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    Shoulder bag that doesnīt look like it

    Hi guys,

    Iīm looking for a shoulder bag with the following specs:

    - It MUST look like an everyday bag instead of a camera bag
    - It should fit a DSLR with lens attached and at least one more lens
    - It should be water proof or at least it should come with a rain cover
    - It should have lots of compartments for batteries, sd cards, cables, papers, cellphone, misc accessories (if it has a place for a tablet it wonīt hurt).
    - I donīt want a super thick shoulder bag
    - Iīm not a fan of velcro

    I was really looking into the Compuday photo 150 but even though itīs almost perfect it lacks a key spec...itīs not water proof...living in a tropical country I cannot afford to be caught by a tropical rain storm with a bag like this. Itīs a shame because I really liked this bag.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Shoulder bag that doesnīt look like it

    Domke J803, even has an extra covered slot for a tablet
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    That looks very cool, Jack. I will look into some reviews!
    Does anyone have any experience with the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 5.

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    Re: Shoulder bag that doesnīt look like it

    Here's a photo of my J803 from back when I shot the M. Now that I shoot with Nikons, I can get one D800 with 24-120 zoom in one side compartment and a second body with 17-35 in the other, with a single 50 or 14 tucked away down in the middle compartment. Or I can get a body by itself in the second end compartment and two lenses stacked on top of each other in the middle compartment. The slot I have labeled with filters is where the tablet will fit; front pockets are divided and will hold batteries, cards, cleaning stuff, filters, etc. Has a rear slip compartment for airline tickets or guidebook. The bag is just deep enough to fit a 70-200 zoom in one of the compartments if it's not attached to a body.

    I have since tried 3 different TT shoulder bags, a retrospective 7, 10 and Urban Disguise --- all were great and very flexible, but end of day were simply not as versatile as the J803. I still use the J803 for travel, and swap to a Domke J1 when I need to schlep a fuller assortment of gear on my shoulder. I do use a TT airport Ultralight (no longer made) as my favorite backpack bag.

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