I'm looking for a camera case for the D7000+18-140 VR lens. Camear plus lens Dimensions should be similar to D7000+18-105. Additionally the bag would carry the Sb-400 flash. It's to be a compact bag used for light hiking, walkabout photography usage for extended periods (7-8 hours or so).
I already have a larger lowepro bag (AW 202) that I can store other things (additional lens , battery charger, etc) in. The only reason to look for an additional bag is to keep things compact. Something that fits the camera + lens + flash is sufficient.
I have actually had d800+24-70 and 85mm and 35mm in there and a sb-800 flash plus extras (batteries, sd cards, remote, gum, breathmints, nd filter etc..)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/zinc-messenger-digital-slr-camera-bag/1150656.p;jsessionid=4DF880FD2805E9F85F98F602642A2214.bbolsp-app04-184?id=1218226127848&skuId=1150656&st=messenger bag camera&cp=1&lp=2
@ spraynpray - the toploader series is available in India (online only though), so I'd have the added advantage of trial and return in case the bag doesn't work out.
I was more tempted by the crumpler as it's not available in India and the padding seems to be very nice (read a few reviews on dpreview). If you have any thoughts on that one that'd be nice to hear.
The lowerpro passport sling has been very popular with the bunch of photographer i walk around with.. I may get one soon myself..
However, I am very tempted by this nameless brandless bag various ebay people are selling at different prices .. .. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/WATERPROOF-DIGITAL-DSLR-CAMERA-SHOULDER-SLING-GADGET-BAG-Neoprene-LENS-POUCH-/281106978790?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item41734817e6
Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.
I finally bought the lowepro inverse 100AW camera beltpack and found it to be the perfect walkaround bag for my gear.
At present, it holds a D7000 body, attached is the 18-140 mm VR lens, on the side are a hoya CPL filter, sb-400 flashlight and there's space. I have a bad back but this bag has worked very well indeed. Recommended in case anyone's looking for something of this size and keeping hands free. I've rode a bike day long with the bag attached and its a very versatile piece.