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by Baper / July 6, 2010 3:48 AM PDT

I have a Canon EOS Rebel camera with 3 lenses, a 430II flash unit and the usual accessories (filters, charger, spare battery and flash card, etc. Can someone recommend a moderately priced camera bag? I'm looking at the Lowepro Nova 190 or 200 but not sure. Will appreciate any suggestions.

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it really depends
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / July 6, 2010 7:25 AM PDT
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A bag for one person might not work for another. If you can narrow down the options, what type do you want(sling, travel, options, heavy duty for traveling on planes, etc.) and what's your budget?

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A bag big enough but not too big.
by Baper / July 6, 2010 7:56 AM PDT
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I'm presently using an old audio bag but need something with more padded protection. I prefer a bag that will hold all my gear and a little room to grow but not so big I don't want to carry it. I like the Lowepro Nova bags but not sure they are right...see Amazon link below.

I don't do much traveling except locally and a few 2 or 3 day trips. My budget is $100 or less. Thanks for your response.

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by hjfok / July 9, 2010 8:43 AM PDT

This is quite personal and also depends on your use.

I usually use the Lowepro slingshot for casual outings, it is more comfortable to carry than the messenger bag but does not fit my larger tele lens.

When I do hiking, I use the Lowepro micro trekker or other camera backpacks.

I recently brought out my messager bag again because its pocket is just large enough to fit my iPad. But the messenger bag is less comfortable to carry than the sling or the backpack.

I do like the rain cover of the Lowepro, it has saved my equipment more than several times from unexpected rain storm.

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Camera bag suggestions are much appreciated.
by Baper / July 9, 2010 10:57 AM PDT
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I'm at a total loss as to know what bag to buy to hold all my newly acquired equipment and your suggestions really help. I'm beginning to think more than one bag may be necessary - one to hold all the gear and one or two to use on different shoots, depending on their nature. I'm going to check out all the different ones you mention: sling, messenger, backpack, micro trekker. Apparently you do like the Lowepro bags though? Thanks again, that gives me a good place to start looking.

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by hjfok / July 10, 2010 8:48 AM PDT

Yes I do like the Lowepro camera bags, have several of them. They're not as stylish but they are well made, better than Canon's own backpack. I go hiking and traveling with the Lowepro backpacks, even went to caves, volcano and skiing with them, and still in decent shape. My Canon backpack got ripped after one trip. Most people have several bags in different styles to fit different shooting needs. Obviously you won't be carrying all your gears everywhere. The best thing is to carry your gears to a local camera store to try out different bags. It's very hard to judge from just reading the websites.

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Good advice - "take gear to camera bag store."
by Baper / July 10, 2010 8:12 PM PDT
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Can't determine size and style from an internet picture. Thanks!

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