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Re: camera bag
« Reply #75 on: December 22, 2015, 14:46:52 »
retief - the use/adaptation of the all terrain jogging stroller is brilliant!
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Re: camera bag
« Reply #76 on: December 23, 2015, 14:52:38 »
retief - the use/adaptation of the all terrain jogging stroller is brilliant!

Thank you very much!  I looked at many solutions.  The first one I tried was a collapsible plastic crate bungee-corded to a 2-wheeled fold-up hand-truck with big wheels that I used to use to carry gear to my boat.  Worked fine, but dragging it was a pain. 

Funny the things you hear, though.  I had one couple coming up behind me and I could hear them talking about how nice it was the Grampa was out pushing Grandchild.  Then they got closer and saw what the "Grandchild" was  ;D

It is a simple thing to make, and if you have a thrift store nearby you can generally find one fairly cheap. 
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Re: camera bag
« Reply #77 on: December 23, 2015, 14:56:21 »
Now thats funny hahahaha
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Re: camera bag
« Reply #78 on: December 23, 2015, 15:41:25 »
a wheelbarrow would be perfect then  8)
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Re: camera bag
« Reply #79 on: December 26, 2015, 07:53:43 »
a wheelbarrow would be perfect then  8)

While quite an idea, it would not.  Problem is you have to lift the back to move the darned thing and the front wheel does not steer.  WAY too much work lifting that sucker up, even if you do fix up the "barrow" to hold your stuff.

One of the other ideas I have see is a rolling golf club bag.  Now, if you got the automated ones that are powered and roll along behind you, heck, you may as well just get an ATV!
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Re: camera bag
« Reply #80 on: December 27, 2015, 20:54:45 »
While quite an idea, it would not.  Problem is you have to lift the back to move the darned thing and the front wheel does not steer.  WAY too much work lifting that sucker up, even if you do fix up the "barrow" to hold your stuff.

One of the other ideas I have see is a rolling golf club bag.  Now, if you got the automated ones that are powered and roll along behind you, heck, you may as well just get an ATV!
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Re: camera bag
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2016, 13:02:23 »
Many good advices, views and brands presented here. I've come to the conclusion that I do need a backpack - I'm mostly getting around on bike and hiking.

The idea of buying a regular backpack and some pouches/protection bags is fine. I've looked at the LowePro Rover Pro series that follows that idea and have a dedicated front hatch for getting access to one/two removable camera case(s):

http://store.lowepro.com/rover-pro-45l-aw       

But ... the idea that the backpack must rest on the backside towards the ground when accessing the gear makes me think twice - I frequently find myself hikng in wet and muddy areas. Also, I'm not sure I like the idea that a tripod must be carried on the side of the bag. 

So, currently I'm looking at backpacks from F-Stop gear - here the removable camera bag is accessed via the backside. This also allows me to carry a tripod on the front. It seems like a flexible system with many different camera cases (ICU's), lens bags etc. to choose from. I'm currently considering this model:
http://shop.fstopgear.com/us/product/ajna.html

So .. anyone here on NG have experience with F-Stop bags?

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Re: camera bag
« Reply #82 on: March 12, 2016, 20:40:28 »
Lars, I haven't used the Ajna, but it seem like a well thought of back-pack.
It's nice to have a multi-purpose bag with many different inserts to chose from.
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Re: camera bag
« Reply #83 on: March 12, 2016, 21:15:02 »
Bummer Jakov - I just realised this is not a general bag thread but one you started to ask for advice. Sorry - but thanks for the feedback!
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Re: camera bag
« Reply #84 on: March 12, 2016, 23:10:20 »
Lars, no need to apologise it is a general bag thread.
If you do choose to buy it, let us know your impressions ;)
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Re: camera bag
« Reply #85 on: March 19, 2016, 18:50:58 »

I have other issues, as I much like to photograph, I hate to carry the gear... and I really not like (hate?) the small cameras and so on... so a dilema here...
So I just use bags to transfer gear from home/studio to car, and then from car to the shoot...
Must have on my bags:

  • light, should I say light?
  • whenever possible wheels, I have tailored a small cart to gura bags...

I am much like you in regards to getting gear to car...
I found something you might like IF you are still in need...
These are lightweight, padded and hold lots of gear.

I have the Think Tank Acceleration v.1.
I like the way I can configure it, but was not big enough.
Did not want a larger bag, as this is plenty heavy when filled.
(which is how I keep it all the time)

I found a bag with similar dimensions, the Vanguard 46:

Vanguard Divider Bag 53
Interior    21.125 x 15.75 x 6.875
Exterior    22.0 x 16.8 x 7.9"

Vanguard Divider Bag 46
Interior    17.5 x 12.75 x 6.875
Exterior    18.9 x 13.6 x 7.6"

TT Acceleration
Interior    17.75 x 12.5 x 6.75
Exterior   18.5 H x 13 W x 7 D

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/8880302-REG/vanguard_supreme_divider_bag_46.html 

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