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    Show your bag

    So, I'm shopping for a bag for my 5x7 kit and am getting annoyed by all the pictures of photo bags with D-SLR and 35mm gear demonstrating what a bag can hold...I'd really like to see how people reconfigure the standard bags to hold their LF kit. I'll show you mine if you show me yours.



    Lowepro Mini Trekker classic
    Ebony RW45
    90mm Angulon, 135mm Symmar-S and 210mm Geronar
    Gossen Luna Pro SBC in the white cardboard box next to the camera.
    filters, spare batteries and a cloth measuring tape in the interior pockets
    notebook, pens, reading glasses (poor man's loupe) and dark cloth in outer pocket.
    Last edited by BradS; 10-Jan-2009 at 17:20.

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    Re: Show your bag

    Here is my 4x5 kit in a Tamrac Expedition 8.

    (I prefer this rucksack to the LowePro Photo Trekker. I find it more versatile and it is more comfortable to carry. The size is approx. the same, but the Tamrac is less expensive.)

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    Re: Show your bag

    Where is the film?

    Here is an old one:

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    Re: Show your bag

    I use a Lowe Pro AW, seen here. In front of the camera and below the light meter and loupe are two Renaissance photo tech lens cases for 120mm, 150mm or 210mm lenses. The extra bag is for extra film holders which I only take only longer trips.
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    Re: Show your bag

    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    I'd really like to see how people reconfigure the standard bags to hold their LF kit.
    Mine is setup pretty much like yours is. I flap the dark cloth down over the glass, then zip it up and it's ready to go! I keep 2 or 3 lenses (on boards), a watch, filters, food and lens cable above the camera. Spot meter, loupe, and flashlight right next to the camera (camera usually keeps one lens inside of it, mounted backwards). Notepad, water, and film holders go on the flap of the backpack. This is how my Uncle suggested I carry things (most of this stuff here is his!) so I've adopted it, and it's been working quite well! I usually toss in a bit more food before I leave.

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    Re: Show your bag

    I carry all of my gear in the PhotoBackpacker cases ( www.photobackpacker.com). I took all of these cases to REI and bought a front loading mountaineering backpack that fit me. The problem I found with all of the Tamracs, Lowepro and other Photo backpacks is that they are not really built for even weight distribution. The mountaineering backpacks are.

    I just came back from a trip to England and I fit all of my equipment this way. The equipment that I fit was:

    Canham 5x7
    240mm lens
    360mm lens
    90mm lens
    135mm lens
    2x5 Back
    Six 5x7 Holders
    2 Grafmatic 4x5 holders
    Tripod

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Miguel

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    Re: Show your bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Petronio View Post
    Where is the film?
    I carry film holders in one or, sometimes, two of those soft sided cooler bags intended for a six pack. I think that I can get as meany as 10 film holders in each cooler.

    I haven't yet found a good sized cooler bag to hold the 5x7 film holders...so, they are just kinda toted about in a cardboard box for now.

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    Re: Show your bag

    Does any body have a photo of thier re-arranged Lowepro Nature Trekker or Photo Trekker? Thise two are my top contneded right now.

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    Re: Show your bag

    Quote Originally Posted by M Salhuana View Post
    I carry all of my gear in the PhotoBackpacker cases ( www.photobackpacker.com). I took all of these cases to REI and bought a front loading mountaineering backpack that fit me. The problem I found with all of the Tamracs, Lowepro and other Photo backpacks is that they are not really built for even weight distribution. The mountaineering backpacks are.
    That's a helpful piece of info as I have to replace my old backpack. My back's not the greatest some mornings, so an even distribution would help out a lot.

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    Re: Show your bag

    I would love to see more examples for 8x10 or larger. I'm in process of buying a bag too. I don't go hiking in the woods so much as locally here in Pasadena in the Arroyo.
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