Back pack decision
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    Back pack decision

    by magnum » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:51 pm

    Just picked up a used (light use only though) Canon 7D body to be a big brother to our 600D. Now looking for a good back pack come travel bag to cart the lot, with lenses and associated gear. I am looking at a Lowepro Pro Runner 350AW Roller (see http://www.lowepro.com/prorunner_roller). It looks like it'll fit all my (our) gear plus a laptop and iPad too.

    Anyone got any advice on my choice? Also like to hear from anyone who has one.
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    Re: Back pack decision

    by Busiboy » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:28 pm

    I like the flip sides myself, it seems to be everything I need
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    Re: Back pack decision

    by DJT » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:59 pm

    Looks like a nice bag.
    I'm down to 3 back packs & 1 shoulder bag now.

    Had a flipside too Scott. The 300 should have gone the 400
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    Re: Back pack decision

    by W G » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:35 am

    I would advise against the rolling bags unless you are never going to venture off carpet of smooth interior floors. The 'wheels' are too small and too had which means that even on normal pavement your kit is getting one hell of a dose of vibration.

    At some stage of our photographic journey we all become bagologists and one of the problems associated with that is that if you have the luggage space you will find heavy crap to fill it with.

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    Re: Back pack decision

    by Chris Sitnik » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:43 am

    Busiboy wrote:I like the flip sides myself, it seems to be everything I need

    I went the flipside 400... so comfy and so much room. Way more room than i need atm. Main point for me was it can carry the tripod on the back without being too much of a PITA
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    Re: Back pack decision

    by Dalzine » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:49 am

    I'm not a fan of camera bags for travel. God knows I have enough of them and they're great for carrying camera gear but that's about it.

    If I could travel without the need for extra clothing I'd be fine.

    I use a backpack when I travel which has a zip on day pack, the day pack I use to carry my camera gear around. I use clothing for padding to protect the camera and padded lens bags for the lenses.

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    Re: Back pack decision

    by magnum » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:37 pm

    Just an update on this. I did get a Pro Runner Rolling 350 AW and so far it's the "keep them all in one place" case. It holds both the 7D and 600D and associated gear including speedlites filters, cables a spare lens or two, cleaning gear, spare batteries battery chargers. It's the bag we grab knowing we have all our gear except tripods. But it's pretty full and the day is not long off where we'll need two.

    For any backpacking tough we have Lowepros Hatchback 22 AW (for my wife's 600D and a few spare items) and a Flipside Spot 15L AW for the 7D and a bit of gear (not full yet). Had both out at the Medieval Fair at Caboolture on Saturday and they did well.
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