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Old January 15th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #16
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as another option, the KATA HB-207 backpack seems to work well with the PMW-EX1. There's also room for a laptop for field transfer
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Old March 14th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #17
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I use the Porta-Brace DV2. It's actually under spec for the camera, but it makes a nice, small carryon package with reasonable protection and can fit the basic accessories, like an extra battery or 2 and the charger, cables, etc.

Probably wouldn't work with a shotgun attached.

The EX1 fits in rather nicely with the battery attached as long as the case's tray is adjusted properly.
So the EX1 fits the DV2? I am looking at the black Porta Brace bags but they list the DV4 as compatible with the EX1 but not the DV2 and DV3. When looking at the specifications, the DV3 looks like the best fit.

If it fits in your DV2, it will definitely fit the DV3. Please confirm.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #18
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Yes, it fits in the DV2. Not much else fits, but it makes for a nice, compact bag and it's great for travel.

I have not tried it in the DV3 - I assume it would work but you might want to try it in person or buy from someone who will accept a return if you are not satisfied.

Because in the DV2, it's pretty snug and the tray inside (which is adjustable) can conflict slightly with the wide handgrip on the EX1.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #19
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Soft Bag with free rain cover!

I am considering buying this bag. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...g_Wingbag.html

I think the free rain cover is compatable with the EX1 from this thread: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=110357

There is also a Petrol bag that is like a rucksack with the free rain cover but it appears the rucksack is not waterproof without an additional cover.

I would appreciate your views on my choice. I also realise I need to consider shipping etc to the uk, not sure how much this will be!
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Old March 15th, 2008, 04:35 AM   #20
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That's why I don't like the Petrol Bagsas much as Kata, Lowepro or PortaBrace. They are simply not of the same standard as Lowepro or Kata bags which include sun/rain covers. But they are a bit cheaper, that is one thing that is sure.

I am now looking at the Kata KB-207, the PortaBrace DV-3/DV-4 and the Petrol PRDB-3.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 07:30 AM   #21
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I am considering buying this bag. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...g_Wingbag.html

I think the free rain cover is compatable with the EX1 from this thread: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=110357
When I mean a 'free rain cover' I am talking about one for the camera not the bag! I think the Petrol PWR bag above is waterproof, it's just the cheaper rucksack versions are not.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #22
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I see no mention of water-proof at the Petrol website, nor at the BH Photo Video product description. So I think this bag is definitely not weatherproof.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #23
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This is what I use...

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ck_Arctic.html

It fits the camera and not much else. There is a mesh pocket on the side that could hold a spare battery and a zippered pocket on the other side that could hold SxS cards.

Great for taking the camera around and offering protection, but no room for matte boxes or even addon lenses. The interior pocket is attached via velcro, so is easly removable, and indeed, must be removed to fit the camera in.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #24
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What do you guys think of the Sony LCS-VCB for the EX1?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ying_Case.html
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Old March 15th, 2008, 11:02 AM   #25
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I see no mention of water-proof at the Petrol website, nor at the BH Photo Video product description. So I think this bag is definitely not weatherproof.
I think the Lowepro bags are definitely more robust & waterproof. I am tempted by the Petrol bag mainly because of the free rain spray for the camera. If you click on 'specifications' on the BH link for the petrol bag it says the exterior is made of: Heavy duty water-resistant Cordura fabric.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #26
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Dennis, I would stay away from that Sony bag. I know someone with it and let's just say after one use with his FX1 it is now an extra bag just to carry mics cables etc. It is very soft, and does not have a lot of room. I got this with my EX1 after seeing it in use at some shoots and in travel. I needed a backpack for my use. Very robust and holds a lot of stuff including my soon to come 17" MBP. Check out the Petrol website for more phots of the inside etc..

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Backpack.html
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 02:31 AM   #27
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Jason,
does that fit in an overhead on an airplane?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Backpack.html
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Old March 24th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #28
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The DV2 is a bit tight for that camera. We use the Porta Brace DV4's and they are a decent size. The camera with a long shotgun will fit with enough room for batts, chargers, etc.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 06:53 PM   #29
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Wayne, yes it does fit in the overhead...It will also fit under the seat in front of you on some planes as long as it is not an aisle seat, However I would not trust placing it there myself as it is a very tight fit. Mine went in the overhead just fine this past weekend on an Alsaka flight.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #30
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I was in a pro camera shop today looking at backpacks for my Ex1 and noticed the staff had a memo from sony that showed the exact measurements (in metric) of the PMW-EX1. As far as I know the Ex manual doesnt come with this schematic. I got a copy from them and I've attached it here. Hope it helps anyone trying to find a soft or hard case for their camera.

BTW, I got the Kata HB-207 in the end and it fits the camera perfectly.

Cheers, Kubalsky
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