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Jan 24, 2011 07:46 |  #16

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I didn't like that i had to go 'under' the flipped back flap to get my flash stored in the back pouch. I might buy a TT pouch to store the flash at the side/front.

yeah, that's my one gripe too. I wish the accessory section was a zippered compartment behind the lens tubes, or that there was another way to get to it at least once you flip the lid over. Maybe it could have been on the inside of the lid?

But be careful with the additional bag idea, there's no loops to make that easy on the LC3? The retros have great side loops though.


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Jan 24, 2011 09:35 |  #17

jacobsen1 wrote in post #11703474 (external link)
yeah, that's my one gripe too. I wish the accessory section was a zippered compartment behind the lens tubes, or that there was another way to get to it at least once you flip the lid over. Maybe it could have been on the inside of the lid?

But be careful with the additional bag idea, there's no loops to make that easy on the LC3? The retros have great side loops though.

I'm trying to see if i can sew on an extra 'loop' across the rightmost tube so i can hang the extra pouch to hold the flash. or something slightly less destructive (eg. sew a piece of cloth going one round around the width of the strap so I can hang an extra TT pouch on it. Not sure how that'll work but i can see it in my head. Definitely not very aesthetically pleasing for now.

Anyone has any suggestions other than to buy yet another bag? haha.




  
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Jan 24, 2011 11:22 |  #18

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Anyone has any suggestions other than to buy yet another bag? haha.

actually, I McGyvered a way on an old bag... I used the tiny loops at the top of the TT modular bags that are for a shoulder strap, but used some small line and a ball:

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that's NOT actually in use there, but the line and balls are still on the bag. I basically put a loop in the end of the line and went through both of the small loops on the bag. Then a loop in the end of the line would juuuuust fit over the blue ball to get it onto the strap. The black ball was only there so the line wouldn't fall off the TT bag when it wasn't in use (on my desk). I used this to hold my filters for landscaping for a while so I could take them off when I was doing normal events and I was using a bag w/o loops at the time.

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Jan 24, 2011 11:42 |  #19

vii_haven wrote in post #11702552 (external link)
The bag has 3 lens tubes. I had the 16-35 2.8L II, 70-200 2.8L II in two tubes. One was left empty so i can 'drop' in a lens, and pick up another quickly with the same hand.

This is exactly how I have mine configured too.




  
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Apr 06, 2011 15:16 |  #20

Thanks for the review Ben! I think you won me over on this one, looks just like what I was looking for.

How is it to wear with 3 short lenses though? It seems like it's built for a bit longer lenses (my longest is a 135L).


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May 10, 2011 03:53 |  #21

how does it feel when you hae the 70-200 w/a hood set on it the correct way? does the lens stick out a lot?


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May 10, 2011 06:59 |  #22

toffiloff wrote in post #12171219 (external link)
Thanks for the review Ben! I think you won me over on this one, looks just like what I was looking for.

How is it to wear with 3 short lenses though? It seems like it's built for a bit longer lenses (my longest is a 135L).


You can stuff some socks underneath your short lenses to take up space. Or, put something photographically relevant under the short lens separated by a pad.




  
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May 10, 2011 09:41 |  #23

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how does it feel when you hae the 70-200 w/a hood set on it the correct way? does the lens stick out a lot?

I don't have one, but I'd imagine there's enough room it just fits nicely. That's what this bag was designed for.

Savas K wrote in post #12381532 (external link)
Or, put something photographically relevant under the short lens separated by a pad.

TCs and or macro tubes work well.


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May 11, 2011 01:22 |  #24
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Thanx for this review, it looks like a great solution for me. I don't like the idea with belt's with pouches or fanny packs etc..

Question though, how flat/compressed can you get the bag when empty ?


Plan is to pack this in a bigger bag.

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May 11, 2011 02:38 |  #25

The 70-200 will drop in nicely with the hood extended. I do that.

I always pack this bag into my Airport Security with the standard dividers.

Works great with a BR strap which i used to use. Now i use a BR DOUBLE strap, and i still haven't figured out how to maneuver this bag with a double strap.




  
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May 11, 2011 06:34 |  #26

great review thank you. do you think the bag could take a 7d gripped?


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May 11, 2011 09:17 |  #27

0.0f wrote in post #12388337 (external link)
great review thank you. do you think the bag could take a 7d gripped?

definitely not. for the same reason it won't take a 5D Mark II gripped. It won't take it ungripped as well. BUT, if ungripped, and detached from a lens, you will be able to slot it into one of the lens tubes.

the bag was designed for lenses only, not for bodies so its by no fault of thinktank that it doesn't fit bodies.




  
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May 11, 2011 09:21 |  #28

MR do little wrote in post #12387700 (external link)
Question though, how flat/compressed can you get the bag when empty ?

very flat. It's not really padded as it's meant as a lens holster (or alternative to the waist/belt setups we both dislike) so the only issue is the bottom of each tube has some padding to it, but it can be folder up to compress it. I'd say easily under 2", but probably 1"?

0.0f wrote in post #12388337 (external link)
great review thank you. do you think the bag could take a 7d gripped?

no, but w/o the grip yes. It's no thicker than the hood of a 24-70 or 70-200 basically. I'm cheating to put a non gripped body in there as it is (and you need a longish lens to make sure it stays, or you have to be VERY careful when you open the flap).


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May 11, 2011 09:28 |  #29

thanks for the reply guys. im looking for a bag which would take a couple of lenses and the camera but would prefer a compact messenger type of bag. will look at the crumpler prime mover that seems pretty neat and it takes a 7d gripped with a 70-200 f2.8


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May 11, 2011 12:34 |  #30

look at think tank's retrospective bags as well.


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