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    11x14 case/bags

    The 11x14 will be finished soon and I was thinking if I want to take it out into the field how am I going to get it there. I mean I need a bag or a case for it and the holders and lenses. It is about 20" x 17 1/2" x 5". Can the 11x14 shooters in the audience give me some advice? Thanks.

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    I was hoping to get a Strebor case, but they've stopped making camera cases, I gather. So meanwhile, on the odd occasion that I take the big camera out in the city, I put it on a luggage cart with my holders in a tote bag and lenses in another small shoulder bag and tripod on a strap over the other shoulder. My camera is about 18" square, and maybe 5" thick like yours.

    At the moment I'm looking at one of the larger Calumet Waterproof cases (like Pelican). I think the second biggest one will fit, but these are quite heavy--about 30 lbs. for the case alone!

    I think the Tenba Air Case for a Mac G5 tower would be perfect, but they are over $600, which is more than I want to spend on a case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    I was hoping to get a Strebor case, but they've stopped making camera cases, I gather. So meanwhile, on the odd occasion that I take the big camera out in the city, I put it on a luggage cart with my holders in a tote bag and lenses in another small shoulder bag and tripod on a strap over the other shoulder. My camera is about 18" square, and maybe 5" thick like yours.

    At the moment I'm looking at one of the larger Calumet Waterproof cases (like Pelican). I think the second biggest one will fit, but these are quite heavy--about 30 lbs. for the case alone!

    I think the Tenba Air Case for a Mac G5 tower would be perfect, but they are over $600, which is more than I want to spend on a case.
    David, I was looking on e-bay today and Columbus Camera Group has what looks like a light case that is something like 24x19x11. It is listed as a hard plastic and they have it for a buy it now of $75.00. If I wasn't so cash poor right now I might just pick one up to try it.They have three of them.

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    Thanks for the tip. I think I'd want something a little bigger than 18" (presuming that's the inside dimension) on the short end to pad that side, and after shipping and the cost of replacement foam, it's not going to be much less expensive than the Calumet case, which also has wheels. This is the one I'm looking at--

    http://www.calumetphoto.com/item/RM2465/
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    David, thanks for the link. I think that case is a better way to go. the 30lbs. is a bit much but it can be rolled. Now What am I going to do for a backpack? LOL!

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    I haven't begun to think about backpacking this camera. A wheeled case works in the city. I suppose away from the city, I'd probably leave the case in the car and carry the camera by the handle with my filmholders in a tote bag and the tripod on a shoulder strap the way I do now. The camera itself is only 15 lbs, and if I want to go really light, I can carry my Busch Vademecum set, instead of my larger lenses.
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    David, the backpack is the question. I need a good case but I like to hike with my cameras. I found a pack for the 8x20 and it is actually lighter than my 8x10 pack. The problem with the 11x14's is the width of these things. My camera is going to come in around 12 lbs. and with three holders and the tripod which has its own case it is certainly doable with the right pack or as you say with the handle. It would be nice to have a Busch set. I have to test my TRT. It has a 14", 21, 28 component set. May work. I got an additional rear component from Jim Galli that works nice. I'm going to try it on the 11x14 and see what kind of coverage I get. I'll let you know if I find something that works.

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    You might try the board and strap system used for packing French Easels. This would at least provide a means to carry the camera and perhaps a shoulder bag could handle the film holders.

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    Joe, that was the other thought I had. I know there have been some posts about using this type of system. I'll let you know what I find. Going to try to finish the 11x14 this weekend.

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    Hi Jim,

    I use a freezer bag from Sam's club for my holders. The bag is made for transporting frozen/refrigerated items from the store to home. It is slightly padded and will hold 6 holders. It has fairly long straps, so I can slip it over my shoulder for a short carry. I use it mainly to protect the holders from dust and moisture in my car.

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