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11/19/2008 02:49:47 AM · #1
Does one exist?

I searched old posts and only got confused, sorry.

Can anyone suggest a below 50USD camera bag that

- is a holster style for waist (no backpack)
- is well built
- can hold an SLR with a mounted lens for quick access
- can hold two more lenses (no long beasts, just a regular zoom and a prime)

?

Or am I asking for too much? :-)

P.S. I did find some interesting choices but at least one comment in each said they dont fit too much after one cam and a lens. Here are a few:

Bag 1
Bag 2
Bag 3

Any help greatly appreciated.

Message edited by author 2008-11-19 13:47:26.
11/19/2008 03:35:22 AM · #2
I liked this Nat Geo design: inspiration, but not the price. So I picked up a similar looking bag, added some thin foam linings, and ended up with this: solution. I usually tuck the tripod behind me.
11/19/2008 08:18:29 AM · #3
I have this bag - Canon Digital Gadget Bag 200DG Case for digital photo camera and it's under $50 new but at B&H they have a used one for $24. //www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productList&Q=351537&A=buyUsed
Will hold a camera w/ lens and 4 more lenses (or 3 and a flash) plus has pockets for all the otehr stuff you need -batts, filters, chargers even. Won't hold my 70-200 2.8 but will hold the F4 version and the other 2.8 lenses i have.
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Message edited by author 2008-11-19 08:19:19.
11/19/2008 08:24:06 AM · #4
I have something a lot like that second one, picked it up for $6 at like walmart or something. Only holds my Rebel XT + kit so I commandeered my old messenger bag and just wrap the other lenses (whenever I'm borrowing, lol) in like an old T-shirt or something. Works well enough -- even have enough room for external hard drive, flash, optical trigger, filters, etc. Looks inconspicuous and cost about $30, if you include the price of the messenger bag (about 12 euros back in '04).

Message edited by author 2008-11-19 08:30:33.
11/19/2008 08:27:15 AM · #5
teh canon bag has a shoulder strap like a messenger bag so you can leave the top unbuckled - velcro holds it from flopping open. This gives you fast access to your lenses (that sit vertically in it, in their own padded slots that are adjustable)
You can buckle the top (metal buckles) for more security and then use the lid's handle if you want to carry it like a suitcase.
11/19/2008 08:43:39 AM · #6
Canon Backpack style

I have a 5D and 6 lenses in this bag plus a bunch of other stuff.
11/19/2008 09:05:35 AM · #7
Not quite sub-50 but very close. I bought one when in Adorama recently and it is well made, comfortable, and excellent for location work. It holds as much or as little as I want: 5D, 24-70, 50, 100, flash unit, paper, snoots... It's the best bag I have ever had (previously used Tenba, Tamrac...)
11/19/2008 09:09:58 AM · #8
Bag choices are difficult...I know way too many photogs with a collection of bags (me included).

I have a lowepro backpack and if you're hiking or something it works fine, but if you need ready access to your lenses it kinds of sucks - you have to take it off to get to anything, or else you sling it over one shoulder. I have iffy shoulders so carrying it loaded, getting it on/off gave me pain.

I have the canon bag and for walkaround use it's fantastic. camera with 24-70 and then in the pockets are 70-200, 10-22, 50 and a flash. Full range is covered and everything is easy to get to without putting the bag down -real nice at parades and other busy events or if your in the woods and teh ground is muddy or wet.

And I have a monster bag, a Pelican rolling case that I use for work. It holds tons and tons of stuff (and sometimes that's not enough). But it sure can get heavy! It was $230 which I about choked on when I bought it but it gets hard use and even has kept my gear dry during a down pour or two (without the included raincover even). Loaded it probably approaches 80 plus pounds. Thank gawd it has wheels!
11/19/2008 11:24:43 AM · #9
Thank you guys for the advice.

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Prof_Fate, I think I did check out the Canon gadget bag in the stores..but just to confirm.. did you mean you can fit in lenses in the 'external' side pockets? They looked kind of small to me.

It was one of the short listers, but I couldnt find it below 59.99 in teh local stores, new.

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' NstiG8tr, the backpack style bag seems a tad big for me, esp when I want a waist-bound one... but it sure is in the budget. Thank you.

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' pineapple, thanks for the link. How easily accessible does this make the lenses etc.?

Paul and Jessi, your solutions are impressive! If I cannot decide soon, I may have to do that as the budget lapses in 2 days (my wife provided it as a conditional expense;-)

11/19/2008 11:33:55 AM · #10
How about the Lowepro Off Trail bags
//www.adorama.com/Search-Results.tpl?page=searchresults&searchinfo=off%20trail%20lowepro
11/19/2008 11:45:33 AM · #11
Originally posted by mkalandros:

How about the Lowepro Off Trail bags
//www.adorama.com/Search-Results.tpl?page=searchresults&searchinfo=off%20trail%20lowepro


Hey this looks promising... I couldnt find it in stores. I will check it out.. thanks!!!

Message edited by author 2008-11-19 20:26:03.
11/19/2008 11:47:47 AM · #12
Originally posted by Prash:

Does one exist?

I searched old posts and only got confused, sorry.

Can anyone suggest a below 50USD camera bag that

- is a holster style for waist (no backpack)
- is well built
- can hold an SLR with a mounted lens for quick access
- can hold two more SLRs (no long beasts, just a regular zoom and a prime)

?

Or am I asking for too much? :-)

P.S. I did find some interesting choices but at least one comment in each said they dont fit too much after one cam and a lens. Here are a few:

Bag 1
Bag 2
Bag 3

Any help greatly appreciated.


So are you wanting to hold one or three SLR's in the bag? You have one SLR with a lens mounted then want it to hold two more SLR's? Or do you mean 2 more lens? Even I dont carry three cameras with me at one time :D

Matt

BTW I use a Tamrac 5606 bag and carry either te 5D w/grip or 1DMKIII with 24-70, 85, and 70-200 plus a 580EXII with me everyday. Sometimes(like today) I take the 24-70 out and put the 135 in there. It holds them all nicely.

Matt

Edit to add when I want to carry more, I also have a Tamrac Pro 12 that allows me to carry 4 lens, 2 pro series dSLR's 2 flashes and remote system with me as well as a flash meter. If you do want a backpack style rather then a shoulder bag, Canon makes a nice one that will hold what you want. I have one at home and used it until the zipper and I didnt get along one day. I'll check the model number when I get home.

Message edited by author 2008-11-19 11:50:21.
11/19/2008 11:49:13 AM · #13
I have the Tamrac Velocity 7x ($58.75 @ Amazon, used ones below 50). It holds my 20D with one lens mounted and two spare ones (or one and a flash), and a bunch of batteries, memory cards and filters. I can even squeeze my foldable reflector in. I think it's a very convenient bag, but not everyone likes slingshots.

ETA: for larger lenses, like the Sigma 20/1.8 or the Canon 200/2.8, I have to take the lenscap of.

Message edited by author 2008-11-19 11:53:13.
11/19/2008 11:58:20 AM · #14
I've been wanting to say this for a long time; but ..., This sounds like a great opportunity for a DESIGN A BAG CONTEST.
11/19/2008 01:05:40 PM · #15
A question I have to ask is: considering the investment you've made in the kit you want the bag to hold, why try to get a bag on the cheap? IMO, a good sturdy weatherproof bag is worth (more than) its weight in gold.

I'm not criticising, just trying to provide some sort of check, because I found myself trying to buy cheaper and cheaper bags that ended up falling apart and couldn't be relied upon to adequately protect my camera. I spent a little more, which was still only a minute fraction of the equipment cost.
11/19/2008 01:40:04 PM · #16
Originally posted by MattO:

Originally posted by Prash:

Does one exist?

I searched old posts and only got confused, sorry.

Can anyone suggest a below 50USD camera bag that

- is a holster style for waist (no backpack)
- is well built
- can hold an SLR with a mounted lens for quick access
- can hold two more SLRs (no long beasts, just a regular zoom and a prime)

?

Or am I asking for too much? :-)

P.S. I did find some interesting choices but at least one comment in each said they dont fit too much after one cam and a lens. Here are a few:

Bag 1
Bag 2
Bag 3

Any help greatly appreciated.


So are you wanting to hold one or three SLR's in the bag? You have one SLR with a lens mounted then want it to hold two more SLR's? Or do you mean 2 more lens? Even I dont carry three cameras with me at one time :D

Matt

BTW I use a Tamrac 5606 bag and carry either te 5D w/grip or 1DMKIII with 24-70, 85, and 70-200 plus a 580EXII with me everyday. Sometimes(like today) I take the 24-70 out and put the 135 in there. It holds them all nicely.

Matt

Edit to add when I want to carry more, I also have a Tamrac Pro 12 that allows me to carry 4 lens, 2 pro series dSLR's 2 flashes and remote system with me as well as a flash meter. If you do want a backpack style rather then a shoulder bag, Canon makes a nice one that will hold what you want. I have one at home and used it until the zipper and I didnt get along one day. I'll check the model number when I get home.


Matt, I meant to say "one camera body with an attached lens, and two extra lenses", so only one body and three lenses.

Thanks.
11/19/2008 01:46:39 PM · #17
Originally posted by Mr_Pants:

A question I have to ask is: considering the investment you've made in the kit you want the bag to hold, why try to get a bag on the cheap? IMO, a good sturdy weatherproof bag is worth (more than) its weight in gold.

I'm not criticising, just trying to provide some sort of check, because I found myself trying to buy cheaper and cheaper bags that ended up falling apart and couldn't be relied upon to adequately protect my camera. I spent a little more, which was still only a minute fraction of the equipment cost.


I feel what you are trying to say. I actually already have a crappy bag that came with the camera from BuyDig.com.. that looked great online but isnt terribly useful.

The thing is I just put away a few good bucks for a sigma zoom and cant justify spending greatly on the bag. May be I should just wait and save.
11/19/2008 01:48:29 PM · #18
You guys have been a great help, everyone. I have a few shortlisted now.

Thank you!
11/19/2008 03:10:07 PM · #19
Originally posted by Prash:

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' pineapple, thanks for the link. How easily accessible does this make the lenses etc.?

Paul and Jessi, your solutions are impressive! If I cannot decide soon, I may have to do that as the budget lapses in 2 days (my wife provided it as a conditional expense;-)


That is the great thing about this bag. The 5D is in the center lens down and there is plenty of room on top to avoid crushing the camera. There is space for a lens either side of the camera - long lens space. Very easy to access. In NYC I like fast access....
11/19/2008 03:24:34 PM · #20
Originally posted by Prash:

Thank you guys for the advice.

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Prof_Fate, I think I did check out the Canon gadget bag in the stores..but just to confirm.. did you mean you can fit in lenses in the 'external' side pockets? They looked kind of small to me.


Nope, everything lens wise goes in the main compartment. The camera with a 24-70 or 17-55 will fit lens down on one end and that leaves 4 'holes' for lenses or flash, etc. I keep my card wallet and spare batts by the camera's face down sides (there are velcro dividers there that bend over leaving space under htem for small things.).
The end pockets I keep my cokin filters in one and the other is a charger if i'm away on a trip or often empty.
The front pocket holds a pen and misc stuff like that.

See if you can get it cheaper online. I bought mine from Midwest Photo Exchange (out of Columbus Ohio) for $39 a year or so ago.
11/19/2008 05:03:22 PM · #21
Originally posted by NstiG8tr:

Canon Backpack style

I have a 5D and 6 lenses in this bag plus a bunch of other stuff.


I've had mine for nearly 2 years and it's just starting to show a bit of wear, and that's fully loaded with just about everything I own. I know you mentioned that backpack may not be what you're looking for but I'd definitely buy it again.
11/19/2008 08:23:57 PM · #22
Ok I have narrowed down to these two choices (both of them available online for below 50 USD):

The case logic for cam + upto 3 lenses: I like the hammock mechanism to suspend the camera. I also like the fact that the extra lenses are in side pockets. It cannot fit a telezoom.. but I dont have one, and I wont be putting that expensive glass in her eanyways.

The Tamrac sling style bag for a cam + 2 lenses: I like the way you can wear it and just slide it to the front for quick access.

I appreciate other inputs too, but have these two finalized. Thanks.

If you own one of these two, would you please share your reviews? I really like the sling-bag design for the Tamrac... can the Case Logic one be worn like that? Also, the lenses seem safer in the Case Logic's side pockets. Opinions?
11/19/2008 09:35:22 PM · #23
I recommend this Kata holster bagit will hold camera & three lens and more. It is $9 over your budget but it is worth it. I have the h-14 model, and it is my everyday walk around bag.
11/19/2008 09:36:19 PM · #24
Originally posted by Ironworker:

I recommend this Kata holster bagit will hold camera & three lens and more. It is $9 over your budget but it is worth it. I have the h-14 model, and it is my everyday walk around bag.
Whoops I see your last post, should have read the entire thread first.
11/19/2008 09:56:29 PM · #25
Originally posted by Ironworker:

Originally posted by Ironworker:

I recommend this Kata holster bagit will hold camera & three lens and more. It is $9 over your budget but it is worth it. I have the h-14 model, and it is my everyday walk around bag.
Whoops I see your last post, should have read the entire thread first.


Hey thank you. I will check this one out too. I think I didnt consider this one before because of the price.
Btw I just returned from the local circuit city store.. I could check the Case Logic bag I mentioned earlier. It actually is pretty big. I will compare the dimensions to other bags to understand the scale.
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