Daybag for D700 and 2-3 lenses and backpack for D7000 and 5 lenses

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I've updated my equipment and need suggestions for chosing bags.

I've had LowePro Nova 3 but gave it away when selling the d700, but to be honest I newer liked the bulky form of this bag.

My equipment:
D7000
D40
Sigma 10-20
Nikon 18-70 3.5-4.5
Nikon 70-200VR
Nikon 35/1.8
Nikon 100VR micro
SB-800

I've got a Thinkthank 20 holster which I like.

But I would like a travel bag which normally would hold D7000/ 10-20/ 35/ 18-70 and the flash. Could the NG 2345 take this? Other suggestions are welcome.

I would also like to have a sling-bag with a compartment for a snack, bottle, sweater etc. This should be able to hold all my equipment. I've looked at the Kata 3N1-30 and Tamrac Evolution 8 (mainly because they both gives the option to use two straps), does anyone have these bags and are able to tell if the could hold all my equipment. Other suggestions are welcome, also backpacks with side- or backopenings.
 
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The Kata 3N1-30 should be able to hold it all. It'll handle the 70-200 on camera and the rest shouldn't be too big an issue. It's a big bag. You might have to put the SB-800 up top if you're carrying it in the full case. Think that's where I'd toss the SB-900 when I'd carry it with the whole case.

If you're thinking of a shoulder bag rather than a sling/backpack, I'd also consider the Crumpler 7MDH or the Think Tank Retro 20. Either can handle the 70-200 on camera and should have enough space to stow the rest of your gear as well...
 
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I have the Tamrac Pro 12 and like it a lot.
http://www.amazon.com/Tamrac-5612-P...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1303245532&sr=1-1
I don't have as many lenses as you, but the bag should hold them fine. Go to their site and find this bag. It has a drawing of the bag, that's better than the pics, at showing how much it holds. It holds a lot. Shoulder strap is pretty comfortable too. It has plenty of pockets and has straps for your tripod as well.
Good luck with whatever you decide on.
 
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I've been using a Domke F-2 for years. It currently holds:

D90, 16-85, 70-300VR, 10-24, 10.5, 200/4 macro or 105/2.8 VR with TC1.4 and I have room for 35/1.8 and/or SB-400. Plus the usual misc. - spare battery, etc.

The 70-200/2.8 might be too long, but the Domke has always felt comfortable and it opens to either side. The Crumpler and Think Tank bags I've tried open away from you which I find uncomfortable in crowds and less secure with my equipment, plus I find it harder to see into the bag.
 
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The Kata 3N1-30 should be able to hold it all. It'll handle the 70-200 on camera and the rest shouldn't be too big an issue. It's a big bag. You might have to put the SB-800 up top if you're carrying it in the full case. Think that's where I'd toss the SB-900 when I'd carry it with the whole case.

If you're thinking of a shoulder bag rather than a sling/backpack, I'd also consider the Crumpler 7MDH or the Think Tank Retro 20. Either can handle the 70-200 on camera and should have enough space to stow the rest of your gear as well...


I have the Tamrac Pro 12 and like it a lot.
http://www.amazon.com/Tamrac-5612-P...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1303245532&sr=1-1
I don't have as many lenses as you, but the bag should hold them fine. Go to their site and find this bag. It has a drawing of the bag, that's better than the pics, at showing how much it holds. It holds a lot. Shoulder strap is pretty comfortable too. It has plenty of pockets and has straps for your tripod as well.
Good luck with whatever you decide on.

I've been using a Domke F-2 for years. It currently holds:

D90, 16-85, 70-300VR, 10-24, 10.5, 200/4 macro or 105/2.8 VR with TC1.4 and I have room for 35/1.8 and/or SB-400. Plus the usual misc. - spare battery, etc.

Thanks for all feedback. I've also found Dakine Sequence, which is a more like a regular backpack with a removable camerablock. And if I understand the reviews and desription correctly the block can be used seperatly. If true it would give me both a bag and a backpack in one package.

I would prefer a backpack for all my gear. Domke F-2, Tamrac Pro 12, Crumpler 7MDG and the Think Tank Retro 20 are to way to big for lightweight package. But I guess there are smaller versions of all these bags? I'll check them out.
 
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How about an Off Trail1 from Lowepro for the D7000 + 3 lenses?
And a Photo trekker AW from Lowepro as a backpack for the D7000 + 5 lenses?
 
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I have National Geographic Midi NG 2345. Definitely this bag cannot take your stuff.

backpacks :
1.$394.99 Crumpler C-List Celebrity Backpack, Small
2.$329.95 , top grain leather , Delsey Corium Back Pack (Black)
3.$305.10 , Clik Elite Contrejour 40 Backpack or 35
4. $219.99 , Domke F-2 Backpack
5.Price after Rebate: $171.54 , Kata Pro-Light Beetle-282 PL Backpack
6.$179.99 , Clik Elite Escape Backpack
7.$175.50 , Clik Elite Obscura Backpack
8.Price after Rebate: $129.95 , National Geographic NG W5070 Walkabout Rucksack, Medium
9.Price after Rebate: $119.90 , National Geographic NG-5162 Earth Explorer Medium Backpack
10.$134.95, not for all youe stuff, Tenba Shootout Ultralight Backpack
11.Lowepro
 
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TT Retro is the new Domke. I used to be a Domke addict, now I'm a TTP evangelist. They're that good. Retro 10 is probably good for the day bag. Don't get the Crumpler, I carried a loaded 7MDH daily for a few months and it was unbearable.

You could also try a waist pack-type bag, they hold a ton and are much more comfortable than a shoulder bag, while being easier than a backpack.
 
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Sorry, D7000/ 10-20/ 35/ 18-70 and the flash enter in the 2345.
My suggestions :
1.$69.99 , Delsey Cortex 05 Shoulder Bag , all-weather construction with water-resistant exterior
2.$79.95 , National Geographic W2140 Walkabout Midi Satchel
3. $89.99 , Domke F-10 JD Medium Shoulder Bag
4. $89.99 , Domke Quick Shot Sling Medium
5. $92.13 , sturdy grip handle (missing at 2345), National Geographic NG 2475 Earth Explorer Medium Shoulder Bag
6. $94.95 , Tenba ProDigital 2.0 Messenger Bag, Small or mini
7.$112.00 , Crumpler 6 Million Dollar Home Camera Bag
8.Tenba Messenger Camera Bag
9.Kata PR-420 Photo Reporter Bag
10.National Geographic W2160 Walkabout Medium Satchel
11.Naneu Pro Military Ops Tango Bag
12.Lowepro Classified 160 AW Pro Shoulder Bag
13.Delsey Corium 5 Shoulder Bag , Top-Grain Leather Construction , Magnetic Flap Closure http://www.flickr.com/photos/mydarkroom/3211002467/in/photostream/
14.Incase Designs Corp Ari Marcopoulos Bag , $199.95
15.$260.00 , Billingham f/Stop 1.4 Camera Bag
16.$435.00 , Billingham 307 Camera Bag

I really like ThinkTank Urban Disguise® 70 Pro and 35 (I have 35).
 
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I would prefer a backpack for all my gear. Domke F-2, Tamrac Pro 12, Crumpler 7MDG and the Think Tank Retro 20 are to way to big for lightweight package. But I guess there are smaller versions of all these bags? I'll check them out.
Do note that you won't be able to fit a mounted 70-200 into any of the smaller bags though. The 70-200 is a BIG lens that forces you into these bigger bags, particularly if you want to be able to put it in the bag mounted.

If you're willing to either not carry the 70-200 or to carry it unmounted, that will open up a world of smaller bags to try. But you can't fit a 70-200 mounted on a camera in a Crumpler 6MDH for example. It just won't fit.
 
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