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    Re: A good backpack for a 4x5 field camera?

    Found this thread today as I am looking for a good pack for my 4x5 system and saw that Photobackpacker has closed its doors.
    http://www.photobackpacker.com/home.php

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    Re: A good backpack for a 4x5 field camera?

    Email Bruce at photo backpacker. He is clearing out his inventory and may still have what you need. His outfits are IMO the best.

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    Re: A good backpack for a 4x5 field camera?

    Anybody ever look at one of these?

    https://www.hazard4.com/photo-recon.html

    Looks like a 4x5 could fit and a tripod would strap on pretty well.
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    Re: A good backpack for a 4x5 field camera?

    Hard to say. It's imported and doesn't list weight. True tactical gear US mfg tends to be overbuilt rather than underbuilt, thus unduly heavy. But military packs
    are a valid category to look at rather than the usual flimsy suspects. The zipper on my shoulder bag is finally going. But I bought the damn thing for three bucks
    (wholesale) and it's lasted fifteen years. The same bag in a camera store would have been $75 at least, and probably cost a buck and half to actually manufacture.

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    Re: A good backpack for a 4x5 field camera?

    Some of the so-called "tactical" backpacks that are designed to carry little carbines look as though they might also work well with PhotoBackpacker boxes—and hold a tripod securlly protected inside the pack as wel.
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    Re: A good backpack for a 4x5 field camera?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bedo View Post
    Anybody ever look at one of these?

    https://www.hazard4.com/photo-recon.html

    Looks like a 4x5 could fit and a tripod would strap on pretty well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJTxRtcJrS4
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    Re: A good backpack for a 4x5 field camera?

    You Tube: Saw that.

    Has anyone here tried one out?
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    Re: A good backpack for a 4x5 field camera?

    I really like the LowePro flipside backpacks. The main feature is that they open on the side that faces your back. That has a few benefits. If you're working in urban areas it's less likely that someone can open your pack when it's on your back. Also if you put the pack on the ground to access your gear, the part that is against your back stays clean. And finally, I have fewer concerns about my gear falling out due to a zipper failure.

    There are a few sizes, I use the 400 for my technika, three to five lenses and 10-12 film holders. It has a tripod strap but I've never used it.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...pack_Pine.html

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    Re: A good backpack for a 4x5 field camera?

    "There are a few sizes, I use the 400 for my technika, three to five lenses and 10-12 film holders. It has a tripod strap but I've never used it."

    Noah...this is actually what I have right now. I looked at the 500 too, but its increase in size isnt too helpful...expands in the wrong ways. My issue is that I just bought two more lenses and with the lensboards, there just isnt room in the 400 for everything. Im thinking about looking for a different kind of back...one of the Tenba cases for the car would work well for much of the way I work, but will use the backpack for longer distances from the car.

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