I just registered today after our first contact yesterday night (the french).
I agree with the canvas choice.
I like to have two bodies (D3 and D2) 'just in case' and so have a new F-1 wich is somedays a little bit too big but fine for overseas assignements. I am just always worrying a little bit with the cracks at the edges of the straps (buckle level) especially the one which is going around the bag, difficult to fix.
Thank again for bringing our 'legendary' up and up and apologize for my bad english.