What type of bag do you primarily shoot with?

What type of bag do you primarily shoot with?

  • Shoulder bag

    Votes: 56 48.7%
  • Sling-style bag

    Votes: 11 9.6%
  • Backpack

    Votes: 31 27.0%
  • Lens changer

    Votes: 2 1.7%
  • No bag - camera only

    Votes: 6 5.2%
  • Something else

    Votes: 9 7.8%

  • Total voters
    115
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Just curious - what type of bag do you work out of?

I've always used shoulder bags, along with the occasional backpack, but I'm thinking about branching out and trying something new. I know this is a personal choice, but I'm interested to see what style of bag you guys use on a daily basis.
 
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It depends on what I'm doing. If I'm going to have to change lenses regularly while shooting, I use a waist pack. If I only need two lenses with me, I use a backpack to travel with and a simple belt-attached lens carrier in the field (for the one not on the body). I do have a shoulder bag but I use it mostly for storage because I find them to be nearly useless in the field.
 
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I have a Kata 465 backpack. I only have one lens so it's not a HUGE pain, but when I get my 70-200 at some point I'll have to upgrade to something a little more convenient like a shoulder/messenger type of bag.
 
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Looks like it's tied between shoulder bags and backpacks right now. Any other sling bag or lens changer bag users out there?

I recently acquired a Think Tank Lens Changer 2, and must say that I've been impressed so far. It's nice for events/weddings as well as short trips out of the house, but I still find myself using the Crumpler 7MDH more. I'd love something that's easy to work out of (like the LC2), but with more storage space (around the size of a 6MDH). I may just settle for the combo I have right now, but I'm always open to new options...
 
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+1 Shoulder bags. i use a Thinktank retro 30 which recently replaced my well worn, 15 year old Domke F3x.

i also got a belt/harness/pouch system that's very useful.
 
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Jan 28, 2011
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hawaii
TT Change Up working 2 lens or with a Drop In if working 3 lens. Crumpler Sinking Barge to pack everything including TT gear & body with attached lens while commuting.
 
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CANADA
I have a crumpler clone (5mdh) that is green and has no badges whatsoever. very discrete.
Fits the d700/24-70 + one other item (generally 70-200 or flash).
 
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Southern California
HUGE Domke bag for daily carrying, but for hiking, a Lowepro Slingshot, which I am seriously considering trading for a traditional backpack.
 
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Most of the time I use a Think Tank Speed Freak. I had to vote for "something else" as I use it as a waist belt bag with the shoulder strap in the bandolier style. This bag allows me to carry one D300 body plus 2-4 lens, SB-800 flash, extra batteries and CF cards. All of these are in the bag. You can add extra single lens carriers on the belt for that lens you just can't leave at home.

If I carry one D300 around my neck I then have two bodies as well as an extra lens on the camera. But I normally only use one body when walking a lot. Love the way the top of the bag opens from the back forward. It is without a doubt the most versatile bag I've ever owned and since I am getting up there in age (70) I like having it on my hip with extra support over the opposite shoulder.
 
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Depends.......

Shooting an event / walking around in the city = Domke F6

Shooting at the zoo = No bag, just 70-200 clipped on the Rapid strap

Hiking / Climbing = Backpack (primarily Lowepro flipside 400)
 
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