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post #16 of 35
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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post
The slingshot series looks about the size I want. Not too wide and just big enough for my minimum gear.

Though, does it stay secure while hiking/biking? Or does it slide around when you don't want it to?
The Slingshot 100 is THE perfect day bad, IMO. For minimal gear, it has no equal. The 200 is nice as well, but getting the 70-200mm in there is not ideal. The dividing system is not set up for a lens that long. Unfortunately, the 300 is at the point where the sling-type carry system is at it's limits.

If you want to try the 200, I bought a used one for a song off POTN. You can have it for $35. It's in perfect condition.

The Slingshot will stay secure. There's a second strap that locks to the sling from under your right arm. The issue is weight (as it always is). That's why I love the 100. For the weight it can hold the carry system is perfect.
post #17 of 35
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The slingshot series looks about the size I want. Not too wide and just big enough for my minimum gear.

Though, does it stay secure while hiking/biking? Or does it slide around when you don't want it to?
For hiking get the backpack, not an over the shoulder type.
Lowpro are great bags. I nave no complaints with the 2 I have (well, except for the price).
post #18 of 35
Thread Starter 
The Slingshot 100 is looking like what I need.

Will I have any problems getting my camera with 70-200L f/4 mounted? With or without lens hood, doesn't matter much.

I do like the idea of being able to access my gear safely while holding the bag, without taking it off.
post #19 of 35
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The Slingshot 100 is looking like what I need.

Will I have any problems getting my camera with 70-200L f/4 mounted? With or without lens hood, doesn't matter much.
That won't work. The 100 is too shallow.

Edit: The 200 is too shallow as well.

Edit II: I take that back. The 200 just works with an XTi body.
post #20 of 35
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Though, does it stay secure while hiking/biking? Or does it slide around when you don't want it to?
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
the slingshot looks great if i am not riding. that looks amazing for hiking etc but if it slips whilst riding, i am toast!
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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post
I am wondering the same thing. If it rotates around me while I'm walking around or biking, then it's a no go. That would drive me crazy to no end.
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Originally Posted by Samgotit View Post
The Slingshot will stay secure. There's a second strap that locks to the sling from under your right arm. The issue is weight (as it always is). That's why I love the 100. For the weight it can hold the carry system is perfect.
As Samgotit has mentioned, there's a second strap which make them secure and not moved around while hiking or bicycling. The 100 is too limited for me, the 200 is perfect for walking around IMHO. Bestbuy carry this bag if you want to check it, ebay got the best price for this bag.
post #21 of 35
Here's the SlingShot 200 with 70-200 mounted on an XTi. It's close. I would feel reasonably comfortable carrying this way. The bag zips closed with no effort.


post #22 of 35
I have a Crumpler 6 MDH and it's a fairly compact bag that can fit a decent amount of gear. Then I have Dakine Sequence to carry when the bag gets too heavy to use a shoulder bag.
post #23 of 35
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You have different needs while riding. I prefer a small point & shoot from Nikon that I put in one of the pouches on the back of my shirt while riding.

For hiking I use this: Lowepro - Orion AW I carry alot of gear including water, my lunch and typically an anorak or rain poncho.
that looks phenomenal but is it large? i ride rather low though i will be getting more of a touring bicycle soon so i won't be as flat out. if too long it will catch on my helmet (which i always wear)

phenomenally good looking and versatile pack: as far as i can tell. not cheap either... is it waterproof? i cannot figure it all out from the website. it looks to be convertable?
post #24 of 35
I like my Lowepro Nova 3 AW it contains everything I have and keeps it
organized although it can get heavy on the shoulder.
post #25 of 35
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Samgotit View Post
Here's the SlingShot 200 with 70-200 mounted on an XTi. It's close. I would feel reasonably comfortable carrying this way. The bag zips closed with no effort.


http://members.cox.net/samgotit2/IMG_2575.JPG
It looks like it could fit vertically as well.

The 200 is looking like my best option now. I might go to bestbuy with my camera and try to fit it into the bag. Thanks a ton for all the help.
post #26 of 35
Computrekker IMO
post #27 of 35
I've had my Crumpler 7 Million Dollar Home for a few years now. I can carry the body, with my 70-200 attached if need be, plus two other lenses and still close it easily.

It's an over the shoulder model but I prefer those rather than backpacks. Too much production taking the camera in & out.
post #28 of 35
Have you taken a look at Think Tank Photo's selection of backpacks? Limited selection on the smaller bags, but they look like very efficient carrying systems. I'm thinking of getting one of the Airport backpacks for when I travel.
post #29 of 35
I have several camera bags (at least five, at last count. No such thing as the "perfect" bag.) My main bag is a Tamrac Expedition 7. Holds a 20D with the 70-200/4 mounted, and has plenty of room for other stuff. I carry a 420EX flash, 10-22, 17-40, 28/1.8, 85/1.8, and Sigma 150 Macro, plus extension tubes and various gadgets/widgets. It also has a place to carry a tripod.

For traveling light when hiking, I use a Tamrac Velocity 7 sling style bag. Easily holds the 70-200/4, along with one or two other lenses. Add a pouch or two to the outside for other stuff, and along with my Domke photo vest, I can be out all day without feeling like I'm carrying the world.
post #30 of 35
my backpack:

fastpack 350:







this is a really good pack. me likes
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