What would be the ideal camera bag or hard case for this particular gear setup???
I've heard of Portabrace bags and pelican cases, but have no idea which one would best suit this setup:
• Canon 7D w 18-135mm f/3.5 stock lens
• Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
• Canon 35mm f/1.4L USM
• Canon 17-55mm f/2.8
• Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro IS USM
• Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
• Small HD DP6 Monitor
• H4N Zoom Audio Recorder
Thanks very much in advance.
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10-17-2010 12:06 PM
10-17-2010 01:34 PM
Hi and thanks for replying so quickly. What about a camera bag instead of a pelican hard case? Right now I currently own a Loweprow sling bag but I fear it won't be enough to hold the new lenses I ordered. Thanks for your feedback.
10-17-2010 01:38 PM
I was actually on a budget that's why I made one myself ala ThinkTank bag. I used an old foam/mattress and an old Samsonite bag. I was able to squeeze in my Canon 7D and T2i. I just posted it on my blog actually
Here's the link: http://berniehipos.com/2010/10/17/diy-thinktank-bag/
Hope this helps.
10-17-2010 01:39 PM
It really is your preference. I'm a pelican dude, they can be stood or sat on, submerged, shot with a shotgun, and other random s*%t. I'm not a gun dude, I'm a camera dude, but they are almost the same thing. If I was a gun nut, I would need this:
You can't go wrong if the case can hold everything you need it to.
10-17-2010 03:12 PM
10-18-2010 04:34 AM
@ Bernie Hipos
that looks like polyurethane foam, which desintegrates with time and emits some gases which allegedly can damage the coating on your lenses
it may be a very slow process, maybe so slow that it shouldn't be a concern, but anyhow... if you see its color starts to change near the corners or something, throw it out
I'm going to build something like that in the next couple of months, though maybe even bigger, with a case that opens in the middle (I won't be able to carry it as hand baggage on a plane, but I want to put my led lights and shoulder support in the same package, so I need to have two blocks of foam instead of just one)
I'll use polyethylene foam, which is a bit more expensive but doesn't degrade with time
11-12-2010 08:14 AM
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- Oct 2009
- Los Angeles
I have all the stuff you listed, plus quite a bit more and it all fits into this bag -- The Lowepro Vertex 300AW. It's listed at $250 retail, but you can a bunch on Ebay (at least 6 months ago when I bought it) for 1/2 the price, brand new.
A backpack is much easier to deal with than a pelican case. You're much more mobile. I went on a shoot to Peru and I could take my camera backpack on the plane which was nice. But there was a lot of running around and nature type shots, so a backpack was a must. I also have a Pelican case for my film 16mm motion picture camera. I can say that a backpack is much nicer to deal with.
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11-12-2010 11:15 AM
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- Dec 2003
I like my Lowepro SlingShot 202 AW. It carries everything I need for a day of shooting (minus camera support) without being overly cumbersome. It offers an amazing amount of customization options with the adjustable padded compartments. The top compartment safely and easily houses camera + base plate with an attached 50mm lens.