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    do you carry your tech-camera with mounted back and lens or do you carry it in the original suitcase (The Sinar comes with a very nice suitcase but you have to pack everything sperate)?
    I now trying a Kata-backpack but this camera isnt really easy to pack safely.
    How do you carry your Cambos and Alpas and Artecs and Horsemans?
    Do you keep everything mounted?

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    Re: backpacks/bags

    Quote Originally Posted by t_streng View Post
    Do you keep everything mounted?
    lens yes, back not.

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    Re: backpacks/bags

    I've got the Kata R-103, and although it is tight, I find that it works well for the Contax 645 with Sinar e54LV on it, and a lens, as well as two extra lenses, three in a pinch, and accessories, like the WLF and a diffusor. Extra batteries and card readers fit in the front two pockets, and laptop in the back too, if needed. What I haven't yet figured out is how to strap on the tripod well. I would buy a Kata R-104 in a second, if it existed.
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    Re: backpacks/bags

    I just re-read your post, Tom, and saw "tech camera" for the first time Oops.
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    Re: backpacks/bags

    Quote Originally Posted by carstenw View Post
    I just re-read your post, Tom, and saw "tech camera" for the first time Oops.
    No problem Carsten.

    I decided to give the Kata HB-205 a try. I dont know the exact differences between the R and the HB.
    I now have adapted the inside to the arTec and it seems fine though it is not as nicee as in the suitcase.

    I will give it a try. We will travel for 2 weeks and I think I want to be able to bring the arTec to places where I dont want to carry/walk with a suitcase.
    ( I now think they could make a heavy duty arTec with ruberized surfaces )

    Now I only have to decide what elso to bring, either M8 or Nikon DSLR or Hy6 or a combination. (we will drive with a Camper so I dont have to lug the stuff around on airports etc)

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    Re: backpacks/bags

    I generally keep the WRS connected to the back and a lens along with the other lenses and spacer of the 120mm and groundglass all in a Pelican case. My filters and batteries are kept in a Lowepro Rover Plus AW backpack. I also have my tripod in its own case with the Cube firmly attached. All this fits nicely in the rear of my Jeep.

    When I get to a location I want to shoot I can either work directly from the rear of the Jeep (gotta love 4-wheel drive) or transfer camera and len(ses) to the backpack for the hike out. The tripod is too large to fit on the backpack however I can still sling that over my shoulder for anything less that 3 miles (one-way) any longer then I have to switch tripods.

    This system also allows me to carry plenty of water and snacks for the trail.

    Might be more information that what you were asking ...

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