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f-stop Guru, reviewed by Sirrith

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Jan 07, 2012 16:26 |  #31

I'd go for a pro ICU based on your gear list. I'm not sure that a shallow would allow lenses to fit standing up (when the bag is placed lying flat on the floor). I remember reading somewhere that the shallow is designed more for rangefinder or m4/3 bodies, though I have no idea about the validity of that statement.


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Jan 07, 2012 21:42 |  #32

Sirrith wrote in post #13660286external link
I just close it without zipping it up, then zip the back flap up over it.

Isn't it hard to open? The icu flap is bigger than the guru's back flap




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Jan 08, 2012 04:06 |  #33

amachi wrote in post #13665584external link
Isn't it hard to open? The icu flap is bigger than the guru's back flap

Its flexible, so its quite easy to just pull it out, then tuck it back under when you're done.


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Jan 08, 2012 12:34 |  #34

Okay, that makes sense.

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I'd go for a pro ICU based on your gear list. I'm not sure that a shallow would allow lenses to fit standing up (when the bag is placed lying flat on the floor). I remember reading somewhere that the shallow is designed more for rangefinder or m4/3 bodies, though I have no idea about the validity of that statement.


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Jan 29, 2012 01:02 |  #35

For those that own the bag, I'd greatly appreciate if you could answer a question I've been wondering about.

Is it possible to access your camera gear easily while wearing the F-stop Guru? For example, I've seen the Lowepro Flipside series which is designed to have you keep the waist strap on, rotate the bag around, and open the bag's backpanel.

Or is this a bag where you need to take it off, rest it on something, then get your gear out?

Thanks!




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Jan 29, 2012 04:21 |  #36

Its not designed for this, but I have done the whole rotate the bag with hip straps on, and it works reasonably well. Its slightly awkward if you have your dividers in the default position i.e. the camera at the very bottom, because then its a bit of a squeeze between your gut and the bag, but still very possible. If you rearrange the dividers and have your camera slightly higher up as in the lowepro, then it should be a breeze.


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Jan 30, 2012 19:01 |  #37

yeah, the zippers (on my loka) are a bit tricky to work if you open them all the way to the bottom, but it does work. For me I just support the bag from the bottom with one hand as I zipper it so the 2 sides go together.


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Jan 30, 2012 20:19 as a reply to post 13582155 |  #38

You have too much time on your hands.


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Jan 30, 2012 20:47 |  #39

Thank you Sirrith! I very much appreciate quality reviews such as this. The pictures are very nice, as well as your description of things. It's reviews like this that make POTN so great!

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Jan 31, 2012 04:29 |  #40

Primative wrote in post #13797287external link
You have too much time on your hands.

Because doing something useful with the aim of helping others is a waste of time compared to making useless comments that benefit no one except perhaps boosting your rather small ego, like the one quoted?

bps wrote in post #13797442external link
Thank you Sirrith! I very much appreciate quality reviews such as this. The pictures are very nice, as well as your description of things. It's reviews like this that make POTN so great!

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Thanks, glad you enjoyed it :)


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Apr 23, 2012 21:13 |  #41

Great information. Will the Guru loaded up with gear fit underneath a standard airline seat?




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Apr 24, 2012 03:58 |  #42

Ponder This wrote in post #14316408external link
Great information. Will the Guru loaded up with gear fit underneath a standard airline seat?

Thanks. I'm not too sure. I might be a tight squeeze, I've never tried, its always gone straight in the overhead because I always have another smaller bag that goes under the seat! Plus mine always has a rather thick laptop in it which is not very squashable, so I'm not going to be trying it anytime soon either :)


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Apr 24, 2012 08:08 |  #43

Sirrith wrote in post #13799041external link
Because doing something useful with the aim of helping others is a waste of time compared to making useless comments that benefit no one except perhaps boosting your rather small ego, like the one quoted?

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it :)

Thanks very much for taking the time--and doing a good job. I have a TT Streetwalker I don't use, and an old LowePro BP that's heavy with nothing in it....I've simply picked the wrong bp in the past.

Getting on, and reflecting how I should be carrying and using my gear. So your excellent review has me thinking...and is very helpful.

Thank you!
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Apr 24, 2012 15:57 |  #44

2mnycars wrote in post #14318505external link
Thanks very much for taking the time--and doing a good job. I have a TT Streetwalker I don't use, and an old LowePro BP that's heavy with nothing in it....I've simply picked the wrong bp in the past.

Getting on, and reflecting how I should be carrying and using my gear. So your excellent review has me thinking...and is very helpful.

Thank you!
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Thanks for the kind words, glad the review helped!


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Apr 24, 2012 18:26 as a reply to Sirrith's post |  #45

nice reviews everyone.

My question is....Is there room for a 15" laptop safely?


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