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Old February 16th, 2005, 02:16 PM   #16
 
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I'm using a 1620, it holds both Z1's and two LitePanels, plus extra stuff I need, including chargers, etc.
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Old February 16th, 2005, 04:28 PM   #17
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I use the Petrol bag listed on B&H on the FX-1 page.

Here's a picture of how it all fits:

http://www.miketiffee.com/hdv/BagOStuff.jpg

Fits the WA lens, a bunch of tapes, all the cables, a second charger, some filters, and the shoulder mount.

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Old February 16th, 2005, 04:31 PM   #18
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Yeh, I meant Cannon!
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Old February 17th, 2005, 12:48 PM   #19
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Best advice I got from a fellow videographer was to get a cheap gym bag and put foam in it. He travels across the pond many times a year and just takes his camera in gym bag as a carry-on. Anything that looks like a camera bag or case is a target for theft.
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Old February 24th, 2005, 10:53 PM   #20
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I got a Storm 2720. It works pretty well.
I think this is about as small as I would go.
Hopefully there is room for a lightpanel led light or two in the empty space.

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Old February 25th, 2005, 12:37 PM   #21
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I have always used a Samsonite Pilot Case double combination and is as good/strong as an alu case

fits cam, laptop, tele, wide, batteries, chargers, filters & radio lav

no trouble at airports.... and stows in luggage rack above the airplane seat
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Old February 25th, 2005, 12:47 PM   #22
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Pelican Hard Case #1650

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Old February 25th, 2005, 03:34 PM   #23
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I bought a Kata CCC-2003 (Shell-03), which provides more protection than a soft case, but it still quite small and unobtrusive. It is necessary to remove the external mic, but the case is great for my Z1. Kata is coming up with a new case specially for the Z1, but it's a few months away, and probably won't be as compact.
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Old February 26th, 2005, 09:54 AM   #24
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I like working out of a bag over a hard case. I've used Portabrace bags for over 20 years. In fact, some of my Portabrace bags are 20 years old. They never wear out. You wouldn't want to use one for shipping, obviously. Pelican cases are good for that, although I wouldn't ship a camera on an airplane anymore.
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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:09 PM   #25
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Anyone try this Pelican combo?

The model is 1526 but this is the 1520 hard case and 1527 soft case by Pelican. As a duo it looks like a good option for the price. By the dimensions it looks like it would fit the FX1 but does anyone have this?

http://www.casesbypelican.com/1526.htm

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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:19 PM   #26
 
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It's a tight fit inthe softcase, but it does fit. The width just barely makes it.
For us, I prefer just cutting into the foam and living with that, this way I can carry 2 cams in one case, but either way, the 1526 combo is a very comfortable carry.
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Old May 31st, 2005, 11:49 PM   #27
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I recently added a portabrace Cargo 2 to my gear. I like it and the price is decent for a bag of that size.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 02:08 AM   #28
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Bags are for kids. Professionals use cases.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 06:22 AM   #29
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Even though all our pro eng cameras are in PortaBrace cases I tried the Sony soft case for our Z1 and it seems like a great solution. It even comes with a seperate shotgun mic padded case and a foam/velcro blanket to wrap the Z1 when extra protection is needed. As for backpack type transport I have a case that I used for our XL1 that held the camera and provided straps for a tripod (it even worked well on my motorcycle). I'll post the name when I get to the office.

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Old June 1st, 2005, 07:16 AM   #30
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I prefer a hard case for two reasons- 1) It should protect better against hard bangs, and 2) If push comes to shove, I can stand on my hard case and get an extra foot or more height for shooting over people.

My case? I nice big Stanley rolling toolbox, $35 at Wallymart, and plenty of room for EVERYTHING! http://www.zag.co.il/products_inner3..._id=8&this=491
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