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Bigger bag? How to store your stuff

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Hi lads.

Today I had an accident that I'd like to avoid repeating...

I lifted out a lens from my bag, and wanted to support the grip below, sadly it felt wrong, my finger directly touched the glass, oups....

My gear that I 'care about'

Tamron 15-30 F2.8

Tamron 24-70 F2.8

Nikkor 50mm F1.8G (To be replaced by Sigma ART, soooooon)

Tamron 70-200 F2.8

Nikkor 105mm VR F2.8 Micro

Tamron 150-600 F5-6.3


The 15-30 was the one that had the accident today, and afterwards, I decided to leave my D800E and the mounted lens outside the bag, but, its not really the way I'd like it to be...

What would you do? 


I am considering if I can get some sort of bag/hard case for the 150-600, it is huge, it weight quite a bit - and if I use it, I know in advance, its not exactly 'ouch, this would be good at 200mm+)


Any thoughts? Feeling this is a luxury issue, however, I am certain Im not the first one..



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Ahh...yes...first world problems!  I have  too many lenses so I need a new bag!  :)  I'd say that's a good problem to have!


I have a rolling bag that holds all of my bodies / lenses with the exception of my 200-400.  It has its own case / pack that it came with.  Depending on the plans / travel, etc. it stays with us, but isn't necessarily brought out on a daily basis.  On the reverse when I know I'm going to use it, It is on the monopod and a D4 attached to it ready for shooting before I get there.  In fact, that is true with other gear as well.  When I'm shooting indoor sports, I'll typically take one body with the 24-70 and the other with the 70-200.  In those cases I will definitely carry extra batteries / cards but I frequently won't carry my bag.  But I don't have as many lenses as you do...I hope to have that problem some day!


I guess I could say that in my "case" I really don't normally have the need to work out of my bag.  When I'm shooting sports, I may bring and use all of my gear, but I know what I'm going to be shooting and have already planned based on location as to whether or not the 200-400 is coming along.  At most I might make one lens change (or pull out a flash) during some of the more unique events.  Other than that, no real issue.




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I use an older style Crumpler Karachi Outpost Large or Kata BUG-255 UL backpack to carry my Tamron 150-600 on a camera body plus monopod.  They are also big enough to hold a Sigma 135-300/2.8 with a camera body.


Unfortunately both backpacks are out of production now.




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How I envy you young whipper snappers and your ability to schlep bags with those big lenses around all day. Nowadays, I leave far more stuff at home than I take. :rolleyes: