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A bag, satchel, or backpack with protective and convenience features designed specifically for transporting photographic equipment.

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Is it better to get water-resistant camera bag for cycling, or upgrade to a weather-resistant camera?

I used to do a little photography a while back (when the 350D first came out) and I'm thinking of getting into it again to take the some landscape shots during my other hobby of cycling. With the ...
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What's the safest camera position in a camera bag?

I carry my DSLR in the same bag I used to carry my SLR, and there its position is screen down. I've seen smaller bags, adapted to the shape of the camera, where it stands objetive down. What I wonder ...
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Low weight photography bag recomendation

Here's equipment I usually carry with me: 1dx 200mm f/2 zeiss 100mm f/2 85mm f/1.2 35mm f/1.4 I do carry this stuff in LowerPro 5 lens bag. The bag is ok, but the accumulated weight is killing me. ...
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How can I attach a tripod to my backpack (Lowepro fastpack 350)?

I bought a Ravelli 65" tripod The tripod comes with a carry bag but it doesn't feel too comfortable So I have been doing some research in regards to the alternatives to attach the tripod to my ...
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How can I find a camera bag which won't strain my back?

I suffer from backaches and cannot currently carry heavy materials. My camera weighs slightly more than 1kg, though. I have no problem carrying it on my shoulder, but it's not something I enjoy doing ...
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Think Tank Urban Disguise vs Gura Gear Chobe

I presume it's acceptable to ask questions about photography gear here. I've recently bought a Sony NEX-6 and two lenses (Sony 18-200mm zoom & Sony Zeiss 24mm F1.8). I plan on acquiring one or ...
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Best camera backpack with these criteria? [closed]

I've recently bought a $300+ messenger bag for my gear from onabags.com and although I absolutely love the bag, it basically destroyed my shoulder. I don't think it's the bag's fault. It's just I ...
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Camera Bag Recommendation: is the Case Logic SLRC-205 suitable for all my gear?

At present, I only have the option to buy a camera bag is online, so I am not able to try out different bags. I have narrowed down my choices to the Case Logic SLRC-205 sling bag, because it seems to ...
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Waterproof Alternatives to Pelican Cases?

I need a waterproof case for a DSLR with two lenses and some misc extras. I'm familiar with Pelican cases and might go that route. I need something that can be submersed in water and will float. Are ...
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Can you explain how this KATA strap connector works?

I just bought a Kata backpack, MiniBee-110 PL. It has an enormously long waist strap that I think is removable. It's attached to the bag by this connector (in the picture below), but I haven't been ...
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How do I find the right backpack for my full frame DSLR plus lenses?

I've been shooting with a reduced frame camera for a long time (Canon EoS Rebel family), so it was a surprise to me that my Nikon D600 and lenses didn't really fit into the backpacks I was trying them ...
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Best camera case/backpack for caving?

I regularly explore underground in caves which can result in fairly harsh conditions. Humidity, water, mud, dust etc etc. As a result I have to take my gear in a pelican case most of the time and ...
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Magnets and DSLR's — any problem?

I was thinking about incorporating some small but fairly strong rare earth magnets (like the smaller varieties shown here) into a camera bag for holding dividers in place, holding compartments closed, ...
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Rain Cover for the Case Logic SLRC-206?

I am on the outlook for a camera bag. I found the Case Logic SLRC-206. It seems very good for my intended use: Holds a 15" laptop Medium Size: Good for some lenses and misc stuff (Filters ect.) not ...
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Looking for a DSLR bag with wallet for 7“ Android tablet / 9” netbook (for on-the-go editing, backup pics/WiFi uploads)

I'm looking for a DSLR camera bag that has a large enough wallet to house a 7" tablet or even a 9" netbook. I would like to carry a tablet or small notebook PC for making backup copies of the photos, ...
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Looking for a camera bag to fit our non-standard tripod needs

I am not sure whether it is appropriate to ask for product recommendations on this site, but I've been struggling with finding a proper camera bag for so long that I hope I can find help here. We ...
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Should I be concerned about the movement of control dials on a battery grip when the camera is moved in or out of a camera bag?

I have a Pentax K-5 with battery grip D-BG4 attached. Whenever I move the camera in or out of my camera bag (a Tamrac Pro 12), the front e-dial is audibly moved. Should I be concerned about this ...
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How good is the Lowepro Fastpack 250?

I am planning to buy a backpack for my Nikon D90 and after some analysis and research I am thinking about getting a Lowepro Fastpack 250. My requirements are not very high, since I am not a ...
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How to protect fragile equipment?

A bit of background information: The obvious answer is 'Just buy a camera bag!', but that's where things get a little bit more complicated. Lately I started looking around for my first prime lens ...
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Recommendations for a small to mid sized camera bag which will hold a laptop?

I'm doing research on a camera bag. I'm looking for a small book bag to carry my d70 with 18-70 attached, a 70-300, my 8-16, and MacBook pro. I'm interested in finding a camera bag that can also hold ...
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DSLR Backpack for Travelling? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gear for carrying and storing a DSLR on a backpacking trip? I will be going on a missions trip this summer for two months. I want to be able to carry my Canon Rebel T3 ...
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What kind of camera bag would I look for to allow fast lens swaps?

I might get a chance to go to some fun events to take pictures soon, and I'd rent a lens or two to take with me (as this doesn't happen enough to justify buying a decent wide angle). However, this is ...
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What kind of camera bag should I pick for traveling around the Alps?

I will be traveling around Austria (and Alps) next spring and will be carrying my photography gear with me. I have a Canon Rebel T2i, a prime and a telephoto lens, an external speedlite, CPL filters, ...
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Will I damage my camera carrying it everywhere?

I used to carry my point and shoot with me almost everywhere, and now that I've "upgraded" to a Canon 60D, I've been carrying it around. What I'm wondering is whether I'm likely to damage it or if ...
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Should I use a camera wrap to protect my Canon S90?

Just got a lovely Canon S90, sits in my bag at all times and is already giving me much joy. A quick question - should I put it in a camera wrap or will the built-in lens cover provide the protection ...
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What camera bag will carry a couple telephoto lenses for wildlife while still remaining relatively compact?

I had a look through some previous post about bags, but I did not find anything related to bags/backpacks for telephoto lenses with wildlife photography in mind (please correct me if I'm wrong). At ...
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Is there a small camera backpack that can hold a tripod and four lenses?

I might be looking for a panacea here, but I'd like to get a reasonably small backpack that protects my D5000, a zoom lens (70-200 Nikon), a wide angle lens (Planning to get a 12-24mm Tokina) and a ...
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Are there unique camera bags designed for micro four-thirds?

There are a lot of discussions about bags for DSLR — but since micro four thirds is all about size, there have to be some unique bags designed especially to take advantage of the reduced size. Using a ...
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How does a tripod attach to the (front of the) Lowepro Pro Roller x200?

I just bought a Lowepro Pro Roller x200. (Love it so far!) This one: Lowepro Pro Roller x200 It has a strap that attaches to the top left side, and a little holster like thingy that attaches to ...
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How do I choose a camera bag?

What considerations should I factor in when choosing a camera bag of a given style, and how important is each one? For a question on the different bag styles, see: What different styles of camera ...
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What different styles of camera bags exist, and how are they different?

As a beginner just starting out in photography, I find myself on the lookout for a good camera bag that will make it easier to keep my camera with me as much as possible. However, without the ...
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Are Kata bags worth their price?

I've outgrown my modest bag and now I'm going on vacation, I need a new one. I need a backpack which can double as a cabin luggage (will need to hold laptop, D90, lenses, strobes, and some other ...
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Will the Kata 3n1 22 bag be big enough for a Canon 60D with 18-200mm kit lens?

I want to know if its big enough for my camera + lens. There is nowhere local where I can look at the bag before buying. If it does fit, would it fit with a hood on the lens? (possibly backwards if ...
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A small bag for a large pro camera body with a small lens?

The Canon 5D Mark 2 with the 50mm Canon 1.4 USM lens has a pretty odd shape. It is really short and really wide. As it turns out, from my visit to two photography stores yesterday, not too many ...
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Is the bag in the Manfrotto 7320YB M-Y Compact Tripod Kit with Ball Head/Backpack/Gear Bag bundle weather proof?

I want to buy the Manfrotto 7320YB M-Y Compact Tripod Kit with Ball Head/Backpack/Gear Bag bundle for my Canon 60D I want a weather proof or resistant bag since my camera is not weather sealed. I ...
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Tips on a non-backpack camera bag for body with lens attached and two subsequent lenses

I'm going on a little photo vacation toward the end of March, and my lenses and body have outgrown my current camera and laptop bag. Everything fits in my current bag, but it's not a solution that ...
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Bag: Which one between Crumpler 5-6MDH and ThinkTank Retrospective 10-20

I have read This Crumpler post and This ThinkTank post and I can't decide between the two of them. Can I have your opinion ? Any specific Pros and Cons ? (I also read a lot of reviews, but the ...
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Advise on a bag for Nikon lens 70-200 2.8

Got myself a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Its a big lens and I'm looking to find a comfortable case for it. I also have Nikon D90. So preferably I can fit both body and lens into one case. I'm ...
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Can you recommend a small camera bag to fit medium SLR, superzoom lens, and small flash?

I just ordered a D7000, the 18-200 Nikkor lens, and a SB-400 flash, and I'm now looking for a bag to carry just these items. I'd like an over-the-shoulder type. Would this work? I don't know if the ...
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Is it best to transport a camera with lens attached, or off?

I'm traveling now(I'm at Aruba) and I bought me a Canon 60D with the lens kit(EFS 18-55mm). I never used a camera that has removable lens like this one, my last one was a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18, so ...
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Is there a camera bag that could serve as a diaper bag, or vice versa?

My husband and I are expecting our first child, and I'm on the lookout for a diaper bag that could hold my SLR and maybe an extra lens, in addition to the usual baby stuff (diapers, changing pad, ...
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Camera bags for winter

Many people recommend putting cameras in sealed plastic bags when coming from winter conditions back to normal room temperature – see, e.g., here and here. Certainly the trick works, but when you ...
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What are the cons of a backpack-style camera bag?

I am on the hunt for a great camera bag. Since it will be home to my pride and joy equipment that I hope to one day (soon I hope) accumulate I need it to be well made, and protective of the gear first ...
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Will my Canon 500D with 18-55mm lens kit fit in a Crumpler Jimmy Bo 300 case?

Someone recommended Crumpler camera bags to me, I've just bought a Canon 500D with the standard (18-55mm) lens kit. I want to the bag to be as small as possible. Crumpler says this one is for a SLR ...
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What can I use as a 'holster' to keep DSLR handy but secure while hiking?

Is anyone aware of a holster-type case, or anything that is designed to keep a camera easily accessible while hiking, but prevent it from swinging freely (like it does when it hangs from the neck ...
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Is there a camera bag with extra space that I use as an airplane carry-on?

I have a Lowepro Slingshot 200 sling bag that I use to carry my Canon Rebel XSi with two zoom lenses. I love the bag for day trips, but it doesn't work so well for airplane trips or anytime when I ...
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How do you carry around your lenses?

How do you carry them around? I own a tamrac backpack which is now unable to cope with my lenses and filters.
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Looking for a discreet camera bag

I'm off next week on a bit of a world trip for 12 months. Any suggestions for a camera bag solution that meets the following (in order of importance): Discreet. Must not look like it has an SLR in ...
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Camera Bag recommendations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which camera bag for a single DSLR camera plus 2 lenses? I am looking for a sling type camera bag that is very comfortable to carry around and is easy enough to yank my ...
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What options are there for a camera bag that does not look like one?

I need to carry around some camera equipment (lens, flash, cables, cards, accessories, etc) but don't want a flashy camera bag attracting attention. What suggestion do you have? Please only post one ...