Recommend a top loading case?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Gear, Camera Bags, Camera Straps' started by Mitchell, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. I'm looking for a small, top loading case to be worn on my chest or waist while skiing. I need it to hold a Nikon D2X with a 12-24mm lens. Any suggestions? I already own a backpack, but I don't really want to ski with something that large and would prefer something in front that I can easily reach down into.

    Thanks!
     
  2. JB

    JB

    502
    May 27, 2005
    Washington, DC
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...s&Q=&sku=279326&is=REG&addedTroughType=search

    The Lowepro Toploader 65 AW case is the perfect fit for you. It comes with a shoulder strap, has a slot for a belt (a wide belt like below would fit well) or you can buy the Chest Harness (also below) to carry it in front as you describe. Also, it has an all weather cover for the wet days and accepts other Lowepro sliploc accessories if you want to add another lens, water bottle, etc to the sides. Top quality, exceptional customer service/warranty. Highly recommended. I got mine off ebay for ~$38.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...ls&Q=&sku=98677&is=REG&addedTroughType=search

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...219&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation
     
  3. I would carry my camera into a good camera store and try different bag till I found one that I liked. However, Kata offers a sling and other bags that offer better protection that most. They make bags for use by photojournalists in combat situations. http://www.kata-bags.com
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Mitch,

    I have a Lowepro TLZ 2 that I've used, but it's a little small for the D2X. I've also used a Toploader 75 AW for my D2H and it fits fine. I don't have any shots of this latter arrangement, but do have some of the TLZ. Both were mounted the same way:

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    Works very well, at least for hiking. I've used this set-up on many a mile. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Thanks Flew....I'm shopping too, for a skiing-D2H/X case for Crested Butte next month. 75 AW looks perfect.

    BTW I have virtualy identical boots and socks for hiking but they don't get much use(the socks anyway) because my teenagers won't walk near me with them pulled up like that. Nice and supportive, though.:biggrin: :biggrin:
     
  6. I also have the Lowepro TLZ 2. It works fine with the D70 and now with the D200. I have hiked in the Rockies many times with it.

    Vernon, enjoy Crested Butte. Great place to ski.
     
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