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i know what i need but as far as brand goes not 100%

i think would like a messenger bag and at the most i think my kit will be my 7D, 30mm, 50mm, 70-200(in the future), and maybe a UWA zoom or prime(in the future) also i will put a grip on my 7D and will possibly have a few filters at the most.

i like the thinktank retrospective bag and how it looks and might be able to get my parents to help me buy one, this is my first pick but i could not find it on B&H... is this only available on the company website for the bag?


also the crumple MDH series is a second pick maybe the 5 MDH

and then lowepro which are great bags but some just scream "steal me im a camera bag"

any other suggestions that i can get on B&H or at my local pro store?

my budget is about $100 i would love to not go too much over that since i dont have that much gear and dont see THAT much in my future other than what is listed


also ill be selling my 28-135 to help buy a 70-200 f4 in the future so i dont need room for that lens since i barely ever use it. this bag is mainly for protection and transportation. i will not be carrying my camera in the bag all the time. but i do need a safe place to store my gear that is not on top of my dresser
Edited by Conspiracy - 7/17/11 at 2:04pm
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If you go to The Digital Picture and search for any news article about Think Tank and click the link to the TT site, you'll either get a free gift (lens case or something, pretty good for free!) or a discount. I sort of want a retrospective as well, might actually bring more than one lens when I'm out doing casual shooting on my day off.
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so from what i can see the thinktanks are only available as far as trust worthy sites may go on the actual company site itself. i hope i get lucky and maybe find it at my pro store but i doubt it will be at a discount.

if anyone has used both the retrospective and the crumpler that would be awesome as these are the two i am looking at the most i think unless other brands are suggested. was wondering for the price is the thinktank is worth it over the crumpler.
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Calumet used to carry Think Tank. I went looking for one yesterday afternoon, and much to my dismay, they informed me they only carry Tenba, Kata, Jill-E, LowePro and their house brand.
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my local pro shop only has 2 brands on their site but im hoping they have more in their store since last time i was there they had to have at least like 100 different bags on display some the same of course. i hope they arent all just one brand lol
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timbuk2 camera snoop messenger bag :]
 
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timbuk2 camera snoop messenger bag :]
looks a little big for how much stuff i have and plan to have in the future but it is a nice looking bag. thanks for the suggestion
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looks a little big for how much stuff i have and plan to have in the future but it is a nice looking bag. thanks for the suggestion
Dude, no way -- that is perfect for your setup, and you'll have a decent amount of spare room for stuff like your filters, phone, and any little small stuff you may have with you. It looks to be about the same size as my Banjo Brothers messenger bag (medium), which is to say it's very average looking and inconspicuous:

post #9 of 26
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ok cool. i just looks large in the photo on amazon where they fit literally a ton of equipment in there. im going to check the company website and get more info.

i love that it looks like an average bag thats my top priority as my city and area that i frequent may not be the worst in the country but is full of the type of people that have no problem robbing or stealing from a white person that blatantly looks like hes carrying something expensive.
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Well, if your location is accurate, I would say being inconspicuous is your top priority. I stopped bringing my gear downtown after all these mid-evening robberies/beating things started happening. Really terrible stuff.

I think I might order one of these tomorrow, although the 7MDH is so good looking.
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