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Old December 13th, 2006, 09:35 PM   #46
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How is the lid orginizer held in place...
4 small screws that you "drill" into posts in the case at each corner. The organizer has a rigid back to it so it feels very secure. It also carries the same warranty as the case. The directions also sa you can use velcro but I figure that would fall a lot..
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Old December 13th, 2006, 09:39 PM   #47
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Thanx for the quick reply... always wanted one just never actually saw one
in the flesh...

I also bought the pelican lock.. its a nice and heavy one...
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Old December 13th, 2006, 09:43 PM   #48
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Yeah, I almost got two of their locks but figured I would be able to pick up a set at the local hardware store when needed.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 11:22 PM   #49
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Porta Brace has two good options- the DVO-2U if you need a lot of extras and the DVO-1U which is approved as a carry on. Adjustable cradle inside to hold the camera, padded bags, pockets galore and they're throwing in a hard case with the purchase of either one from participating dealers.

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I have the Porta Brace DVO-1U and it's a great bag.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 11:28 PM   #50
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I picked up my A1 from Tapeworks Texas last week, and the Camrade bag is nice. Came as part of the deal. Their price was also $150 lower than B&H.
Very professional, and everything came in on time and delivered on time.
They even couriered over my EW100 wireless to my office because I was busy. Scott was a big help.
Tapeworks Texas is a great place to shop and ask for Scott who's very friendly and helpful.
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Old December 14th, 2006, 09:37 AM   #51
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I have a Pelican 1514 that I use for transport of the A1, but it's less than ideal for walking around. Does anyone have any experience with the Lowepro Commerical AW DV bag? I've got a couple of their backpacks, and I like them, so I'm wondering if this could be the right thing for the A1.

http://www.lowepro.com/Products/Shou...ial_AW_DV.aspx

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Old December 14th, 2006, 10:06 AM   #52
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That looks pretty nice. I've used their still camera bags, and they look well made. This one seems to have more pockets and things than the normal video camera bag, and that's cool. You might want to measure the length and height of your camera, with a mic mounted, to be sure it will fit.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 01:06 AM   #53
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Just picked this up:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

Sony soft case for the FX1.

Fits the XH-A1 fine with all it's accessories + Mic + 20/10 Mic, not to mention I safely also fit my trusty HC1 in there too (but unforunately not enough room to also fit ALL of my HC1 accessories), but I'm not complaining!
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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:22 AM   #54
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Here are a couple of pics of the Kata CC-193 carrying the A1. Also picked up one of the Sony eyecups but haven't tried it out yet.
Hi Wade, If you read this, let me know if I'm right as I am trying to decide between the CC-191 and the CC-193 for the A1, and I wanted to know how much extra room would be available in the bag. Do you happen to have more pics of that bag stocked with battery charger, shotgun mic, or other accessories?

Anyone have a photo of the Kata CC-193 or a Kata CC-191 with their XH A1 and filled? I want enough room for some all my accessories (tapes, shotgun mic, charger and cords, battery, filter) but I don't want to tote a huge duffel if the space isn't filled. Thanks

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Old March 19th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #55
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Anyone have a photo of the Kata CC-193 or a Kata CC-191 with their XH A1 and filled? I want enough room for some all my accessories (tapes, shotgun mic, charger and cords, battery, filter) but I don't want to tote a huge duffel if the space isn't filled. Thanks
I'd like to second that. Also, there is the Cata Shell-03 model, supposedly stiff due to thermoformed material used:

http://www.kata-bags.com/Item.asp?pi...d=1&ProdLine=1

Does anyone has any experience with that one?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #56
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While browsing for pics of the Kata Cases with cams, I found a 191 with an FX1 (about 14.5 inches long). And needless to say, it is extremely cramped. So if you are looking for extra room for accessories, I would definitely go with the 193 over the 191.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 09:30 AM   #57
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I prefer bags and have use Portabrace for years. I've also had Pelican and Halliburton (no relation to THAT Halliburton) cases.
Hi Bill,
Actually many years ago they were the same company. Earle Halliburton started the metal company to make cases to drag his gear through the oil fields of Texas--that Halliburton company is one and the same. I did a search and found that in 1952, he sold the aluminum company to Zeroid and the name was changed to ZERO Halliburton. I still love ZERO cases. They are a timeless design and will last forever.

I found that my old Tenba P795 camera bag holds the A1 and all the cables, charger, and tapes very well in a compact easy to carry package. I just hauled the package all over St. Maarten for a week. PANALOOK preset is superb, though BLEACH BYPASS is great for giving the images a nostalgic feel. Would love to go to Cuba and shoot BB.

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Old March 20th, 2007, 10:09 AM   #58
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I use a Promaster backpack for my camera. It accomodates spare batteries, tapes, my external 7" Marshall HD monitor, the camera and various and sundry items like white cards, etc.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 12:27 PM   #59
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which Promaster?

Hey Steven,

Mind if I ask which model Promaster backpack you use for your XHA1? I like the two Petrol bags at B&H, PCUB-1N-U (for $149) and PWR-HDV ($189), but am straining my budget.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 01:01 PM   #60
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The one I have is no longer made. It belonged to my photographer wife and she gave it to me when I got the A1. An equivalent is this one:

http://www.tamrac.com/ExpeditionBackpacks.htm (Model 5575)

It's about $130
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