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Looking to get a new camera bag. Any thoughts on what is good quality and brand. Looking at canvas & leather combo or durable material. I know Kata bags are tough but not sure which one would suit best. Must hold spare D300 body, 2-SB800 flashes,pockets for CF cards & bayyeries, 70-200 lens, 12-14 lens, and enouch space to hold a D300 with a 28-70 attatched places in bag. Are there bags that can hold this configuration or do I need to get one custom made...

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ASD wrote:.

Looking to get a new camera bag. Any thoughts on what is good qualityand brand. Looking at canvas & leather combo or durable material. Iknow Kata bags are tough but not sure which one would suit best. Musthold spare D300 body, 2-SB800 flashes,pockets for CF cards &bayyeries, 70-200 lens, 12-14 lens, and enouch space to hold a D300with a 28-70 attatched places in bag. Are there bags that can holdthis configuration or do I need to get one custom made..

You'll probably have better luck with a search of the D300 forum. What you want is probably doable (do you mean 12-24 lens, or are you talking about carrying 14 lenses??)..

Http://www.cambags.com/ is a good resource. Something like a Lowepro phototrekker, or tamrac expedition 8 would do you (I'm sure kata has something of this size too) but might be overkill. If you are talking 2 bodies, 2 flashes, and 3 lenses, like I'm reading you, you probably don't even need one that big. I'm thinking even a lowepro mintrekker with the dividers configured right *might* do it...

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ASD wrote:.

Looking to get a new camera bag. Any thoughts on what is good qualityand brand. Looking at canvas & leather combo or durable material. Iknow Kata bags are tough but not sure which one would suit best. Musthold spare D300 body, 2-SB800 flashes,pockets for CF cards &bayyeries, 70-200 lens, 12-14 lens, and enouch space to hold a D300with a 28-70 attatched places in bag. Are there bags that can holdthis configuration or do I need to get one custom made..

Billingham 445. Mine is still going strong after over 15 years of heavy use..

Http://www.billingham.co.uk.

Lourens..

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If you have the time it may be worth checking Ebay. I decided to go that route rather than spending many hours in stores trying to find the best to suit me..

They go for a fraction of the price new so I decided to buy there and sell on if necessary until I found the right one for me. I struck lucky. My first purchase was a CCS holdall that takes my two bodies, 5 lenses including an 80-200 f/2.8 and a SB-600. I bought if off a pro for about 28..

Http://www.ccscentre.co.uk/.

It is tedious trawling through Ebay. (It helps if you can search particular makes). But then it is tedious driving twenty miles and more to check out camera stores and seeking them out whenever you travel further afield..

Chris Elliott.

*Nikon* D Eighty + Fifty - Other equipment in Profile.

Http://PlacidoD.Zenfolio.com/..

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I like the Think Tank Airport Anectdote. I hold one D300, one D80 w/grip, a 200-500 Tamron, 70-300vr, 150 Sigma, 10-20 Sigma, 85 f1.4, 18-135, 60 Micro, SB800, SB600 and cables, memory and whatnot. With all that equipment, this bag is still small enough to fit in overhead compartments of regional aircraft worldwide. Think Tank bags are also one of the strongest, best fitting (comfortable) bags on the market..

I bought mine on the advise of Thom Hogan on his website. He said that this is now what he personally uses. http://www.bythom.com/choice.htm.

Http://www.thinktankphoto.com/.

Cheers, Craig..

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Tamrac..

I think mine is a 606 which is a complete guess, I can't find a model number on it. It carries one body, four lenses, a flash, and body accesories. Battery chargers for camera and flash fit in two side pockets. Connecting cables, USB card reader, cleaners all fit easily in the front pocket. The top flap has a pull out pocket that is also attached to the bag for storing spare batteries and memory. The main compartment is easily accessable even when on my shoulder and I can quickly remove my camera without fear of flinging other items out of the bag.

It's constructed of (I think) ballistic nylon and while not bullet proof, is supposed to be water proof. In the back sleeve I keep the camera and flash manuals along with a small trash bag that I KNOW is waterproof. It's comfortable and seems very well built..

It's probably a bit small for your needs but I do remember seeing a larger model when I made the puchase...

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I'm not a pro, but I really like the Lowepro Stealth Reporter that I'm using. It's way overkill for my current gear, but it is the bag I would use if I ever go back to a full DSLR system. There are various sizes of Stealth Reporter I have the D400 bag which can hold two DSLR bodies, 1/2 dozen lenses, and other accessories. It's very well made, nicely featured and accessible, and has a built-in rain bonnet. I know Lowepro is better known for it's semi-pro and amateur bags, but the Stealth Reporter line is a nice pro line of bag..

ChrisEffzeeone now has a Effzeefifty!(Gear in profile).

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I have 2 of their holster cases for my Oly E-420. Excellent construction quality.Pro-level gear...

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