Photographers Pack

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by HARPERC, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    My son is into photography. Is there a backpack out there geared toward the picture and film buffs?
     
  2. dgarrett

    dgarrett Well-Known Member

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    There are lots of them. Do an E-Bay search for "Camera Backpack". They run from $50 up. I use my small hunting pack most the time. dgarrett
     

  3. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I've kind of done that. Phrasing the question differently. I'm looking at packs that someone taking pictures professionally in the backcountry might use. A day pack won't work. What will protect the equipment, and carry your tent, bag, etc. The Contrejour 40 is one that looks like its good for the cameras, but it doesn't look like it would carry much else.
     
  4. dgarrett

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    You might look at a smallest sized hard case that fits your camera that you could strap to your regular pack. I don't know how much camera gear you are talking about???? But it really needs to be where you can lay your hands on it all the time. Many great pics are lost trying to get camera out. I have never found the perfect way to backpack my camera gear. It is either in my hand or around my neck or I figure I might as well not take it. A hard case is the best safest way to transport you camera gear....dgarrett
     
  5. HARPERC

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    Im not sure how much equipment he's got, but it does seem to multiply. LOL. It fills a reasonably good size duffle bag. I did see a nice looking shoulder harness for keeping one handy. Thanks.
     
  6. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    Years ago I used several packs by LowePro that were specifically designed for photography use. They had lots of compartments, padding and straps to secure the gear. There is a nearly new one in my closet I would consider selling. "Nearly new" as in used in the field once before I put the cameras down. If you would like, I'll get it out and take a few pics tonight and PM or post.

    Pete
     
  7. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely thank you.
     
  8. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    Harperc, Here's one of several packs I've used. This one is probably 15 years old and has only been out on one trip in the Adirondacks back in the 90's. The rest of the time it's been a closet decoration.

    It is a LowePro (model # unknown) that was quite comfortable when fully loaded considering the weight. I used to carry 2 camera body's (Nikon F3's), 3 to 7 lenses from 20mm to 300mm, plus a collection of filters, flash gear, reflectors, macro ext. tubes, motor drive and other stuff. I would then strap several pouches and cases with bigger lenses and tripods plus camping gear to the outside. The up-side to having all this gear was that it was available to use in the boonie's and not back on the table at home. The down-side to having all that gear was that one must carry it.

    There are a couple more divider panels not in the pictures and there is a rain fly attached and tucked into a pocket on the bottom. There are no rips, tears or abrasions in any of the fabric that I could see this morning.

    PM me and we'll work something out if you're interested.

    Pete
     

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