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Will the Lowepro Fastpack 200 fit?
I went on a shoot this weekend, and found myself changing lenses. But after taking one off, I had no where to put it, so I put it in my shorts pocket. It got in the way when I was trying to lay down for a shot, and bounced all over when I was running to get my flash that I almost left behind because I had too much to take. So, I am going to get a backpack..

Now, I have the XSi (no grip... yet), kit 18-55mm lens and the 50mm f/1.8 lens. I will get: 24-70mm f/2.8L, 70-200mm f/4L IS, and maybe the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS to replace the kit lens. Also, a Canon 430EX II when it comes out. For flash, I maybe just get an omni-bounce cheap cap to start with, but will probably get the Gary Fong light sphere as many have suggested. I have a light weight aluminum Slik tripod that I may or may not use, so that probably doesn't matter as much..

I will be wearing the backpack during the shoots (outdoor portraits), so I can throw the lenses back into the backpack quickly. Camera will be on my neck all the time except when I am storing it at home..

So~ Can I buy this Fastpack 200 or do I need to go bigger? Thanks for the help!..

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I recently tried out a Fastpack 200. You might get all the equipment inside, but I doubt it. The compartment for camera and lenses is quite narrow in the vertical direction (camera/lenses are stored horizontally) and the 70-200 with the lens cap reversed will take up a lot of the space, so you may not be able to get the 24-70 and 17-55 in as well. There is plenty of room in the upper compartment for the flash and other accessories..

You should be able to fit everything into the Fastpack 300. However, since you will have the camera round your neck most of the time, how about a more conventional ruskcsack like the Lowepro Mini Trekker. That will certainly take all of your equipment..

If you want any other opinions try the Canon SLR Lens forum - it is your lenses which will determine how big a bag you need.Chris R..

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Oh, that's true... That's probably a more fitting section for this questions... sorry!..

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4honor wrote:.

I will be wearing the backpack during the shoots (outdoor portraits),so I can throw the lenses back into the backpack quickly. Camerawill be on my neck all the time except when I am storing it at home..

I hope you were joking about throwing the lenses back into the back pack! I wouldn't even so that with my brothers stuff!.

Maybe what you need is a bag for general gear and a belt pack to hold a couple of lenses that you are using. That way you can slide them in out.If you think that makes sense, then you must have read someone else's post!..

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4honor wrote:.

I will be wearing the backpack during the shoots (outdoor portraits),.

So I can throw the lenses back into the backpack quickly. Camerawill be on my neck all the time except when I am storing it at home..

So~ Can I buy this Fastpack 200 or do I need to go bigger? Thanksfor the help!.

For the type of shoot you describe, I think a backpack is the wrong kind of bag..

Look at a LowePro Nova 4 or Nova 5..

J. D.Colorful Colorado.

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Stainedsilver wrote:.

I hope you were joking about throwing the lenses back into the backpack! I wouldn't even so that with my brothers stuff!.

Maybe what you need is a bag for general gear and a belt pack to holda couple of lenses that you are using. That way you can slide themin out..

Well, I am not gonna THROW the lenses... ha ha! But you may be right, I will need one for transporting, and one for during the shoot... Hmm... more money...  ..

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MusicDoctorDJ wrote:.

For the type of shoot you describe, I think a backpack is the wrongkind of bag..

Look at a LowePro Nova 4 or Nova 5..

Hmm... I just did, and I have decided to stay away from that kind because I don't feel the one shoulder strap is very secure... I have a small camcorder bag like that, maybe I will try it with that first... Still, if I was to carry $1000+ worth of equipment, I want two straps. This is also why I am not getting the Slingshot... Thanks though!..

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MusicDoctorDJ wrote:.

For the type of shoot you describe, I think a backpack is the wrongkind of bag..

Look at a LowePro Nova 4 or Nova 5..

4honor wrote:Hmm... I just did, and I have decided to stay away from that kindbecause I don't feel the one shoulder strap is very secure... I havea small camcorder bag like that, maybe I will try it with thatfirst... Still, if I was to carry $1000+ worth of equipment, I wanttwo straps. This is also why I am not getting the Slingshot...Thanks though!.

Oh.those straps are tough!.

My Nova 5 is the camera bag I use when I fly somewhere.it fits under the seat perfectly!.

My LowePro Commercial AW (my everyday bag) is just too big to fit under the seat..

A shoulder bag gives you the easiest and quickest access to your gear..

A backpack, well.you'll have to take it off every time you want something out of it!.

And if it's not zipped up when you stand up.all your gear will dump out on the ground..

I suggest you go to a camera store and look at the bags and try them out before you buy..

J. D.Colorful Colorado.

Remember.always keep your receipt, the box, and everything that came in it!..

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MusicDoctorDJ wrote:.

Oh.those straps are tough!.

My Nova 5 is the camera bag I use when I fly somewhere.it fitsunder the seat perfectly!.

My LowePro Commercial AW (my everyday bag) is just too big to fitunder the seat..

A shoulder bag gives you the easiest and quickest access to your gear...

A backpack, well.you'll have to take it off every time you wantsomething out of it!.

And if it's not zipped up when you stand up.all your gear willdump out on the ground..

I suggest you go to a camera store and look at the bags and try themout before you buy..

I think you are right... But a Nova 4 doesn't look like they are big enough for my XSi + 18-55mm + 50mm + 24-70mm + 70-200mm + flash + maybe light sphere... I don't think I will be carrying my chargers and all the other junk acc with me to shoots, since my shoots are only usually 3 hours max....

I will have to go check it out at the store... Also, the Nova 4 is like half the price of the Fastpack 200... which is a plus in my book!  ..

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