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David R. Gurtcheff

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« on: June 07, 2007, 03:59:30 pm »

Like everyone else, I never have the right camera bag (and I have a lot of them). I am going to get a rolling bag to take my equipment on trips. When I get there I would like to transfer what I will need for that particular day to a day bag. But the day bag needs to be stored in my checked luggage. I use a IDS MK II and my walk around lens is the 24-105 IS L.
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RonBoyd

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 04:43:34 pm »

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Like everyone else, I never have the right camera bag (and I have a lot of them). I am going to get a rolling bag to take my equipment on trips. [{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Dave,

I have a Lowepro Mini Trekker AW that I have been overjoyed with for several years now. I particularly like that I can go from rolling to backpack very quickly and, most importantly, it fits in the overhead bin when flying.

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You should also look at their full line of rolling cases.

http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Rolling_Cases/

Ron
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 05:33:50 pm »

Sounds like we use similar bag strategies for travel, Dave.  I always pack a Zoom Traveler 6 from Tamrac in my suitcase while using a larger bag for onboard carry of gear.  It is just about perfect for my needs of a location or walkaround bag.  I normally carry a D2X, SB-200 strobe or two, Sekonic light meter, 12-24mm, 24-120mm, and either a 105 macro or 80-200mm.  The 80-200 is a squeeze with everything else.  Lots of rooms in pockets and zippered pouches for cords, filters, batteries, strobe accessories, tool, memory cards, and more.

Best of all, I think, is the extra bag's utility inside my checked luggage for containing and organizing all the photo accessories I don't include in carryon.  It's sure nice to have all that stuff corraled and at my fingertips right away when I reach my destination.
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 07:31:55 pm »

I use the slingshot200.  It fits a 1dIII with 24-105L attached, 70-200 f2.8L IS, 16-35L II and a 580EXII. in the main compartment.

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David R. Gurtcheff

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 08:36:07 pm »

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I use the slingshot200.  It fits a 1dIII with 24-105L attached, 70-200 f2.8L IS, 16-35L II and a 580EXII. in the main compartment.

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Thanks to all. I will investigate your suggestions. Nothing like personal experience, and I do really appreciate your help.
Dave
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 01:03:05 am »

i prefer belt systems and am now (thanks to board members reports) using 2 Thinktank digital holster 20s - these will hold a 5D or 20D with a 25-105 or 70-300IS DO with shade in place or a 100-400 without shade - the bottom expansion makes them extremely flexible.  They fit nicely (complete with lens and camera) into a roll-aboard or carryon duffle along with other lenses, etc. in whatever Thinktank lens cases or bags are appropriate.  Just pull them out and attach to the belt and you're ready

i'm just ready to buckle up and off to some more museums in Athens
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007, 06:39:42 am »

I would suggest the Lowepro Slingshot too.

Apart from being well manufactured and having some nice details (dust resistant zippers, raincover) it has two main advantages:

You have your camera ready in seconds, due to the "turn in front" trick.

It does not look like you are carrying a couple of thousand Euros worth of equipment - something you cant avoid using a belt system. I find this particularly important, because once a thief has spotted your valuables, there is usually no chance of avoiding being robbed. Those guys are real artists when it comes to strip you of your gear without you noticing it. I am speaking from an experianced position here
Oh ad you can easily wear the bag in front of you, while in the underground or bus. This also helps to discourage thiefs.

Peter
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2007, 01:30:09 am »

Just purchased the slingshot 300, packed it in my check on bag full of batteries/power supplies/lens cleaning supplies etc.  Using my  LowePro roller bag for a carry on.

On my way to Japan in the morning, guess I'll see how this goes.  Haven't tried this idea before but glad I saw this thread for the idea, since it seems like a really good way to go.
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