I`m looking for photos of your D70 kit bag so I can add them to the list already on there. Its basically to help D70 owners choose a bag to fit their requirements. Its a personal website, no profit is made from this.
There is an email address on the first page to send any photos or comments.
Great idea. Only a couple of weeks ago I was in the market for a bag you could wear around your waist and got the LowePro Off Trail 1. The Off Trail 2 (slightly larger) might have been a better buy since I find the OT1 a mite snug.
One suggestion on the website -- use thumbnails to lead to the larger photos, especially where there are several of those larger photos on one page. Makes for faster loading. You may also then consider opening the target (larger) photos in a separate window so that performance is a bt snappier.
Wayne Canadian Nikonian in Houston, Texas Nikon D70
Thanks Peter I`ll ask around. The site has had 2000 hits in little over 24 hours so people must be as interested as I was.
btw I`ve updated it with some more bags. The list now includes
Now have: Lowepro Nova 4AW Lowepro_Nova_5AW Lowepro_Off Trail 1 Lowepro_Magnum AW Lowepro Mini Trekker Classic Lowepro Omni Trekker Lowepro Micro Trekker 200 Lowepro Compact AW Lowepro Mini Trekker AW Lowepro Nova Mini AW Lowepro Omni Traveller Lowepro Toploader 75AW Tamrac Velocity 7 Crumpler Stamp Crumpler Seedy 3 Domke F2
Would like to add: Tamrac *any - only 1 so far* Lowepro Orion Lowepro Orion Mini Lowepro Photo Runner Lowepro Toploader 65 AW Lowepro Mini Mag AW Lowepro Dry Zone 100 Kata C-58 Tenba D-10, P839
>Hi, > >Excellent idea. My bag is so old you could not get it any >more so I will not send any pics of it. > >I imagine this could become a great resource for D70, D100 >etc owners. >You should look at getting your site added as a link in the >D70 FAQ or maybe in the resources section of the site. > >Cheers >Peter
I was looking for a backpack that both secure my photo gear and have some more place for other unrelated items like day snack, water, and other personal items. I have a Lowepro Orion Trekker now and and I'm completely satisfied.
It's bottom compartment can have a D70 sized body (with medium zoom lens attached), its cables and recharging unit, and up to four 70-300D sized lenses (or similar sized equipment) all in their own padded sections.
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I have a Tamrac Expedition 4. I'll get a photo of it fully loaded as soon as possible, as well as a photo of everything it holds all in a pile.
I guess my old digicam will actually get to take another picture. Not many of those since I got my D70.
As I sat there watching the light change from red, to green, to yellow, and back to red again, I wondered what life was all about. Was it really just a lot of honking and yelling? Sometimes it seems that way
I have adopted a Filson 232 field bag with Domke inserts for my every day carry around town. (I used the Domke J2 series main compartment insert and just stuck it right in the main compartment of the Filson)
I can fit my D70, and a plethora of small gear. I can swap out the other main compartment for another lens if required (holds the 70-300ED just fine), but I normally travel light in the city and just keep one lens on me. (kit lens)
I like the extreme ruggedness of the bag, and the fact that it doesn’t look like a camera bag so it doesn’t draw much attention.
I have both the Lowepro offroad and the Lowpro Orion Trekker, which I find is a good compromise of a 'kick around bag'. The Orion Trekker has a camera section in the bottem, and a place to put lunch and a jacket in the top. I recently attended a symposium and found it very handy kinda like a daypack. I still put all my camera gear in an old North Face daypack for any serious hikes, as it is roomier then the Trekker.
Bump. Also, has anyone seen or tried the Lowepro Trim Trekker or Linx 330? Hard to tell if one can carry a small laptop -and- an SLR in these, and the advertising photos don't show whether or not these have hip belts.
I have been using the Crumpler Formal Lounge rucksack for a while now. It has been designed to carry a laptop as well as camera equipment, and is great is great if you need to carry both with you. I can carry a large laptop and accessories in the back part of the bag, and then my D70 bosy, 3 or 4 medium sized lenses, and a flash in the bottom (photo) section of the bag. There are also number of pockets for cables, memory cards etc.
The construction quality is top quality though - there is no way the straps will break as they are built into the shell part of the bag. This has always been a weak point with other rucksacks I have owned. The bag is well padded aswell.
They have a very amusing European website as well http://www.crumpler.de, and I advise you to pick up or download their printed catalog as well
Paul, I've taken some pictures of my Tamrac 706 and LowePro Computrekker and put them on my website. If you choose to use them, please download the pictures to post them on your site as opposed to linking to mine(bandwidth concerns.) Here's the link: http://www.savasyn.net/photos/bags/ Hope these help!
Thanks jeff . I`ve added these to the d70bags website. Please let me know if i`ve made any mistakes.
>Paul, >I've taken some pictures of my Tamrac 706 and LowePro >Computrekker and put them on my website. If you choose to >use them, please download the pictures to post them on your >site as opposed to linking to mine(bandwidth concerns.) >Here's the link: >http://www.savasyn.net/photos/bags/ >Hope these help! > >Jeff
Having just placed my order for a D70 18-70 kit (took a while to find one in stock in the UK i can tell you) i am in the market for a case to go with it.
It will currently be used to hold only the camera, kit lens, CF cards etc. Maybe another lens or 2 and flashgun in the not so distant future once a bit more spare cash is forthcoming.
The bag i was looking at originally was the Lowepro Nova 1, though i dont see anyone having submitted any pictures of it for this project, now my question is... Is this because it is a bit small to comfortably house the D70 or it this just beacuse everyone wants to house more than just the kit basics?
Also will the Nova 1 or 2 give the camera good support without the addition of other equipment to help keep it rigid?
Any comments/suggestions on a bag for my needs are welcomed.
>Having just placed my order for a D70 18-70 kit (took a >while to find one in stock in the UK i can tell you) i am in >the market for a case to go with it. > >It will currently be used to hold only the camera, kit lens, >CF cards etc. Maybe another lens or 2 and flashgun in the >not so distant future once a bit more spare cash is >forthcoming. > >The bag i was looking at originally was the Lowepro Nova 1, >though i dont see anyone having submitted any pictures of it >for this project, now my question is... Is this because it >is a bit small to comfortably house the D70 or it this just >beacuse everyone wants to house more than just the kit >basics? > >Also will the Nova 1 or 2 give the camera good support >without the addition of other equipment to help keep it >rigid? > >Any comments/suggestions on a bag for my needs are welcomed.