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Old September 3rd, 2002, 04:04 PM   #1
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finding a bag for pd150

I didn't think I would have so much trouble finding a suitable bag for my new camera. Do I really have to pay up to 120 for a lowepro bag? or 150 for a Portabrace one? is it worth the cost?

Please recommend the ideal bag.
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Old September 3rd, 2002, 04:11 PM   #2
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Depends on what you call suitable I suppose.

I paid about $200 additional to get the Sony firm bag and rain cover when I ordered my PD-150.

I think you will have to pay somewhere in that area unless you want to purchase a camera case made for consumers. Those can be OK. They may not take the same level of abuse or protect your camera as well. A quick inspection before you purchase should tell you if the design is OK.

Although you cannot eat or save percentage, just money, the cost of a good bag is not, percentage-wise, very large compared to the investment in your camera and accessories.
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Old September 3rd, 2002, 05:19 PM   #3
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Try Jessops they do their own range of bags called Pacific gadget bags. I've got the largest one 'Palmyra' that fits my VX2000 a few lenses, tapes, varoius leads, mics etc. all for 49.99. The only down side is that it looks like a camcorder bag, so you do have mug me written on your forehead when carrying it.
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Old September 5th, 2002, 01:10 PM   #4
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You get what you pay for. Why would you pack a PD150 and expensive microphones in a sub $100 bag.

Bottom line is the Kata, Petrol and Portabrace are well padded with a firm wall.All 3 have a bag designed specifically for the PD150. They offer maximum protection for a very expensive camera. The lowepro AV Pro is well padded but it's an oversized monster.

The Portabrace looks like a very nice carry on and not a camera bag.Second place goes to the Petrol and the kata takes 3rd.
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Old September 5th, 2002, 04:28 PM   #5
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where can I find a Portabrace one in the UK? I've searched the internet. Best place to order one from USA?
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Old September 5th, 2002, 06:12 PM   #6
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B&H Phot0 Video

www.bhphotovideo.com would be my vote
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Old September 8th, 2002, 01:26 PM   #7
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B&H is certainly the "safest" bet. Their reputation is excellant and they ship worldwide. You may save "pennies" by going elsewhere and wind up with a lot more grief.
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