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p.1 #1 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


Recently I bought a Nikon 200-400mm and I am looking for an appropriate camera/lens bag to move the lens around with a camera attached. I have considered some LowePro models but I am not convinced yet. I do have a LowePro Lens Trekker 600 AW II that I got to carry a heavy 400mm lens and my experience with that pretty bulky bag has not been the best. While it protects the lens well, it is too heavy and difficult to manage. I would like a bag with enough protection but more flexible and less bulky (I am talking of the Trekker 600 AW) and not too heavy. Anyway, I would appreciate any suggestions specially from people who use this lens and have first hand experience. Thanks in advance.


Feb 06, 2010 at 12:35 AM
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p.1 #2 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


the kinesis L511, read this http://www.kgear.com/l/
I have the lens and have also an older bag, called the Outpack, made in Korea that I bought a long time ago and can not find it anymore. It would hold the lens and the body. Other option may be the Think Tank Glass Taxi, I just got one for my Canon 300mm f2.8 and MK2 body attached with lens hood reversed.
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=519447&page=3



Feb 06, 2010 at 01:07 AM
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p.1 #3 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


Will this work?


Feb 06, 2010 at 01:32 AM
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p.1 #4 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


jasoncallen wrote:
Will this work?


Great Joke! But it would not be strong enough to hold the lens.


Edited on Feb 06, 2010 at 02:18 AM · View previous versions



Feb 06, 2010 at 02:13 AM
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p.1 #5 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


santila wrote:
the kinesis L511, read this http://www.kgear.com/l/
I have the lens and have also an older bag, called the Outpack, made in Korea that I bought a long time ago and can not find it anymore. It would hold the lens and the body. Other option may be the Think Tank Glass Taxi, I just got one for my Canon 300mm f2.8 and MK2 body attached with lens hood reversed.
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=519447&page=3


I went to the site and read a little about the Kinesis L511. I would like to see the bag before ordering it. I am planning to visit Adorama and B & H here in NY, to see if they have that bag.
Thanks a lot!



Feb 06, 2010 at 02:14 AM
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p.1 #6 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


I think this one will fit it as well.
I know 400mm f2.8 will fit there so this should have no problems


Lowe Pro 600AW



Feb 06, 2010 at 02:19 AM
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p.1 #7 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


Hi Fpimentel. Why dont you check the Pro Trekker series of back packs. I am a canon user so dont have any practical experience with 200-400 lens. I am sure Protrekker 400 will meet ure needs. also it has very good design so carrying heavy weight is not always that much painfull.


Feb 06, 2010 at 02:36 AM
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p.1 #8 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


I use the Kinesis L511 w/harness to haul my 200-400VR and 500VR around (one at at time of course). This bag will take either lens with a D300+Grip or pro body, but not much else. (There are some attachment options but the bag is really meant to carry the one lens.

The L511 is a dedicated, but highly effective solution. What I like most about it is that it's narrow and I can use it in conjunction with a full Lowepro modular harness setup - you just can't do what with most other backback solutions as the bags are too big.




Feb 06, 2010 at 02:54 AM
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p.1 #9 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


Kinesis L511 or L521 will do the trick nicely and they are top of the line bags.


Feb 06, 2010 at 03:31 AM
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p.1 #10 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


I had the Kinesis L511 and carried the 400/2.8 with body attached.It is a big bag also but not as bulky as the Lowepro Lens Trekker.I sold the Kinesis and bought a TT Glass Taxi. The Glass Taxi will carry either 400/2.8 or 200-400 but not with a body attached.


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p.1 #11 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


Gary Irwin wrote:
I use the Kinesis L511 w/harness to haul my 200-400VR and 500VR around (one at at time of course). This bag will take either lens with a D300+Grip or pro body, but not much else. (There are some attachment options but the bag is really meant to carry the one lens.

The L511 is a dedicated, but highly effective solution. What I like most about it is that it's narrow and I can use it in conjunction with a full Lowepro modular harness setup - you just can't do what with most other backback solutions as the bags are too
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What I like about this bag, the Kinesis L511 (according to the info posted at the vendor website) is that it is not too bulky like other bags for long lenses. If I can have the lens with a D300 attached to it, it would be a great solution.



Feb 06, 2010 at 04:37 AM
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p.1 #12 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


I have had a LOT of bags, but i think this is the last big one i will ever need . I am amazed at what it can carry and the whole lay out of this fine piece of kit and it was made by a really great FM member too

www.guragear.com


J



Feb 06, 2010 at 04:43 AM
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p.1 #13 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


Tenba LL-400 was my choice when I had the zoom. D3 mounted with room for TC's/BushHawk/batts etc.


Feb 06, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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p.1 #14 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


My favorite is the Lowepro vertex 300AW
http://www.techniphoto.com/wiki/index.php?title=Vertex_300_AW

Guy



Feb 06, 2010 at 02:46 PM
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p.1 #15 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


gugs wrote:
My favorite is the Lowepro vertex 300AW
http://www.techniphoto.com/wiki/index.php?title=Vertex_300_AW

Guy


That is one heavy package, then add your heavy duty tripod; jeeze most of us couldn't hike very far with that

If you're going to carry heavy duty iron in addition to the 200/400; I would consider the weight of the bag as well

I got a Tamrack expo 8 (heavy) when I had mine. I liked the many pockets in the picture, then they drove me nuts. When gearing down for a different shoot, I would forget things (cards, batteries) because I didn't look in every pocket. Then it didn't fit in an overhead plane rack and I don't like to put cam gear in the "hole".

It became my base bag. Put in the car & take gear out for smaller bag hike outs, until I couldn't put up with the pockets

Rags









Feb 06, 2010 at 05:29 PM
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p.1 #16 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


You're supposed to keep 'em in a bag

Seriously, I use a soft-sided pelican case for mine and it works great. In fact, It can fit two long lens - I can get any two of these in there - 200-400 / 300 2.8 / 500 f4.



Feb 06, 2010 at 06:34 PM
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p.1 #17 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


There's a Think Tank one, I think its the Streetwalker Pro, don't have the Catalog handy that takes that lens with body attached


Feb 06, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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p.1 #18 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


I just carry mine in the soft case that comes with the lens. If you remove the front element cover, you can carry it attached to a D300 body with the top closed, a bigger body with the strap opened to it's full length. If it's raining or otherwise obnoxious, I put a nylon stuff sack over the bag.

You can carry a smallish tripod attached to the bag.



Feb 07, 2010 at 12:49 AM
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p.1 #19 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


This bag, the LowePro Computrekker AW is fantastic. It is just long enough for the lens, and yet has room for the D700plus BG, the D300 plus BG, a 28-105, teleconveter, flash and the usual odds and ends and room to spare for other stuff. The outer compartment has lots of room for more accessories and the laptop sleeve is a bonus. I have , quite literally a closet full of vests and bags from gear choices over the years, and this backpack with the 200-400 is perfect.


Feb 07, 2010 at 02:02 AM
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p.1 #20 · Good Bag for Nikon 200-400mm


What about the Nikon CL-L2? That's the one supplied with the lens and this is what Nikon says about it:

"The Semi-Soft Case CL-L2 is designed for the larger Nikon telephoto lenses, e.g. AF-S 400 f/2.8 II, AF-S 600 f/4, AF-I 400 f/2.8. The AF-S/AF-I 400 can be stored in this case when attached to a camera body (including the digital SLR D1 and F5)."

Hope this helps,

Dave



Feb 07, 2010 at 02:07 AM
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