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    Andrew "The RedSun"
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    Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    I searched the forum and still do not get an answer yet.

    I have a Sinar F2 and I'd like to transport it. This will be mainly in town, gravel trails and dirt trails. No airport travel. Mountain travel is not a factor here.

    I already have both the Sinar hard case for the F2 and the Lightware V4000 case. I somehow like the Lightware better. The setup includes the F2, 2 extra lenses, 5-10 film holders, meter and Gitzo 3530 tripod.

    So I'm thinking about a 2-wheel dollies or cart (brand and type?). I'll consider the baby stroller. Not sure if the stroller is good to transport the case(s) I already get.
    Thx.

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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2


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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    I doubt it but look at this on strollers http://www.largeformatphotography.in...r-hauling-gear
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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    Dirt trails aren't bad unless they are rutted by erosion. Gravel can be a real bitch to push or pull something over depending upon how deep it is.

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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    On pavement, as in roads, office buildings, airports, etc. many professional photographers use the folding aluminum luggage carts sold by B&H, etc. Something like the "Wesco Maxi Mover Folding Handtruck".

    But the wheels would be too small for off road rugged stuff. Most people would take the camera out of the large case and learn how to pack it smaller. I know when I had Sinars I would sometimes put them in a soft-sided insulated case (like for beer) and then I could place it into something like a baby stroller. Because if you really want to take that beautiful Lightware case down a gravel road, your only practical option is a wheelbarrow.

    The other option is to take all the money you would spend on cases, strollers, etc. and simply buy a 3# Chamonix.

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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    A three wheeled jogging stroller. They usually have 20" wheels, and balloon tires.
    The ability to tilt the cart back to go over large roots or rocks is a big plus considering
    that with a two wheeled cart you're effectively lifting it over the obstruction.

    I see them in the local Goodwill for $20-$50 and I think that's hard to beat.

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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    If the jogging stroller won't work for you, consider a game cart like this.

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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    I got an inexpensive golf bag pull cart and cut off part of the bottom. Then bolted on a back pack frame. A camera bag is strapped onto the frame. Tows along pretty well and stands up nearly straight.
    The wheels are big enough to handle , well . . .a golf vourse. Inspiration for this project came from LFP member, "Dr. Trang" [url]http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/

    Or you could spend some money and get one of these:
    http://www.feisol.com/0823photocart.html

    Please, everyone: I mean the CART not the model!
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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    I'm mostly in a big city. I use a bicycle trailer for shopping and carrying my C1 and tripod. Terrain seldom become too tough to ride over and if it does I walk the bike and trailer to location.

    My trailer has 2 wheel placements. One is for towing and the other places the wheels at the rear for using as a dolly. I use a Radical Design Cyclone bare trailer, but the Dutch company also makes a walking trailer. Nice design and execution on all their things. I bought mine in winter on sale...

    https://www.radicaldesign.nl/en/prod...lking-trailers

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    Re: Cart or Stroller to Transport a Sinar F2

    One advantage to my baby jogger rig over a golf cart is that the bag doesn't sit upright-it sits pretty flat and you can work right out of the jogger.

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