07-19-2015 03:44 PM
For my next trip, I plan to carry one body, three lenses,extender, a charger, and probably a flash.
100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS II
Extender EF 1.4X III
Recommendations on backpack?
07-19-2015 05:01 PM
My only backpack is a giant Lowepro that would be far too cumbersone on a trip, unless you're driving. But I've been pretty happy with my Domke shoulder bag. I think they make backpacks as well, so you might want to look into them.
But my main advice would be to try to see and feel the bag before you buy. Bag preferences can be highly personal and idiosyncratic, and it's often hard to tell exactly what will fit in a given bag, just from reading the specs. I once ordered a bag (I forget the brand) that I thought was just what I wanted and ended up sending it back. More recently, I got a Canon bag as a freebie when I bought my 5D3. I wasn't expecting anything out of it, but it turned out to be my favorite bag for occasions when I carry a single camera. You just can't tell unless you see the bag and try it with your equipment.
Don't forget an instruction manual (unless you're carrying a laptop) and batteries and a charger for the flash. All those things take up space.
07-19-2015 05:07 PM
Thanks! The Canon bag that came with the 5DMkIII is indeed a good one. The telephoto lens I'm taking on this trip and the hiking that we'll be doing have me going for a backpack. I already own a HUGE one, but decided this time to go with a Lowepro Vertex 200. My son has the 300, and I'm hoping the next size down will be good.
07-19-2015 10:51 PM
07-20-2015 10:44 AM
For no more than you are taking the Canon Delux Backpack wll work and is a good buy.
I would challenge your decision and choice to take the 1.4 tele extender? Using it on the 100-400 are you? Its not a big heavy piece but pretty usleless, on that lens, just the same.