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f-stop Guru, reviewed by Sirrith

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Dec 21, 2011 23:30 |  #16

amachi wrote in post #13582155external link
A question.. When using medium pro icu, do you find it hard to get lens/camera out of the bag?
From what I see, seems like when the flap on the back is opened, there are certain parts of the icu being blocked.

I just tried it for you, and it turns out its actually quite easy to get lenses out of the compartments which are partially covered, so no worries there :)


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Dec 21, 2011 23:53 |  #17

Thanks for going through the trouble of testing it for me.. :D

I am still deciding whether to get this or TT streetwalker HD.
Guru's design is much better than the HD, however, the limited stock is annoying, and the price is higher too O_O!
Another thing to note, seems like I could put more stuff into HD than guru.. Hmm... Decision.. Decision..




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Dec 22, 2011 00:11 |  #18

No problem ;)

My take is that if you want a bag for hiking and long walks, f-stop stuff is pretty close to unbeatable, whereas if you just want a bag for carrying all your gear for trips e.g. train, plane, car, with minimal walking, bags like the TT streetwalker HD fit the bill pretty well.


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Dec 22, 2011 00:20 |  #19

Does the guru come with the gatekeeper?




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Dec 22, 2011 00:36 |  #20

It comes with 2, if you want more you can buy them separately.


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Dec 22, 2011 01:12 |  #21

Alright, just placed my order for f-stop guru with medium pro icu :)

I need a bag for carrying all my gears, plus I need it to be smaller in size so that when I am not bringing all my gears, I still can use the bag.

Thank you so much for the review, it helps me a lot in deciding which bag to order :D




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Dec 22, 2011 02:02 |  #22

Hope you get it soon, though the holidays might cause delays, its a very nice bag. And glad I could be of help!


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Dec 22, 2011 02:32 |  #23

Fingers crossed, hopefully I got it before my trip to Hong Kong next Feb.




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Jan 05, 2012 19:19 |  #24

Just got mine :)

Well, not the best looking f-stop bag (I think Loka and Kenti look better), but Guru's size is the perfect fit for my needs :) Will write up a review in the next couple of days




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Jan 05, 2012 20:17 |  #25

Good review with excellent pictures.

But, Dude, 175 cm tall? You tawkin to a dumb New Yawker here? Is that the equivalent to four stones? :lol: ;)

BTW, you look young enough to be a teenager. In dog years, I'm dead. ;)

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Jan 05, 2012 20:20 |  #26

MDJAK wrote in post #13654182external link
Good review with excellent pictures.

But, Dude, 175 cm tall? You tawkin to a dumb New Yawker here? Is that the equivalent to four stones? :lol: ;)

BTW, you look young enough to be a teenager. In dog years, I'm dead. ;)

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Cheers ;)

To me the imperial system is just as confusing :D

Haha, good guess, you came close, and in dog years I'm not too far off giving up the ghost myself!


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Jan 06, 2012 09:21 |  #27

I am trying out the guru now, and wondering, how do I keep the icu lid open?




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Jan 06, 2012 10:30 |  #28

fold it under the ICU itself and only use the back flap to the bag.


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Jan 06, 2012 19:36 |  #29

I just close it without zipping it up, then zip the back flap up over it.


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Jan 07, 2012 00:45 |  #30

I am going to order one of these bags. Just confused on which ICU. I do not use grips, so I am assuming the shallow ICU?

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