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F Stop Bag Confusion

 
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Mar 03, 2013 08:09 |  #16

Mackeral wrote in post #15668767 (external link)
I'm definitely considering a new bag and the F Stop seems to be what I need. I'm slightly confused by the use of the interior compartments. Is a purchase of one required to have the inclusion of separators?

before you go down the f-stop route check out the dslr bags by petrol as a viable alternative.


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Mar 03, 2013 09:28 |  #17

0.0f wrote in post #15671186 (external link)
before you go down the f-stop route check out the dslr bags by petrol as a viable alternative.

The petrol bags aren't even close to the features of the f-stop series bags.
No internal frame
No ICU
Bag opens from the wrong side (You have to put the strap side on the ground to access the camera, which means if it is dirty your back will no get dirty.)

What is it about the Pertrol bags that make you think they compare?


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Mar 03, 2013 10:06 |  #18

Heath wrote in post #15671356 (external link)
The petrol bags aren't even close to the features of the f-stop series bags.
No internal frame
No ICU
Bag opens from the wrong side (You have to put the strap side on the ground to access the camera, which means if it is dirty your back will no get dirty.)

What is it about the Pertrol bags that make you think they compare?

The same can be said of the fstop bags in that you need to get it off your back to access the lenses/camera out of the icu.

The same cant be said of the pd336. As the camera sits in its own enclosure at the top of the bag and is very easy to access. Anyway I know it will work for me which is all I am bothered about.


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Mar 03, 2013 10:10 |  #19

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I know it will work for me which is all I am bothered about.

Thats all that matters...




  
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Mar 03, 2013 13:01 |  #20

0.0f wrote in post #15671449 (external link)
The same can be said of the fstop bags in that you need to get it off your back to access the lenses/camera out of the icu.

The same cant be said of the pd336. As the camera sits in its own enclosure at the top of the bag and is very easy to access. Anyway I know it will work for me which is all I am bothered about.

I take off the straps and swing the bag around of the waist strap... My bag isn't in mud or snow.


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Mar 04, 2013 15:12 |  #21
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Well, I didn't want to wait on the Guru stock, so I decided to take a stab with the Kenti. I look forward to getting it.


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Mar 06, 2013 16:27 as a reply to  @ Mackeral's post |  #22

Hey Guys,

Apologies if you guys are having issues with our shopping cart and pricing. We're currently trying to get our shopping cart pricing sorted, but all discounts are applied before the order is processed since we process every order individually.

Don't hesitate to call us during business hours if you guys have any questions. :)

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Mar 07, 2013 04:00 |  #23

0.0f wrote in post #15671449 (external link)
The same can be said of the fstop bags in that you need to get it off your back to access the lenses/camera out of the icu.

The same cant be said of the pd336. As the camera sits in its own enclosure at the top of the bag and is very easy to access. Anyway I know it will work for me which is all I am bothered about.

But at least with the f-stop guru you don't need to put the bag down to get the camera out. And if you are in a crowded place you know that nobody will steal the camera without taking your bag off.

The guru and medium icu fits all my gear bar one 600-ex rt flash but with the 600's case you can put it round a shoulder strap and carry it that way. The only thing I didn't like about the guru was there's no water resistant cover to pull out. This was solved by buying one from amazon for a few £.




  
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Mar 07, 2013 07:08 |  #24

They used to make a raincover for the Guru. I wonder what happened to it.
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Mar 07, 2013 10:26 |  #25

Heath wrote in post #15686847 (external link)
They used to make a raincover for the Guru. I wonder what happened to it.

They still do:
http://fstopgear.com …ies/rain-cover-small-pack (external link)


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Mar 07, 2013 19:29 |  #26

for the price of these bags, they should be waterproof like billingham bags are, no need for rain covers. Once you put a rain cover on, consider your gear stowed and inaccessible. That sucks.




  
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Mar 07, 2013 19:31 |  #27

A regular backpack? Like a fifty dollar north face that I use for my gym clothes? That's a pretty broad statement, no? Which backpack are you exactly speaking of that you find more comfortable than an fstop?

Hogloff wrote in post #15668921 (external link)
Yes, you need to purchase an ICU. They don't have any compartments inside for your gear without an ICU.

An option is to purchase a regular backpack and then get an ICU for that pack. Cheaper and I find the backpack much more comfortable when loaded.




  
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Mar 07, 2013 20:32 |  #28

MDJAK wrote in post #15689529 (external link)
for the price of these bags, they should be waterproof like billingham bags are, no need for rain covers. Once you put a rain cover on, consider your gear stowed and inaccessible. That sucks.

Actually, since the raincover doesn't cover the back of the bag (the side which is against your back when carrying), your camera gear is still fully accessible with raincover on :)
Although accessories that you store in the pockets other than the main compartment are not.

But I do agree in a way. I think that for the price, the raincover should be included. That said, the bags are quite water-resistant as it is. I used my Guru in a medium intensity downpour for a while, and it was bone dry inside.


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Mar 07, 2013 20:35 |  #29

MDJAK wrote in post #15689529 (external link)
for the price of these bags, they should be waterproof like billingham bags are, no need for rain covers. Once you put a rain cover on, consider your gear stowed and inaccessible. That sucks.

I do not own the rain cover and go out in the rain all the time with my bag. Now I am usually just walking around in the city, and I am not out all day in a torrential downpour.


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