Hi - I have a Canon Rebel t5 that I take on backpacking trips. I had been carrying it in a basic sling bag in addition to my backpack, however I have just bought a long-range lens for it and am now looking into sturdier options for carrying the camera and lenses into the backcountry. I have been looking at more heavy duty sling options, the Lowepro Slingshot seems like a good option, but I'm wondering if you guys have ideas for other possibilities. Quick access isn't a must, and the camera is the only indulgence I really take when packing for these trips, so I'm wondering if a case that could then go into my backpack isn't a bad option. Thanks for the help!
and I wear a fanny pack fronty-style with my telephoto 55-210 stuck inside two can koozies for protection. Inside the fanny pack I carry a microfiber and a nickel to remove the QR mount from the bottom of my camera when I want to use my tri-pod. Inside my backpack I carry a dry bag with an extra battery or two and a silica gel packet in case my camera got a little wet before I put it in the dry bag. I keep my super compact tri-pod in the mesh outiside pocket of my pack. I've just found that most camera bags aren't great back-packing bags, and this system worked really well for me on a 36 mile trip through Yellowstone. Hope this helps!