I'm in the market right now for a Belt / Waist storage system. Increasingly, I've been shooting quite a few events and weddings of late. Most times I take with me my Urban Disguise 50, or if it's just a small kit; my Billingham Hadley Pro.
The stuff I carry with me, 5dmk2 with battery grip, 85mm, 50mm, 28mm, 17-40mm, *sometimes 100mm Macro* 580exII Flash, and other misc. stuff like a flash reflector, torch light, utility knife, ipod, writting materials etc etc.
This has been treating me well so far but the strain on my shoulder is quite a biatch sometimes. The shape, size and carrying method of the bag makes it sometimes hard to manuvuer through crowded places. And lastly it's tough to change lenses in the field. My method which has worked so far...Camera strapped on neck, bag opened halfway with bottom half of lens sticking out, and then the switcheroo. Works so far, clumsy and unsafe...yes!
I've been looking at the Think Tank Modular System Set, as well as their Beltpacks like the Speed Demon, Speed Freak and Speed Racer. My concern is that with the modular system the pouch does not allow me to store my camera with lens attached, only separately. Correct me if I'm wrong though. But if I got the route of the Beltpacks such as the "Speed" series, I'll be able to store the camera with lens and also be able to add on other modular packs to the belt as well.
But of course the concern for me is organization and ease of use - With the belt packs all the gear is more or less stored in one compartment.
Does anyone have any experience using the beltpacks with modular components? Or perhaps used the modular system adding on a digital holster?
I want something that makes it easy for me to get to my gear and change things in the field and on the job. I'd probably still use my UD50 to transport my stuff there, and put everything together in the belt system before going to shoot.
Thanks so much guys!