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post #61 of 196
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
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.
post #62 of 196
Don't know if it's stylish or not but there is this guy on Leicatime that does custom cases for cameras. Most of his are form fitting but he does have some like those below and says they are customizable.
post #63 of 196
That looks pretty good.
post #64 of 196
So many photography experts in here, any chance we could see a link to your portfolios?
post #65 of 196
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Originally Posted by visionology View Post
Don't know if it's stylish or not but there is this guy on Leicatime that does custom cases for cameras.

Most of his are form fitting but he does have some like those below and says they are customizable.

That's Luigi. He and his products are very highly regarded.
post #66 of 196
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Originally Posted by celery View Post
So many photography experts in here, any chance we could see a link to your portfolios?
I am no expert. But I do take pictures for fun. My portfolio page is linked in my profile, and always has been. http://sinsecticide.tripod.com/portfolio/
post #67 of 196
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Originally Posted by JetBlast View Post


This could be made stylish if I could get LK to make me a leopard-skin cover for it.

There are sites where you can have custom leather coverings done for your classic camera, among them assortred exotics.
post #68 of 196
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
I am no expert. But I do take pictures for fun. My portfolio page is linked in my profile, and always has been.

http://sinsecticide.tripod.com/portfolio/

Ah, nice. My favourites are Broken, Ginza Canyon, Paranoid Alley, Inside, Gasworks , Emerald City and Seamount.
post #69 of 196
Wow, this thread got really long.
post #70 of 196
Cool.
post #71 of 196
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
There are sites where you can have custom leather coverings done for your classic camera, among them assortred exotics.

Links? I want to get my MP recovered in black bridle leather because the stock covering is a joke.
post #72 of 196
Slim, I won't always carry all that gear together, but there are times when I will carry most of it. Ignoring the 7lbs. 90-250 or 300mm f/2.8, which I will only carry when i want to shoot wildlife, I can often see myself carrying the 7-14, the 12-60, the 50-200, and and the fl-50r flash. Other days I can see myself carrying the 7-14, 12-60, 50mm f2 and flash. Some days just the 50mm and the camera.

I'm not a pro, but I'm learning and enjoy it. I have a retarded schedule right now so I don't get out nearly enough to take pictures, but when I do get the chance, I like to try and take the best pictures possible. When I was in peru last year I felt a little let down by the equipment I had (only had kit lenses). Rainforest conditions really do require good gear (lighting is bad and everything is far away). Anyway, I've made big upgrades this year, and can't wait to get out more.I have a pbase account but I haven't gotten around to uploading stuff.
post #73 of 196
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
Links? I want to get my MP recovered in black bridle leather because the stock covering is a joke.

I don't know about bridle leather, but here is the main site:

http://www.cameraleather.com/
post #74 of 196
Does anyone here own a Billingham Hadley? I'm looking into getting one, but i wonder wether it will be a good fit for my D80. I like that it looks like anything but a cambag.
post #75 of 196
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
I don't know about bridle leather, but here is the main site:

http://www.cameraleather.com/

I'd go for the black kid leather. There's a place locally that does custom camera covering (no surprise in Tokyo), but they don't list their prices or leather types on the web.
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