4.6 kg system carry solution

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Kolen
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4.6 kg system carry solution
May 29, 2012

Hi. I want to have a better carry solution for my system: 1 camera and 3 lenses plus 1 flash. (details: D800E, 14-24G, 70-200 VRII, 35/1.4G, SB900)

I was using a Tamrac camera backpack and they all can fit in it. But it is barely fitted, very tight, and hurt my back.

I am asking you guy's experience on what carrying solution should work well. My primary usage would be traveling. e.g. going trip, hiking, walk around on the street, etc. And occasionally I need to shot in events.
I have a few ideas but I am not confident which one would works best:

  1. Lowepro backpack

  2. Lowepro belt system

  3. Cotton Carrier that attached the camera to the chest

  4. a small luggage specifically design for camera system. e.g. I heard one from Lowepro that can double as a luggage and a backpack at the same time. Also there's one from Thinktank for example.

And for each of them I have some doubts if it would works for me.
e.g.

  1. backpack might hurt the back (like the Tamrac I am using. But I heard that Lowepro's design are better at letting the user few more comfortable).

  2. belt system might make the equipments more easy to be hurt/damaged

  3. attaching to the chest looks awfully awesome. And easy to scratch the camera too.

  4. People might be more tempted to steal a luggage. I have thought of attaching a steel string from me, but that looks silly.

Any suggestions? Thanks so much in advance!

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Sony Alpha NEX-C3 Nikon D800E Olympus PEN E-PL5 Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM +32 more
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