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Feb 22, 2010 12:40 as a reply to  @ post 9658818 |  #16

yeah, something I should have done a long time ago honestly. Let me know when canon gives us a 5D sensor with 1Dii functions in the smaller body. Until then, I'm busy using the better tool for the job at hand. ;)

and now that Nikon made a 24mm 1.4 I really don't have a reason to come back, other than the fact Nikon's lenses are so damn expensive (but so good once you get them).


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Feb 22, 2010 14:38 |  #17

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First off I really wish it had a second set of D-rings at the bottom for a chest strap. I could have sworn the original site/pictures of the bag showed this and now they've redone their site and I can't find those pics, but I've had to jury rig some spectra to make it work.

You might be thinking of the UD35--it has D-rings on the top & bottom, but it's also considerably taller than the UD30.

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Glad to hear you're liking the bag. All of the bags in the UD line are top-notch IMO.

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Feb 22, 2010 16:00 as a reply to  @ timnosenzo's post |  #18

that's the thing though Tim, I'm wearing this on my chest as a larger holster bag with more space, but the UD30 is already very large for this, so the height and thickness (it's got the laptop space right?) of the 35 is out.


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Feb 22, 2010 16:14 |  #19

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that's the thing though Tim, I'm wearing this on my chest as a larger holster bag with more space, but the UD30 is already very large for this, so the height and thickness (it's got the laptop space right?) of the 35 is out.

Right, I was just saying that you may have mistaken a picture of the 35 with the D-rings on the back to be a 30. I think the 35 would be much too tall to carry on your chest... unless your 7' tall.


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Feb 22, 2010 20:20 |  #20

Check out the Think Tank "Change Up" bag. It is about the same size and designed as a chest-mount, belt bag, or shoulder bag.

http://www.thinktankph​oto.com …/change-up-belt-pack.aspx (external link)

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Feb 22, 2010 23:08 |  #21

hfgarris wrote in post #9661759 (external link)
Check out the Think Tank "Change Up" bag. It is about the same size and designed as a chest-mount, belt bag, or shoulder bag.

http://www.thinktankph​oto.com …/change-up-belt-pack.aspx (external link)

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I have the CU. It is an excellent bag. But, it will not hold a body of any regular sized body with a lens attached. It is perfect for a 70-200 along side another lens such as a 24-70 or 16-35. I love it versatility and can be used as a chest bag.


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Feb 22, 2010 23:42 |  #22

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I have the CU. It is an excellent bag. But, it will not hold a body of any regular sized body with a lens attached. It is perfect for a 70-200 along side another lens such as a 24-70 or 16-35. I love it versatility and can be used as a chest bag.

It will not hold a gripped/pro sized body, but the UD30 will not either. I removed the inner "bucket liner" on my ChangeUP and carry a 70-200/4 and a 5D-II mounted to a 24-105 quite often in the lens-down " T " position. It is too short to carry the 70-200 with camera mounted.

I don't feel it necessary to have the 'bucket liner" installed for padding since the camera gear has "me" plus the stored belt for padding on the back, and the extra padding of the front pouches and compartments on that side. I stuck extra padded dividers at the extreme ends of the bag for extra side padding.

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Feb 23, 2010 07:31 |  #23

hfgarris wrote in post #9661759 (external link)
Check out the Think Tank "Change Up" bag. It is about the same size and designed as a chest-mount, belt bag, or shoulder bag.
http://www.thinktankph​oto.com …/change-up-belt-pack.aspx (external link)

I did, and had I had enough money for both I probably would have tried it as well, but the ONLY issue with the UD30 for my use is the lack of the lower rings. It lives as a shoulder bag 365 days a year, it's used as a chest bag ~10 max. So I didn't want a waist bag that can be used as a shoulder bag or chest hag, I wanted a shoulder bag that could be used as a chest bag if you know what I mean...

if/when I ever move near a ski area again and get to shoot more often then I'll probably get one as well, but only if:

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It will not hold a gripped/pro sized body, but the UD30 will not either.

it can hold a gripped D700.... But it's funny you say the UD30 can't, because it can. I just skied an entire day with my gripped D700 in it? It's a bit tight to zip, but that's only hard because they don't give you anything to pull against with the position of the zipper. The way my GF1 was in the bag with the 7-14 made the D700 site a bit higher which made it a PITA, but when the GF1 was out of the bag the D700 dropped right in and it would zip. Those shots above have the D700 gripped zipped inside the bag on my chest.


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Feb 23, 2010 09:56 |  #24

If you have a "tent and awning" shop or perhaps even a shoe repair shop in your area, they might be able to sew a loop with D-ring to the bottom corners of your existing bag which would work for you to attach your chest harness.

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Feb 23, 2010 10:46 as a reply to  @ hfgarris's post |  #25

yeah, I live in RI so we have a ton of canvas shops for boat items. I need to get a jacket fixed anyway so that's not a bag idea... The spectra worked though. Not pretty but it got the job done.


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Mar 01, 2010 22:05 as a reply to  @ jacobsen1's post |  #26

I did a video review of this over the weekend, let me know what you think:
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Mar 17, 2010 09:27 |  #27

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I did a video review of this over the weekend, let me know what you think:
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=lFzdMq9TP1c (external link)

thanks for the video! I made my order last night


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Mar 19, 2010 21:33 |  #28

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Thx Jim! You've sold me on this bag. I might pick one up this week. Cheers.

Thanks for the review!

I'm a skier too (taught for 35 years) so I was glad to find this review.

I have the world's largest Lowepro belt pack. Used to put my F3HP+MotorDrive and a bunch of lenses in it. Then I would wear it in front.

Sabesh see you're still a bagaholic!

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edit: My bag will need to fit a camera body and grip...


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Mar 19, 2010 21:36 |  #29

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Sabesh see you're still a bagaholic!

LOL, Yes. Now looking into a leather satchel :)


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Mar 20, 2010 11:02 |  #30

jacobsen1 wrote in post #9710821 (external link)
I did a video review of this over the weekend, let me know what you think:
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=lFzdMq9TP1c (external link)

First of all, great video, thank you for that.

Second, why do I watch these videos and read these reviews? Cripes. Now I must have this bag. Looks perfect for daily use.

Think it will fit 7D with 15-85 mounted, 10-22, 28 1.8, 70-300 all inside the main compartment? I was thinking I could stack the 10-22 and 28 1.8 on one side. If all that fits, then I must have this bag.


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