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Jun 30, 2009 18:45 |  #526

^ Awesome. Ya, I'm loving this bag too, though I really need to get out and "properly break it in".


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Jul 01, 2009 06:16 as a reply to  @ post 8202828 |  #527

I'm surprised to read that many people bought Crumplers to replace their Slingshots. I have both, and I love my Slingshot 200, never a problem. Guess I got lucky.


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Jul 01, 2009 07:41 as a reply to  @ KIP's post |  #528

I have a couple of 7MDH bags that are great. The only thing I didn't like about them is they were not quite deep enough to handle my 70-200mm 2.8 IS attached to my 1D body. The remedy is the 8MDH. It is a big one though.




  
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Jul 01, 2009 08:51 |  #529

Jim Robinson wrote in post #8205456 (external link)
I have a couple of 7MDH bags that are great. The only thing I didn't like about them is they were not quite deep enough to handle my 70-200mm 2.8 IS attached to my 1D body. The remedy is the 8MDH. It is a big one though.

I took a different route. I didn't want one that big so I went with the ThinkTank UD35. It is an awesome bag for holding the 70-200 2.8 IS with a gripped body and a few other lenses. I was about to go with the 8MDH but already had a catch all bag with my Domke F2 so the UD35 is an excellent option.


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Jul 01, 2009 08:52 |  #530

KIP wrote in post #8205216 (external link)
I'm surprised to read that many people bought Crumplers to replace their Slingshots. I have both, and I love my Slingshot 200, never a problem. Guess I got lucky.

I'm one of the ones who isn't surprised. I owned one for a few years and although it was a nice bag it was very uncomfortable after about 1-hour of use.


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Jul 01, 2009 08:54 |  #531

ylimehajile wrote in post #8205785 (external link)
I'm one of the ones who isn't surprised. I owned one for a few years and although it was a nice bag it was very uncomfortable after about 1-hour of use.

I agree, it is not the most comfortable of bags. But I was referring more to the zipper breaks than comfort. Sorry, I wasn't clear.


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Jul 01, 2009 09:03 |  #532

KIP wrote in post #8205797 (external link)
I agree, it is not the most comfortable of bags. But I was referring more to the zipper breaks than comfort. Sorry, I wasn't clear.

Ah, got it. I never had an issue with quality. It was a good bag and stood up well for me.


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Jul 01, 2009 11:27 |  #533

KIP wrote in post #8205797 (external link)
I agree, it is not the most comfortable of bags. But I was referring more to the zipper breaks than comfort. Sorry, I wasn't clear.

Sorry if i wasn't clear in my post, but it wasn't the actual zipper that broke. it was the little rope attached to the zipper body that broke. it pretty much seperated from the body of the zipper, leaving me holding a peice of rope :(

I'm sure the Slingshot is a decent bag, but i didn't want to risk all the other ropes detaching from the zippers! And it was only a week old and i'm very gentle with my gear as i'm a noobie to this stuff and spent a decent chunk of change already.

I think i'm just not destined to have a photography hobby :(

I had to exchange my 1 week old 50D a week before due to the LCD having burnt pixels.... *sigh*


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Jul 01, 2009 11:30 |  #534

Mashimaro wrote in post #8206560 (external link)
Sorry if i wasn't clear in my post, but it wasn't the actual zipper that broke. it was the little rope attached to the zipper body that broke. it pretty much seperated from the body of the zipper, leaving me holding a peice of rope :(

the rope? that's definitely self-fixable, no? i would hardly call that damaged.


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Jul 01, 2009 11:35 |  #535

KIP wrote in post #8206574 (external link)
the rope? that's definitely self-fixable, no? i would hardly call that damaged.

when i looked at it, i thought it could be an easy fix (ie: "i'll just tie it back together in a knot!")

however, looking closer at it, the 2 ends of the rope are actually pinched into the zipper head and not looped through it :(


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Jul 01, 2009 11:41 |  #536

Mashimaro wrote in post #8206597 (external link)
when i looked at it, i thought it could be an easy fix (ie: "i'll just tie it back together in a knot!")

however, looking closer at it, the 2 ends of the rope are actually pinched into the zipper head and not looped through it :(

I'm not home, so I can't take a look at my SS right now. But still, you could have done your easy fix and been ok? The zipper itself still worked? The bag still held gear on your back?

Sorry you've had such bad luck in the past. Don't give up! And don't get discouraged when things break or go bad. It'll happen to everyone at some point. Technology is a pain like that. Things'll break, get dented, dirty, whatever. Bags and cameras are replaceable. Photos are not. :D


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Jul 01, 2009 11:48 |  #537

KIP wrote in post #8206625 (external link)
I'm not home, so I can't take a look at my SS right now. But still, you could have done your easy fix and been ok? The zipper itself still worked? The bag still held gear on your back?

Sorry you've had such bad luck in the past. Don't give up! And don't get discouraged when things break or go bad. It'll happen to everyone at some point. Technology is a pain like that. Things'll break, get dented, dirty, whatever. Bags and cameras are replaceable. Photos are not. :D

hmmm, i'm trying to figure out a way to describe it to you, you'll probably know what i'm talking about when you get home to look at your bag. :)

imagine that the little rope is in a "U" shape. the ends of the U are pinched into the zipper head which has 2 holes to accept the ends of the U (ie: "O O" shaped if you're looking at the where the "U" ends go into).

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U

Unless i had a pair of pliers, i don't think i would be able to pinch or crush the zipper head enough to hold the rope in it.

Thank you for the encouragement! I've got my new, replacement 50D, and a new Crumpler bag as it's home now and am back to loving this hobby! I haven't given up yet! :eek:


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Jul 01, 2009 11:50 as a reply to  @ KIP's post |  #538

guys, i noticed nobody is using the crumpler back packs. is it because these are meant for camera and lap tops?

I really want a back pack to fit

5d mk II (not gripped)
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580 ex
one other lense (17-40?)

I have a 5mdh, but im finding its hard to carry.

thanks!!




  
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Jul 01, 2009 11:54 |  #539

It might have something to do with cost. The Crumpler back packs are very expensive. There are several options out there that meet the need and are significantly cheaper. I wouldn't mind owning one but for the cost of them I would have to consider other options.


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Jul 01, 2009 15:36 |  #540

I've been using a Karachi Outpost for about a year now, and absolutely love it. It wasn't cheap, but it's been worth every penny.


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