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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:01 AM   #1
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Non-peli case for EX3?

Anyone know of a decent non-pelican case for the EX3? Preferable not a hard case but a padded soft case?

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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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I use a Kata CC-197 it's well made but big. If you plan to fly you might want to get something else...
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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:29 PM   #3
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EX3 bag

I also use the Kata CC-197 bag, though with a different configuration, using a partial 2nd layer. I made a pocket at each end with the dividing material Kata packed with the bag, held in place by velcro. One end is for electrical items: an 8' household-duty extension cord, the charger, 3 Sony batteries, and a pack of AA cells. The other end holds memory cards, cases for the cards, a soft case to put filled cards in during shoots, and a zoom controller. In between is the EX3, with the eyepiece resting on the box for my Litepanels MicroPro light, which is the right height as a support. To one side of the lens I keep the Kata softball-sized soft bag, stuck in place with velcro. At the other end of the camera is a Sony carrying case for a wired lavalier mic, which fits upright but angled forward to allow another carrying case on the layer above.
Layer 2 has a pair of orange rectangular foam & velcro blocks (they also came with the bag) to cover the camera body and its controls, with a 9' x 8" x 2" Sennheiser headphone case over the electrical section and rear of the camera. It ends just before the eyepiece cup. Nothing can slide around in there more than a tiny amount, and there seems to be no pressure on anything sensitive. There is still room for another gadget at the opposite end of the bag, which I sometimes manage to fill.
There is an inside pocket running the length of the bag along one side, which holds the EX3 manual, microfiber cleaning kits, a soft brush, a thin toolkit, and small LED light. I could probably add more there but that might be pushing things...
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Old January 16th, 2010, 12:46 AM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions, gents.

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Pearstone | Pro Camcorder Case with Wheels | HDC-1010W | B&H
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Old January 16th, 2010, 08:00 AM   #5
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Wheels are nice...
Wish mine had them - without using a thing strapped on to the case.
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