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# 86613 9-Jul-2011 22:37
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Hello there all

Its my girlfriends birthday soon and she is really into her photography, She has a Canon 1000D with loads of lenses, 2 standard ones and a 1.4 something something haha, she really needs a bag and who better to get her one than me :D

Ive been looking around and most look pretty good. Any users got preference or some that do the job well as in storage and lens spots etc 

Thanks for the help



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  # 491584 10-Jul-2011 09:04
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I recently bought a Crumpler Four Million Dollar Home. Excellent bag for my new EOS1100D with twin lens kit. Really good quality materials and construction. Worth spending good $ to get a good quality bag IMO. Check out the Crumpler website, there are many many different models of bags.


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  # 491626 10-Jul-2011 12:48
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It depends on the style of bag.

If you think she'll want a top loader with side pouches for lenses then i'd recommend any of the LowePro bags.

If she wants more of a town bag then crumpler certainly make some nice ones.

If you want to spend big $$ then there are some really slick Domke or Billingham bags made from a nice canvas with leather highlights. Very slick but tend to be more for rangefinder users as the larger bags are insanely expensive. I'd recommend not showing her their websites or she might start to want something out of the budget.


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  # 491635 10-Jul-2011 13:08
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Hmm thank you I found this on trade me what do you think? 

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  # 492863 13-Jul-2011 13:33
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Depends what it's for. Storage and transport for all lenses, backpack for camera and a lens or two for a day trip, etc. Need more info.

Good bags are expensive. My latest is a big think tank bag, it's awesome, so well thought out, and takes heaps of stuff. Cost about $500 I think.

I have a medium sized LowePro i'd sell. It'd take two cameras and 4-6 lenses, plus a couple of flashes. It's a rolling backpack.

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  # 492877 13-Jul-2011 13:49
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Disrespective hit the nail on the head when commenting that you need to consider style and size before anything else. Does she want a shoulder bag, backpack, roller style etc?

I am not a pro by any means but have always been served well with Lowerpro branded cases and bags for camera equipment.

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  # 492884 13-Jul-2011 14:01
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My LowePro backpack's good, but the older rolling bag isn't well thought out. Maybe the newer ones are. They're good value usually. ThinkTank are really well designed and thought out.

Buying online from B&H Photo & Video in New York can be cheaper for big bags, but I got mine from Progear in Auckland.

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  # 492885 13-Jul-2011 14:06
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Thanks all I got the canon I got her dad to ask if it was good for her and she said yeah so she still doesnt no im getting her it haha thanks again


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  # 492886 13-Jul-2011 14:06
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Disrespective: It depends on the style of bag.

If you think she'll want a top loader with side pouches for lenses then i'd recommend any of the LowePro bags.

+1 to that.

I have a 1000D twin lens and have a Lowerpro bag. It also has a rain cover that you can pull out from under the bag, so very convenient

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  # 492901 13-Jul-2011 14:49
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lowepro make the ver good cases, however as with most things you get what you pay for.

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