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Old June 10th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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HM700 Carrying Case Recommendations?

I'm in the market for a soft case for my HM700.

I like the PortaBrace Hiker Backpack product:

* PortaBrace - Product Detail:HK-2B

(Maybe a different PortaBrace backpack would be a better fit, see below)

As well as their Quick-Draw case:

* PortaBrace - Product Detail:CC-HD1

But both are, well, a bit pricey. (Of course, a high price is justifiable if the product protects your camera from certain doom compared to a cheaper product...)

But I'm not familiar with other brands/products out there, so I'd love to hear recommendations.

FYI, the HM700 camera with the Fujinon 17x5 lens mounted, and the Anton Bauer tandem charger with Dionic 90 battery pack mounted is 24" long. It would be nice to leave everything mounted for sto-and-go and quick setup. With the viewfinder and mic mounted, the top front area of the camera is about 9" wide (6" without viewfinder), and the whole affair stands about 9.5" tall.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 01:11 PM   #2
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I use a Porta Brace CTC-3 for mine and it fits nice and snug. Perfect length for the camera with everything attached.
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Old June 14th, 2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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Wow, those two you link to are heavy -- 9-10 pounds empty, that's a lot for something that is soft for a fairly light cam. Very nice and tons of room and organizational options, though.

The CTC-3 at 5 pounds looks nice ...

How many batts can you fit in it?

Room for a Century wide adapter inside? Mounted, ready to go only?
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Old June 14th, 2009, 02:40 PM   #4
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The KATA BP 502 Backbag fit also for
the HM700 and will be a good bag to carry
the HM700.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 12:14 AM   #5
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I keep my wide angle off the camera. I don't have a sun shade for it or use it all the time so I just have it in an extra carry bag. The side pockets of the CTC-3 I have two wireless' and a stick mic. I can put an extra battery in the bag along with my headphones and a wireless mounted on the hotshoe. I even keep a polarizer filter and an extra uv filter in a pocket.
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