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    Hasselblad storage/carrying case

    Any sugestions on what seems to work well for carrying a Hasselblad kit (2 bodies/back and 60, 80 & 150 mm lenses). Bill Barber

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    For travel, I keep my Hasselblad equipment in a couple of beater Halliburton cases. When I go out for a shoot, I take what I need in a Lowepro backpack. Although mine (model number unknown) was, I believe, designed to be used to carry a 35mm/DSLR system, it works well for carrying my Blads. I just move and adjust the padded inserts to conform to whatever I happen to be carrying. The pack - when used for 35mm excursions - is large enough to carry both 300mm F2.8 and 400mm F3.5 Nikkor telephotos as well as a host of shorter lenses, so it definitely has carrying capacity. I would suggest taking a look at Lowepro's (as well as those offered by other manufacturers) offerings; having used one for several years, I have found the backpack setup to be far easier on the shoulder(s) and posture than a shoulder bag.

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    I carry the same kit of lenses, 1 body, usually a spare back and misc. other stuff in a Domke F2 bag, which works pretty well. It has enough space to take a second body, though it would be a bit of a squeeze if it had a prism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsurit View Post
    Any sugestions on what seems to work well for carrying a Hasselblad kit (2 bodies/back and 60, 80 & 150 mm lenses). Bill Barber
    Bill I don't have the same system but i do have a large Blad system and I store five backs,one regluar body, one motorized body two polaroid backs, extension tube set, five lenses, hoods , filters, accessories and other components in a F64 rolling case which works extremely well. I use a Domke Original bag for a on the go smaller kit. I use a second Domke smaller bag for additional gear if I need to take along additional stuff. I might add that the Domke postal shoulder pad is very advantageous for helping offset the Blad weight. If I decide to use a back pack I use a standard North Face backpack with good shoulder straps and sternum strap. I load the gear wrapped with equipment wraps and place a section of dense foam in the bottom of the pack.

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    I also use a Halliburton case for storage/travel. My system consists of a 503CW, 50,60,80, and 150 lenses, 3 backs, a PM45 prism, filters, etc. For a minimal setup for walking around I use a Lowepro Pro Toploader 70 which accommodates body with any lens and prism, plus meter and film. For additional backs I have belt mag. cases. I prefer messenger style bags for when I need to carry more gear. I have several sizes, but usually use the small one which will hold body and 3 lenses, etc. Tenba, Lowepro, and Think Tank all make great messenger bags. Hope this helps.

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    Agree with hassyfan in regards to Thinktank bags. I bought a Thinktank that is carry on size for European flights and can put a 500mm, 50, 80, 120, 150 and 2 bodies,w/ eye level finders, two meters and fours backs along with film and filters . It comes with TSA locks, etc. and rolls. Can't say enough good things about it.

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    Dr David -- and what does TSA do when they X-ray your bag? I've had to try to explain to them what a lens is, all the while hoping they don't drop the thing ("step back, sir, and don't touch!") They simply cannot comprehend what a Leica IIIa it, much less a SWC, and why I'd want to carry it with me.

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    I have tried several bags and by far the most comfortable to use is the Billingham Hadley (pro). The canvas is soft, the bag offers lots of room and excellent protection.

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    For even more space and full opening feature along with adjustable backpack features check the Tamrac Extreme packs. I went for the #787 several years ago and carry your requirements plus light meter, GPS, filters, 20+ rolls of film, tripod head and a folded up Gortex shell. It fits in the airline overhead compartments.

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    Haven't had trouibel yet. When they view it as I always 'carry on" they open it and seem amazed at all the stuff I am carrying but none have pulled out the 500mm (yet!!!) but TSA seems to grasp medium format as opposed to 35mm as I always had them look through my Nikon gear in the f64 bag. Can't keep them from touching so I don't even try I just stand there and watch and often politely answer questions. Hasselblad is a important word or is too confusing so they don't damage anything. I don't ever carry a Leica as I would be swallowing my tongue.

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