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Old January 14th, 2005, 05:51 AM   #1
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Anybody have this case/bag?

Thinking about getting this package from B&H

Does anybody have this bag that comes with it? It looks pretty good and is within 'carry-on' dimensions which is important for me. (The Porta-brace is a little too big, I think)

How many extra accesories can I get in it?
Will it take a PD170 with an AT897 mounted on it?

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks
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Old January 14th, 2005, 08:50 AM   #2
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Your post didn't include a link but B&H has a PD170 package that includes a Petrol bag and rain cover. I have this bag and am please with it. Along with the camera, it carries a couple of the large batteries, an on-cam light, a small mic (not attached to the cam), a box of tapes, and a couple of small screwdrivers and misc items. I can't answer your question about the AT897.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 11:12 AM   #3
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Yes that is the bag

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=308852&is=REG

How durable is it?
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Old January 14th, 2005, 04:50 PM   #4
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I have that bag and am very pleased with it. It's firm and is well padded.

I carry two 960 batteries (one on the camera), wide angle lens with hood, stock mic, head phones, rain cover, a few tapes, the supplied rca and power cables, large desicant bag, two tripod plates (one attached to the camera), and a small penlight.

I don't carry it in the bag but my AT835B fits with all the other gear in there too. (not on the camera)

There is only about 3 inches clearance between the front of the mic mount and the bag interior front so keeping your mic mounted is not an option. I wouldn't want to transport one like that anyway. Too easy to damage something. It takes less than 20 seconds to break it down.
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Old January 14th, 2005, 05:16 PM   #5
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The Petrol bag is definitely well made and durable.
Just to clarify my previous post, I carry my on-cam light in the bag but don't attach it to the cam.
This is a practical, solid, handsome bag.
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Old January 19th, 2005, 07:34 PM   #6
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Got the camera and the bag today and have a quick question, what is the strap inside the bag supposed to do? Is it to secure the camera somehow? I can't seem to get it to fit tightly.
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Old January 19th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #7
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The strap wraps around the camera to secure it. You tighten the strap by pulling the end through the plastic loop until it is the length you want.
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I took the straps out of both of mine out since I always have so much stuff in the bag that the camera is going no place.

You can get a long microphone into the case when it is mounted on the camera if you use a CAC-12 microphone mount. I regularly leave my AT835B with wind sock on the camera and get it inside the bag. The CAC-12 has a ball-joint that allows you to reverse the microphone.
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Old January 21st, 2005, 05:51 AM   #9
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I've got the blue bag and it works fine for me....

But here is a different bag that would work quite well
also....

I might have gotten it instead if I could have put them
side by side for a compair...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=355584&is=REG
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