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Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Markok765, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. Markok765

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    Oldest one: Tenba for 35mm (first camera) that has not had the tiniest problem since I bought it (25 years ago)...

    Biggest one: Lowe pro for the Hassie system. Since the weight is much, the handle is a little torn on one side. I try to handle it by its strap.

    Lowe pro for the leica (small one), Lowe pro for the Rollei (it's a rucksack, for travelling), lowe pro for the Linhof.

    Two suitcases for the monorail (one dedicated for the camera, one generic aluminium for the lenses and the rest).

    Haven't got one for the new acquisition (8x10), but I'm looking for one. Any suggestions ?
     
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    I hate bags!! Whichever one I have at the time, I wish I had brought a different one.

    When out walking I prefer to take just my Rolleicord and a few rolls of film in my pocket (and sometimes a lightmeter).


    Steve.
     
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    My three primary bags are a large LowePro Pro Trekker AW (one size down from the Super Trekker...at least back when I bought it, not sure what they even make now...) for the large lenses or the full Mamiya outfit, a LowePro Orion AW for a reduced Mamiya outfit or a travel 35 mm kit, and an Amphipod Airflow CD for the Holga or Widelux (after I modified it a bit...). I have other assorted bags, but those are the ones I use 99% of the time.
     
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    I've 5 different bags but none I'm 100% happy with. I've a jacket with big pockets and I think I prefer that for 35mm and MF.
     
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    "This photo/video bag has an adventurous spirit, a bold attitude and an interior that can be customized."

    Don't you just love ad-writers?! :D

    (BTW, I'm not knocking the bag, just the description!)

    I have a Lowepro Nova 2 for my 3-lens Nikon F80 outfit and a Nova 4 AW for my 3-lens + spotmeter Mamiya TLR outfit plus a Op/Tech tripod strap for the Manfrotto. If I want to take both outfits along... well, I'm currently out of luck!

    I've considered a backpack, but the whole difficulty of taking it off to change lenses, get a filter, etc. means I'd probably put it down and work around it, which (in turn) means in practice I'd probably come back to it and find it gone!

    The Novas will do for the time being, although it would be better if they opened away from the wearer like the TLZs.
     
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    Me too. I never use a bag when walking. I have four different bags. The one I use the most is an old Black's bag of ballistic nylon with padding. It will hold my Pentacon sixtl, Rolleiflex, a 35mm slr, a few lenses and film. It's a good sturdy old bag that can carry a lot and has held up well.
     
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    I have a Billingham 550, I use very rarely it holds both my Mamiya and Canon gear, but it's so heavy when loaded I have difficulty walking in a straight line with it over my shoulder. I use a Billingham 335 I use a lot more that holds all my Canon stuff I find it very easy to "work "out of with it over my shoulder because of the way its designed, . My small bag is a Hama Caddy that holds a SLR body 4 lenses and a meter in a very small space this is my most used bag.
     
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    Whenever I am traveling I use the LowePro Micro Trekker 200. I can fit my Hassey, 3 lenses, light meter and lots of film in that little bag.

    Otherwise I use hard cases with stiff dividers and foam inserts from Optex.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    I use a grey army bag I got for about $7 at an army surplus store. I find it quite convinient and I strongly suspect it has the same effect on the quality of my pictures as a superdupermegarad $150 bag would :wink: Although my main picture takers are my trusty old Zenit EM and Stereo Realist, both being well-built and not too expensive, so extremely good protection probably is not a very big issue.
     
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    I use an army surplus WWII medic's shoulder bag for night and morning photography around town. Very nondescript. Enough room for an SLR,2 lenses in padded cases,and film.
    Lowepro top loader when shooting "events".Room for my Nikon N60 and 28-200 or 70-300mm lens and film.
    Also have 4 cases for storage. Two tamrac bags and 2 no name. Lots of padding and tons of space.

    Mike
     
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    My Nikon F is usually transported in an old Nikon case with room for the body, four prime lenses, a few accessories, and great protection. However, it is much easier to work out of a photographer's vest. Four lenses and accessories for a Leica M4 fit neatly in a tiny Tamroc bag with the camera and one lens around my neck. An ancient fiber case is very light and works well enough for my ancient large format gear.
     
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    For my 35mm gear, I have a Lowepro Nature Trekker and for my MF gear I use a Kelty Redwing 3100 (not a traditional photo backpack) in conjunction with photobackpacker's cases. I can fit my RB67 and its 3 lenses and prism, my Mamiya 645 1000s with 2 lenses and there's lots of room for filters, film and other stuff. The cases from photobackpacker really protects my stuff and is easier to work with than those velcro dividers in most other photo bags.

    I have numerous other little bags for when I want to travel light.
     
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    I bought a cheap aluminium case designed to hold a drill and bits. I pulled the interior out and lined it with foam. It's pretty light and keeps most of my stuff together. I wish I could find a cylindrical container to keep my filters together.
     
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    Get a box of Pringles (don't eat them, they're fatal). Empty it, and there you are !!
     
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    On this Japanese photographer's site (I think) I read about the possibility of carrying photo gear in a Pampers bag (I guess it's the bag mommies use to carry their babies diapers - used or not, I am not sure :smile:. This is ingenious, as there is no way a thief might get interested in a Pampers bag (unless he/she spots you getting the Nikon in or out of it).

    I don't care about camouflage techniques, since I always carry my Colt Python Magum .357 long barrel on my belt and I know how to aim and shoot a running thiefing rascal who tries to get away with my bag (hey, Jason, how 'bout you ??)...
     
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    Lots of equipment...lots of bags.

    Narrowed down to 35mm, the heavier Canon SLR stuff usually gets carted around in a variety of Lowepro bags. The Leica equipment, being lighter and smaller, goes in a Billingham Hadley.

    I have a very old Banana Republic photo vest that I actually prefer to any bag. The only problem with it is trying to remember which pocket holds what.
     
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    Well, I just counted and found I have eight bags, not including lighting gear bags. So the one I use the most for my 35mm outfit is a LowePro Nova 4, though I almost wish I had the slightly larger Nova 5. I tend to like most of the LowePro choices, and just got a CompuTrekker AW for my 4x5 outfit; the back computer slot fits Quickload/Readyload boxes perfectly.

    The smallest and lightest bag I have for really light shooting is an Eagle Creek waist pack. This just holds one 35mm body and two lenses, or a lens and a Speedlight. I sometimes take this with my Nova 4 for use at concerts, since I can have two or three cameras around my neck, and put a few lenses in the waist pack for changing to get different shots. Sounds busy, but it somehow all works together.

    Ciao!

    Gordon
     
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    I have an old large Billingham that gets used mostly for landscape work, but it does make you stand out a bit around town, so I use a leather rucksack bought many years ago in Italy.

    DaveL
     
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    I have a couple of large f64 bags, a Crumpler FuxDeluxe for my 4x5" Tech 5 kit, a knapsack designed for laptop computers that I use for my 8x10" Gowland PocketView, a ScopePak for the birding kit, a Domke for the Super-8 kit, and several Perrin leather cases for other things.

    If you like the classic look of Billingham or Fogg cases, Perrin cases might be for you. They don't have the flexible divider systems of modern bags, but they are beautifully made with California saddle leather and heavy stitching and hold up very well over time. Most people don't know what they are, so you can find them cheaply on eBay. My favorite is one designed for 4x5" press cameras. It holds my Tech V with the grip attached, ready to shoot.
     
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    I have a Tenba backpack that I use for my RB, no idea of the model number but it is pretty huge and no longer made. I use a huge old Lowepro Magnum for 4X5 and I am in the market for something cheap for my 35mm and lenses. There are some Tenba bags on eBay right now that are stupid cheap and I might pick one of them up.
     
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    Lowepro - they make some great bags

    Quite often use this one. Fits everything needed for a 4x5" outing with 3 lenses. It actually does float fully laden. Saved me once when we got caught on an incoming tide and had to swim back, up to our chins in reasonable sized surf. Tipod and bag needed a wash, but everything inside was perfect.

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    My says I have a bag fetish.

    I have a Domke F2, and F1x for carrying two cameras. My F1x is sand color and now a favorite in the summer heat, it doesn't heat up like an oven.

    A Lowepro Photo trekker AWII, for my 4x5.

    Lowepro Micro Trekker r looks like hell but works fine.

    Had Domke F803, wich was unrecoverable and I miss, I plan to replace that one day. A great bag for a rangefinder outfit. And An extrememly large F64 I never carried, The F1x replaced that.

    I have found that the less I carry the happier I am :smile:

    Ive been using a two bag system, I carry my 4x5 in one and rangefinder outfit in the other.
     
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    Stack

    Hi, Carol, I use a pair of filter stack caps, I screw all my filters together (They are all 52mm ) and screw a cap into each end this makes them easy to find and keeps them clean, these are common accessories any photo store should stock.
     
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    Wow thanks George and Ben. Two good ideas to solve my filter storage problem. This is what I love about Apug. Many thanks.