Travel Photography - Digital SLR Bag Inconspicuous bag recommendations
Apr 30, 08, 9:51 am
I am looking for an inconspicuous looking camera bag for the following equipment:
1) Canon Digital Rebel XTi
2) 1 x 18-55mm lens
3) 1 x 50mm lens
4) 1 70-300mm lens
5) Canon Powershot P&S
6) Battery charger
7) Flash memory, filters, etc
The inconsicuous requirement means that it should not look like a regular camera case.
Does anyone have any experience with:
Will it fit all of this? Any similar bag recommendations
Apr 30, 08, 10:13 am
I use this one:
But it's pretty popular, so if I'm a professional camera thief, I will definitely look for it. Also kind of pricey. But it will fit everything in your list.
The Tarmac you linked to seems too small to hold the stuff you listed. Maybe they'll all fit, but it won't be easy to get some of the stuff out.
Apr 30, 08, 10:15 am
Packed carefully you can easily fit what you want into the Mountainsmith Tour waist pack.
You can see detailed photos of this bag, and read detaied descriptions at the following links
15/01/08 - The Mountainsmith Tour - Part 1 - The Perfect Travel Companion
16/01/08 - The Mountainsmith Tour - Part 2 - The General Purpose Pack
17/01/08 - The Mountainsmith Tour - Part 3 - The Compact Road Warrior
19/01/08 - The Mountainsmith Tour - Part 4 - Shooting Portraits While
Walking The Streets Bag
For some extra room, look into the Mountainsmith Day pack at
26/03/2008 - The Mountainsmith Day - The Hit The Ground Running Micro-Location Day Bag
Also, look into the ThinkTank Urban Disguise bags at: http://thinktankphoto.com/ttp_product_UrbnDsgs.php
Apr 30, 08, 10:29 am
I think anything brand new is going to attract attention. Especially when its of bright colors. If you actually want something inconspicuous, any old bag, even if it is a camera bag, will probably look much less fancy that what you linked to.
Apr 30, 08, 10:56 am
I'm not overly paranoid about getting it stolen, I just don't like the regular bags. Would like something a bit more stylish.
Thanks for the suggestions!
Apr 30, 08, 12:06 pm
MrsJ carries her Nikon D80, 3 lenses, Lumix P&S, batteries, cords, camera cards etc. and a laptop in a Case Logic SLR Camera Backpack (http://www.ebags.com/case_logic/slr_camera_backpack/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=111277). She liked that it didn't look like a camera bag and doesn't quite scream laptop bag either.