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Old 07-09-2010, 06:16 AM
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I know we're talking an entirely different price range here, but I've always been sold on LowePro bags.
I looked at Lowepro, and they have a messenger-style laptop/DSLR bag that I might request for review...looks pretty good!
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:04 AM
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Like all good camera bag junkies... I try and sell my old bags. It seems to smooth the new bag purchase with my wife when I sell the old bag,
Oh no, I've already sold those that I don't use. The remaining 7 I have are still being used. Different situation, different bag. I am looking for another 2 more that fits my particular needs.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:07 AM
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I looked at Lowepro, and they have a messenger-style laptop/DSLR bag that I might request for review...looks pretty good!
Jason, which bag is that? I don't recall a shoulder bag that holds both camera and notebook that isn't bloody enormous (Stealth Reporter 550/600 AW, Classified 250).

The Classified 250 in particular is big due to some awful design. It's also a very heavy bag for what it carries.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:42 PM
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The Classified 250 in particular is big due to some awful design. It's also a very heavy bag for what it carries.
Yeah, the Classified 250 is what I was looking at:

http://products.lowepro.com/product/...AW,2123,20.htm

You're saying it sucks?
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"Sucks" is a bit strong. But it certainly is not my first choice.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:29 AM
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I wish that some of the companies that offer customized bags, like Timbuk2, offered something along these lines. It would be GREAT to be able to build a custom bag like you can on www.timbuk2.com.

BTW, for messenger or utility bags, you cannot beat a customized Timbuk2 bag, IMO.
 
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:46 PM
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I wish that some of the companies that offer customized bags, like Timbuk2, offered something along these lines.
I didn't realize Timbuk2 had a customized bag option - I built one and it was pretty sweet. Didn't order it though...maybe I'll check one out for a review sometime.
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:37 AM
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Isn't that basically what I put in the bag though? Laptop, D300 with battery grip, 24-70 lens, 70-200 lens, 50mm lens.

Vostro v13 is slightly smaller than a 15MBP... I have found that an inch or so makes a big difference..

edit... double checked the measurements and technically the 15"MBP will fit but it would be tight. I prefer a bit of breathing room. I should try the MBP in this Tenba bag. It might have the extra inch over the crumpler. I did get my MBP and gear to fit in the Crumpler but it I did not think that it would travel well being so tight.

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Old 07-13-2010, 12:44 AM
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I also find the Crumpler designs (at least the ones I've tried) to not be flexible enough when it comes to internal dividers ...

I know we're talking an entirely different price range here, but I've always been sold on LowePro bags....
I really only like the one style of Crumpler bags and found the dividers to be as flexible as they could be for a messenger bag. At least fine for what I wanted.

As for LowePro I like their design and quality but feel that the LowePro label and name is recognized all over the world. It kind of broadcasts "steal me...steal me... I am expensive camera gear" So I prefer lesser known brands.
 
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:53 AM
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I really only like the one style of Crumpler bags and found the dividers to be as flexible as they could be for a messenger bag. At least fine for what I wanted.

As for LowePro I like their design and quality but feel that the LowePro label and name is recognized all over the world. It kind of broadcasts "steal me...steal me... I am expensive camera gear" So I prefer lesser known brands.
Ok, advice from what I learnt from friends who have had stuff stolen from them; the thieves KNOW. Not just the brand, but from the shape and style of the bag. Do not count on security through obscurity!
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