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    My beautifull GR-DII's travel bag.

    I like to have bag or case for each of my kits so I know where ever thing is and to have just one thing to grab when traveling out and about. I have found a tiny little bag for the GR-DII and my kit for it.

    A new mini-Domke (F-903) case with my GR-DII and possibles packed. Film cassette for scale (remember those?)

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    Every thing packed in there.

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    GR-DII and CV 28/35 min viewer mounted
    40mm and adapter with CV 40mm viewfinder (these are packed in the black sack that comes with the 40mm GT-1)
    Gepe Combi case with spare battery and 2 SD cards
    Third party charger for both wall and car with cable
    second battery

    The case has the spiffy little handle and very long shoulder strap and belt loop. It makes a nice home for all this when parts aren't in my pocket.

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    Re: My beautifull GR-DII's travel bag.

    Hi, thanks for pointing this new Domke bag out. It looks very nice, to me. The B&H description says it's made from cotton canvas, like my f803 bags...but I can not tell whether all of the fancy extra stitching/design will allow this case to be waterproof...like the f803. Can you add any comment about this?

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    Re: My beautifull GR-DII's travel bag.

    The top and sides looks fine. Only area I might have some doubt about are the leather corners. If it did look there was some seepage there, I would just rub all SnoSeal and apply some seam sealant.

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    Re: My beautifull GR-DII's travel bag.

    John, thats a nice little travel kit you've got there!

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    Re: My beautifull GR-DII's travel bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    I like to have bag or case for each of my kits so I know where ever thing is and to have just one thing to grab when traveling out and about. I have found a tiny little bag for the GR-DII and my kit for it.

    A new mini-Domke ... It makes a nice home for all this when parts aren't in my pocket.
    Looks like a useful bag indeed; Iīll be sure to take a look at it when I find a shop that carries it.

    That said, for me these cameras (in my case the D-lux 3) is for when you DONīT carry a bag at all.... Just the camera in a pocket or belt holster, and a battery and extra card in a shirt pocket. If I have to carry a bag, it would contain at least my Digilux 2, or even my D200. But thatīs me...

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    Re: My beautifull GR-DII's travel bag.

    I don't carry it when shooting but use it for keeping everything together when traveling.

    You might want to check out the Gepe Combi case. Iit'll take the battery and up to 2 SD cards and fits in a pocket. I've used their card cases for year for CF cards for the Canons. The keep sweat and lint off the cards which is big problem here in Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    I don't carry it when shooting but use it for keeping everything together when traveling.
    OK, thatīs a good idea, esp. when flying, of course. Security check wonīt like it when everything is in pockets.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    You might want to check out the Gepe Combi case. Iit'll take the battery and up to 2 SD cards and fits in a pocket. I've used their card cases for year for CF cards for the Canons.
    Yeah, Iīve got one of these (also bought for CF cards), and tried the battery in one half of it; itīs a perfect fit.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnastovall View Post
    The keep sweat and lint off the cards which is big problem here in Texas.
    ... and spilt beer/coffee/tea & c... - which is an even bigger problem in Stockholm

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    Re: My beautifull GR-DII's travel bag.

    Here's a shot of the Gepe case with a Ricoh battery and two SD cards. I can put it in my pants pocket and not worry that my car keys will scratch the cards or short out the battery. It's supposed to be waterproof.


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    Just ordered a Gepe Cobi case in "onyx"
    Very good idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Just ordered a Gepe Cobi case in "onyx"
    I figured I could have either a red Maserati or a red Gepe case. My practical side won out, and I decided to go for the red Gepe case.

    I had a similar conflict over a black Leica M8 versus a black Ricoh GRD2. I sense a trend here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    I figured I could have either a red Maserati or a red Gepe case. My practical side won out, and I decided to go for the red Gepe case.

    I had a similar conflict over a black Leica M8 versus a black Ricoh GRD2. I sense a trend here.
    ROFL, understood.

    I still have the "black hole" wardrobe thing going on a bit from the Goth days so I understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Just ordered a Gepe Cobi case in "onyx"
    Very good idea...
    Mine is "neon green" (that obnoxious colour that luminiscent light switches use to glow in). It was the one and only copy in the shop...

    But my D-lux 3 is black. Goth cam??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Per Ofverbeck View Post
    Mine is "neon green" (that obnoxious colour that luminiscent light switches use to glow in). It was the one and only copy in the shop...

    But my D-lux 3 is black. Goth cam??

    Depends, when you use it do you here the Sisters of Mercy's "Dominion" playing?

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    Re: My beautifull GR-DII's travel bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
    Here's a shot of the Gepe case with a Ricoh battery and two SD cards. I can put it in my pants pocket and not worry that my car keys will scratch the cards or short out the battery. It's supposed to be waterproof.

    This is a very nice idea folks. It's water proof BTW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Depends, when you use it do you here the Sisters of Mercy's "Dominion" playing?
    No, but when it doesnīt do what I want it too, I think black thoughts, and I often appeal to horned potentates of the black underground....

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    Re: My beautifull GR-DII's travel bag.

    Where does one get a case like that red one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Depends, when you use it do you here the Sisters of Mercy's "Dominion" playing?
    I tell ya... actually my GRD is so black it hums Rhys Fulber's Worlock rmx like Depeche never happened and goth wasn't something you can buy in the mall. That's on lo-bat. The six hi-lo dim. whistle tones preluding first chorus are courtesy of the ever so black couple GT-1 & GW-1, from the deep dark corner of the daypack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasl.se View Post
    I tell ya... actually my GRD is so black it hums Rhys Fulber's Worlock rmx like Depeche never happened and goth wasn't something you can buy in the mall. That's on lo-bat. The six hi-lo dim. whistle tones preluding first chorus are courtesy of the ever so black couple GT-1 & GW-1, from the deep dark corner of the daypack.
    Duuuuuuude!
    You're GAWTHIN!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Per Ofverbeck View Post
    No, but when it doesnīt do what I want it too, I think black thoughts, and I often appeal to horned potentates of the black underground....
    Ahhh so it plays Type O Negative then does it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Duuuuuuude!
    You're GAWTHIN!!!
    What else to say, really. It sleeps pinned to the manfrotto; upside-down

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasl.se View Post
    What else to say, really. It sleeps pinned to the manfrotto; upside-down
    LOL

    I have a tiny,black laquer, red velvet lined casket I could store mine in......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Where does one get a case like that red one?
    Maggie, I got my red one through Adorama. Or to be more precise, I ordered it from Amazon, and the order went through Adorama.

    Here's an Amazon link that routes to three different vendors: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KZD8MC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    This is a very nice idea folks. It's water proof BTW
    Yep; it even floats (just tested; Iīve reached that stage...). So, just hold on to it when youīre in too deep....

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Where does one get a case like that red one?
    http://www.gepe.com/website/index.asp

    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Ahhh so it plays Type O Negative then does it

    heheheh
    Well, what camera doesnīt?

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    Thanks, guys!

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    Re: My beautifull GR-DII's travel bag.

    Here's another good travel accessory. It's the Joby GP1-01EN Gorillapod Flexible Tripod. You could use it as a tabletop tripod or bend it around a fence railing for a steadier shot. Don't know the actual weight of the GP1-01EN, but it's probably about an ounce. Add Gumby legs to your favorite camera.


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    Re: My beautifull GR-DII's travel bag.

    Thank you, John...I ordered one in "olive" for my p&s kit. If these are of the same quality as other Domke bags, then this f903 for $20 has to be one really great deal. The Gepe SD card case and the little tripod look interesting too.

    Owen

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    I'l second the usefulness of the GorillaPods:




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