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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2021 at 03:32
Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

@LAbernethy - yeah, it can be hard to get something that fits all your needs. I'm not entirely familiar with the Beavis one tbh.

Fwiw, the Gitzo 30l's external dimensions are 31x19x48cm.The 45l version is very much overkill, but I was comfortable with the 30l version.

The Vanguard 45 is 32x23x49cm.

I'd considered it (it was cheaper than Gitzo...of course) but the Gitzo seemed to have a better system for larger tripods.

Oh, the Gitzo 30L is a nice bag, I think the images I've seen must be from the 45L because it looks huge. As is the F-Stop Lotus 32L, same impression. If I was tackling the Appalachian Trail, they're on the top of my list.
I understand your tripod issue, and it's an area of dissatisfaction with the VANGUARD ALTA RISE 45. Even with my "travel tripod" (Vanguard VEO 2 GO204AB) the bag feels off balance. I can fit my "working tripod" (ALTA PRO 263AT) in the sling and straps but it feels REALLY off balance. I wish they had put another pull out sling on the opposite side instead of the rain cover, so I can secure a water bottle for balance, but that would interfere with the "sling" access.    
 



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Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

Backpacks are good for heavier loads but changing lenses becomes a mild annoyance and is slow.
Hmmm, changing lenses is easy with my F-Stop Kenti backpack. It also is one of the nicest photography backpacks to wear. Unfortunately it is discontinued. That is surprising imho, as everybody who has this backpack loves it....

But these days there are more side entry backpacks that make it easy to grab your camera or change your lens.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2021 at 15:12
Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:



Albeit few are confessing to how many bags they actually own


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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2021 at 15:39
You need lots of camera bags to counterbalance GAS.....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2021 at 22:38
Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

You need lots of camera bags to counterbalance GAS.....


Ah! That explains it perfectly
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LAbernethy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2021 at 03:51
Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

You need lots of camera bags to counterbalance GAS.....


Ah! That explains it perfectly

I think George Carlin thoroughly explored the concept in "a place for my stuff".
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote adhox Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2021 at 13:55
Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

Albeit few are confessing to how many bags they actually own

I'll confess that I own enough that I'm currently selling &/or giving away a few bags that I have admitted that I never need.

After I've reduced the bag population, I'll repeat the exercise with those bags that I have not yet admitted that I never need.

And then I'll still have bags for any possible scenario.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MinoltaMad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 August 2021 at 04:51
Zips finally gave out on a much used (10 years) and functional Lowepro large backpack bag. I picked up a Promaster Cityscape 71 backpack as the replacement - decent product - configured how I needed it easily and is performing how it should.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 August 2021 at 22:38
Had not heard of the Promaster brand before @MinoltaMad. Looks like a well thought out product. Doesn't seem to be available here however
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