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    Posted: 12 September 2019 at 19:13
I've made my way through a fair few bags (all lowepro as it happens), and while ive liked them, none has quite been perfect. The smaller bags for day trips can't carry much, and the larger bags are just a bit too hardcore (those waist straps are comfy but so very bulky on a city break!). Anyway, I recently picked up a hardly used second hand everyday 20ltr from peak designs and I was so impressed I decided to do a little video of my setup. I'm no vlogger, but I hope it's useful to see how well this thing swallow up my kit of:
A7iii
135f1.8GM
16-35f4
24-70f4
Sigma 14 f1.8
35 2.8 (soon to be replaced in the bag by 35 1.8)
100-400GM



Let me know your thoughts and happy to answer any questions you have
https://youtu.be/WKywMOyqJeM

Edited by Tricky01 - 12 September 2019 at 21:38
A7iii, 15f2, 16-35f4, 24-105G, 35f1.8, 85f1.8, 135f1.8GM, 100-400GM, 1.4xTC // A mount: Sig180 3.5 Macro, Gitzo Traveller, Flashes+PixelKings website
 



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Nice set up (and bag). Weight of total package incl camera+lenses?
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Interesting choice to place the camera on the top rather than accessible from the sides. That is how I usually place cameras (α7 series or RX10 IV) on this bag myself.

But this is fairly flexible bag I have to say, at least when you are not wanting to haul many large lenses. And IMHO the straps are not that good and the thin strap that is supposed to be the waist belt is pitiful (and hidden in the pockets by default).
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Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

Nice set up (and bag). Weight of total package incl camera+lenses?

Good question. It's not all loaded up at the moment, but I'd say comfortably carried for a few hours. If I was going on a hike I'd probably go with something else, but for my uses with a young family this is perfect for holidays and days out.
A7iii, 15f2, 16-35f4, 24-105G, 35f1.8, 85f1.8, 135f1.8GM, 100-400GM, 1.4xTC // A mount: Sig180 3.5 Macro, Gitzo Traveller, Flashes+PixelKings website
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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Interesting choice to place the camera on the top rather than accessible from the sides. That is how I usually place cameras (α7 series or RX10 IV) on this bag myself.

But this is fairly flexible bag I have to say, at least when you are not wanting to haul many large lenses. And IMHO the straps are not that good and the thin strap that is supposed to be the waist belt is pitiful (and hidden in the pockets by default).
the camera in the top was mainly forced by the stuff I was carrying. There were a few days out where I Left the 16 1.8 at the room and had the 100-400 mounted to a7 down one side. It's so easy to change the setup, and still have a comfortable, attractive looking bag.

Re the straps, I found them perfectly comfortable and the chest strap is good. I very rarely bother with waist straps so I like the fact they're hidden. But you're right, they'd have been better not having any. How do you find the side pockets? Am I being overly cautious with the bubble wrap lining? Read a couple of horror stories and they don't seem well padded there. Also the bottom actually, where I also have a few old lowepro padding sections to protect that 100-400 at the bottom.
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I can provide a ball park figure for the weight, since I don't own all the same equipment I used α7R II as the camera (mainly because I had CZ 4/16-35 mounted on it), FE 1.8/135 GM I replaced with CZ 1,8/135 and 70-400G was the standin for FE 100-400. Rest of the FE lenses as listed in the original.

The cheap luggage scale I used showed 7.28 kg for this load.
 



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Originally posted by Tricky01 Tricky01 wrote:

How do you find the side pockets? Am I being overly cautious with the bubble wrap lining? Read a couple of horror stories and they don't seem well padded there. Also the bottom actually, where I also have a few old lowepro padding sections to protect that 100-400 at the bottom.
I use the side pockets normally rather than stuff them with extra padding. I like that on one side the inner side pocket has neat small slots that are perfect for storing batteries (especially NP-FW50s).
I think the padding is sufficient, after all I don't tend to drop or swing the bag towards hard surfaces. And I can accept that in use your camera equipment may get some signs of use - at least elsewhere than front and back lenses.
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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

I can provide a ball park figure for the weight, since I don't own all the same equipment I used α7R II as the camera (mainly because I had CZ 4/16-35 mounted on it), FE 1.8/135 GM I replaced with CZ 1,8/135 and 70-400G was the standin for FE 100-400. Rest of the FE lenses as listed in the original.

The cheap luggage scale I used showed 7.28 kg for this load.
And just realized that I forgot to include some sort of replacement for that Sigma 14 mm, although the other equipment already filled the bag so well that I'm unsure where I would been able to fit it - note that I also packed the bag somewhat differently since I didn't want to swap the lens on the camera and my current divider setup meant that I wanted to place the lenses slightly differently.
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