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You're looking for a sling backpack if you want to have both single shoulder and double shoulder modes. The Kata 3n1 series are a nice choice, I just received mine (although the large size) today and I'm very pleased with it from every angle. It's built very well, has a very simple way to access lots of gear in a sling config, and is very comfortable as a backpack with 3 bodies, 9 lenses, batteries, chargers -- the whole shebang. I would not normally carry all of that gear at once, but it's nice to know I can if I'm going on a long day trip.

Of note: all of the Kata 3n1 bags have a MIR on them right now. The large is only 70 bucks after rebate, and the medium is 12 bucks less. Plan ahead, if you think you're going to buy more gear, buy a bigger bag now -- you'll always be able to sell it later if you choose.
I think I'm pretty much going with everything you mentioned, the medium KATA pack seems perfect for me. I was considering the small, but I have to agree with what you said, so I think the medium will suit my for now and a few years down the road.

The only thing I'm still debating on is the tripod.
    
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Those Calumet tripods are beast for the money. They have some pretty quality ballheads as well, if the pan/tilt doesn't tickle your fancy. You can also check POTN for deals, there was a great Manfrotto up last night for 230.
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Don't get the XSi, it makes much more sense to spend the extra 200 and get the T1i. It's a much better camera and you'll be much happier.
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Don't get the XSi, it makes much more sense to spend the extra 200 and get the T1i. It's a much better camera and you'll be much happier.
I'd disagree with this. For photography, I'd much rather have the XSi and spend the $200 towards a better lens. Aside from video, the difference in image sensors between the T1i and XSi (for a $200 price jump) is not as great as a T1i with 18-55mm IS and XSi with 50mm f/1.8 (and still $100 less than the T1i package).

I would know; my 50D uses the exact same sensor as the T1i.
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He bought the T3i anyway, so the XSi/T1i argument is moot.
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Those Calumet tripods are beast for the money. They have some pretty quality ballheads as well, if the pan/tilt doesn't tickle your fancy. You can also check POTN for deals, there was a great Manfrotto up last night for 230.
Is there anything on B&H that you would consider better? Even if it's like $50 or a bit more? Also would like to to be as light as possible, like carbon fiber. I was looking at a few of those, but couldn't really decide. I would prefer to stay away from the tiny thing legs though, they just look like they want to snap off. Also, like you said, all the features you mentioned, I would probably want.
    
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Manfrotto 190CX3

496RC2 ballhead

Light, but about 300 bucks. The 190 series in aluminum is cheaper, but I can't vouch for them as I use an 055 -- much more sturdy/heavy.
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Manfrotto 190CX3

496RC2 ballhead

Light, but about 300 bucks. The 190 series in aluminum is cheaper, but I can't vouch for them as I use an 055 -- much more sturdy/heavy.
Your thoughts on http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...um_Tripod.html

It has no reviews, so its either new or no one likes that brand, perhaps?I went by the stats that seemed important to me and this came up, seems to have everything you mentioned before, unless I'm missing something.
    
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Your thoughts on http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...um_Tripod.html

It has no reviews, so its either new or no one likes that brand, perhaps?I went by the stats that seemed important to me and this came up, seems to have everything you mentioned before, unless I'm missing something.
I'm a bit reserved against that. It may just be me, but I've never heard of that brand and I don't like to go for brands I've never heard of for my camera gear
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Honestly, I'm not sure. I'm a big fan of Manfrotto and Giottos (Gitzo if they weren't so grossly overpriced) stuff, I don't really have any experience outside of those 2 brands besides a 30-year-old Velbon that was my father's.
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