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Lowepro Stealth Reporter or a Nova?


Emmog 10 38 1 England
8 Apr 2009 9:02AM
Hi all,
I am looking to sell my little rucksack and am planning on buying a shoulder bag. I have got a Nikon D1x, Sigma 18-50mm, Tamron 70-300mm, Nikon Speedlight SB-600 and a Sigma 170-500mm. The Sigma 170-500mm lens would probably have to be able to fit if I were using the camera on a nature reserve.

I have been looking at the Lowepro Nova 190 and Nova 200 and also the Loweepro Stealth Reporter D300. I am not entirely sure whether all of the stuff would fit in to any of these bags though. Obviously I could make aceptions to leaving a lens or flash at home one day but I would really like to be able to hold it all. Also I have been looking for a cheap lowepro bag but these aren't really cheap. The bag would have to be lightweight and strong, that's the few problems that are facing me!

Thanks
Matt

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steve_p 14 1.2k England
8 Apr 2009 6:03PM
Matt,
I dont really think you will get all that stuff into a shoulder bag.
If you did i think you will end walking lopsided!!
The Bigma is the one which will be the problem as you saySmile
riprap007 15 1.6k 37 England
8 Apr 2009 6:06PM
hire a porter...

I managed to get a Billington style camera bag (but a jessops one) from a bootsale last Sunday, 2.00 which is big enough for two bodies the speedlight, the 18-50 and the 70-300.

So well worth looking SH. The bag is perfect, just dusty so needed a clean
Emmog 10 38 1 England
8 Apr 2009 6:48PM
Hi there,
Thanks for the responses. I think that I may have to either leave the Bigma at home when it is unlikely that i will need it or shed weight when i do need it. Should I keep looking at the Nova and the Stealth Reporter?
Thanks
Matt
steve_p 14 1.2k England
8 Apr 2009 7:31PM
The Novas you mention would be big enough, The stealth reporters are more money come with such things as removable interior padding and memory card pouches.
I should pop down to your nearest camera shop and have a look.
Personally I would not be tempted by the Slingshot series as they look pretty capacious but when filled are an awkward burden on one shoulder!
Steve
Emmog 10 38 1 England
8 Apr 2009 8:03PM
Hi Steve,
I had a freind who had one and said that it was heavy and uncomfortable and although I might have a look it's unlikely that I would buy one.
Thanks anyway. I will go down to a camera shop soon.
Matt


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