Bags & Hard Cases

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Bags & Hard Cases

Postby NN228333UL » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:52 pm

Hello - brand new to MF with a 645 and Aptus II 5.

I've got everything stored in a TT Street Walker bag - but it's a bit big for body/back/210/120/80 and 45.

Can anyone recommend a bag (shoulder or backpack) for kit like this? Also - I'm thinking that a hard case (ala Pelican) for storage makes sense - if anyone could recommend a model that would be very helpful.

Thank You -

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Re: Bags & Hard Cases

Postby Kagetsu » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:32 pm

Hi Jeff, I can't say too much on the backpack, I've not found any that's particularly good for the MF systems... they're just too big a camera in the wrong dimensions to fit most mainstream back packs.
Though I've had success with the Crumpler 4 and 5 million dollar home bags... they're shoulder sling bags though. As far as pelican goes, I use the 1510 with rolling function. It fits in overhead compartments on aircraft and pelican stuff really is ahead of the market in quality.
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Re: Bags & Hard Cases

Postby NN228333UL » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:00 pm

Thank you. I concur - I'm finding that backpacks are challenging except when moving far or fast.

I appreciate the Crumpler reference as well as the Pelican - the wheels sound good.
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Re: Bags & Hard Cases

Postby Jeff12 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:44 pm

The Think tank Airport Airstream is a great solution for a full DF system it is compact has wheels and will fit under any airline seat and in most overhead bins.
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Re: Bags & Hard Cases

Postby Gareth » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:25 am

Pelican 1510 or its slightly bigger 1560 brother all the way.

Nothing comes close to the bump and knock or water protection a Peli provides for expensive equipment. I've cringed a few times when my Crumpler/Billingham bags fell off my shoulder while carrying too much stuff, praying my gear was all fine inside. Never had kit damaged in either but was always a great worry and one I no longer have since going fully Pelican. They are not the most comfortable case's to carry a long way due to their various protrusions but this is where the 1510 and 1560's wheels and pull handle came into their own.

Three 1510's stacked on top of each other make a great notebook table or seat to rest weary photographers legs! :lol:
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