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Old July 12th, 2002, 05:22 PM   #1
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lowepro backpacks

I asked this just before the great crash of '02.

Has anyone tried fitting an XL1 into any of the Lowepro SLR backpacks?

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Old July 13th, 2002, 01:00 AM   #2
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Dylan I use the Lowepro Photo Trekker Classic and it fits my gear in it no problem.

Currently it contains

XL1 in center compartment with VF/Mic removed but 16x lens attached.
Canon EOS SLR camera body
Canon 70-200 F2.8L Zoom
Canon 28-105 F3.5-4.5 USM Zoom
Kenko 2x Converter
Flash
Canon video fill light
2x Canon BP930 batteries
XL1 Remote
XL1 VF
XL1 Mic
as well as tapes, films and filters all in the internal compartments.
The outer pockets contain various cables, gaff tape a big plastic garbarge bag, and other bits and pieces.

If I took out the still camera gear I could easily fit in the GL1 as well and have a very portable two camera kit, all be it a heavy one.
I carried the above kit around Bali for 8 hours one day and it was comfortable and well balanced.
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Old July 13th, 2002, 03:04 PM   #3
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Wow! I didn't think it would fit with the lens on. They must be bigger than they look.

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Old July 18th, 2002, 01:40 AM   #4
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The Lowepro Vidcam 6 bag is a good "general purpose" bag for the XL1---and cheap too.
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Old July 18th, 2002, 10:28 PM   #5
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I've seem the Lowepro Vidcam 3, is it the same design only larger?
I've got a Lowepro bag already, but it's too small to hold the XL1 with lens and VF on the camera. I think the next bag I get will have to be backpack based. Too much equiptment to carry for a long time with only a shoulder strap.
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Old July 18th, 2002, 11:05 PM   #6
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The Vidcam 6 is XL1 + lens etc, size.
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Old January 29th, 2004, 10:10 AM   #7
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Dylan,

A very old thread I know but did you ever progress to a backpack for the XL1/s and if so which one?
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Old January 29th, 2004, 12:44 PM   #8
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Nope!
I came close to building my own, but got distracted by some shiny tin foiil and Baywatch, and never did.
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Old January 29th, 2004, 01:32 PM   #9
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I am trying to build my own for back county filming. The better camera backpacks are just too expensive and too heavy for me. Also, none of them seem to be capable of securely holding a heavy tripod without some instability and comfort issues. What I have chosen to do is use a miliary alice external backpack frame with bottom carrying plate (total weight about 3.5 lbs including shoulder straps). The bottom plate should be a stable and balanced location to securely attach the tripod. Then I will attach a mini nylon alice soft pack to the top of the frame with some foam inserts in the individual compartments. I think this will serve my needs . Total cost so far for new componets off E-Bay about $60.00. I am also working on attaching an internal hydration water system for the long hauls.

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