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Hey everyone! I am in desperate need of a new bag. Particularly a bag that does not fit all my equipment, but one that meets the needs for the particular day. I do some second wedding shooter work and would love a messenger type shoulder bag that is comfortable enough for a 4-5hr wedding. The gear I take with me currently is the following:

D600
70-200
24-85
50mm
55mm micro
Flash
Extra SD cards
Extra batteries (for camera and flash)
Cleaning kit (its small)


Would like to take along my rocket blower as well if I could.


Was looking at the Crumpler series and they look to be well made. Particularly the Million Dollar Homes (7 or 8).

Wanted others thoughts on Crumplers or others that I really do not know of.

Appreciate any help!
 
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I have the 5MDH, and the 7MDH. Sold my 6MDH to a friend who liked my bags.

The 7MDH will carry everything that you have listed above. The 6MDH is just a little too shallow for the 70-200mm to be mounted to the D600 and put in the bag.
The 8MDH is really for carrying a laptop with you also, which you do not have listed above.
 
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I have the 5MDH, and the 7MDH. Sold my 6MDH to a friend who liked my bags.

The 7MDH will carry everything that you have listed above. The 6MDH is just a little too shallow for the 70-200mm to be mounted to the D600 and put in the bag.
The 8MDH is really for carrying a laptop with you also, which you do not have listed above.
Thanks David for the input! Would be nice to carry my laptop, sometimes, though not all the time. Maybe I can look into the 7 and 8 to see the differences.

Thanks again!
 
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Thanks David for the input! Would be nice to carry my laptop, sometimes, though not all the time. Maybe I can look into the 7 and 8 to see the differences.

Thanks again!
Watch eBay for them. Buying them new is way too expensive. I got all three of mine really cheap, and they were in brand new condition.
 
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... would love a messenger type shoulder bag that is comfortable enough for a 4-5hr wedding. The gear I take with me currently is the following:

D600
70-200
24-85
50mm
55mm micro
Flash
Extra SD cards
Extra batteries (for camera and flash)
Cleaning kit (its small)
Imo, you'll never find a shoulder bag to hold all of that gear and still be comfortable for 4 hours. But you don't need to put the camera in the bag if you're working, so you just need a "swap bag" to holds the 3 lenses you're not using at the moment and a flash. I use the stylish and affordable Event Messenger 150.

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When I shoot an event, I bring all of my gear in a backpack (camera, backup camera, 5 lenses, 2 flashes). During the event, I hang the camera around my neck, and the swap bag (loaded with 2 lenses, flash, and other bits) over my shoulder, leaving the backup camera, backup flash, and extra lenses in the backpack. I leave the backpack behind the dj's stand for safekeeping.
 
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I have a 7MDH and I don't think I could carry it filled with gear for 4-5 hours. It is heavy! I actually use it primarily to store my gear. Have you looked at some of the lens changer bags? I would think at a wedding you would have your camera out all the time and would only need a bag to carry various lenses. That may be a lot more comfortable. Also much lower profile as you navigate crowds of people.
 
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Check out the ThinkTank shoulder bags. They have quite a selection to pick from.
Thanks, I will look into them. The City Walker as recommended by another poster is pretty nice!

Watch eBay for them. Buying them new is way too expensive. I got all three of mine really cheap, and they were in brand new condition.
Thanks David, I will do that!

I've been a fan of the Domke F-2, but prefer the Think Tank City Walker 10. It holds my D7000 with 16-85, 70-300, 10-24, plus a small lens and misc.

Like the Domke, it's not too heavily padded nor too bulky, but it's narrower and taller, which I think fits modern equipment better.

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/citywalker-10-black.aspx
I looked at that City Walker 10 and really like it! I may look to get one of those.

Imo, you'll never find a shoulder bag to hold all of that gear and still be comfortable for 4 hours. But you don't need to put the camera in the bag if you're working, so you just need a "swap bag" to holds the 3 lenses you're not using at the moment and a flash. I use the stylish and affordable Event Messenger 150.

http://static.bhphoto.com/images/images200x200/893442.jpg

When I shoot an event, I bring all of my gear in a backpack (camera, backup camera, 5 lenses, 2 flashes). During the event, I hang the camera around my neck, and the swap bag (loaded with 2 lenses, flash, and other bits) over my shoulder, leaving the backup camera, backup flash, and extra lenses in the backpack. I leave the backpack behind the dj's stand for safekeeping.
In reality, I am looking for a bag that is around my shoulder that holds three lenses and some accessories. Usually I am carrying my D600 w/ 70-200 and flash. So the bag is rather light, but I like to keep it on me so I do not forget it laying down somewhere. During a wedding I get caught up in the moment and will leave stuff.

I have a 7MDH and I don't think I could carry it filled with gear for 4-5 hours. It is heavy! I actually use it primarily to store my gear. Have you looked at some of the lens changer bags? I would think at a wedding you would have your camera out all the time and would only need a bag to carry various lenses. That may be a lot more comfortable. Also much lower profile as you navigate crowds of people.
As I stated above, all my gear I stated is not in the bag the whole time. I carry my camera, 70-200, and flash and the rest is just to swap out with other lenses, etc.
 
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I love my Think Tank Retrospective 20. Deep enough for the 70-200 on the camera with the hood reversed. I opted for the green and from a distance it looks like something from the Army surplus store. Another nice touch is the velcro silencers.
 
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I love my Think Tank Retrospective 20. Deep enough for the 70-200 on the camera with the hood reversed. I opted for the green and from a distance it looks like something from the Army surplus store. Another nice touch is the velcro silencers.
+1 This is what I use when I take my 70-200 out and about. Should fit most of what you want to carry and if the body isnt in the bag its quite comfortable.
 
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