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Nov 20, 2020 07:48:48   #
home brewer Loc: Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
I bought a lowepro protactic bp 450 thinking it would hold a d500 with 18-300, a d850 with 24-70, a 70-200, a sb800, a mac ProBook, ipad air in a case, filters, chargers cleaning equipment.
I was disappointed. The case is too short too hold the flash and the f2.8 lenses in a vertical orientation. There is no way I could add a Nikon 14-28 or 200-500 in the mix
The ProBook will not fit in the plastic slot.
Is there any backpack or messenger bag out there that will carry these two large cameras, lenses, flash and extras while city hiking or exploring the outdoors.

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Nov 20, 2020 08:22:32   #
Day.Old.Pizza Loc: Houghton, MI
 
I’m guessing, but it looks like you enjoy shooting wildlife. I have pretty much the same bag and, except for the 2nd body and the 200mm-500mm, similar lenses. My first inclination upon ordering a bag was “big enough to put everything in”. I soon discovered I didn’t want to carry that much weight and I didn’t use all the lenses. Now I think more about what I plan to shoot and not what I might shoot and pack my LoPro for that. For starters, try leaving one of the bodies and the 24mm-70mm behind. Leave the laptop in your suitcase. If you have a weather proof case for the long lens, attach it to the outside of the LowPro.

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Nov 20, 2020 08:32:22   #
ssymeono Loc: St. Louis, Missouri
 
Ι suggest using an old baby carriage! Except for steep mountains they can go anywhere. I use one for twins and carry a heavy tripod, two cameras, and several lenses. Try it, you will like it!

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Nov 20, 2020 08:50:49   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL, FR
 
home brewer wrote:
.../... Is there any backpack or messenger bag out there that will carry these two large cameras, lenses, flash and extras while city hiking or exploring the outdoors.

The following advice ends the thread as it is the right way to think. The only thing you really need in addition to a single body, single lens is a battery back up and a spare memory card.
Day.Old.Pizza wrote:
.../... Now I think more about what I plan to shoot and not what I might shoot and pack my LoPro for that. .../...


ssymeono wrote:
Ι suggest using an old baby carriage! .../...


A Ford 350 will help too, just watch for narrow roads and tight corners.

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Nov 20, 2020 09:15:57   #
home brewer Loc: Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
I have a f150 4x4 for off road and a 1970 Etype for the curves and straight roads

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Nov 20, 2020 09:23:59   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL, FR
 
home brewer wrote:
I have a f150 4x4 for off road and a 1970 Etype for the curves and straight roads

You are all set then!!!

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Nov 20, 2020 09:59:25   #
saxman71 Loc: Seattle
 
You will need something like a shopping cart to haul all that gear. Look around your neighborhood. You'll probably find a couple abandoned carts on the side of the road.

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Nov 20, 2020 11:25:04   #
larryepage Loc: North Texas
 
saxman71 wrote:
You will need something like a shopping cart to haul all that gear. Look around your neighborhood. You'll probably find a couple abandoned carts on the side of the road.


Look at Think Tank rolling bags. Mind Shift (now part of Think Tank, but still catalogued separately) also has some really good choices (I like their backpacks better than any others). Folks at this company are photographers rather than bag makers and understand how big things need to be and what dimensions actually work and which ones really don't. Their best stuff can be a little bit pricey, but it is actually useful. I have found that many of the "legacy" bag makers have not really adjusted to the facts that most of us use zoom lenses now and that autofocus lenses are just larger (in diameter) than the old manual focus lenses.

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Nov 20, 2020 12:19:41   #
Harry0 Loc: Gardena, Cal
 
home brewer wrote:
I bought a lowepro protactic bp 450 thinking it would hold a d500 with 18-300, a d850 with 24-70, a 70-200, a sb800, a mac ProBook, ipad air in a case, filters, chargers cleaning equipment.
I was disappointed. The case is too short too hold the flash and the f2.8 lenses in a vertical orientation. There is no way I could add a Nikon 14-28 or 200-500 in the mix
The ProBook will not fit in the plastic slot.
Is there any backpack or messenger bag out there that will carry these two large cameras, lenses, flash and extras while city hiking or exploring the outdoors.
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Nov 20, 2020 17:07:21   #
Gene51 Loc: Yonkers, NY, now in LSD (LowerSlowerDelaware)
 
Hire a sherpa. They will carry the 100 lbs of gear you like to pack.

If you are a pro, then you need lots of redundancy, and you have a crew to help. But if you are just by yourself, it's probably best to decide ahead of time what you will be shooting and what you need to shoot it. You don't need to bring the mothership for a walk in the park. But assuming you don't like this advice, take it all. Then take inventory of what you didn't use. you'll be surprised. I've been a photographer since 1967, and I still occasionally over pack. I have actually filled my Pro Trekker BP 450 AW II - and ended up regretting carrying all that gear. BTW, the ProTrekker is 32L vs the 25L in the Protactic 450, so it might fit all the stuff you mentioned. I am retired, but do take a few jobs a year. When I am on someone's clock, though, I still pack for nearly every contingency and often bring two bags full of gear.

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Nov 20, 2020 17:28:57   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
ssymeono wrote:
Ι suggest using an old baby carriage! Except for steep mountains they can go anywhere. I use one for twins and carry a heavy tripod, two cameras, and several lenses. Try it, you will like it!


Emphasis on the OLD baby carriage. The ones I see today have 3-5" diameter wheels and are designed for paved areas. Get them on gravel and you won't be able to push them. The old ones have wheels 10" diameter or larger and roll over rough ground much better. We had an old baby carriage frame that held a large plastic tub and used it in the field a lot.

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Nov 20, 2020 17:39:31   #
home brewer Loc: Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
Gene
thanks for the insight. What I want is to be able to take both cameras and all lenses on a plane or in a car and then decide what I need on a given day. The lap top will stay where ever I lodge. Most of the time I shoot scenery and cityscapes. Occasionally the long zoom lens would be handy; it is not purchased an so far is not an issue. So far it seems that it will be nearly a year before flying to Europe is a possibility.

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Nov 20, 2020 20:06:43   #
rook2c4 Loc: Philadelphia, PA USA
 
The first thing you should do (and you should have done before purchasing the Lowepro camera bag) is take precise measurements of the gear you want to fit into the camera bag. Then look up the dimension specs for camera bags you think may be a good match. Stop guessing, start measuring! Approach the task like an engineer would. Draw diagrams if necessary.

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Nov 20, 2020 20:50:37   #
Gene51 Loc: Yonkers, NY, now in LSD (LowerSlowerDelaware)
 
home brewer wrote:
Gene
thanks for the insight. What I want is to be able to take both cameras and all lenses on a plane or in a car and then decide what I need on a given day. The lap top will stay where ever I lodge. Most of the time I shoot scenery and cityscapes. Occasionally the long zoom lens would be handy; it is not purchased an so far is not an issue. So far it seems that it will be nearly a year before flying to Europe is a possibility.


I have used the Pro Trekker, filled, in an overhead compartment on an international flight - if that helps. My strategy these days is to bring one camera, 2 lenses - a 24-70 and a 150-600 if I anticipate landscape/cityscape and wildlife. Or I will bring a 14-24, 45PC-E and 85-PC-E if there is no wildlife. Sometimes I just bring my Sony RX10M4 and call it a day. Hard to beat the 2.5 lb and the image quality for most non-critical work.

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Nov 20, 2020 21:09:21   #
home brewer Loc: Fort Wayne, Indiana
 
rook

I guess I should make a model using creo5

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