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    Question Arca-Swiss MF-two packed in a backpack?

    Is anyone using the MF-two when hiking in mother nature? It would be great to see an example of the camera packed in a backpack.

    I'm using a Techno myself which I pack in a f-stop Satori EXP including 6 lenses and sliding back, but a friend of mine that's looking into getting a MF-two. It need to be possible to pack in a bag though, and I'm not sure how small it can get, it looks quite bulky.

    Packing it in pieces won't do as it will slow down setup times, I'd like to see it packed with rail front and back standard and lens on as one unit, and sliding back on the side.

    This is how I pack my Techno. If you don't need to change lens, setting it up is just up with the camera body on the tripod head, on with the sliding back (which already has the digital back mounted, and the back has the flash sync cable hanging from it), put in the flash sync cable and shoot (one shutter release cable pre-attached to all lenses).

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    Re: Arca-Swiss MF-two packed in a backpack?

    I didn't pack mine in a rucksack but it did pack down quite small. I split mine into three pieces and wrapped each section in a micofibre cloth for protection.

    1. Front function carrier, format frame and bellows (bag normally).
    2. Rear function carrier, format frame and Phase back adapter
    3. Rail

    You could also leave a lens attached if you had room in the bag but I normally removed mine. All slotted together really easily and quickly. Not as easy as the R-Line obviously but a great camera. ML2 MF and a Live view back would be a dreamy set up.

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    Re: Arca-Swiss MF-two packed in a backpack?

    Back in the day I used a think tank Glass Taxi. Designed for long lenses.



    I also used Think Tank Street Walker Pro
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Arca-Swiss MF-two packed in a backpack?

    I still use the Street Walker my longest lasting bag in my arsenal. I have almost the whole line of Think tanks or had it at one time. I use nothing else
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Re: Arca-Swiss MF-two packed in a backpack?

    I carry mine around in a Lowe-Pro Flipside 300 with a lens mounted and often one or 2 others, along with my DB. Works very well.
    Small and compact.
    I will post some pics tomorrow.
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