my 4x5 ( speed ) goes in the fiber box (graflex)
my series d slr goes in my tenba bag
rail camera or 5x7 go in a tenba car case.
i just lug stuff around to a place not far from my car ...
and don't do hiking or fun stuff like that ...
but if i did ...
it is run by an appugger ( and sponser!! ) and they make great backpacks!
i have bought things from bruce, the owner/appugger before
he is a great person, and his products are well worth looking into.
@ lilmsmaggie: why do you think I bought myself a Shen Hao ?
Actualy all cases are diferent, I have most of my lenses mounted on Linhof Technika plates (nice and small), so that one is rather shallow.
Before I leave the house I check every thing the day before, including the shutters.
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I've never travelled with my 4X5 but - have an old large LC1 army backpack with lots of pockets for storage. It has the frame, belt and lumbar supports. Veru comfortable all things considered.
For 4x5, everything but the tripod is in a Lowepro backpack. The tripod is usually on my shoulder.
3-wheeled jogging stroller. Camera in one case. Lenses in another case. Film holders in a shoulder bag. Tripod attached to stroller with two bungee cords.
My 5x4 goes in a backpack and travels many miles that way but when I'm actually shooting it stays on my tripod over my shoulder as I move about, unless I'm working hand-held.
The 10x8 camera gets carried by hand but all the ancillaries go in a backpack, if I can take an assistant all the better :D
Identical to the description by Laurent, my 4x5, folded and strapped for security, is stowed in a LowePro Trekker AW in the space usually reserved for my second 35mm body and 2 lenses for same (can't take everything as it will be too much weight). The tripod is slung over shoulder and doubles as a walking staff when traversing rainforest terrain (very slippery) or when crossing rivers.
Pelican cases for sure. They're more than worth their weight in camera gear. Either in the canoe, in my bike trailer, or by hand, with a shoulder strap for the tripod.
Such an inventive and resourceful group -- Way Cool!
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
--Thomas Alva Edison
Film holders and lenses in a bag - 8x10 Sinar P with tripod still attached over the shoulder with bellows taped up against GG... Bit of foam to make it comfortable, once its balanced correctly I have 1.5 arms and 2 hands left free for emphatic gesticulation with the wildlife
If its raining I dont go