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Seonnaidh
24th April 2011, 01:30 PM
The time has come to seriously consider replacing my camera bag.
At the moment I am using a Lowepro Trekker. Great bag but you can't get to it
so easily on the move.
In the loft I have a knackered Domke F2 (which I love) I also have a Tamrac Expedition 8 (which I can't get on with) and a Tamrac Adventurer 7 which is way too small.
What I require in a camera bag in an ideal world would be the ability to take 2 E5's a 12-60mm , 50-200mm and 8mm fisheye. It would be nice if the bag could store one E5 body with either the 12-60mm or 8mm fitted.
The ability to store a flashgun, memory cards, Lee filters (8) a MacBook Pro (15") and the usual bits and bobs.
If it helps I like Billingham bags but find them too restrictive even with the tuck top in operation.
I have a Kata laptop bag which is a complete pain in the rear end due to the stiffness of the zips.
Anyone got any suggestions?

gwpics
24th April 2011, 02:23 PM
Look at the Think Tank range. Since they have been introduced over here they are all I would now consider. One of the nice features is that if you buy a should bag you can later by the harness very cheaply to make it in into a rucksack. There build quality is absolutely superb as well.

Gerry

Seonnaidh
24th April 2011, 02:27 PM
Thanks for that I'll take a wee peek right now.

StephenL
24th April 2011, 03:06 PM
I've got a Kata 3-in-1/30 - the largest in the range. Very well made, and should take what you require, except perhaps the Macbook. But then, it might. Send it down here and I'll try it!

flying haggis
24th April 2011, 03:11 PM
Think tank bag review on 4/3 photo

http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=65521&goto=newpost

David M
24th April 2011, 03:43 PM
How about a Tenba Messenger bag?

http://www.tenba.com/products/Messenger-Large-Photo-Laptop-Bag.aspx

Or a Shootout;

http://www.tenba.com/products/Shootout-Large-Shoulder-Bag.aspx

Tenba no longer make their Pro-Pak bags, the best shoulder bags I've ever found/used. My oldest Pro-Pak is from the early '81 and is still going strong after 30 years.

breney
22nd April 2012, 09:56 AM
Will that tamrac hold a 15 inch laptop?

Topsyrm
23rd April 2012, 07:07 PM
The time has come to seriously consider replacing my camera bag.
At the moment I am using a Lowepro Trekker. Great bag but you can't get to it
so easily on the move.
In the loft I have a knackered Domke F2 (which I love) I also have a Tamrac Expedition 8 (which I can't get on with) and a Tamrac Adventurer 7 which is way too small.
What I require in a camera bag in an ideal world would be the ability to take 2 E5's a 12-60mm , 50-200mm and 8mm fisheye. It would be nice if the bag could store one E5 body with either the 12-60mm or 8mm fitted.
The ability to store a flashgun, memory cards, Lee filters (8) a MacBook Pro (15") and the usual bits and bobs.
If it helps I like Billingham bags but find them too restrictive even with the tuck top in operation.
I have a Kata laptop bag which is a complete pain in the rear end due to the stiffness of the zips.
Anyone got any suggestions?
I've had any number of bags over the years but I now have gone back to my 20 year old Domke F2 for my (dare I say this) Nikon kit (D3 & D2x plus same lenses range as the Oly stuff and the binos) but for my travelling kit (fits in a motorcycle tank bag) I have a Domke F5 which carries 2 x E410 bodies, 9-18, 14-42, 40-150 and 70-300 plus a good set of binos and sundry trappings, filters etc without any fatigue. I can also fit if needed into same bag in tank bag my netbook and canles etc. Look out your old Domke they are brilliant or look at an F5. The beauty of these bags is they are customisable and easy on the shoulder.