I remember trying to order the film holders that hang on the tripod from Gnass Gear and lens cases but eventually gave up.
I’m glad that I ended up with the Photobackpacker lens cases instead because they can be Velcro’d together if one desires one long case, or single lenses can be carried. They can also be attached to the back board in the pack, which I don’t use as I have a non-folding camera.
FWIW, the Kelty 3100 backpack is very well designed to carry a heavy load long distances with the weight properly set on the hips without it being a full size multi day pack. I bought mine after looking at many backpacks prior to learning about Photobackpacker. The side loading feature is also nice.
What I am interested in finding out is how well others like the film holders that hang on the tripod? Most of the time I just roll out a garbage bag and set all my gear on it but the dirt, dust and sand easily gets into things when the wind gusts. I have also watched in horror / amusement as sand ran into my Quickload holder that got blow onto the sand dune.
1. Do the film holder cases that hang on the tripod work well or is there a simpler and better solution? Getting the gear off the ground sounds like a good idea when it’s windy.
2. If the holders do work well is there an optimal design and capacity etc. that Photobackpacker could make and sell? and are there many people that would be interested in buying them?
3. Is it possible that a couple of holders that attach to a belt (quick release) may work well?, the idea being that not having things that can be moved by wind gusts hanging from the tripod may potentially avoid tripod / camera shake? I’ve noticed the belt mounted holders that the UPS people use for their barcode scanners which are about the right size. My thoughts are to possibly have the film holders attach to the pack, or go in the pack during hiking, and then clip onto a belt (up off the ground) during shooting?
Any feedback and ideas would be appreciated and it wouldn’t surprise me if there is a simple solution that I’ve been overlooking.