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The "New Gear/Willy Waving" thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Fusion, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. dannyjo22

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 9, 2005

    Posts: 30,738

    Location: Cambridge

    I love my retrospective 20, I can't ever see me buying other bags than think tanks. As a shoulder bag it will easily fit what you want, it's deep enough to take a 70-200 attached. I tend to use it with a 17-55 on the body with a couple of primes in the bag, a 600rt speedlight and wireless trigger and have room for loads more stuff. It also has room in the back pouch for an ipad which is great for me :D

    I might go and look at one of those 7's myself for when I don't want as deep a bag.
     
  2. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008

    Posts: 14,962

    the thing i dont like about the retro 20 is that it doesnt have any padding :(
     
  3. dannyjo22

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 30,738

    Location: Cambridge

    The lining inside is more than enough padding for me. I have never noticed it to be an issue, the dividers and compartments keep the equipment separate and none of my gear bangs about and is immaculate. It keeps the bag much smaller.
     
  4. 42zx

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 22, 2011

    Posts: 551

    If I was carrying lots of gear/big zooms a shoulder bag wouldn't be my first choice. For camera+couple of primes the 7 is great. Padding wise its fine, better than the little Lowepro bag I had been using.
     
  5. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008

    Posts: 14,962

    is that the retro 20 you talking about because besides the dividers, the bag doesnt have much padding especially at the bottom where you normally rest your lenses is on.

    I also would not use a shoulder bacg if carring more then one lens.

    If it is for one camera and lens thats fine but adding more stuff to it and it will kill your shoulders.

    Thats where my fstop guru comes into play. small and great for urban shooting and looks like a school bag.

    Can wear that all day and wont affect me :)
     
  6. -Ad-

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 4, 2004

    Posts: 13,537

    Location: Aberdeeeeen

    It's well worth it, my 7 was only £120 from Morris.

    Crumpler are nice enough, call it the Mondeo of camera bags. But the TT Retrospective is the P1. Stunning bag which I won't ever get rid of!

    I generally have:
    5D3 with attached 70-300mm L.
    Sigma 35mm 1.4.
    24-105mm.
    Grad filter pack with 77mm adapter, lens pen, mem card holder
    Spare battery, blower, little cloths etc.

    And I'm planning on getting an 11inch Macbook Air, just because the rear pocket is designed for one :D:(:D
     
  7. Janesy B

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 19, 2008

    Posts: 24,993

    I use a Lowepro Fastpack 250 if I'm going out for the day, holds all my gear and still plenty of room for my lunch and snacks :D
     
  8. dannyjo22

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 30,738

    Location: Cambridge

    Fair enough everyone wants different things from a bag, I carried mine round lego land all day with no issues at all, it doesn't kill my shoulders at all. In fact I forget I'm even carrying it. I like that it looks more like a casual bag rather than a 'school bag'. I hate the look of camera rucksacks, the typical camera nerd look. :D
     
  9. reygjabla

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 2, 2009

    Posts: 1,653

    Location: London

    I love my retro 20 as well. Now i'm looking at the sub urban 60 v2 as an alternative.
     
  10. Genoma

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 5, 2006

    Posts: 2,176

    Location: Shropshire

    For anyone looking at the Mondeo Crumpler :) I kept both bags in the end. The Jackpack 4000 fits a 650D with a 17-55 f2.8 with hood attached on one side + a 10-22 with hood in the other side, batteries, SD cards, phone and wallet in the bag zip and still some space in the cover zip pocket. It's a perfect small 2 lens bag. You can even slip in a nifty fifty in a neoprene bag under the 10-22 for 3 lenses in total.

    The Light Delight 6000 is quite a lot deeper so all of the above and probably a flash gun and filters.
     
  11. JRJ

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 21, 2010

    Posts: 636

    My 3-way redsnapper head was starting to wind me up so fancied trying a ball head, for £20 this Hahnel BH-40 is a pretty awesome for the price, feels solid, well built smooth movement and a 5kg payload.

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  12. Ixon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 30, 2003

    Posts: 1,105

    Location: Wigan

    Fuji X20 :)

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  13. Sh4rkie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 26, 2007

    Posts: 1,434

    Looking forward to having a play with my new lens (from Jase on here) :)

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  14. reygjabla

    Wise Guy

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    Posts: 1,653

    Location: London

    Early Christmas. :D

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  15. Mythril1976

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 24, 2010

    Posts: 231

    Location: On The Battlefield

    Hey guys. Talking of cameras, is it possible to blow a flash in the camera unit ? The story goes I was taking a picture of my new keyboard and the flash popped up. Took the picture and there was a "crack" and a puff of electrical smoke appear from the flash. Now it's still working for some reason but I'm sure that the flash is not as powerful as it was before. Can you get replacements or is it a send back to Canon job ? It's just over a month old.

    @reygjabla: That's some serious hardware !!
     
  16. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008

    Posts: 14,962

    hehe i get what you are saying. only speaking by experience hehe :)

    That is why i have like 4-5 bags now just for camera gear! im worse then a woman!
     
  17. dannyjo22

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 30,738

    Location: Cambridge

    Oh yeah I always get camera bag fever. I could easily collect 50 of them :D

    The 20 is getting a bit small for my gear now I'm always on the look out for a slightly bigger version :)
     
  18. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,143

    I have around 7 bags for hiking/skiing and another 3 for camera gear, plus several different types of carry-on luggage etc.


    TBH, you can never have too many bags. Each type of trip and condition needs a different bag. I have summer packs, winter packs (space for ski attachment, avy gear), mountaineering packs (better ice-axe and crampon retainers, loops to sort ropes), and more casual packs, all in various sizes and grades. Under-filling a big bag is not comfortable and wastes a load of weight.
     
  19. nolimit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 20, 2003

    Posts: 2,446

    Location: London


    One of the best combo! Had the opportunity to see it in action for photo / video, and it just takes it to another level!

    Enjoy!
     
  20. hyperst

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 16, 2008

    Posts: 3,991

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Sold some bits and got myself a 50mm f1.8g.

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