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.

Jim