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What do you use to lug around your Lightstands, Umbrellas, Tripod, Monopod...?

 
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Jan 16, 2014 14:03 |  #31

DBNissan wrote in post #16610022 (external link)
I borrowed one of these from a construction buddy of mine. Worked out great and was able to fit everything in it.

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http://www.homedepot.c​om …09261/203668066​?N=c22eZrd (external link)

Thanks for sharing Dan.

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In answer to your question I don't own any lightstands nor any umbrellas (other than the stopping the rain kind in which case I take about 12 to every wedding). I don't take my monopod and the only tripod I take is a Gitzo traveller which is tiny and light which I hook onto my back pack if I need it (which is rare).

No OCF during reception Peter? Bouncing all night?

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I use a photoflex dual transpac. Works awesome. Padded and it even has wheels so you can wheel it around to different sites.

http://www.adorama.com​/PFTKDCS.html (external link)

This is what I have in mine right now:
2x 9.5' light stands
1 86" Parabolic
2 unbrellas
1 qbox
1 monopod
2 Alienbees
Vegabond mini
Gaffer
Bunch of grids
Bunch of cords
Bunch of gels
Bunch of other stuff

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Nice bag Toneaero but I plan to spend ab $100 only.


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Jan 16, 2014 16:12 |  #32

Tigerkn wrote in post #16610850 (external link)
No OCF during reception Peter? Bouncing all night?

That is right. Bouncing all night.


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Jan 16, 2014 16:43 |  #33

Tigerkn wrote in post #16610850 (external link)
Nice bag Toneaero but I plan to spend ab $100 only.

Its well worth the investment. Now it only takes me one trip to the car and I can see if I have all of my gear at the end of the night with one glance. I still end up putting this case on a dolly since I also have 4 sand bags and a little ladder to haul around.




  
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Jan 16, 2014 17:25 |  #34

Here are some padded cases under $100 on B&H:

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …040301+42904364​62&mxp=100 (external link)

Me? I use a Pelican for the monolights, speedlights, cables and miscellaneous stuff. I use these bags (external link) to hold light stands and umbrellas.




  
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Jan 17, 2014 13:49 |  #35

My band uses this drum hardware bag for our mic & light stands... I've always thought it could be used for photog lighting as well. Similar size and materials, but maybe a little cheaper since musicians are always broke. ;)

http://www.long-mcquade.com …ing_Drum_Hardwa​re_Bag.htm (external link)


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Jan 19, 2014 09:36 |  #36

I just went to a sports store and purchased a baseball bat bag. A lot cheaper than paying for photo specific products.


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Jan 19, 2014 09:46 |  #37

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I just went to a sports store and purchased a baseball bat bag. A lot cheaper than paying for photo specific products.

don't shoot weddings but I use a sports bag as well. Much cheaper than the photo specific bag I had before and it has held up much better. Most of the wedding photographers I know use bags like have been suggested here already.


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Jan 19, 2014 16:35 |  #38

Tigerkn wrote in post #16605706 (external link)
I've been using a student backpack and it works fine but it is time for something that is a little bigger and prettier/more professional.

This is what I am thinking of buying to replace the backpack. Anyone here own it?
http://www.cowboystudi​o.com …p/hk%20rolling%​20case.htm (external link)

Here in Canada, Vistek has a light stand that holds my 4 13ft. stands, 1 9ft. stand, and 1 60" umbrella. No rollers unfortunately, but fairly cheap at $80 plus tax. I then bought a hockey bag made by GRIT. It is the HT1 and I bought one of the smallest - the 33" model. Costs around $160 I think it was. Comes with a roller. I am able to fit 4 Einsteins (with travel bags), 4 Vagabonds (with travel bags), 2 nissin speedlites and its respective accessories (ie. batteries, lightsphere), also some misc. cables and triggers. The bag comes with a stiff back and stiff floorboard, so it's the same size even when empty. Also it's got compartments that you can be creative with to organize your gear.




  
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Jan 19, 2014 20:05 |  #39

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Here in Canada, Vistek has a light stand that holds my 4 13ft. stands, 1 9ft. stand, and 1 60" umbrella. No rollers unfortunately, but fairly cheap at $80 plus tax. I then bought a hockey bag made by GRIT. It is the HT1 and I bought one of the smallest - the 33" model. Costs around $160 I think it was. Comes with a roller. I am able to fit 4 Einsteins (with travel bags), 4 Vagabonds (with travel bags), 2 nissin speedlites and its respective accessories (ie. batteries, lightsphere), also some misc. cables and triggers. The bag comes with a stiff back and stiff floorboard, so it's the same size even when empty. Also it's got compartments that you can be creative with to organize your gear.

Please post pictures. I'd love to see what this stuff looks like. And post the links too.




  
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Jan 20, 2014 01:41 |  #40

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Please post pictures. I'd love to see what this stuff looks like. And post the links too.

Here is the GRIT HT1 http://www.gritinc.net​/canada/hockey/ht1.htm​l (external link) They have different sizes and different models if you don't like this one in particular. But keep in mind, the bigger you go the bigger trunk space you'll need. I bought mine from Pro Hockey Life.

The light stand bag from Vistek: http://www.vistek.ca …tand-bag-128x27x25cm.aspx (external link) The stands I use are: http://www.vistek.ca …nd-black-max-12ft9in.aspx (external link)




  
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Jan 20, 2014 09:12 |  #41

Don't use lightstands, umbrellas, tripods or monopods and you're golden!


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Jan 20, 2014 14:57 |  #43

I use the bag that came with my big Manfrotto tripod for my light stands and umbrellas. I don't ever use the tripod, but use the bag for every wedding. :lol:

For the lights, I have a medium rolling luggage that used to be my main camera/lens bag until I got a bigger ThinkTank one.




  
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Jan 20, 2014 16:16 |  #44

Just to add to my comment above - hopefully it didn't sound too flippant - I used to use a lot of gear, then I switched to primes and realized I didn't need any of it. I use a couple of flashes with clamps and a trigger at the reception, that's about it. I also keep a tripod and lightstand in the car in case I need it, but I very rarely do. I've never used a monopod. All my gear fits in a medium lowpro bag (I carry two cameras on a spider holster throughout the day).

I find the shoot is physically alot easier for me, and my photos are much more natural now.

Just the way I shoot - light and easy! good luck!


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Jan 22, 2014 01:37 |  #45

Thanks Van! It's a good thing that you post ^^^, otherwise I would ask you a bunch of questions :)


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