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  • #1155
    3Horn
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    Well, I finally did it last night.

    Five months after originally posting the thread, and reading countless reviews of various backpacks, I followed Schnee’s advice and picked up a Kada R-103. The Kata was a bit pricey, at $185, but not much more so than the stuff that Lowepro & Tamrac offer.

    Actually, he suggested the -102, but I also needed to be able to carry my laptop, and the -103 is the same as the 102 with the addition of a pocket on the back that Kata claims will hold a 17″ MacBook. Honestly though, my 15″ is a little snug, so the 17″ would probably be pushing it.

    The bag looks pretty much indestructible, and hold everything that I used to carry in my camera bag and my laptop bag:

    Nikon D-50 w/ 18-55 (probably 80& of my shooting)
    Nikkor 70-300
    Nikkor 50 1.8
    SB-600 (I couldn’t justify the extra $150 for the SB-800)
    MacBook Pro 15″
    3 2.5″ HDDs
    Nikon charger
    MacBook charger
    Creative Zen Vision:M
    iPod Nano
    Ear buds
    lots of cables.
    Various color ABBCs

    I still have roughly half of the space that surrounds the camera available for other stuff as needed, and hopefully more glass before too long.

    So, thanks Schnee, now I can get out and shoot more without feeling like my arms are going to follow off or my shoulders are going to collapse.

    #14159
    schnee
    Participant

    Cool dude. Kata makes some pretty interesting stuff. Did you see all their body armor?

    #14160
    3Horn
    Participant

    Heh, yeah, should I ever become a war journalist, I can match my body armor to my camera bag.

    That was another reason I picked the Kata bag, if they can make body armor, they probably know a little about making durable items with good stitching.

    #14161
    staplermofo
    Participant

    Damn, body armor…
    I knew I should have kept quiet about the mugging.

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