Advice for camera bag

Started Jul 16, 2008 | Discussions
stringbean98 Junior Member • Posts: 28
Advice for camera bag

Hi all,

I'm hoping to get some advice on choosing a new camera bag. I currently have a Crumpler Six million dollar home, which was a snug fit for a D80 + grip w/ Tamron 17-50, Nikon 70-300 VR, SB-800, plus misc. accessories.

The problem is, I just sold the camera and am on preorder for a D700 + grip and 24-70. Given that the new setup will definitely be bulkier than what I just gave up, I was wondering if upgrading to a Seven million dollar home would give me enough room to grow- bearing in mind that I may purchase both the 14-24mm and 70-200 in the future (though not necessarily carry all three lenses at the same time- but at least two lenses + flash).

The crumpler is great because of it's "covert" nature- I'm just agonizing over whether or not i should just go for something that'll serve me better in the long long run, or take a chance with the 7 million dollar home and Hope that my future gear will fit in "snugly" again.

Anyone tried fitting a D3 with comparable lenses into a similar sized over-the-shoulder type bag? Any help and insight would be Most appreciated!

Anthony.

M Lammerse
M Lammerse Forum Pro • Posts: 11,447
Re: Advice for camera bag

Hi,

I used a D700 for a couple of hours this evening. I put it in my 6 milion dollar bag of Crumpler. Although my 35-70 f/2.8D was connected to it, the 70-200 can be fitted besides.

I use the Crumpler 6 million dollar bag often with my D3/D300 with 24\70 connected it is no problem to fit it straight up in the bag. It is easily possible to put a SB800 besides. Or it is also possible to put a 70-200 besides this combination, however I would advice you to not carry that too long, because it makes the bag heavy.

Because the D700 is similar sized as the D300 you can put a D700 with 24-70 and reversed hood, including a SB800 or a 70-200 in the 6 million. With a small side pocket connected to the 6 Million you can carry the SB800 also with it.

The 7 million will hold all you mentioned with no problem, however it is a much bigger bag. I often have to move through heavy crowds as today here in very hot and humid Kyoto, so I want to keep my bag small as possible.

Michel

stringbean98 wrote:

Hi all,

I'm hoping to get some advice on choosing a new camera bag. I
currently have a Crumpler Six million dollar home, which was a snug
fit for a D80 + grip w/ Tamron 17-50, Nikon 70-300 VR, SB-800, plus
misc. accessories.

The problem is, I just sold the camera and am on preorder for a D700
+ grip and 24-70. Given that the new setup will definitely be bulkier
than what I just gave up, I was wondering if upgrading to a Seven
million dollar home would give me enough room to grow- bearing in
mind that I may purchase both the 14-24mm and 70-200 in the future
(though not necessarily carry all three lenses at the same time- but
at least two lenses + flash).

The crumpler is great because of it's "covert" nature- I'm just
agonizing over whether or not i should just go for something that'll
serve me better in the long long run, or take a chance with the 7
million dollar home and Hope that my future gear will fit in "snugly"
again.

Anyone tried fitting a D3 with comparable lenses into a similar sized
over-the-shoulder type bag? Any help and insight would be Most
appreciated!

Anthony.

OP stringbean98 Junior Member • Posts: 28
Re: Advice for camera bag

Thanks for sharing Michel! Sounds like you're quite happy with your 6 million dollar home. Maybe i'll just wait and see if the Six is going to cut it before moving to the Seven.

M Lammerse
M Lammerse Forum Pro • Posts: 11,447
Re: Advice for camera bag

Yes,

Im quite happy with it. Before I used several reporter style bags which where or too big or were not so comfortable. Nowadays I keep my back packs at home, it is mostly the 6 million I use on a location.

Im not so tall person, I think the bag is suited for not so tall persons better.

I want to mention again that the 6 million will hold a med. sized tele lens like the 70-200 and the D700/D300/d3 with lens attachedm however it will be heavy I have a sour shoulder if I carry it with me all day. A D3/D700 with a 24-70 and a flash unit besides it is draggable for a whole day, not too heavy I guess.

Michel

stringbean98 wrote:

Thanks for sharing Michel! Sounds like you're quite happy with your 6
million dollar home. Maybe i'll just wait and see if the Six is going
to cut it before moving to the Seven.

calson Veteran Member • Posts: 9,675
Lowe Pro AW400

AS400 Stealth Reporter series provide room for a 70-200 (upright), D3 with 24-70mm lens attached, 14-24mm f2.8, 16mm f2.8 fisheye, and 2 outer pockets large enough to hold a SB800 or SD8-A, CF card case, filters, etc.

The only flaw is that for some dumb reason LowePro only provides belt loops on the Pro Mag II bag which is a shade to small for the D3. With the AW400 it is possible to loop a belt strap (don't get the LowePro version as the clips slip) through the side loops and rotate it 90 degrees to go around your waist - if you want to get some the weight off your shoulder.

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