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Old May 17th, 2006, 02:34 AM   #16
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Stuart - I would point you towards the LowPro range of camera rucksacks - that come in a wide range of different sizes - I use them for trekking/wildlife work and they are superb.

http://www.lowepro.com/

Super Trekker, Photo Trekker AWII and Nature Trekker AW are the best for long journeys over tough terrain with a lot of camera or video gear. The Nature Trekker is good if you can break down the XL2 gear, but the larger size of the Photo Trekker allows you to keep the XL2 intact with lens.
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Old May 17th, 2006, 08:01 PM   #17
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Tony,

Thanks for the comment on the LowPro. I have a Nature Trekker AW for my stills equipment. I was looking at fitting all my gear in that one plus a still camera and it just would not fit. I will take a look at the photo Trekker or super Trekker. Do you know if those fit on airplanes?

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Old May 18th, 2006, 03:45 AM   #18
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The Xl1s or XL2 fits OK inside the Nature Trekker if you break it into parts, especially if you have size 4 lens pouch strapped to the side, but the larger Photo Trekker & Super Trekker do provide far more space if you want to leave most of the XL2 gear intact.
I think that the larger Photo Trekker is within airline regulations - just check with the airlines first, because some companies have different regulations depending on your final destination (With the size of the bags that I see some people taking with them on the plane during international flights, the large Photo Trekker & Super Trekker rucksacks look small in comparison!).
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Old May 18th, 2006, 10:54 PM   #19
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...that portabrace blue really stands out to those looking for a quick grab at the airport.
PortaBrace cases now come in black ;^)

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Old May 20th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #20
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Anyone ever used the portabrace CC-210 PW?

was thinking about ordering one (I like the idea of having the metal brace to protect the viewfinder)

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Old May 21st, 2006, 01:23 AM   #21
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I bought this case and find it just excellent. If I am going to be travelling far i still disassemble the Camera. I leave it together for daily use in the truck and it protects it well.
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Old May 31st, 2006, 05:17 PM   #22
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I Use the lowe pro AW commerial, it is a bit small, as said before take the lens hood off and turn the mic around the other way and it fits nicely, with lots of room in the side pockets for wireless mics, tapes, batteries ect.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 02:42 AM   #23
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Perhaps you might want to think way outside the box and make your own. I didn't like the offerings around, or if I did like them, I didn't like the prices. I made my own. $14 for the duffle bag, $40 for the foam, and $9 for the adhesive spray to glue the foam together. It is durable and protects the camera very well so far. It holds the XL2 fully assembled, the charger, batteries, Century 0.6x, wireless mics and wired mics, remote, earphones, cables, tapes, and all kinds of extra bits with room to spare.

http://www.atsi.ca/images/xl2/xl2bag1.jpg
http://www.atsi.ca/images/xl2/xl2bag2.jpg
http://www.atsi.ca/images/xl2/xl2bag3.jpg
http://www.atsi.ca/images/xl2/xl2bag4.jpg
http://www.atsi.ca/images/xl2/xl2bag5.jpg

If you want details on making this, I would be glad to provide them.
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Old June 1st, 2006, 11:06 PM   #24
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ThinkTank

I haven't used their bags, but I love my ThinkTank belt system. Top quality and flexibility. The pouches and lens bags slide around the belt so I can bring what I need in front. Their stuff is designed for and by still camera pros, but it works great for my XL2 set up. Beats the heck out of the PortaBrace belt system I used for many years a a TV news shooter.
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