Post # 1
Fiance is a semi-pro photographer. He loves it and is quite good at it. He has a Canon EOS Rebel T2i camera, one long lens, and one medium lens (I am fairly camera illterate so no idea what they actually are). He has a big giant backpack with a camera case in the bottom but for generally using and taking pictures places, he really wants a smaller case, something to carry his camera body in, oh he does have one of those…extender battery/ camera button things. Like that screw on the bottom to make it so you don’t have to push the button sideways… again, I rock my point and shoot so this is all forgien to me. Anyway. A bag for the body, battery extender thingy, and his lens, plus obviously extra batteries and memory.
I want to get him a bag as a wedding present, and also possibly one of those super easy to carry/store monopods or a tripod that would be easy to travel with. So, anyone who knows more than “hit the button, take the picture” have suggestions on good, but not uber exspensive gear? Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Shameless bump since this was the middle of the night for most people. Anyone?
Post # 4
I have this camera bag http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/522808-REG/Tamrac_353707_3537_Express_7_Camera.html. I like it alot. It is great for getting equiptment out quickly and easily (and doesn’t look too much like a camera bag!)
I believe you can get extensions for carrying other equipement such as monopods.
I would say you could probably get away with a smaller bag…. but those battery extenders take up a lot of room… and it never hurts to have a larger bag as the equipement can always grow…
This brand also has slings which are nice for grabbing your equipement easily http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/488194-REG/Tamrac_576801_5768_Velocity_8x_Sling.html
Post # 5
I don’t know where expensive hits for you, but I really love my Lowepro SlingShot bag. It is comfortable and carries everything I need.
If you’re looking for something a little less expensive, here is another Lowepro bag (I’m just really happy with their product, so I highly recommend them).
If you are debating between a monopod and a tripod, I would definitely suggest the tripod. With a monopod he would still have to hold on to something. With the tripod, he can take pictures of the two of you, even when no one is around to help out :).
Post # 6
@auggiefrog: Does that first bag you posted have room for the battery extender attached to the camera still? That is the issue, he pretty much always uses it with it so having to take it off for putting in the bag.
@smiley3: Good point on the tripod! And I saw those lowpro bags when I was looking online but had never heard of them so good to know they are good bags!