Randall Cottrell 10:45pm, 15 January 2008
a continuation from nate's thread about what you bring with you...

i'm wondering how you bring it with you. what type of camera bag [or bag in general] do you use?

the bag i have now is the lowepro rezo 170 aw and it's just too small for all my gear now [my sigma 15-30 beastie barely even fits inside the bag].

i'm looking at getting a new one very soon. the naneu pro alpha simply looks awesome and holds a good deal of goodies inside.
Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 11 years ago
Looks like a nice backpack, Is it a one shoulder system?

I have this Lowepro Backpack

I have always used Lowepro producs, they are built to last and made of shock absorption material.
N. Lindstrom Photo Posted 11 years ago. Edited by N. Lindstrom Photo (admin) 11 years ago
I have several, although I dont need several.

Lowepro Micro Trekker.

I use this on the most, because it holds the most and it has a great harness system. I use this whenever I go hiking.

Lowepro CompuDaypack

Right now I only use this one for my laptop. I regret buying this one, it's big but there is hardly and room to put anything. I notice B&H has it for $40 and I paid ~80 at Best Buy. Good grief.

A regular messenger bag that I bring if I am in large groups of people. Works fine for my camera and an extra lens.

A shoulder bag that holds the camera with the lens only.
Karl W. 11 years ago
I don't have this, my backpack is just a normal one but this would be really nice.
N. Lindstrom Photo 11 years ago
Yeah, thats the one I have......
I have this:

It is okay, but I don't love it. The quality is fantastic and it does a good job of keeping my gear safe, but I don't like the shape of it (long and narrow), and I don't like how the storage area is set up.
K. Praslowicz 11 years ago
35mm: Leather strap over shoulder. Extra lenses/film/accesories scattered throughout pockets. I'm not that big of a fan of working out of a bag for the majority of my work. Unless I expect to have to climb or crawl, then I'll bring a small bag that I can toss over a wall so I don't have to be crushing my gear as I climb.

For my Speed Graphic I got this sweet soft leather breifcase that I found at a thrift store in Green Bay for about $1.50. Holds the camera, film, extra lens, meter & sample prints perfectly, and does not look anything like a camera bag. No one would ever expect I have a 4x5 kit in it when it is all packed up.
Randall Cottrell 11 years ago is a two shoulder backpack

sjixxxy...thrift stores are definitely the way to go. i've tried searching online for an old military bag that i could toss my stuff in cause that would be sweet, but no dice. i'll check out goodwill and who knows what will come up during garage sale season

everyone...if you are also in the market just search ebay. basically all you have to pay for a ton of bags is shipping. very, very reasonalbe prices on quality bags
NorthernMinnesotaPhoto 11 years ago
Packs and cases are for wimps! Take a look at how I bring it with us. (first photo on our web site)
Seriously though, TAMRAC makes some really good bags, and they are an Investment and not just a purchase. We have three or four TAMRAC bags that take the punishment well, One bag (Model 613) holds 2 bodies, 2 flash units, 4 lens', plus spare batteries, tripod mounts, lens paper, and operators manuals. I bet the damn thing weighs 65 pounds! Now the's a mobile studio, 3 sets of lights, background stands, 7 foot and 9 foot canvas backgrounds, 8 or 9 muslins in various colors. 300 feet of extension cords, 3 power strips, C stands, Hot lights for commercial work, A computer work station, with printer, a changing room for clients and refrigerator for cold refreshments. All systems are powered by a 12v battery with a 750 w inverter, so that I can even charge the camera batteries on the fly!
peteSwede PRO 11 years ago
I grew out of my little Lowepro rezo 170aw and bought a Nova 4 aw and it's great. It just fits 2 bodies, 3 lenses, batteries/grip, filters and charger and whatnot.

For some reason I don't really like carrying backpacks and I'm not sure i like how they have everything flat across, one layer. I like the organisation of the layers of the rectangular box type bags.
Hambone Lewinski 11 years ago
Usually, I carry my gear with a neck strap.

If I'm feeling feisty, I carry the small soft bag featured behind my right hand in this photo (courtesy of Kip):

manley.josh 11 years ago
I currently use the backpack style Canon 200EG Bag which works very well. It is a little on the large side but i like the comfort of a backpack as well as the space it affords me.
K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Just found a picture taken of me showing how I typically walk around with my 4x5 kit.

4x5 Summer Kit
Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
nice tripod
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