Originally Posted by GQgeek
Right now i'm still ok with my lowepro slingshot 100 to carry the E-3, 12-60mm 2.8-3.5, 40-150 kit lens, fl-50r and batteries for camera and flash. I find that the bag is heavy since I upgraded to the e-3 and 12-60. However, in the near future (already have some of this stuff ordered), the bag will additionally contain: the 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5, 50mm f2, 7-14mm f/4, and EC-14. That's about 10-11 lbs. Walking around with 10 lbs unevenly distributed all day would be uncomfortable for me. And before I go on my safari trip, I'll be adding either the 90-250 f/2.8 or the 300mm f/2.8, which each weigh just over 7 lbs. So potentially, in a couple years, my kit could easily weigh 15lbs on a given day. In the near term it will be 10 or 11lbs. I won't speak for roikins, but pros often carry two bodies so they don't have to worry about lens changes if they need something longer or shorter in a hurry, so I can easily see where he'd get his weight from.
So you will be carrying six lenses, a flash, batteries, and at least one pro-level body everywhere you go? I dunno, maybe you just take shit way more seriously than most people - but that seems like...excessive.
At that level, I'm sure that looking stylish is not something you'd be concerned with. You do have to realize though, that many people who actually walk around taking photos do so with way less gear. (including the OP from what I gathered from his post) I mean, I've seen National Geographic photographers who travel lighter than you. A decent shoulder bag, worn to the back, with a good strap/pad should
be able to comfortably manage two bodies, two lenses, and peripherals just fine. I kind of doubt that anyone who was carrying one or two $1700 pro camera body and six lenses around would ask whether or not it was possible to appear "stylish" while doing so. Thats like someone asking whether or not its possible to find a stylish vehicle, and you telling him no because you assume he means a semi-truck. Maybe I was just reading too much into this, but I think that one can reasonably assume that the OP will be carrying a standard SLR body camera and at MOST 2 lenses and some sundries around. Tell me if I'm wrong here, but four or five pounds is a reasonable assumption.