YABQ - Yet another bag question - Over night (camera) backpack

Started Aug 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
Greyser
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Re: YABQ - Yet another bag question - Over night (camera) backpack
In reply to FrankB2, Aug 5, 2012

I have Kata 467i too. It seems great but I found myself always trying to sabotage it because of my constantly wet sweaty back :-(. And I really hate a water bottle pocket! Now I mostly use it for carrying my gear and laptop on a plane.

There is a similar, but probably larger Lowepro version: Lowepro Rover AW II bag. I've never used one, but I think the system is also more expandable due to integrated attachment of Lowepro padded lens cases.

However, it doesn't solve a wet back issue. When on the ground, I prefer to use a Lowepro Inverse 100 AW DSLR Digital Camera Waist Bag Beltpack. It became a bit small for me and I just ordered 200 AW version. In your case (especially for hot and humid India) you may like a waist bag. It's also expandable. At the same time you may use smaller, lighter and better ventilated backpack for your clothes. You'll have quick immediate access to your lenses (just rotate a bag on your belly), not taking off your backpack with non-photo stuff. I also have a small Pentax sling bag for somewhat in between situations (it holds more lenses), but I always prefer my waist bag. Surprisingly 100 AW holds my K-5 with DA*60-250/4 or FA*300/4.5 attached, one medium zoom (DA 16-45 or Tamron 28-75), and 1-2 small primes or TCs. With addition of 1-2 padded lens cases attached I can also have Sigma 10-20 and a macro lens all together.

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