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Sep 08, 2013 10:43 |  #1

The black lowepro Flipside bags are more expensive than the blue ones...
Is it more subtle or why ?


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Sep 08, 2013 19:30 |  #2

I feel like since the black is a more popular choice, more are produced. That can lead to lower prices to move product. If someone wants a specific color they usually don't have a problem paying a little more since they prefer that color.
The popular choice is usually the cheapest to the consumer.


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Sep 08, 2013 23:06 |  #3

I think black is a traditional color for photography bags, probably in higher demand. I went with the Flipside blue/black 300 and green/black on the 400AW, my thought the less they look like photo bags and more like a regular back pack the better.


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Sep 09, 2013 06:27 |  #4

Most seem to prefer black for photo bags. I'm on the opposition, all my bags are colored.


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Sep 09, 2013 09:37 |  #5

The colour a bag *ought* to be, of course, is 18% grey or maybe 12% grey. For some reason nobody seems to make them like that.

I did used to have an aluminium [FD] lens box years ago I painted 18% grey. Very useful it was too.


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Sep 11, 2013 11:17 |  #6

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #16281375 (external link)
The colour a bag *ought* to be, of course, is 18% grey or maybe 12% grey. For some reason nobody seems to make them like that.

I did used to have an aluminium [FD] lens box years ago I painted 18% grey. Very useful it was too.

I have two camera bags that are between 12-18% grey. Of course they are both over 35 years old and a bit dirty but does show that they did make 18% grey camera bags once upon a time. All my other old camera bags are brown, didn’t start seeing black as the standard bag color until the mid 1990’s.:)


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Sep 11, 2013 11:40 |  #7

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I have two camera bags that are between 12-18% grey. Of course they are both over 35 years old and a bit dirty but does show that they did make 18% grey camera bags once upon a time. All my other old camera bags are brown, didn’t start seeing black as the standard bag color until the mid 1990’s.:)

It's a fashion thing. %age of photographers who use a grey card? 0.01%?

I've also asked Pelican why they don't make that colour case. I got no answer.

(So I use these collapsible ones instead.)

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Sep 11, 2013 11:44 as a reply to  @ Simon_Gardner's post |  #8

Grey cards and I don't go out much together and besides it would look kinda silly shooting your camera bag out in public.:lol:


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Sep 11, 2013 12:05 |  #9

Calicajun wrote in post #16288178 (external link)
Grey cards and I don't go out much together and besides it would look kinda silly shooting your camera bag out in public.:lol:

Humph. I don't think so. There's a perfectly good reason.


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Sep 11, 2013 23:10 |  #10

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #16288165 (external link)
It's a fashion thing. %age of photographers who use a grey card? 0.01%?

I've also asked Pelican why they don't make that colour case. I got no answer.

(So I use these collapsible ones instead.)
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Well, being married to calicajun, I refuse to carry around his very old,very dirty and very large camera bag. Just not my style! :p Could you tell me where you got this from? being collapsible seems easier than carrying a card around.


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Sep 12, 2013 02:36 |  #11

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Could you tell me where you got this from? being collapsible seems easier than carrying a card around.

Very much easier and these are waterproof and washable. Twist collapsed into it's bag it goes in a large pocket.

OK so it's a Lastolite [British firm]. They are available in the US. People are more familiar with the big Lastolite reflectors (which definitely won't go in a pocket). The earlier ones are square-ish 18% grey/gray. the most recent ones are three-cornered and 12%. The reverse is a (very small) white reflector.

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It seems to be marketed as an "EZ-Balance". There are some rebranded versions around.


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Sep 12, 2013 07:37 as a reply to  @ Simon_Gardner's post |  #12

Thanks, will check out those links or should I say the wife will check out the links.:lol:


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Sep 12, 2013 07:42 |  #13

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #16281375 (external link)
The colour a bag *ought* to be, of course, is 18% grey or maybe 12% grey. For some reason nobody seems to make them like that.

I have an f-stop bag in grey mist.

I have never checked, but I wonder how close it is to 18% grey. I think it is going to be much higher though.


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Sep 12, 2013 08:15 |  #14

Calicajun wrote in post #16290408 (external link)
Thanks, will check out those links or should I say the wife will check out the links.:lol:

I don't do the colour temperature or exposure thing in the camera now. I use them to take periodic shots to use to get the colour temperature right in post processing [LIghtRoom]. Nobody has ever laughed at me for doing it yet even when doing bird photography. (The bird will never hold one.)

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