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Post Options Post Options   Quote lonewolf69 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2007 at 06:38
NICE picture of the 7D and A700 side by side! :) Just noticed though the 7D doesn't have the eye start grip on the VGrip handle? I noticed it on the film body 7 and my 800si's vgrip has the touch sensor...?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote imacxum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2007 at 15:16
The 7D combo isn't that small next to the A700, unlike the 7film combo. If I had a grip for my 7D, perhaps I would have been better prepared.

Does the A700 look stocky compared to the 7 and the 7D? What I mean is that it is noticeably shorter (lengthwise) then my 7film, although thicker (widthwise) and of course, taller. The A700 is slightly shorter (lengthwise), it seems to me, than the 7D. Or maybe it just appears that way. It's like the 7 and the 7D on steroids!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote DavidBo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 December 2007 at 19:41
Originally posted by imacxum imacxum wrote:

Hi everyone! I recently purchased the vertical grip for the A700 and didn't realize how big it was. Now I need a new backpack because the A700+grip does not fit in my old Lowepro Micro Trekker 200. I need something to hike with...not too big, not too small...need to carry maybe two extra lens, a flash, and a tripod.

I was looking at the Lowepro Slingshot series and the Tamrac Velocity or Adventure series. Anyone have recommendations and personal experiences with these brands?

Thanks, Steve


I bought an Loewepro Stealth Reporter D300 AW last year.

Its a great bag. Lots of room, and there is room enough fore my coming 70-200 f/2,8 G

http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Shoulder_Bags/allWeather/Stealth_Reporter_300_AW.aspx


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rno. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 December 2007 at 06:15
Here's a picture of the Lowepro slingshot 200, with (L >R):

Hood for 70-200 in top pocket;
70-200 with flash on top;
700 + VG with 16-80 attached;
1.4x TC on top;
STF (I think) and 1.4/50 (in sideways).

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Hi Steve,

As a hiker myself, I would like to recommend you the Lowepro Rover AW II.
AW stands for All Weather and at the bottom of this excellent backpack,
there's a integrated rain cover which protects the whole backpack against the elements of nature.

This bag has 2 compartments or otherwise the removable center divider folds away to create a single compartment.

Bottom:

You can carry easily a full 7D/A700 including it's attached grip + several lenses and a flash.
In my case, I carry a 7D or A700+grip + Sigma 28-70 EX attached and a Tokina 80-200mm + 90mm + Imagetank +flash without any problems.
As extra, there's Built-in hide-away tripod holder includes an adjustable bungee cord system for optimum stability and balance.

Upper:

In the upper compartment you can store your lunch or rain gear.

I have as well the Lowepro Slingshot 100 AW100, which is for my Sony A100. But for hiking or other trips I would recommend the Rover AW II above all other bags, you won't regret it because it has excellent storage capabilities and a excellent carrying harnas which allows you hike/walk for hours without any pain in your back. It has as well a very good hip support.

Have a look at: http://products.lowepro.com/product/Rover-AW-II,2024,14.htm

There's also a bigger version of it: http://products.lowepro.com/product/Rover-Plus-AW,2025,14.htm

Cheers,

Edwin

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Post Options Post Options   Quote imacxum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2008 at 05:59
Edwin:

Thanks for the suggestion (and thanks to all the others who posted helpful suggestions!).

Edwin, before your post, I tried out the Slingshot 200 and found it a bit small and somewhat uncomfortable. For some reason, when I tried my brother-in-law's bag, it felt good, but when I got my own, it was uncomfortable. But I really liked the sling idea and so opted for the 300 model that has a waist/hip belt (of sorts). It seems to work better for me and it holds a lot, but fully packed, it's too heavy (therefore uncomfortable on my one shoulder) for a long hike. So, for certain shorter treks and outings, the 300 (a little too big) is good or the 200 (which I returned!) may have been better.

But for long hikes, the slings are not ideal, in my opinion. Maybe that opinion will change once my right shoulder bulks up a bit! But I may eventually take your suggestion and get one of the Rovers. Right now, when I have to have all my gear I find myself taking along in addition the old minitrekker full of accessories and flash(es). Oh well. That will have to do for now.

Thanks again for your help. If I see a good deal online, I'll snatch one up. Man, my dslr setup is getting expensive!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fmajor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2008 at 06:35
Ya know, to get a decent hiking/traveling photo-carrying setup is tough. I had to combine a few things together that on their own, may not necessarily be great - but the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and it is an awesome set up.

Specifically for my photo gear, i bought the LowePro Nova AW4:

http://products.lowepro.com/product/Nova-4-AW,1975,20.htm

I bought my Nova AW4 at Adorama for just under $50.00 (they screwed up the order and as a gesture didn't charge shipping). This bag is very well made and even on it's own, it's awesome.

Next, i put the Nova AW4 inside this pack:

http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?AFC-googlebase&productId=39202182&engine=googlebase&keyword=48365

and viola'! Instant hiking/traveling combo! Perfect for long day hikes or even a few days travel.

Incidently, i believe the stated storage capacity listed for this pack is incorrect because i compared it side by side to a bag which is supposed to be larger, but wasn't by a noticeable amount. Also, the colors are not so painfully "bright" as the pics - they definitely are NOT Minolta colors!

Anyway, I fill the LowePro with what photo gear i have and still have plenty of room for a jacket, lunch, water, etc., all for around $100.00 USD. Not bad.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote fmajor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2008 at 06:47
Ya know, to get a decent hiking/traveling photo-carrying setup is tough. I had to combine a few things together that on their own, may not necessarily be great - but the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and it is an awesome set up.

Specifically for my photo gear, i bought the LowePro Nova AW4:

PowePro Nova 4AW]LowePro Nova-4AW[/URL]]LowePro Nova 4 AW[/URL]

I bought my Nova AW4 at Adorama for just under $50.00 (they screwed up the order and as a gesture didn't charge shipping). This bag is very well made and even on it's own, it's awesome.

Next, i put the Nova AW4 inside this pack:

Mountainsmith Approach 3.0

and viola'! Instant hiking/traveling combo! Perfect for long day hikes or even a few days travel.

Incidently, i believe the stated storage capacity listed for this pack is incorrect because i compared it side by side to a bag which is supposed to be larger, but wasn't by a noticeable amount. Also, the colors are not so painfully "bright" as the pics - they definitely are NOT Minolta colors!

Anyway, I fill the LowePro with what photo gear i have and still have plenty of room for a jacket, lunch, water, etc., all for around $100.00 USD. Not bad.

fm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonneville Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2008 at 13:50
Originally posted by Hillwalker Hillwalker wrote:

AW stands for All Weather and at the bottom of this excellent backpack,
there's a integrated rain cover which protects the whole backpack against the elements of nature.


The Slingshot 200 has an integrated rain cover too.

I also use the slingshot and it takes the 700+grip fine (on its left side) fitted with Sigma 18-50 f2.8 with hood and seperated from x2 teleconverter in front of it.

Sony flash lives under Min 200 f2.8 APO G and opposite a Min 17-35 and a 50 f1.7.

Epson P3000 in front pocket and plenty of room in the top for charger(s), battery, cloths etc.

I do like this bag but a friend (Canon 400D ) bought one and didn't like it and took it back for something different. So I guess that's life.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote revdocjim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2008 at 16:03
Although it is a bit bigger than your micro trekker, I really like my mini trekker AW. I've looked at other bags, but what I really like about this one is the ease of access. No maze of secret or partially covered compartments. You open one zipper and everything is right there; easy to see, easy to get at. I carry my entire lineup with easy (including the Tamron 17-50 that I recently sold). That is one body with VG, 6 lenses including two white ones, two T/Cs, and if needed I can fit my 5600 flash in too. Of course the pockets hold small stuff and if needed I can even put my VAIO laptop in the front pocket.

It is bigger than the micro but still not a large back pack at all.

The picture was taken when I still was using the A100 and Dicain VG combo, but the A700 and VG fits just fine.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote imacxum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2008 at 05:36
revdocjim, thanks for the pict. Very helpful to see it in action. Definitely bigger than my microtrekker.

I really liked my microtrekker and my new slingshot 300 holds a lot but difficult to carry on long treks.

Maybe the trick is to get a good hiking bag, as fm suggests, and carry the slingshot in it.

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I would recommend a Probody Sport by Clik Elite. This camera backpack is big but not too big. It has room for your lunch, a jacket and your camera gear + tripod. You can also get one with a computer sleeve. If you want you could go a little smaller with a Compact Sport. It fits a Standard SLR body and extra lenses. These both are great camera bags. They both have a hydration pouch for a 2 liter bladder.

Here are the links:

Probody Sport

Compact Sport

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pirate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2015 at 22:44
I think the LowePro Mini-Trekker AW would be ideal. Many on eBay, though as I own one, it's an excellent solution as you can have the A700 + VG + a tele-zoom/prime connected in the centre section plus there's spaces available for accessories and/or other lenses.

A very nice bit of kit which is versatile and strong.
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I guess this sorted 7 years ago
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