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Old January 1st, 2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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As I'm awaiting my EX-1 from B&H, (promises THIS week)… I’m doing research for a good ‘practical’ soft carrying case.
Since there are no tapes or lenses, it’s a waste a case half empty...
What about the Sony LCS-G1BP?
Should I go for that Sony case, or something better for less$$ ?

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Old January 1st, 2008, 09:50 PM   #2
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This is the one I got with the camera.

It's a good fit, as I can get the camera in with the Snheiser ME66 and wind sock attached (just).

http://www.kata-bags.com/Item.asp?pi...d=1&ProdLine=1

It's a KT CC 193.

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Old January 2nd, 2008, 07:07 AM   #3
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Not sure if the other bag mfg's have this option but the Petrol bags has the option of converting to a back pack....

http://www.petrolbags.com/products/C.../PUBP/PUBP.htm

Or a backpack itself would be another option...
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 08:23 AM   #4
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I decided on this
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...kker_Plus.html

It holds the camera, has room for the often needed laptop for field offload. Can be worn as back back. Has built in wheels and handle when one prefers that.

The reviews are only so so but I need back back, wheels, laptop holder in one solution and it's working for me.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 09:34 AM   #5
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I think this is the one I'll be getting:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...zer_Blue_.html

Being that it has room to stuff a laptop as well, it'll be good for me so I can off load SxS cards in the field. Plus, it should be able to travel as a carry-on while traveling.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 10:14 AM   #6
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BTW one of the reasons why I prefer a back pack is that I don't want to walk around with something that screams that I have $10,000 worth of camera gear inside. Maybe it's because I'm from Brooklyn, NY.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 10:55 AM   #7
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I've also gotten the Kata CC-195 - seems to be a good fit, well-made, sturdy.

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Old January 2nd, 2008, 11:05 AM   #8
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I do have this one : http://www.petrolbags.com/products/C...B-2/PCCB-2.htm

It's just the size of the EX1. I think you can put it equiped if you remove the separators inside.
I have the EX1, the battery charger + batteries + 25m HD-SDI coax + HDlink and some video/power cables and blue paper on the pocket on each side.

The bag is light but seems very strong. It should be waterproof (to rain) too.
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Old January 2nd, 2008, 04:21 PM   #9
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Well, the truth is I live in Brooklyn too...
I will call up my B&H sales rep and ask about when the Sony bag will be out so I can see it.

As of now I think the CC-193 should be good.

"Thank you all for your honest advice"
I hope to have my EX1 SOON...I can’t sleep...

Best Regards to all of you at 1920 -1080 24p at 4k….

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Old January 12th, 2008, 08:15 AM   #10
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I have the Sony LCS-G1BP - great for the V1, with lots of room for the camera with mic on, safe compartment for the wide lens converter, the DR60 drive and a couple of spare batteries / tapes. The bag is very bulky, though!

But (event thought I love my V1E), I will probably be selling it as there is no rationale behind keeping it while getting the EX1, in my particular situation.

So my question is this: does the EX1 fit nicely into the tad smaller Sony bag, the Sony LCS-VCB designed for the FX1/Z1? It's smaller and cheaper, has a rain coat... Is it worthwile to swap for my LCS-G1BP, with the EX1 camera without many add-ons in mind? But will it accomodate the EX1 with a short shotgun on?
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Old January 12th, 2008, 08:59 AM   #11
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Here's what I have:

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

Pros: lots of stuff in one bag including basic audio, carry-on (barely)
Cons: heavy, no wheels, screams equipment
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Old January 12th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #12
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I really like the Petrol PCPR-1. It will accomodate a full EX kit with matte box still attached to the camera. The bag size is still very manageable and easy to take as carry-on. Here is a full review by Doug Spotted Eagle.

http://dvformat.digitalmedianet.com/...e.jsp?id=38620

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Old January 12th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #13
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I think this is the one I'll be getting:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...zer_Blue_.html

Being that it has room to stuff a laptop as well, it'll be good for me so I can off load SxS cards in the field. Plus, it should be able to travel as a carry-on while traveling.
My dealer has recommended the PortaBrace DV4U (which has been ordered as part of a whole kit that includes the EX1) and assuming it's the one he showed me it seemed to be a good compromise between having enough room for expansion (rods, Letus Extreme) and being easily portable.

Not sure what the differences between the "3" and the "4" model are?!
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Old January 12th, 2008, 12:05 PM   #14
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I really like the Petrol PCPR-1. It will accomodate a full EX kit with matte box still attached to the camera. The bag size is still very manageable and easy to take as carry-on. Here is a full review by Doug Spotted Eagle.

http://dvformat.digitalmedianet.com/...e.jsp?id=38620

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I choose this one as well. It has alot of extra room in the rear compartment.
I can even fit my dell laptop standing on its side in the front camera compartment along with the EX-1 and attached mattebox.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 12:06 PM   #15
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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.
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