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    storage/carrying options for ULF gear?

    Hi, all -

    I'm trying to mentally commit to taking the 10x12 out in the field. Arguably, the biggest roadblock right now is not having something reasonable to carry the camera, lenses, holders, and meter in. Been using a Gatemouth bag for the camera and holders, and an old Canon case for two lenses and a meter. But it's cludgy, the camera and holders don't actually fit in the bag, and there's still the Ries to carry.

    So, I ask all of you - what are you using to tote your gear? The 4x5 kit fits in a MiniTrekker bag; I'm doubting I'll find something simliar for the 10x12. And I'm not really interested in a stroller set-up. Too many rocky paths nearby for that.

    Iedas?

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    I'm with you on this one. But I may be the stroller kind of old man.
    where is the monolith

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    Re: storage/carrying options for ULF gear?

    Some of those baby joggers have large off-road type wheels. There's also the Sherpa carts - http://www.largeformatphotography.in...90-Sherpa-Cart
    which have gotten a lot of positive feedback from others on this forum.

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    Re: storage/carrying options for ULF gear?

    And maybe I can fool some Chicago muggers with a fake baby...


    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Davis View Post
    Some of those baby joggers have large off-road type wheels. There's also the Sherpa carts - http://www.largeformatphotography.in...90-Sherpa-Cart
    which have gotten a lot of positive feedback from others on this forum.
    where is the monolith

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    Re: storage/carrying options for ULF gear?

    Richard Ritter found an old suitcase at a consignment store - fits camera, holders and lenses. I think he paid $5.
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    I use old grocery bags, best to look like nobody, but watch out for the other homeless, they will steal your pants.

    We see that often, a drunk laying in an alley with no pants or shoes.




    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Barlow View Post
    Richard Ritter found an old suitcase at a consignment store - fits camera, holders and lenses. I think he paid $5.
    where is the monolith

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    Re: storage/carrying options for ULF gear?

    I use a large messenger bag, the kind that will fit a 17" laptop, for my 8x10 (Kodak Master). It can also carry three film holders and some accessories.

    It has decent padding and lots of pockets, and is expandable, so it's quite roomy.

    You can take a small photo backpack for lenses and other accessories; so, one bag on your shoulder, the other on your back.

    It's a good set-up for when you don't have to go too far with your gear.

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    Re: storage/carrying options for ULF gear?

    I would go with wheels. Not only is the camera bigger (heavier) but so is the tripod, holders and so on.


    I have used a heavy duty baby stroler and a golf bag cart for 8x10 gear . . .and they can be made to work.

    What about a heavy duty wagon from a garden supply store? they are stoutly built and have pneumatic tires on ball-bearing wheels. You couls pack the camera and thiungs into a hard case and just put it into the wagon.
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    Re: storage/carrying options for ULF gear?

    If you're rolling over smooth ground, try one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/home-improvement/dp/B000HVVSDU





    if rolling over uneven terrain, you might want to look into something with bigger wheels.

    working out of a box(that holds all your stuff) greatly reduced the "bulk" unless you're intending to backpack. AND, you can sit on it if you have to wait for the light to be right

    I own a magna cart, and it's very handy and compact. Not to mention rather light!

    -Dan

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    Re: storage/carrying options for ULF gear?

    Costco sells those for $20, if you are nice to it, it works great, but I have destroyed 2 moving large objects.

    Folds up small and goes everywhere.
    where is the monolith

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