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    Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    I do a fair amount of multi day backcountry backpacking and would like to bring my new Cambo system.

    I'm used to carry my Canon 1Ds III with a lens in a chest-pack for quick access and that might be a possibility with the Cambo as well.
    But I would also like to have some kind of protection for it so I can stuff it in the big backpack.

    With my Canon if I carry more than one lens, I simply put it in a Domke Wrap and in a dry bag but it seems to me the Cambo lenses require some more protection from bumps and such.

    What do you guys use, if anything?
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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    When I was carrying a Horseman SW612 and Mamiya 6 over long treks, I put them in a Mountainsmith Tour lumbar pack with a padded insert. I put the waist belt through a large band at the back of the pack which helped to support it--I also put a thin strap of 2" webbing as a shoulder strap which help support it and hold it as I removed the backpack. I also put the insert in a plastic bag which gave a better level of water/dust proofing. If the weather got bad, the whole thing was put into the backpack. I have also used a Mountainsmith Day Pack lumber pack, which is bigger.

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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    I used a Think Tank Glass taxi. Fit my Cambo AE and 3 lenses plus junk.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com
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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    Shashin, thanks I'll take a look a that.

    Guy, where do you then put the tent, sleepingbag, stove, food ect ect for lets say a week in the backcountry

    What I'm looking for is some kind of padded soft or maybe even hard sided "containers" where the lenses can fit.
    Also something to protect the body, but here I'm thinking of some kind of neoprene pouch, maybe one for a 1D series DSLR will do.

    I want to be able to pack it in the big backpack with all the backpacking stuff and just carry one camera with lens in the chest-pack.

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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    Something in the line of this but something that will fit the Cambo lenses.
    http://www.betashell.com/default.asp

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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    I am in the process of working with Versa-Flex on rigid small square cases specifically for this purpose. Would 4"x4"x5.5" work? That is the size I am looking into for the Alpa lenses up to a 150mm

    Their website is much worse than their products

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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    Dave,

    That sounds awesome, let me get back tomorrow regarding size...

    A square case for MF backs would also be great.

    Peter

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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    Quote Originally Posted by Pemihan View Post
    Shashin, thanks I'll take a look a that.

    Guy, where do you then put the tent, sleepingbag, stove, food ect ect for lets say a week in the backcountry

    What I'm looking for is some kind of padded soft or maybe even hard sided "containers" where the lenses can fit.
    Also something to protect the body, but here I'm thinking of some kind of neoprene pouch, maybe one for a 1D series DSLR will do.

    I want to be able to pack it in the big backpack with all the backpacking stuff and just carry one camera with lens in the chest-pack.

    Heck I drive the car right to where i want to be even on a cliff. ROTFLMAO

    Seriously if your packing that as well than you may want to look at F Stop f-stop || Adventure Photography Camera Packs and Bags - +1.253.236.0070 Backpacks. You can just use wraps for lenses and such they work well and are very light weight
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    The F-Stop ICU's can be used in a normal backpack. I have a couple of the smaller ones, and find they're very good.

    Internal Camera Units | f-stop
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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    Simple food storage containers like tupperware are excellent for protecting your tech lenses. They are water tight and keep the dust off and most are clear so you can see through to the contents within. The hard sides keep your wide lenses from getting torqued and the shutters ruined. Better yet, they are inexpensive kit and can be stuffed into a true backpack without fear.
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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    That is actually a great very simple solution, wrap the lens in a Domke or Optech wrap and then in a tupperware :-) Marvelous...

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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    Cheap too
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    And microwavable!!
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    Re: Protection for Cambo system while backpacking

    Thanks for the tupperware tip Lonna, great idea.
    Beautiful work you do btw.

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