I really needed to upgrade my camera bag, my gear is split into 2 bags meant for a smaller dslr than the 7D.
There is a sale on bags at Japan Camera right now and my wife saw this sling style backpack for $79- reg $147.
So far I like it, I rather have backpack style straps but I will see how the sling works in the real world. Life time warranty and many great features. Holds my gear solid, plus a ton of room still for rain gear, water, phone etc.
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I'm still using the initial camera bag that came with my Nikon, just cuz' I don't have a third lens or second body, and it suits my current situation. Sorry that I can't help ya there Fred :(31 July 2012
Anyone with tips on styling a bag to be more obsolete?
A few people might be interested in these - http://www.epiphaniebags.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=182430 July 2012
They're purses built specifically for cameras. I just discovered them a few weeks ago and while its not the best camera bag in the world I thought I'd share in case anyone else sometimes prefers to carry a purse (or a more formal bag) instead of a backpack style bag. Sometimes I also prefer carrying a purse over my camera bag that way it's not obvious I'm carrying quite a bit of valuable equipment...
I made the mistake and bought a Manfrotto, thinking it would enable me to carry my tripod easier......massive strike out!! They look good, are bloody expensive but not all that great.27 July 2012
I'll stick with the herd next time and buy Lowepro - I've always been happy with them.
IF you need a really outstanding bag, look at think tank -these are designed by photographers and extremely well built15 July 2012
Two of the most popular bags are lowepro and think tank. i have not bought a new bag, as Think Tank is doing a large demo in the fall in my area (NC. USA)8 July 2012
WHen walking I use a lowpro bag, I believe a model 100. Currently works for me as I prefer to have a couple lens with me at all times. I also use a much larger backpack style bag which I keep all of my gear in and this stays in the trunk of the car. I have not found the "ideal" bag to use though.21 March 2012
Fred ... did you ever buy the bag mentioned in your introduction?
Its surprising how heavy so quick these get. I have my 7d,70-200, 10-20,35-80,50mm lenses, some filters, cords/shutter release, batt charger, multi tool, cloth back drops, rain cover, flash light and some odds and ends, then if I add to the upper half for water etc. its a bit of gear, works well in the car and road side shooting, for a walk I take 2 lenses, camera, monopod/walkingstick.23 January 2012
I was brought a bag identical to the Lowepro bag mentioned by Peterz73 below. I love the fact that I can get to my camera without taking the bag off and that it's got extra space for water, maps etc but in essence I find the sling strap (with the stabilising strap) is not ideally suited to the female form. A backpack style would be better and Tamrac do a great selection of these. However, I love the Kelly Moore link from Tallienat...camera bags designed for ladies...great! However, that doesn't help Fred with his query.....22 January 2012
Check out the LowePro Photo Sport 200 AW. It is an excellent backpack for camera gear. Has a cushioned section for your camera that you can get to without taking the pack off.2 January 2012
Nice bag, no not sure about the fancy ones. I wanted it to look like a backpack too, not something with over $3000 worth of camera gear19 September 2011
I've outgrown my Nikon camera bag, and recently purchased this case logic bag that will hold my lenses, body, power, cards, tripod, and laptop/ipad. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DW99H818 September 2011
and THEN I came across a link for camera bags that are fashionable and don't scream I'm carrying a lot of expensive equipment - rob me!! http://kellymoorebag.com/ they are spendy, but they're cute...haven't pulled the trigger. trying to refrain. shoes and bags are my downfall. :)
that looks pretty cool. its nice that you can use it as a smaller bag as well!18 September 2011
thanks for sharing