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Hey guys, i need help picking out a proper photography bag to take around. I have been looking around, but there are so many different bags and makers, that i can't figure out what to get. I want to get one though that is future-proof for me; meaning it will hold multiple lenses i am planning on getting. For reference, i have a Canon 5D classic, and a 28-105. I am planning on getting a wide-angle, like the 17-40L or Tamron 17-35. I also want to get a telephoto, i will probably save for the 100-400L. I also am going to have a 50 1.4, and a macro eventually. I don't necessarily want to carry all of these lenses at once, as that would be heavy, but i think a bag that would carry 3 lenses and a body would be nice. Also, i would like it to be able to hold my tripod.

Basically, i need a bag to carry a 5D classic, a tripod, a small prime, a big telephoto, and a medium or wide angle zoom lense. I also would want the bag to be under $150.

My next dillema is to get a shoulder/sling bag or backpack. A backpack would be a lot better for travel, but a shoulder bag makes it easy to access your lenses for a quick change. I have used a small shoulder/sling bag before, and it was nice being able to switch lenses quickly, but at the same time, i am going to be biking most places i go, as i don't have a car, and a backpack is immensly more comfortable to bike with. If anyone here uses a backpack regularily, it would be awesome if you could chime in on how long it takes to switch lenses with it.

Any input on this photography bag "dillema" of mine from anyone will be greatly appreciated!smile.gif
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i use the timbuk2 camera snoop messenger bag.. medium size. the most ive put in it was a d5k + 24-70, 70-200, 14-24, and sb-800. it has the straps on the bottom that u can put your tripod into as well.

and hey.. its $150... =P i got mine for like $110 cuz of some sale on amazon like 2 months ago

backpack - yes would be more comfortable but more of a hassle if u want to switch lenses
messenger.. overall for camera equip, it was not bad.. but the second i had my 15.4" widescreen laptop with an extra battery + camera equip. OW.
 
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timbuk2

crumpler 6MDH

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No way a big telephoto would fit in a Crumpler 6MDH ( I got the 7MDH and 500L, and I can assure you it won't fit at all ).

The Thinktank Retrospective 30 would be a good choice though smile.gif
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Originally Posted by TC_Fenua;14358125 
No way a big telephoto would fit in a Crumpler 6MDH ( I got the 7MDH and 500L, and I can assure you it won't fit at all).

Truth. My 50D is jammed in there when the 70-200 is mounted -- I would also not want to shoulder-carry a 100-400 all day. Backpack only.
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just making starting suggestions since these were what was also suggested to me. obviously he can pick the next size larger lol. i would hope that the original poster would check the dimensions of the bags before aimlessly buying tongue.gif
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