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Carry bag for your (D)SLR

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by SDGlock23, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

    Good evening guys, I bought a Canon 1000D (Digital Rebel XS) yesterday and was wondering what a good, non expensive, best bang-for-the-buck carry case might be. Any ideas? I don't want something too big but enough room for an extra lens or or two. Thanks for any and all help.

  2. Tiny


    Jun 13, 2004
    San Diego
    Congrats on your purchase.

    I hate carrying bags, but there were times when I needed to have one. I figured I would get one that was small, yet could carry most of my stuff. I went with the Tamarac Velocity. Some people do not like the sling carry, but it works for me.

    I use the front pocket for my remote, cleaning supplies, spare battery, memory cards and assorted stuff.

    Here is a link to some info.

    Good luck!
  3. Rutha73


    Sep 8, 2008
    Mesa, AZ
    My wife got me this conon one it is pretty adjustable it holds my XTi with a lens attached and two others, flash, extra batteries, CF cards, cleaning stuff. The only annoying part is that because it is adjustable the CF cards and batteries have a tendency to slide around. I usually put some cards and batteries in my pocket for quick access while I am shooting though, so its not that big of a problem for me. And its not quick to get into and out of so lens changes don't happen fast.
  4. Hokie

    Hokie NRA Member

    May 16, 2006
  5. Glkster19


    May 12, 2001
    Lansing, MI
    I bought a Tamrac System 6 bag, not sure of the exact model number. 5606 maybe. Anyways, I really like it. My XSI fits in there with 3 additional lenses, charger, many extra's.
  6. MrsKitty


    Mar 23, 2003
    I *love* my Lowepro Micro Trekker 100 bag. Small backpack. If I am going somewhere that I don't think I will need my full kit I take it, other wise I have a Tamrac Cyberpack 6 that is stuffed full (and heavy!).

    I think you can get the Micro Trekker 100 for about $80 now. I've had mine three years and it has held up very well and still looks like new.
  7. DeadMansLife

    DeadMansLife Senior Member

    May 7, 2000
    Carlisle, PA
    Choose the smallest size you can live with & buy a bigger one.

    I've quickly out-grown my Canon 200EG.
  8. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

    Thanks so much for the links guys.
  9. Fred

    Fred Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Dec 17, 1998
  10. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 SONS OF LIBERTY

    Apr 9, 2001
    Wilderness of Life
    I apologize for hijacking a thread, but has anyone converted a regular backpack into a camera bag?

    I'm looking for a cheaper alternative than the standard made for camera backpack. It must also be able to stow a set of overnight clothes, but also keep a DSLR and a couple of lenses secure and be able to use as a carry on for air travel. I also don't want to spend more than about $75. Has anyone converted one, and what brand and model is it??
  11. Hokie

    Hokie NRA Member

    May 16, 2006
    Regular backpacks do not offer any protection. You would have to use padding or your clothes for protection. And you would have to worry about the zippers. The lowepro backpacks have snaps so that even if you do not close the zipper all the way or for some reason they open up the bag will not open and drop your gear on the ground.
  12. Ramjet38

    Ramjet38 SONS OF LIBERTY

    Apr 9, 2001
    Wilderness of Life
    Thanks for your reply. I really haven't found anything yet in a dedicated camera pack that I would want and I don't want to spend a 150 to 200 bucks. I know call me cheap. My wife already told me why would you put a $600 camera in a $30 backpack. :supergrin:

    But I bet I'll figure a way. My motto is "improvise"!!