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Old May 21st, 2014, 03:05 PM   #16
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Re: What do you use to carry your bits and bobs?

Black Cargo / Black Shirt / Multi-Pocket Photography Vest

Carry my gear in a massive 100cm trolley case (all my tripods etc go in this one) and my camera gear in my peli case. So it's one trip from the car to the venue. The 100cm case cost me less than my Peli case but is worth so much more to me in my opinion. Prior to this case I had to make two trips.
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Old May 21st, 2014, 09:01 PM   #17
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Hi James

I have a custom made trolley which comes to pieces depending on the job. It used to have castor wheels but as we do quite a few civil weddings in parks the castors were useless. My base is now a 4X4 garden cart which I totally stripped down and modified to take my aluminium frames that form the storage areas and it's great ..it goes anywhere in one trip with big pneumatic tyres. I have custom aluminium foam lined trays for each camera which not only snap onto the top of my storage frame but also serve as travel trays in the car. I find it easier to go back to my trolley if I need to change or add anything than carry piles of bags around my waist!!

Yeah, I have black dress pants and a black dress shirt with the company name on it ... I wear "smart" black suede shoes with rubber soles .. leather soles just don't cut it when you are running around with cameras!

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Old May 22nd, 2014, 05:03 AM   #18
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That trolley sounds like something I would pay for !

What sort of car are you driving ? I have a 5 door hatchback, so not too much space to be honest. Pneumatic tyres etc make your cart sound really big ?
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 07:29 AM   #19
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Re: What do you use to carry your bits and bobs?

I use a rectangular case with lots of zippered pockets and a shoulder strap. It carries all of the portable mounts, power adapter, cables and the camera itself. Could not do my job without it and it doesn't get in the way. Only thing better is Batman's utility belt.
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 08:17 AM   #20
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Hey James

Me too ..except mine is a 3 door Daewoo Lanos so it's not big at all. The wheel base sits on the front seat and the main aluminium frame sits on the back seat with the trays in the boot (that's the truck BTW for USA readers!) It started life as a tippable garden trolley .. I ripped the tray off it and put a 25mm square tube aluminium frame on it and that forms the moveable parts ...it's like "my little red wagon" and the front wheels steer and have a pull handle just like Dennis the Menace has!

Because the frame just unclips with suitcase locks and the two camera trays drop on top of the frame onto locating pins it assembles in seconds (plus the trays live in the car to protect my cams even if I don't need the trolley) I just got tired of the frame and trays with castors on the bottom that would jolt to a halt whenever there was a crack in the pavement ! This baby negotiates sand, grass and even dirt roads and speed humps!

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