350D decent bag recommendations

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  1. playthefilm

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    Ok, so cue the start of the accessories purchase :rotfl:

    Anyone got any cheap recommendations for a camera case (preferably from a shop so I can collect one).

    Not looking for anything big, just a bag that will take the camera with kit lens attached to it, maybe little side pocket etc. Don't want to spend much and at present aren't looking for one that will take extra lenses (that'll come with time no doubt!).

    Quite like the idea of something like this and at £15 that's really max I want to spend on it.

    Not wanting a solid case, so long as it has a bit of foam protection...

    Cheers :thumbsup:
     
  2. midtones

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    Yo :)

    If you keep getting small you will have tons of bags as your lense collection
    grows ;)

    If you can stretch the money a bit, at the very minimum I would go for a Lowepro Nova 1 AW for a snug fit. I have the following:

    350d+50mm face down
    18-55 kit lense

    That's the inside compartment done for anything of size.

    It's well padded, and comfortable to take out the camera without squashing my fingers.

    Back pocket has the manual, front compartnment on lid holds the battery charger and cleaning cloth.

    Inside compartment has lense cloth and can hold filters.

    Front pocket has the power cable and USB cable.

    That's all in a snug fit and not too bulky. Ideally I'm after the Lowepro Nova 4 AW which can hold anything I'm likely to get soon.

    But the Nova 1 would be fine, think its about £29 from Jessops.

    K.

    edit: visit www.cambags.com, they have tons of bags with photos so you can see if it suits your needs
     
  3. playthefilm

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    cheers Kavster for the fast response :thumbsup: , really didn't want anything much bigger than the camera with lens attached, as most times it would be inside a rucksack aswell as the bag that I purchase for it, really only want something as an 'outer shell' to prevent minor scratches, knocks etc.

    Thanks for the response, I guess when I look at more lenses etc in the future I may change bags :D



    edit - ps, thanks for that link
     
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    No probs, hope that site helps. I'd suggest checking out the Lowepro Rezo or Toploader ones they seem to fit the kinda thing you are looking for :)

    They are known as "Holster bags" from the quick look I had on Jessops!

    K.
     
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    I got a brilliant Samsonite Trekking bag from Ebay whihc was made for camera such as the EoS 350d, the camera fits perfectly and has an extension pouch that zips on for lenses.

    Highly recommend it at 19.99



    Check out a link to the auction I won
     
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    I quite fancy the Canon 200DG. This bag can be configured to store my soon to be had 350D, my Sony camcorder, 3 lenses and some essential accessories. It's quite compact too which is what I'm looking for. Only problem is, I'm not sure if I can get on in the UK.
     
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    Cheers all, I ended up going for a Lowepro toploader, 350d fits nicely in with zip pockets for spare battery/card etc, £19 in all so £4 above budget LOL!
     
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    :smashin:

    Good build quality for the extra £ :)

    K.
     
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    I am after a bag for a 350D, with a standard lens, a zoom lens, hand grip, 430EX flash.
    I have seen the crumpler which are recommended, I think I prefer a rucksak type when I go walking.
    Can you give recommendation for both as I sure there are a few people after bigger bags.
     
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    Threads merged as they are essentially the same subject :smashin:

    I think I will be looking at the Crumpler bags when I get mine. If I can wait for a month or so I might get one for me birthday :D They look like really nice bags to me, not your typical camera bag
     
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    Snap. 34 next week so either going to go for a decent bag or tripod - tripod currently in the lead!

    Pete.
     
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    I've changed my mind and am going to get the Lowepro mini trekker classic. Can someone point me in the direction of a reliable online store where I can get one at a decent price?
     
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    its new i think thats what 'Neuware' is isnt it :confused:
     
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    I think you're right. I've just done another quick search and found it here for £59.95 delivered.
     
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    I am going to go for the mini trekker but the AW version as it has a tripod holder and a few extra pockets I think (and it is waterproof)
    You can get it HERE for around £78 delivered.
     
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    I went for that one too eventually. Also ordered the Canon 50mm f1.8 mark11 for £72.99. £7.99 postage covers both.
     
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    Well I went for the cheapskate option ;)
    If you subscribe to Digital Photo magazine for 12 issues for £56 you get a free Lowepro Orion Trekker 2 bag (1st 700 people only). It looks a decent enough bag for my use.
     
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    I was out in the rain few weeks ago walking around santa pod, the lowepro did me proud. It was chucking it down and my gear stayed nice and dry, no leaks or anything.

    K.
     
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    Reecently got myself a Crumpler Shrinkle and it is superb!

    Its a bit excessive for my needs at the moment but I bought it as an investment...:thumbsup:
     
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    I have opted for the Lowepro Nova 4 AW, which I think is a pretty decent bag. I have tried a few others, but they all lacked something (for instance the Jessops Fastnet is a pretty good bag...loads of room and excellent spacers, but it does not have a zip securing the top flap, only quick-release buckles)

    It currently holds the 350D with grip, 70-200f4L, a 50mm, the kit 18-55 and a 430EX flashgun. In there as well is a Jobo Giga One hard drive & charger, Canon battery charger, 4 filters, manuals and some cleaning bits'n'pieces (rocket blower, etc).

    The only complaint that I have is that I need a half-height spacer for the zoom lens....otherwise it is perfect.

    The strap is attached with metal spring clips (I have a fear of plastic clips giving way and a £grands+ of gear hitting the deck:eek:), and the bag has loops for a belt (more peace-of-mind!).
     

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    I can thoroughly recommend the Crumpler Geekstar, not small, but easy to use. Needs a strong shoulder with all my gear in it ;)

    See pictures here...
     
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    I looked at the Nova 4, it was a bit too big for my liking. Opted for the Rezo 170, it's stuffed with 18-55/50/90-300 but I think I can cram in the 70-200 too :D

    K.
     
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    crumpler ben's pizza xl is ideal for a 20D w/ 24-70L attached, and a 135 2L

    can even get batteries and Cf cards in there, and maybe a smll prime in there, too.

    i've just upgraded to the XXXL as i've bought a BG-E2 grip
     
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    I got a crumpler something or other, and its just about big enough for the 350d+24-105 lens, and then has a bottom compartment which holds an external flash and 70-300 lens. I can also squeeze the 50mm 1.8 into it, but thats about it. The kit lens doesn't fit anymore, and if I got a wide angle lens that wouldn't fit either.

    I'm now considering having a big bag for all my bits and pieces, to stick in teh boot, and then a smaller bag for my actual walking about bit
     
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    Can anyone reccomend a _very_small_bag/holster for the 350D?

    It only has to contain the standard kit lens and camera.
     
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    Should be perfect for the job :smashin:
     

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