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Recommend me a rucksack

Discussion in 'Other Photography' started by jasonbc, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. jasonbc

    jasonbc New Member

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    I'm have issues finding a rucksack to put my kit in. None of my local shops have any selection of bags to put my kit in and i don't want the hastle of ordering online then having to send it back until i get the correct one i was hoping to go local take my kit and try a selection and just buy one but i don't think that is going to happen.

    I have :-

    Canon 60d
    50mm prime lens
    18-55 lens
    55-250 lens
    150-500 sigma lens flashgun
    Small camcorder.

    I'm interested in buying:-

    Tamrac expedition 7
    lowepro flipside 500
    lowepro vertex 300
    lowe pro trekker 600 (might be too big)

    Any help gratefully received
     
  2. Boris

    Boris Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    I went through something similar but in the end I ended up buying a semi rigid Rowi grip type bag (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/klashback/ ... otostream/ and the next 3 in the series) . My thinking was that it was extremely rare that I was going to be going any distance away from the car with my kit so I wouldn't need to carry much around at once. At most I take one body and a couple of lenses out the car and the rest of the stuff stays snug in the boot well protected in a format of bag that allows easy access.

    As for backpacks I've heard good things about the flipside backpacks but whatever you go for make sure you can get the body in there with your long lens fitted as otherwise that could become a pain. Also go for lots of pockets as you will be amazed by the things you accumulate.

    Keep an eye on the likes of gumtree as there always seems to be some there.
     
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    jasonbc New Member

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    I was going to allow extra space for filters, batteries (possibly a grip) and memory card etc, don't think i realy want to carry a laptop seeing i don't actually own one
     
  4. Boris

    Boris Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Looking in my bag it's things like filter carriers, filters. spare batteries, remote releases, stofens, more batteries, lens and body caps. WB card, handbook, lens cloths, bits of card and rubber bands.

    Three big pockets and a pouch filled to the gunnels
     
  5. jasonbc

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    Just gone off the price of the vertex 300, nearly £300 more in some shops :oops: :oops: :oops:
     
  6. Boris

    Boris Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    As I say keep an eye on gumtree ebay etc. I paid £20 for mine
     
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    I canoe (Canadian canoe) as well as bike and I use one of these http://www.completeoutdoors.co.uk/Exped ... ack-Yellow Its totally waterproof - I've capsized with it and its held onto the canoe by a line, when I've got everything back together the clothes inside and my non-waterproof camera are still completely dry - and its comfortable to wear.

    PS And its cheap
     
  8. jasonbc

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    Think i 've sorted this issue this morning.

    The wife went down to Falmouth to see her friend who had a couple of strokes and has been in a bad way (she's only 30) so i went on the bike and just looked around. Ended up in Cornwall Camera's in Truro and they had exactly what i was looking for instock. It is a Tamrac rucksack rebadged with a Nikon sticker on it to make you think it's made by Nikon could easily fit my 150-500 in it attached to the body and loads of space for spare bits aswell. Best part was the price £65 told him i'll pop back in the car in a few days and pick it up. So i'll be a happy bunn with that.

    Thanks to all the replies and help
     
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    jasonbc New Member

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    Happy bunny now !!! £75 now need to buy more kit to fill up the spaces :D :D :D
     
  10. Boris

    Boris Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    That's never a problem..

    What's on the shopping list then?
     
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    New flash gun, wide angle lens at some point but no rush and i might order this VERY SOON it's a cracking deal the shop i bought my bag from today want £144 for the tripod alone not including a head or the other bits

    http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-manf ... /p10001965
     
  12. Boris

    Boris Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    For the flash have a look at the Yongnuo 565ex pretty much a clone of the Canon 580ex ii without the HSS abilities and all for around 70 quid (so about a fifth of the price) . If you want HSS there is the 568EX for about £100. I have the 565ex and I think DC has the 568ex.

    In years gone by the quality used to be pretty rough but compared to my Canon 430ex ii the build quality and operations of my Yongnuo 565ex are pretty damn close and it tends to be the one I pick up first if I just need one light.
     
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    I've no experience of the YN500 but it's bigger brother comes highly recommended.

    As for the YN622c remote triggers. They are great and I use them. Waay cheaper than pocket wizards and mine have never let me down. The cope with HSS and integrate fully with the in camera interface for controlling them. I'm not saying they are perfect as some of the buttons could be better placed to avoid pressing the wrong one but for the money I don't think you will get better. Watch if you are buying them as some folk sell on ebay one for the price you would expect to get two. Generally expect to pay about £25 each and you will need one for the camera and one for each flash you want to control from the camera.

    However. If I remember correctly you have the 60D and I'm pretty sure that has a built in speedlight controller so you wont need these triggers as the yungnuo canon compatible EX flashes already have the slave functionality built in to work with your camera.
     

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