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Old June 2nd, 2004, 03:24 PM   #1
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Portabrace Packing Tips for GL2

Hi all,
I just bought a Portabrace CS-DV3 case . Awesome workmanship, but that's beside the point...

My concern is that the insert which holds the camera itself seems too long for the GL2. However, this is the case Portabrace themselves recommend for the GL2. I am storing the camera without any accessories attached. The insert can be made longer, but will only go so short. Do people store their GL2 with the Lens Hood attached? It seems like the insert is fitted to accomdate the camera with the Lens Hood already on, but thought it would be risky to leave attached during transport.

Am I missing something here? Does it even matter that the insert seems to long? The camera fits snugly in the case anyway. Just looking for some thoughts on the subject...

Thanks!!
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Old June 2nd, 2004, 03:32 PM   #2
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You may, indeed, be missing something, Justin. Pull that cradle out and adjust it to your liking. It's attached to bottom of the case with Velcro and its length can be adjusted.
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Old June 2nd, 2004, 03:35 PM   #3
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My Sony VX-2000 is nearly the same size as your GL2 and I always have either the lens hood or a wide angle adapter on the camera at all times. Between one of those and a good sized battery on the back end, the camera stays pretty snug in the cradle.
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Old June 3rd, 2004, 09:31 AM   #4
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Thanks Ken, Mike.
I have the insert set as small as possible, I think the issue just stems from how I was expecting it to fit without any accessories attached, compared to how it does. Not wrong, just different. I have no doubt it will be well protected regardless.

Thanks for your help!
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