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Old 30th of December 2006 (Sat)   #16
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Thanks for the review. Thanks for not showing your face.
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Old 31st of December 2006 (Sun)   #17
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Thanks for not showing your face.

i know that i can be mean but even i have limits. posting images of my face is just too cruel...
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Thanks for sparing us that ... hey Snir, who's that good looking girl in your avatar?
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Thanks for sparing us that ... hey Snir, who's that good looking girl in your avatar?
interested? i can hook you 2 up if you want...
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Thanks for the review - I just purchased one and will come back to comment on it after some uses.
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Couple questions:
1) How do you feel about security? The nice thing about a backpack or shoulder bag is that the gear is inside, so if somebody wants to take something, they have to unzip the backpack, or undo some velcro or a clip or something (like on my crumpler 7MDH). With the vest, it looks like something could be taken easy (grab and walk away), and it also looks like something could fall out easy. Can you do up any of those pockets (i.e. piece of velcro or a zipper), with a lens inside?
2) How small is the small? Can you special order anything smaller? I'm about 5'2, and 130 pounds, not sure if any of these vests would fit me decently.
3) Can someone post a photo of a couple of the actual pockets, so I can get a better idea of what you are working with?
4) Is there a difference between the combat and safari, other then pockets? Does the combat look less nutty in real life (i.e. could you wear that in black or something in the city and not look too awkward?) Can the combat fit 3-4 lenses (say 10-20, 30 1.4, 70-200 2.8L IS)?
5) Is there anywhere to put your camera body, with, or without lens, in the case that you do not want to carry it on your neck or in your hand anymore?
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I'll bump this as I want to place an order with procameragear shop in a couple days and am curious about the answers. Maybe they sohuld be moved into their own thread, dunno.
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When I get mine, I'll let you know. Anyday now......
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When I get mine, I'll let you know. Anyday now......
Good to know!
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Couple questions:
1) How do you feel about security? The nice thing about a backpack or shoulder bag is that the gear is inside, so if somebody wants to take something, they have to unzip the backpack, or undo some velcro or a clip or something (like on my crumpler 7MDH). With the vest, it looks like something could be taken easy (grab and walk away), and it also looks like something could fall out easy. Can you do up any of those pockets (i.e. piece of velcro or a zipper), with a lens inside?
2) How small is the small? Can you special order anything smaller? I'm about 5'2, and 130 pounds, not sure if any of these vests would fit me decently.
3) Can someone post a photo of a couple of the actual pockets, so I can get a better idea of what you are working with?
4) Is there a difference between the combat and safari, other then pockets? Does the combat look less nutty in real life (i.e. could you wear that in black or something in the city and not look too awkward?) Can the combat fit 3-4 lenses (say 10-20, 30 1.4, 70-200 2.8L IS)?
5) Is there anywhere to put your camera body, with, or without lens, in the case that you do not want to carry it on your neck or in your hand anymore?
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sorry it took me so long to reply, i forgot about this thread

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1) i feel great about security with this. all the pockets have velcro on them and at least with all my lenses, they fit right in and you can close the flap over them. also, i have used this vest in many weird situations and positions and so far, i haven't dropped anything.

2) you should talk to our shopkeeper Phil about this. he is amazing with this stuff and he should be able to sort you right out. i do know that i got large and it is perfect for me. from what i understand, the vest is a bit bigger than your normal size which is thr right way because when you load it up, it needs to be comfortable.

3) i will try to take some more pictures for you but it might take awhile because i am moving to a new place and everything is a mess right here.

4) from what i understand, there is also difference in material between the two. i did get a chance to play with the combat and it will fit all my stuff but it has less pockets. if you want incognito, i would honestly go with either one as long as it is black. i know that bolantej on this forum uses a black one and it looks very pro and you can easily wear it while walking around town. you can see some more vest pictures here btw:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...ight=post+vest

5) you can fit your camera without lens in the back pocket when not in use. i did it once but i don't like it to be honest because i like to have my body on me at all times.
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sorry it took me so long to reply, i forgot about this thread

anyway:

1) i feel great about security with this. all the pockets have velcro on them and at least with all my lenses, they fit right in and you can close the flap over them. also, i have used this vest in many weird situations and positions and so far, i haven't dropped anything.

2) you should talk to our shopkeeper Phil about this. he is amazing with this stuff and he should be able to sort you right out. i do know that i got large and it is perfect for me. from what i understand, the vest is a bit bigger than your normal size which is thr right way because when you load it up, it needs to be comfortable.

3) i will try to take some more pictures for you but it might take awhile because i am moving to a new place and everything is a mess right here.

4) from what i understand, there is also difference in material between the two. i did get a chance to play with the combat and it will fit all my stuff but it has less pockets. if you want incognito, i would honestly go with either one as long as it is black. i know that bolantej on this forum uses a black one and it looks very pro and you can easily wear it while walking around town. you can see some more vest pictures here btw:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...ight=post+vest

5) you can fit your camera without lens in the back pocket when not in use. i did it once but i don't like it to be honest because i like to have my body on me at all times.
How do I contact Phil? Or should it be on the procameragear site?
I was thinking of getting the black one. The small is still probably a little large for me, but it will be going on top of other clothing anyway. In the fall / spring it might actually be pretty cool.
Pictures would be nice, but don't worry, it's not a big deal. If anyone owns black in either vest though, I'd love to see a couple pics, but once again, not a big deal.
The velcro sounds nice. Seems like the combat might be nice when I want to just walk around and carry a few lenses, and no bag.
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this is Phil:

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Yep, contacted him.
I always thought Phil was the guy who ran the POTN shop, but never realized he runs procameragear all together. Awesome site with great products it seems anyway.
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I always thought Phil was the guy who ran the POTN shop, but never realized he runs procameragear all together. Awesome site with great products it seems anyway.
Thanks.

And yes, that's me. I figured since I had all the supplies and software and stuff for the POTN stuff, that I would start selling other OpTech items and see how it went. That's when I started procameragear.com. Then I hooked up with the LensCoat guy and added the LensCoats/LegCoats. I should have even more high end gear this spring, including Giottos, Heliopan, Novoflex and more.
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Thanks.

And yes, that's me. I figured since I had all the supplies and software and stuff for the POTN stuff, that I would start selling other OpTech items and see how it went. That's when I started procameragear.com. Then I hooked up with the LensCoat guy and added the LensCoats/LegCoats. I should have even more high end gear this spring, including Giottos, Heliopan, Novoflex and more.

Wow, cool!!

I never knew that too. I stumbled across procameragear on Ebay quite a while back and never made the connection, but checking my records the email came from procameragear.com.

Thanks Phil, your international delivery is fast, shipping and prices are reasonable. Both my cameras are togged out with the Optech straps.. wouldn't have it any other way!!

It's a small world.. I sold my 300/4 ISL on ebay to someone on POTN without realizing it. Found out only 3 months later.
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