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Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby Reschsmooth on Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:41 pm

As per the other thread, I am having trouble finding a bag (ok, haven't really looked too hard) for my Cambo SCX. This is an image lifted from the Cambo site showing what it looks like. Image.

It is about 57cm long by 40cm high and 30cm wide. Whilst I can effectively dismantle it and lay it flat, I would like a case in which I can carry it largely intact and ready to rock and roll.

I had a look at the ThinkTank Logistics Manager, but the internal measurements appear a touch too small, at least as far as the width is concerned.

The means with which it is portable (roller, backpack, shoulder, etc.) is less of a concern compared to the need to have it securely in a case.

Any thoughts or ideas would be great.
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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby aim54x on Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:52 pm

I would advise to have a look at the Magnum 200AW (may be too small), Magnum 400AW and the Magnum DV 4000AW
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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby Mr Darcy on Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:01 pm

The box I made for my chainsaw should do the trick :lol:
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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby Reschsmooth on Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:12 pm

aim54x wrote:I would advise to have a look at the Magnum 200AW (may be too small), Magnum 400AW and the Magnum DV 4000AW


Unfortunately, even the DV6500 is too small.

This one looks the goods but lacks easy portability.
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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby Murray Foote on Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:54 pm

I have an Arca-Swiss monorail and six lenses for it, though I never used all lenses concurrently and haven't used the camera for some years. I store it inside a large leather box that I strapped to a golf trundler (aka caddy, I think) to carry around. I was also able to store in the box several lenses on mounting plates, six-sheet or two-sheet backs and the dark cloth. I also used a Quantum calculite meter which would be hanging round my neck and a Pentax spotmeter that I had a belt holster for. For bushwalking or travel in planes I have a Nagaoka field camera (which folds away to nothing).
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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby gstark on Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:28 pm

Murray Foote wrote: For bushwalking or travel in planes I have a Nagaoka field camera (which folds away to nothing).


I miss my Nagaoka.

Sold it years ago. What a totally fun camera to use.
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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby sirhc55 on Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:34 pm

I’m sorry Patrick but someone had to say it - for a bloody big camera how about a bloody big bag :up:
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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby robert on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:58 am

Back when i was using large format (sadly sold the 8x10 calumet c1 about 3 years ago- lack of use), i used to put the speed graphic 4x5 in a normal large lowepro backpack. The 8x10 was not a field camera so needed to store rails and front/rear standards, lenses film holders etc...i ended up getting some foam from clark rubber and using a suitcase. Not overly elegant but i would carry it up to an hour from the car so at least functional. The tripod i used was also a heavy beast so youve got to be committed!

I guess it comes down to how much you will be walking/travelling with it- if need to walk some distance then some type of backpack (travel poack with full zip not rucksack) might be modified. if not i'd just customise a suitcase. As a left of field thought you might possibly use something like an old sewing machine case. (you can see my suggestions are of the budget variety!)

I wonder if carrying it intact might put too much stress on the rail mounts when carrying the bag sideways etc. I understand why you'd want to though...

Great to see you into all formats of film- i will end up doing it again- just not now with kids 1yo, 3yo and 6yo!

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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby aim54x on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:02 am

Reschsmooth wrote:
aim54x wrote:I would advise to have a look at the Magnum 200AW (may be too small), Magnum 400AW and the Magnum DV 4000AW


Unfortunately, even the DV6500 is too small.


Bugger I dont remember it being that big.....i guess it is really tall when mounted onto the rail....
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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:48 am

robert wrote:Back when i was using large format (sadly sold the 8x10 calumet c1 about 3 years ago- lack of use), i used to put the speed graphic 4x5 in a normal large lowepro backpack. The 8x10 was not a field camera so needed to store rails and front/rear standards, lenses film holders etc...i ended up getting some foam from clark rubber and using a suitcase. Not overly elegant but i would carry it up to an hour from the car so at least functional. The tripod i used was also a heavy beast so youve got to be committed!


I could try one of our roller suitcases, but feel they may also be too small. At this stage, I am unsure I will be hiking in the bush with it.

I guess it comes down to how much you will be walking/travelling with it- if need to walk some distance then some type of backpack (travel poack with full zip not rucksack) might be modified. if not i'd just customise a suitcase. As a left of field thought you might possibly use something like an old sewing machine case. (you can see my suggestions are of the budget variety!)


I also have a travel backpack that I was thinking may work, but am conscious of the comment below. I took the camera to a L&P and laid it in the boot - both standards moved a little bit en-route. I definitely will want something that doesn't put strain on the mechanism.

I wonder if carrying it intact might put too much stress on the rail mounts when carrying the bag sideways etc. I understand why you'd want to though...


Great to see you into all formats of film- i will end up doing it again- just not now with kids 1yo, 3yo and 6yo!


Don't let that be an excuse, my 5 year old made his own 'view camera' :)

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Cameron - it is quite tall, from rail to top.

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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby robert on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:25 am

thats awesome!- my 6 yo loves walking round with an old Yashica TLR i dont use- just something about seeing things on a screen- as well as hassling us for iphone camera/ compact camera etc. Eventually got a cheap Aldi shock/waterproof camera for him.
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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby the foto fanatic on Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:11 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:
Any thoughts or ideas would be great.


Hey Patrick

I'd look for a Sherpa!
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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby Murray Foote on Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:48 pm

robert wrote:I wonder if carrying it intact might put too much stress on the rail mounts when carrying the bag sideways etc. I understand why you'd want to though...

I used to carry my 5x4 monorail around intact in the leather box I mentioned earlier without any problems. Mind you, the Arca-Swiss is built like a tank.

Patrick, I suggest to take it around by car you just need a box of the right dimensions. Even a plastic box from a discount store, fitted out with appropriate padding and rails. If you want to go walking with a 5x4 you need a field camera.
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Re: Which bag for a bloody huge camera

Postby surenj on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:38 am

Perhaps you can get the "Camera Armour" guys to make you a custom outfit?
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