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Thread: Backpack for Arca Swiss f line 4x5 171x171?

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    Backpack for Arca Swiss f line 4x5 171x171?

    Guys, recommendation of a backpack to carry a Swiss Ark.



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    Re: Backpack for Arca Swiss f line 4x5 171x171?

    What else are you going to carry? #lenses, film holders, accessories, etc? Monorails can usually be disassembled/collapsed and put into a small ICU/case without the rails. Once at location carry on the tripod between shots.
    Here is a recent discussion on my Atlas pack and several others.
    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...ead.php?152509
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    Re: Backpack for Arca Swiss f line 4x5 171x171?

    Quote Originally Posted by esearing View Post
    What else are you going to carry? #lenses, film holders, accessories, etc? Monorails can usually be disassembled/collapsed and put into a small ICU/case without the rails. Once at location carry on the tripod between shots.
    Here is a recent discussion on my Atlas pack and several others.
    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...ead.php?152509
    Thank you very much for the recommendation.

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    Re: Backpack for Arca Swiss f line 4x5 171x171?

    I carry mine in a Mindshift Firstlight 30, typically with a compendium, 3 lenses, 5 film holders, loupe, lightmeter, darkcloth and a filter case. Its tight, but it works

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    Re: Backpack for Arca Swiss f line 4x5 171x171?

    Quote Originally Posted by esearing View Post
    What else are you going to carry? #lenses, film holders, accessories, etc? Monorails can usually be disassembled/collapsed and put into a small ICU/case without the rails. Once at location carry on the tripod between shots.
    Here is a recent discussion on my Atlas pack and several others.
    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...ead.php?152509
    I read the thread of the conversation, very interested and no doubt it was very helpful, I have the camera mounted on a 40cm collapsible rail. I take note and now what comes in the budget,
    a subject the ICU box of which brand are they?

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    Re: Backpack for Arca Swiss f line 4x5 171x171?

    excellent, I am in the same, camera, three lenses, magnifying glass, 5 to 10 chassis and dark cloth. next pass, put together the budget, between the two options I will start working on the definition

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    Re: Backpack for Arca Swiss f line 4x5 171x171?

    When I'm carrying the whole outfit--camera, 6 lenses, 40cm extension rail, dark cloth, and all the misc paraphernali--it goes into an F-Stop Pro ICU XLarge that then goes into a Kelty P2 backpack. When I went to travel light--camera, 3 lenses, dark cloth, etc--it goes into a medium size Amazon Basic backpack. Film holders are carried separately in photobackpacker accordion cases, as well as the tripod.

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    Re: Backpack for Arca Swiss f line 4x5 171x171?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan9940 View Post
    When I'm carrying the whole outfit--camera, 6 lenses, 40cm extension rail, dark cloth, and all the misc paraphernali--it goes into an F-Stop Pro ICU XLarge that then goes into a Kelty P2 backpack. When I went to travel light--camera, 3 lenses, dark cloth, etc--it goes into a medium size Amazon Basic backpack. Film holders are carried separately in photobackpacker accordion cases, as well as the tripod.
    I think it's the best shot, to go get some ICUs, from F-stop, and then some backpacks.

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    Re: Backpack for Arca Swiss f line 4x5 171x171?

    Also intended use gives you some options. Short distances a rectangular duffle bag with cardboard inserts to hang the Monorail upside down will work. Lenses and holders go on the sides, and a nice padded shoulder strap makes it carry-able for up to a mile. For long distances you will want to visit a hiking/camping store to try out 30L to 60L packs to see how they fit. Also check out Fishing and Hunting stores to see what they offer. The main things I looked for in my pack were 1) fit and comfort while hiking, 2) ease of access to everything I use for a shoot. That ruled out top loaders and most front loaders for me since I didn't want to have to unload ICUs or dig through a bunch of pockets.
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    Re: Backpack for Arca Swiss f line 4x5 171x171?

    Quote Originally Posted by esearing View Post
    Also intended use gives you some options. Short distances a rectangular duffle bag with cardboard inserts to hang the Monorail upside down will work. Lenses and holders go on the sides, and a nice padded shoulder strap makes it carry-able for up to a mile. For long distances you will want to visit a hiking/camping store to try out 30L to 60L packs to see how they fit. Also check out Fishing and Hunting stores to see what they offer. The main things I looked for in my pack were 1) fit and comfort while hiking, 2) ease of access to everything I use for a shoot. That ruled out top loaders and most front loaders for me since I didn't want to have to unload ICUs or dig through a bunch of pockets.
    we are aligned, for the short exits teng solved with a bag of zone VI, for the long ones, I have a backpack of lowe, it serves, sincerely I want to change it, it is very uncomfortable, and it is not the most appropriate by the size of the camera, in my case first I had the backpack then I arrive the camera. It's time to change it. it's true what you said, look for a comfortable option. I'm very grateful for your comments and tips... they are part of my checklist.

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