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    Photo/Laptop Backpack Recommendations

    I am looking for a backpack that will hold a 14" laptop along with an adequate arsenal of m4/3 gear (G1 and/or GF1 with 3-4 lenses, and flash). It would be primarily for traveling, so I don't have to carry both a camera bag and a computer case separately. I don't want a bag that is too big.

    I have been looking through the offerings of Tenba, Lowepro, Tamrac, Kata, etc. Ideally, I would prefer a product that is made in the US.

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: Photo/Laptop Backpack Recommendations

    I recommend Crumpler. I don't have one for m43 but I have a full photo one for my DSLR kit. Can take a lot of weight and is very comfortable.

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    Re: Photo/Laptop Backpack Recommendations

    Ron,

    The ThinkTANK bags are the best designed and constructed I've found yet.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Photo/Laptop Backpack Recommendations

    ThinkTank is it .....
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    Re: Photo/Laptop Backpack Recommendations

    Yes, I've heard ThinkTank is the range to look at.

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    Re: Photo/Laptop Backpack Recommendations

    I recently got the ThinkTank shape shifter backpack. The interesting thing about the shape shifter is its expandability and more importantly slim down. You need to have a look at it to see how it works but, I found with my m4/3 gear I could use the backpack in the collapsed position which made it very streamlined and small. Best to have a look at it because it is definiltely made differently and I'm sure some people would not like it.

    http://www.thinktankphoto.com/produc...-backpack.aspx

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    Re: Photo/Laptop Backpack Recommendations

    Ron.....I am a huge fan of my KATA bag.....the DR-467.

    I have had it for three years and it's pretty bulletproof. Fits my 15"MBP...in a nice padded sleeve, has a central compartment for a light jacket and water bottle....the bottom compartment easily holds my E-P2 and lens....plus four other lenses.

    Here is a video (not mine) to show:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlHpDh_VU9M

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    Re: Photo/Laptop Backpack Recommendations

    Burton Bags, for snowboarding have some pretty cool looking backpacks for cameras at very affordable prices. No props for spotting which are the bags with names like 'Aperture Pack' or 'Zoom Pack'.

    https://global.burton.com/mens-bags-...efault,sc.html

    That said this is also a cool low profile backpack you can turn into a camera laptop backpack. http://www.astrogaming.com/products/...cout-Backpack/

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