walk around bag for Canon 7d and Tamron 150-600mm lens attached

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OK, I've pre-ordered the Tamron lens and now realize that I don't have a bag large enough to carry it attached to my 7D.  I have a shoulder bag for my 7D and Canon 100-400 lens that holds my camera and lens in a flat position that I really like...but it puts a lot of weight on one shoulder.  I'm a woman and have back problems and was wondering if any of you could suggest a light bag that would hold my new set up and be more comfortable for walking around.  I don't need to carry other gear because when I'm using this lens I'd be out looking for birds and wildlife.  I kind of prefer it lying flat, but if you have other suggestions that would be better for my back I'm open to them.   I think it would have to be about 15 inches long to fit with lens hood reversed, since the lens is 10.1 inches.  Any help would be great.

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Good question. I haven't got an answer. But, what bag is your 100-400 fitting in? I use the lowepro fastpak (350 AW, I think?) but wouldn't mind something smaller for when I only have the 100-400 with me.

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Good question. I haven't got an answer. But, what bag is your 100-400 fitting in? I use the lowepro fastpak (350 AW, I think?) but wouldn't mind something smaller for when I only have the 100-400 with me.

I have a Tamrac Aria shoulder bag that's perfect for my 7D with 100-400mm lens attached.

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Are you sure it is not a good strap for carrying that combo around rather than the bag? If so then look at the Black Rapid straps to start with. I carry the Tamron 200-500 on a D7000 with the sports strap. Saves the strain on the back/neck

http://www.blackrapid.com/products/sport

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Are you sure it is not a good strap for carrying that combo around rather than the bag? If so then look at the Black Rapid straps to start with. I carry the Tamron 200-500 on a D7000 with the sports strap. Saves the strain on the back/neck

http://www.blackrapid.com/products/sport

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Apologies if my lack of photographic knowledge is catching.

That looks good too, but I need something with some protection if it rains while I'm out there.  I'll look into the strap though, thanks

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Would this work. Sure looks nice.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0262304156/8-months-with-the-vanguard-up-rise-33-camera-bag

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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847230-REG/Think_Tank_881_Digital_Holster_50_V2_0.html

Not sure how comfy the shoulder strap would be under a 7lb load, but if you're not carrying other gear, it looks like it may fit with a reversed hood.

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Would this work. Sure looks nice.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0262304156/8-months-with-the-vanguard-up-rise-33-camera-bag

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It does look nice. I'll have to check it out.  Thanks

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OK, I've pre-ordered the Tamron lens and now realize that I don't have a bag large enough to carry it attached to my 7D. I have a shoulder bag for my 7D and Canon 100-400 lens that holds my camera and lens in a flat position that I really like...but it puts a lot of weight on one shoulder. I'm a woman and have back problems and was wondering if any of you could suggest a light bag that would hold my new set up and be more comfortable for walking around. I don't need to carry other gear because when I'm using this lens I'd be out looking for birds and wildlife. I kind of prefer it lying flat, but if you have other suggestions that would be better for my back I'm open to them. I think it would have to be about 15 inches long to fit with lens hood reversed, since the lens is 10.1 inches. Any help would be great.

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Check this out. I have one for my Sony A57 + Sigma 150-500.

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/digital-holster-30-v2.aspx

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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/847230-REG/Think_Tank_881_Digital_Holster_50_V2_0.html

Not sure how comfy the shoulder strap would be under a 7lb load, but if you're not carrying other gear, it looks like it may fit with a reversed hood.

This could work, just not sure about comfort on my shoulder.  I'm always worried about carrying the camera and lens facing down like that.  Is it OK for the contacts with pressure on them while walking?  Probably is or people wouldn't do it.

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PK62 wrote:

OK, I've pre-ordered the Tamron lens and now realize that I don't have a bag large enough to carry it attached to my 7D. I have a shoulder bag for my 7D and Canon 100-400 lens that holds my camera and lens in a flat position that I really like...but it puts a lot of weight on one shoulder. I'm a woman and have back problems and was wondering if any of you could suggest a light bag that would hold my new set up and be more comfortable for walking around. I don't need to carry other gear because when I'm using this lens I'd be out looking for birds and wildlife. I kind of prefer it lying flat, but if you have other suggestions that would be better for my back I'm open to them. I think it would have to be about 15 inches long to fit with lens hood reversed, since the lens is 10.1 inches. Any help would be great.

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Check this out. I have one for my Sony A57 + Sigma 150-500.

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/digital-holster-30-v2.aspx

The Think Tanks do look good,  plus I see that you can get a belt that makes it easier on your back.

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OK, I've pre-ordered the Tamron lens and now realize that I don't have a bag large enough to carry it attached to my 7D. I have a shoulder bag for my 7D and Canon 100-400 lens that holds my camera and lens in a flat position that I really like...but it puts a lot of weight on one shoulder. I'm a woman and have back problems and was wondering if any of you could suggest a light bag that would hold my new set up and be more comfortable for walking around. I don't need to carry other gear because when I'm using this lens I'd be out looking for birds and wildlife. I kind of prefer it lying flat, but if you have other suggestions that would be better for my back I'm open to them. I think it would have to be about 15 inches long to fit with lens hood reversed, since the lens is 10.1 inches. Any help would be great.
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Hi Patti. Wow! congrats on ordering the Tamron. I am teetering on the brink myself. Bag wise, I have just bought a Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW. It's a shoulder bag, 15" wide 12" tall & 9" deep. It's light for the size & is comfortable in use. I too have severe arthritic problems in many joints, including neck [spondylitis] & back [upper & lower] Only you can say if it's suitable, but I am sympathetic to your problem. I also have 2 knapsack type bags [also lowepro] but I like the convenience of having my gear at my side, ready. Worth a look perhaps.

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OK, I've pre-ordered the Tamron lens and now realize that I don't have a bag large enough to carry it attached to my 7D. I have a shoulder bag for my 7D and Canon 100-400 lens that holds my camera and lens in a flat position that I really like...but it puts a lot of weight on one shoulder. I'm a woman and have back problems and was wondering if any of you could suggest a light bag that would hold my new set up and be more comfortable for walking around. I don't need to carry other gear because when I'm using this lens I'd be out looking for birds and wildlife. I kind of prefer it lying flat, but if you have other suggestions that would be better for my back I'm open to them. I think it would have to be about 15 inches long to fit with lens hood reversed, since the lens is 10.1 inches. Any help would be great.
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Hi Patti. Wow! congrats on ordering the Tamron. I am teetering on the brink myself. Bag wise, I have just bought a Lowepro Nova Sport 35L AW. It's a shoulder bag, 15" wide 12" tall & 9" deep. It's light for the size & is comfortable in use. I too have severe arthritic problems in many joints, including neck [spondylitis] & back [upper & lower] Only you can say if it's suitable, but I am sympathetic to your problem. I also have 2 knapsack type bags [also lowepro] but I like the convenience of having my gear at my side, ready. Worth a look perhaps.

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Forgot to add, it also comes with a rainhood.

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It sounds great, I'll check it out right now.  Thanks

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Patti. I just looked at your gallery. I love the close up of the chipmunk, really cute. Nice sharp half moon shot, taken on my birthday too!

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Patti. I just looked at your gallery. I love the close up of the chipmunk, really cute. Nice sharp half moon shot, taken on my birthday too!

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Thank you.  Maybe I can get more close-ups with the new Tamron.  I'm getting nervous now about ordering it before any reviews come out.   But I want more reach and certainly can't spend $12,000 to get it, so the Tamron it is.

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happysnapper64 wrote:

Patti. I just looked at your gallery. I love the close up of the chipmunk, really cute. Nice sharp half moon shot, taken on my birthday too!

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"I'm so fast, when I turn off the light, i'm in bed before the room gets dark" The great Mohamed Ali.

Thank you. Maybe I can get more close-ups with the new Tamron. I'm getting nervous now about ordering it before any reviews come out. But I want more reach and certainly can't spend $12,000 to get it, so the Tamron it is.

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I know what you mean. It looks almost too good to be true. FF compatible too. I bought a Sigma 120-400 OS last year. It got a bit of a bashing in reviews & some comments on DPR were not "favourable" It was a choice for me between that & a used 100-400, which was £350 dearer than the Sigma, which also has a 3yr warranty. I paid my £625 for the Sigma, not expecting IQ like my 70-200f/4. It took a bit of getting used to, but I have to say I am quite pleased with the results when I nail it. I suppose what I am saying [eventually :-D] is that for the money it looks pretty darn good so far. Like you say, the options are frightening to contemplate cost wise. WELL out of my range. I would love to see some photos you take with it [no pressure?] If it's as good as, or a little better than my Sigma, I think I would be quite happy.

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happysnapper64 wrote:

Patti. I just looked at your gallery. I love the close up of the chipmunk, really cute. Nice sharp half moon shot, taken on my birthday too!

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There are old pilots, & there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots.
"I'm so fast, when I turn off the light, i'm in bed before the room gets dark" The great Mohamed Ali.

Thank you. Maybe I can get more close-ups with the new Tamron. I'm getting nervous now about ordering it before any reviews come out. But I want more reach and certainly can't spend $12,000 to get it, so the Tamron it is.

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I know what you mean. It looks almost too good to be true. FF compatible too. I bought a Sigma 120-400 OS last year. It got a bit of a bashing in reviews & some comments on DPR were not "favourable" It was a choice for me between that & a used 100-400, which was £350 dearer than the Sigma, which also has a 3yr warranty. I paid my £625 for the Sigma, not expecting IQ like my 70-200f/4. It took a bit of getting used to, but I have to say I am quite pleased with the results when I nail it. I suppose what I am saying [eventually :-D] is that for the money it looks pretty darn good so far. Like you say, the options are frightening to contemplate cost wise. WELL out of my range. I would love to see some photos you take with it [no pressure?] If it's as good as, or a little better than my Sigma, I think I would be quite happy.

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"I'm so fast, when I turn off the light, i'm in bed before the room gets dark" The great Mohamed Ali.

I know I'm a little afraid to compare it with my Canon 100-400L series, but I'm not expecting perfection.  I'm realistic I think and will be happy with the added reach without having to crop so heavily.  I'd be happy to post some shots when I get comfortable with the lens.

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happysnapper64 wrote:

Patti. I just looked at your gallery. I love the close up of the chipmunk, really cute. Nice sharp half moon shot, taken on my birthday too!

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There are old pilots, & there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots.
"I'm so fast, when I turn off the light, i'm in bed before the room gets dark" The great Mohamed Ali.

Thank you. Maybe I can get more close-ups with the new Tamron. I'm getting nervous now about ordering it before any reviews come out. But I want more reach and certainly can't spend $12,000 to get it, so the Tamron it is.

At the very worst case the Tamron looks like it's fully worth the asking price. What everyone is wondering is "does it compare with $2k, $3k, $6k+ lenses?". If the answer is even sort of yes, you'll be happy you're not waiting in line with the folks who didn't pre-order.

Enjoy it!

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PK62 wrote:

happysnapper64 wrote:

Patti. I just looked at your gallery. I love the close up of the chipmunk, really cute. Nice sharp half moon shot, taken on my birthday too!

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There are old pilots, & there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots.
"I'm so fast, when I turn off the light, i'm in bed before the room gets dark" The great Mohamed Ali.

Thank you. Maybe I can get more close-ups with the new Tamron. I'm getting nervous now about ordering it before any reviews come out. But I want more reach and certainly can't spend $12,000 to get it, so the Tamron it is.

At the very worst case the Tamron looks like it's fully worth the asking price. What everyone is wondering is "does it compare with $2k, $3k, $6k+ lenses?". If the answer is even sort of yes, you'll be happy you're not waiting in line with the folks who didn't pre-order.

Enjoy it!

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Thanks, that's exactly what I was thinking.  I'm sure I'll have a great time with it.

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