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    Posted: 25 Mar 2011 at 7:10pm
Hi all,

So today I got my 2nd SB900 flashgun, and I now have a problem... I cant fit everything in the bag!

Well by that I mean there's not room for my lens hood.

I think it's time for a new one, but wanted to gather a few suggestions and opinions from you guys.

I need to be able to fit my D300s with 24-70 f2.8 attached, 2x flash guns, lens hood, few accessories(filters and memory cards, lens pen etc), a wide angle lens which is the sigma 10-20mm, and lastly the lens hood for my 24-70.

I need something large enough to have a bit of spare room to add things in future, but small enough to be able to take as hand luggage on airlines.

Thanks a lot

Chris
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Chris take a look at think tank, I've got a urban disguise
35, holds d300s with 17-55 f2.8,
70-200 f2.8, sb900, tamron 90 macro lens and
There is lots of room for bits and bobs too.
Fantastically made bit of kit lots of online reviews too
I got the shoulder harness so I can use it as a backpack
Too.

Good luck!!
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Hi Chris!

I find this paradox very challenging as we all want the smallest bag we can find yet we want it to contain as many accessories as possible

You should check out Matin Maple 130 (Matin Maple 130 on eBay)
There are two other smaller versions of this bag as well (120 and 110).
(More Matin Maple Bags on eBay)
However, I own the 130 which is the largest one and in my opinion it is an excellent bag considering its price. At the moment this is my main bag and I am very pleased with it as my gear is well protected inside it

Another bag that which is going to be my next purchase (definitely!!!) is this one:
Toreza Tailor Bag Wide (Click Here)
This one seems to be huge yet small It is not cheap but seems to be worth it

A very important thing I like about these two brands of bags is the fact that they don't scream: "Photography equipment inside!"

Kind regards,

Mr. Blue



Edited by Mr. Blue - 30 Mar 2011 at 1:45pm
Canon 5D Mark III, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, 580EX II
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CSkinner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2011 at 3:29pm
Hi guys,

Thanks for the suggestions. Had a real hard time finding something I thought would be big enough to hold the kit I wanted and still be within the hand baggage limit for the airlines I use.

In the end, I went for the Tamrac Expedition 5x. Although not quite as large as I would have liked, I think it will still hold the majority of what I'll need, plus it allows for battery grip attached to the camera.

Once I've used the bag a bit I might pop a small review up on here to let others know what it's like.

Regards

Chris
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Hi Chris!

So you went for the backpack style

Considering that fact, in my opinion you have made an excellent choice

Congratulations for your new bag

Kind regards,

Mr. Blue

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