New bag? D700 sized?!

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  1. Manic78

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    Righty-o,

    Got my D700. Took the first test with it today, straight out the box, adjusted nothing at all.

    Nearly wet my pants! It's AMAZING!!! I now kinda feel like someone who's had laser corrective surgery, I can see stuff!!! :D

    Only one thing........

    Won't fit in my flipping bag! (Slingshot AW100). I like the different compartments and slots etc.

    So, I need a new one.

    I REALLY like Billinghams. But not the price! Anything similar?

    D700 with 24-70 and room for maybe another lens, flash, cards, batteries etc....

    Answers on a smutty seaside postcard please!
     
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    Slingshot AW300 ?
     
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    I have a Lowepro Fastpack 350
    Holds My D3 with 24-70 attached
    50mm f1.4
    55-200vr:thumbsdow
    SB600 Flash
    My spare D50 body.
    Plus it can take more in a top storage compartment and 17" Laptop too
     
  4. Manic78

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    Definately ones to look at. I rather like the almost "Classic" Billingham look though, or at least that sort of style.
     
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  6. Manic78

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    Think I want something "Over the shoulder" type thing......

    AARRGGHH!! Doing my head in!!!! :mad:
     
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    Look at the Crumpler range!
     
  9. Manic78

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    Would a "Crumpler Pretty Boy Maxi 4000 XL" take body with lens attached, plus maybe extra lens / flash and extra bits?

    The dimensions don't seem to make any sense to me!
     
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    I've got one of these. Great bag and you can fit a load of stuff in it.

    I havd D300 with sigma 24-70 f2.8 attatched in the middle and a 70-200 f2.8 in one of the side bits, and a flash, teleconverter and a nifty fifty the other side.. Lots of pockets for batteries, cards etc. Lugged it around last Sunday without any problems.
     
  11. Manic78

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    Paulie-W,

    That's a beauty!

    Couple of questions..... is it waterproof? And... have you any pics of the inside by any chance? Thanks too, you're right on the money with that! :thumbsup:

    Scrub the photo bit, just found some.
     
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    It,s not water proof as such, but is a canvas type material. Having my daughter already put her dripping coat above ican confirm that the water does ball up and roll off (if that makes sense).

    Theres a review here with pics, but if you need/want any more ill be happy to help :smashin:
     
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    I have the Crumpler Pretty Boy XXL and that used to take my a700+VG without much issue, plus an extra lens (although not too big)
    http://www.cambags.com/camera_mainpage.htm?/canon/350d/shoulder/crumpler_pretty_boy_xxl_frames.htm&2


    I also have the Crumpler Geekstar (bought secondhand) which is pretty big and very flexible and would probably take more than enough for your needs.
    http://www.cambags.com/camera_mainp...0_20d/shoulder/crumpler_geekstar_frames.htm&2


    (I also have a Slingshot AW300, but that's just a bigger version of what you have already!)

    As they say, you can never have enough bags.

    If looking at new Crumpler bags, maybe the Muffin Top 7500?
     
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  14. Manic78

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    Thanks. Appreciate the help.

    Don't suppose you've got any shots with the camera in it?

    I'm also guessing you could treat it with nikwax type stuff to waterproof it?
     
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    I only have the one camera mate but ill give it a go with something so you have some idea. ryanyboy runs a 700 and he was out with us last Sunday so he will be able to tell you if it would fit.

    Give me five and ill get a couple of shots off.
     
  16. Manic78

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    Cheers Paulie.

    I'm on a 700 with 24-70 f2.8 so I reckon if the 300 fits the 700 should.
     
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    No worries mate. Pics are uploading to my flickr as i type :smashin:
     
  18. Manic78

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    Cheers.

    Long as it'll fit with the lens attached I think one may be purchased tomorrow!
     
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    Is it the case (See what I did there? :D) that with the body on it goes back to the bottom of the bag?
     
  20. Manic78

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    Superb! Thanks very much Paulie, you are a gentleman and a scholar!

    Sold! :D

    And indeed, just purchased!
     
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    Only happy to help mate :thumbsup:

    I don't think you'll regret it mate. It's so much easier than a pack pack IMHO :smashin:
     
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    Cheers matey.

    I'll let you know how I get on. :thumbsup:
     
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    I'll be interested to know too :smashin: (have a similar setup as yours).
     
  24. Manic78

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    Hopefully should get my hands on it tomorrow or Wednesday so I'll let you know jenjewak
     
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    Crumpler loyal chap here, lovely bag

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    Or you can try any one of the main food retailers plastic bag offerings. They're cheap (usually free), and waterproof. I'm sure if you buy a pair of braces you could manufacture a backpack.

    Or, you could walk around with camera/lens over shoulder with other lense(s) in your coat pocket. Or, unless you are really posh . . have your Butler (or Batman if military) carry it for you.

    I was given a LowePro bag. I haven't formally identified it yet, but it looks similar to this. Actually, I think it is this bag. LowePro CompuTrekker AW. Hey ho!
     
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    Dammit! Wish I'd seen that in time!!! Could've saved myself a fortune and even looked posh with a Waitrose bag! :D
     

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