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Advice Needed for a sports photo hobbyist
Old 10-06-2008, 06:26 PM
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Default Advice Needed for a sports photo hobbyist


How neat it is to interact with the man himself!

So, here's my deal. Avid prosumer. Shoot digital and HD video. Mostly sports photography with a Canon Rebel XT and a 50mm lens. At times I'll carry around the 18-55mm kit lens and 85mm. No flash. I have a Canon Vixia HF100 HD camcorder I carry around sometimes, too. Additionally, I have a Canon G9 with a Lensmate hood and Richard grip I use for events, people and youtube videos.

Most of what I shoot are indoor sports, primarily basketball games, and some outdoor events like cross country and lacrosse.

I need a bag that can carry everything when I settle in for a long day. Or just the G9, iPhone, wallet, earbuds and shades for light days.

Something that I can carry off the shoulder, yet reach in and pull out my camera of choice on the fly. Something, that I can set on the ground, floor or bench next to me and won't tip over.

Any recommendations?

To recap:

Max load:

1 Digital SLR w 50mm Lens (The only way to shoot kids basketball games!)
2 Lenses (18-55mm, 85mm)
1 Large Point & shoot (Rangefinder size) with or without lens hood
1 Small HD Camcorder
1 iPhone
1 Earbud
1 Wallet (Fat for all the coupons!) :o
1 Sunglasses (can't shoot earing shades, now, huh?
1 Reading glasses (I'm old.)
3 Snackies (you know)

Min Load:

Would be point and shoot with personal stuff.

Granted, the bag to carry everything would be overkill for the min load. But, would an F-6 or F-3 suffice for both? Or are they both really, really huge? I haven't been to a store in LA that carries Domke. So, I am sad, for sure.

I use primarily Tamrac and they're okay. I would love to find a bag with a dual zip panel on top, like Tamrac's Turbo-Top lid system. Any possibility that Domke might offer that?

Is there a site where all the bags are displayed together to get an idea on size differences? Maybe even with someone carrying them? And even with examples of the gear they can each accomodate?

Thank you!

Whoa, lots of questions!

Thanks Jim!
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