
When you're moving quickly it doesn't bounce around as much and is definitely more inconspicuous.
A good choice in this group imo is this.
Loon, I'm very happy with one of these: www.f64camerabags.com. It's the only bag that I found that was just the right size for my needs.
I have both the Domke 802 (larger) and 803 (smaller) bags. Best bags that I've ever owned, and I've owned many. They hug close in to your body and are very well designed and made.
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