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Old July 10th, 2005, 09:50 PM   #1
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Choosing a camera Bag - advice please

I would like to hear any pros and cons of camera bags for the dvx100a. I am most interested in finding out the opinions of Petrol and Kata bags. B&H is recommending the Kata Multi 60. All input is appreciated.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 01:45 PM   #2
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I thought I'd try once more to get feedback from owners of different camera bags - before I buy 1. I'm considering the Kata mc 60, petrol bag, or porta brace. I know Porta Brace is the standard. Why is it worth the $? I'll be using it for a dvx100a. Thanks for all inpput!
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Old July 12th, 2005, 01:51 PM   #3
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Kata, Porta Brace.... pretty much equal as far as camera protection. But one thing I do like about the Kata is the yellow interior. Especially if you have ever looked for a small item in the bottom of the case in a semi dark room.

That being said, I probably would let a major dollar difference influence me in the end. Key word being "major"
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Old July 12th, 2005, 01:52 PM   #4
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I just bought a Petrol bag for my PD170 and really like it. It was well padded, easy to configure. I am new to video so I don't have an extensive background in the different brands, but this one seems durable, safe, and well made.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 03:53 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback. If anyone else has any thoughts feel free to chime in.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 09:17 PM   #6
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I bought a couple of 24 can soda cooler bags from Walmart ($14 each). I then bought some foam ($10ish) from JoAnns to custom fit the gear inside. As secure and sturdy as a camera bag and it doesn't scream HIGHEND CAM GEAR (STEAL PLEASE!).

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Old July 13th, 2005, 04:49 AM   #7
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This long thread is about a bag/case for the Sony Z1 (which is larger than a DVX-100a), but there's a lot of information which would apply to other cameras as well:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=39573
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