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Micro Trekker 200 from the camera house

Postby Sean on Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:07 pm

Talked down the camera house people situated at Warringah Mall Brookvale Sydney on a Micro Trekker200 from $200 to $129 over two days. Glad they came around as I really need that bag for tommorrow.

Just surprised they can drop 35% like that, goes to show you their mark ups hey.

Saw it Paxtons there for $245!
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Postby Glen on Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:09 pm

Well done Sean, very good price
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Re: Micro Trekker 200 from the camera house

Postby Nnnnsic on Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:13 pm

Sean wrote:Saw it Paxtons there for $245!


Ahhh... grasshopper... follow the wise old teachings from great sage who say...

Never buy from Paxtons.
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Postby Mal on Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:51 pm

I was just in Paxtons looking at the Orion, their price was $159, I wanted to see if they would price match Digital City $99.99. NO WAY we can't buy it for that much was the reply... Some one is making profit somewhere. BTW this forum is just awesome I have spent the first two days just looking. Thought I better get my feet wet!!
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Postby xerubus on Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:08 pm

welcome to the forums mal... enjoy your stay...

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Postby stubbsy on Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:27 pm

Welcome Mal. Enjoy your stay. We're a friendly bunch.
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Postby Mal on Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:31 pm

Thanks.
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Postby Sean on Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:32 pm

Thanks for that Mal and welcome too, you will love this place, I am only new here too but the support and the knowledge base here is excellent - enjoy.

As for Paxtons I am glad I haven't purchased anything from them before

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Postby Matt. K on Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:01 pm

Sean
You might want to consider the minni trekkor AW as a bag. The micro 200 is awfully small and you will outgrow it. Also the AW has a system for carrying a tripod and has a rubber raincoat in-built. I think it's worth the extra few dollars.
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:05 pm

Sean,
Matt.K said it all, you'll look same as the "Teddy bear goes to school" with that micro trekker 200, it's recommended for ladies.
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Postby stubbsy on Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:11 pm

I bought a micro trekker when I bought my camera last December. I replaced it with a mini trekker a few weeks back because it was too small already. Go the Mini.
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Postby Sean on Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:31 pm

Crikeys now I am having second thoughts after reading your posts and having a look at the bag fully packed! I do see what you mean, at present It looks fine but there is not much room for growth

Thanks for your feedback guys, glossing through the posts initially I thought that was the one everyone was recommending,

If it doesn't work out I could proberly offload it to my sister (don't tell her anything) lol
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Postby the foto fanatic on Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:40 pm

It depends on your needs.
I have the MicroTrekker (bought from Birdy, he didn't tell me then it was for ladies! :lol: ), and recently took it to New Zealand.
In it were:
    D70 + kit lens
    SB800
    50mm 1.4
    12-24 DX
    70-300 D
    + CF cards, iPod, filters, batteries, cleaners etc
I can honestly say I wouldn't want anything bigger. This bag is perfect for getting around as long as you don't have bulk gear.
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Postby xerubus on Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:43 pm

trevor... does the 70-200 fit in the bag? looks like things have just made a turn for me and i'll be buying it late this week/early next week :D
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:54 pm

xerubus wrote:trevor... does the 70-200 fit in the bag? looks like things have just made a turn for me and i'll be buying it late this week/early next week :D


Mark,
Join the gang aren't you? :lol:
The 70-200Vr will fit into the microtrekker 200 but not with many other lenses + gadgets.
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Postby xerubus on Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:56 pm

yes... finally going to do it... :)

so it would be okay with a 50mm, the sb800, and a few bits and pieces?

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Postby birddog114 on Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:59 pm

xerubus wrote:yes... finally going to do it... :)

so it would be okay with a 50mm, the sb800, and a few bits and pieces?

cheers


The minitrekker is perfect with most all the gears you have, and the bag is not bigger than the Microtrekker 200, lot of members (Sydney) upgraded to the mintrekker after they have the Microtrekker. Keep it as spare bag for your wife (I knew, she got one).
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Postby Geoff on Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:00 pm

Sean wrote:Thanks for that Mal and welcome too, you will love this place, I am only new here too but the support and the knowledge base here is excellent - enjoy.

As for Paxtons I am glad I haven't purchased anything from them before

Regards Sean


Hi Sean - where abouts in Sydney r u from?
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Postby xerubus on Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:00 pm

:) she has got one.. i'm sure i can convince her that she should have two :)
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:04 pm

xerubus wrote::) she has got one.. i'm sure i can convince her that she should have two :)


Mark,
You can tell her the bag now is discontinued and no replacement of it, could be worth to have it a spare.
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Postby xerubus on Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:08 pm

so that's how you manage to buy so many toys... :D :D
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:09 pm

xerubus wrote:so that's how you manage to buy so many toys... :D :D


Yep! it's one of the trick! :wink:
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Postby christiand on Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:21 pm

Hi Birddog,

you also didn't tell me that the Micro Trekker 200 was for ladies when I bought it from you ! :roll:

I can fit a D70 Kit, 50mm, TC-17EII, SB800, 70-200VR and bits and pieces such as filters, battery, remote, pen and paper.
If I had additional lenses and I wanted to travel with my entire D70 household a larger bag would become a necessity.
I might get a larger size bag and perhaps keep the Micro Trekker.

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Postby birddog114 on Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:22 pm

christiand wrote:Hi Birddog,

you also didn't tell me that the Micro Trekker 200 was for ladies when I bought it from you ! :roll:

I can fit a D70 Kit, 50mm, TC-17EII, SB800, 70-200VR and bits and pieces such as filters, battery, remote, pen and paper.
If I had additional lenses and I wanted to travel with my entire D70 household a larger bag would become a necessity.
I might get a larger size bag and perhaps keep the Micro Trekker.

Cheers
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You asked :lol: I'm not recommended :wink:
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Postby the foto fanatic on Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:11 pm

xerubus wrote:trevor... does the 70-200 fit in the bag? looks like things have just made a turn for me and i'll be buying it late this week/early next week :D

Hi Mark
I bought the MicroTrekker before I owned the 70-200 VR.
As Christian said, you could get it in this bag, but you wouldn't be carrying much else.
I think to include the 70-200 VR plus reasonable other kit, ou'd need something bigger.
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:18 pm

cricketfan wrote:
xerubus wrote:trevor... does the 70-200 fit in the bag? looks like things have just made a turn for me and i'll be buying it late this week/early next week :D

Hi Mark
I bought the MicroTrekker before I owned the 70-200 VR.
As Christian said, you could get it in this bag, but you wouldn't be carrying much else.
I think to include the 70-200 VR plus reasonable other kit, ou'd need something bigger.


With the Minitrekker, I can have 2 bodies (D100/D2h) 8 lenses along the side (4 each) and the 70-200 between the two bodies, SB 800 on top of the 70-200, instead of 8 lenses, I reconfig the bag to accomodate 6 lenses and other bits as TCs, the outer bag, batteries, CF cards, side bag can tag along couple lens cases with slip lock and tripod.
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Postby Catcha on Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:21 pm

Birddog114 wrote:
cricketfan wrote:
xerubus wrote:trevor... does the 70-200 fit in the bag? looks like things have just made a turn for me and i'll be buying it late this week/early next week :D

Hi Mark
I bought the MicroTrekker before I owned the 70-200 VR.
As Christian said, you could get it in this bag, but you wouldn't be carrying much else.
I think to include the 70-200 VR plus reasonable other kit, ou'd need something bigger.


With the Minitrekker, I can have 2 bodies (D100/D2h) 8 lenses along the side (4 each) and the 70-200 between the two bodies, SB 800 on top of the 70-200, instead of 8 lenses, I reconfig the bag to accomodate 6 lenses and other bits as TCs, the outer bag, batteries, CF cards, side bag can tag along couple lens cases with slip lock and tripod.


doesn't that get like extremly heavy ?
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Postby the foto fanatic on Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:23 pm

Yup.
Like everything else in photography, it's a trade-off. :)
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:25 pm

doesn't that get like extremly heavy ?


How heavy do you think? 30Kgs?
The bag is for transit, same as my 200-400VR, got a difference backpack.
I use photovests or harness & belt when I'm shooting. Bag is not good when you do shooting and I hate to put the bag down and grab the gears as lens, filters, batteries, CF cards.
I have all my needs in the pockets of the vest and ready to fire and swap.
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Postby Catcha on Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:31 pm

I use photovests or harness & belt when I'm shooting. Bag is not good when you do shooting and I hate to put the bag down and grab the gears as lens, filters, batteries, CF cards.
I have all my needs in the pockets of the vest and ready to fire and swap


I knew there was a better way to carry things :D so is this your only hobby or main one should I say, and have maybe others on the side like cars or stockmarket ?
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:35 pm

I knew there was a better way to carry things so is this your only hobby or main one should I say, and have maybe others on the side like cars or stockmarket ?


Apart from photography, i have full collection of military items as flight helmet, flight suits, military patches, german made mugs, etc..but not interesting in car and stock market.
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Postby Catcha on Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:40 pm

Birddog114 wrote:
I knew there was a better way to carry things so is this your only hobby or main one should I say, and have maybe others on the side like cars or stockmarket ?


Apart from photography, i have full collection of military items as flight helmet, flight suits, military patches, german made mugs, etc..but not interesting in car and stock market.


My Grandfather was in the Britsh army in HK back in those days, still got his Kruger knife I think thats what they call it, collector's item now i guess
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:42 pm

still got his Kruger knife I think thats what they call it, collector's item now i guess


Good money with it if it's the right stuff, tell him give it to you and you'll keep it for him.
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Postby stubbsy on Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:46 pm

Mark

Like cricketfan the reason I moved from micro to mini was to fit my 70-200 with my other gear.
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Postby Catcha on Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:52 pm

Birddog114 wrote:
still got his Kruger knife I think thats what they call it, collector's item now i guess


Good money with it if it's the right stuff, tell him give it to you and you'll keep it for him.


Yeah we have it now, he passed away ages ago, even have his rifle that he used back then, still and great condition and usable till this day...anyway enough hijacking of this thread :oops: back to mini trekkers and bags
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Postby Sean on Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:15 pm

Well its really cool to read how you blokes get around, thankyou all for your responses..

After some thought i am still quite happy with my new bag.
I know my camera and three primary zooms are snug tight, I have modified one side to fit a separate bag full of cleaning stuff, all my cards/charger/spare battery, leads etc also all have a home & I have left the front spot free for a sanga or two.

There is a tripod system on the bottom of the bag too (which I havent tried out yet but looks good enough to do the job)

There is not much room for growth I know - I maybe in the future could swap the cleaning area for another mid size lens - and hey if someone calls me a girl that would be fun too.

I keep you posted on how it works with me.


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Postby bobbyd on Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:08 pm

i got my 200 from photographic wholesalers Hutt St Adeliade for $109 yesterday- no haggling, just asked a price over the phone and that was what i got- so rushed in....
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