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What bag do you guys use for your monolights?

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May 08, 2012 15:07 as a reply to  @ post 14398095 |  #16

I picked this (external link) up a few months ago and it holds everything I can find to put into it. 3 White Lighting x1600's, reflectors, grids, gaffer tape, cords, triggers, Vagabond Mini, PLM mount, 10' light stands, octaboxes and umbrellas. I could even throw in a few speedlights if I wanted.

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May 08, 2012 15:39 |  #17

that looks like a nice bag for a couple heads.

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May 08, 2012 17:34 |  #18

I use a rolling duffel bag from Costco for the lights. It hold 2 lights, 2 reflectors, power cords, 50foot extension, Vagabond mini, My flash "tool kit". (think small brief case), and has room for other odds and ends. Possibly a third light.

For the stands I use a bag from one of thoes camping chair like this one... http://www.okokchina.c​om …chair%20%20YCCC​001675.jpg (external link)
It will hold 4 light stands. 50 inch appalo, background top bar and a bit of room left over. (external link)

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May 08, 2012 20:15 |  #19

I put my three Einsteins (+a ton of other stuff) into a PortaBrace bag.
I will have to double check the model, but it's fantastic.

Totally solid on the sides, bottom and top.
Top has two zippers and a long piece of heavyduty velcro.
a suede and heavily padded shoulder strap.

I can fit:
three heads (which are all separated by little barriers, and the "bulb" end is supported by three little foam "pillows," which I love...
three 8.5 inch reflectors
two grids (in their paulcbuff shipping boxes) in the one side pocket.
two speedrings and an umbrella adapter in the other side pocket.
The three power cables and a power bar in the front zip.

not to mention my triggers in their little bag, gaffers, 2 big clamps and two little clamps in a pinch.

I usually use a little bag similar to the husky ones for all of that other stuff, but I can make it fit when I only want to take one bag plus the stand and camera bag.

I am actually crazy about this bag.

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May 13, 2012 22:25 |  #20

I don't really like what I use. It is a duffel-like case that originally held a small power pack and two heads. It will hold cables and small accessories but is too small and has no room for large stands. I am thinking about some of the hard cases I often see used for electronics.

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May 14, 2012 16:17 |  #21

I have a Pelican 1654 for my Speedotrons, but the Pelican cases are heavy. I really like the Tenba bag that came with my dynalite setup. It works really well.

My village called. I was told that they missed me.

Speedotron users, untie!

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