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    Re: 8x10 carry options

    Quote Originally Posted by drew wiley View Post
    same thing with the headless horseman, john. Of course, his head got shot off by a blunderbuss instead of a shotgun, and he was toting a horseman camera instead of a dorff.
    lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sawyer View Post
    I'd say just hunt for an f/64 backpack, made for the job by people who know about these things...
    Good bag for just walking from the car to a shot real close by. That bag will demolish your back if you walk anywhere. Practical for storage, but otherwise a useless bag.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dodphotography View Post
    Thats a cool option... my Arca is just at 16.25 inches high which would be a tight squeeze in that case. I also prefer a top loading case. I have a series of packs I can strap top loading cases too. My most recent favorite is a Mystery Ranch Crew Cab. Really nice bag.


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    Top loading case is what I think will work best for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodphotography View Post
    Good bag for just walking from the car to a shot real close by. That bag will demolish your back if you walk anywhere. Practical for storage, but otherwise a useless bag.
    Must be a "your mileage may vary" thing. In my younger days, I hiked a mile plus a number of times, and found it a Godsend.
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    People who know about these things are those that have carried serious gear themselves for decades. REAL backpacks were once made that way. Now they're made in China. Even the way smaller shoulder bags I use for MF and 35mm gear deserve to be there only because they say, Made in USA. There are quality exceptions both directions, or course, so I don't want to demean any one specific product line; but statistically, it's a pretty good rule of thumb. Of course, most camera bags once made in China are now made in Vietnam, with workers themselves making the equivalent of just a few cents per bag. I knew someone who worked for a major importer and knew the obscene markups involved by the time these kinds of flimsy things reach retail camera stores and so forth, and quit in disgust. End of pontification.

    Sometimes I myself just walk a short distance from the car; but it's mainly to take a pee. More than once I have done that, looked around, saw something amazing, and ran back for the camera. So maybe there is something to it. For everything else, I want a serious backpack, not a toy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Sometimes I myself just walk a short distance from the car; but it's mainly to take a pee...
    I believe it was Edward Weston who observed, "There is nothing worth peeing on more than 200 yards from the car." Or something like that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    People who know about these things are those that have carried serious gear themselves for decades. REAL backpacks were once made that way. Now they're made in China. Even the way smaller shoulder bags I use for MF and 35mm gear deserve to be there only because they say, Made in USA. There are quality exceptions both directions, or course, so I don't want to demean any one specific product line; but statistically, it's a pretty good rule of thumb. Of course, most camera bags once made in China are now made in Vietnam, with workers themselves making the equivalent of just a few cents per bag. I knew someone who worked for a major importer and knew the obscene markups involved by the time these kinds of flimsy things reach retail camera stores and so forth, and quit in disgust. End of pontification.

    Sometimes I myself just walk a short distance from the car; but it's mainly to take a pee. More than once I have done that, looked around, saw something amazing, and ran back for the camera. So maybe there is something to it. For everything else, I want a serious backpack, not a toy one.
    Hence no reason to pay the photo tax... half the bag, twice the cost.

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    Re: 8x10 carry options

    My option is 5X7

    Perhaps a Cycle camera

    and lunch
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    Re: 8x10 carry options

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kasaian View Post
    Awhile back, Army-Navy surplus stores had an abundance of canvas insulated cooler bags for transporting Jerry can sized water containers for troops on desert maneuvers. These were built like proverbial tanks and the insulation provided thick protective cushioning. They opened and closed via heavy double brass zippers and had shoulder straps---available in any color as long as it was coyote tan. I'd check out Army-Navy Surplus stores in your neighborhood and see if any are still around and if it'll fit your Ansco. I have one for my V8 'dorff and another for film holders
    They've replaced my Ice Chest for car carrying ever since Yosemite Bears have learned to read "Igloo" and "Coleman." Apparently "US" still has them stumped
    These are them:
    https://www.loadup.com/us-gi-militar...bag-5-gal.html
    I found a Jerry Can cooler I've had for a number of years, yet never used. And just to illustrate John's post, I grabbed my 8x10 Ansco to see how it fit. It's just about perfect. Now, I'm not about to give up my Lightware case I mentioned earlier. But this is a really good solution. Far less expensive than Lightware...and probably more weather resistant if that matters.

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    Re: 8x10 carry options

    I just ordered these

    If they work for camera, fine

    if not, then shopping

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YK8BJWZ...dDbGljaz10cnVl
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