How do you carry your gear when outside moving around?

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  1. inTempus

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    If you're shooting a sporting event, wedding, or anything that requires you to carry a body and multiple lenses plus necessary accessories, how do you carry your gear?

    I used to carry everything in cargo pockets. But it made it difficult to walk around with heavy lenses swinging in the pockets.

    So I recently bought this:

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    It's a photo journalist vest that carries an extra body, 4-5 lenses, flashes, and other goodies. I've only used it once and it's amazing. It's more comfortable than a traditional vest that covers your entire torso and it also carries more.

    I wish I had this with me when I was walking around at the WWII reenactment!

    What do you use?
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think I may use one of those, that looks like the a pretty sweet piece of gear. Have you got a link to the mfgr?
     
  3. inTempus

    inTempus TPF Noob!

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    Sorry, here ya go:

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    I have the Mens Digital (black) vest. It's very well made and very comfortable to wear.
     
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    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I wouldn't be seen dead in one of those, i would feal a right jerk
     
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    i would say it looks like a standard method of carry for serious p.journalists on the move.

    i would feel slightly more jerky if my pants dropped in the middle of a shoot due to overloaded cargo pocekts:lol:
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    plus there isn't a pouch big enough for the 300mm f2.8 IS (that is what he is really annoyed about ;))

    As for myself it sits all in the backpack - a right pain if you want a quick change, but easier to walk with on a longer trip I find. A photographers vest is something that I have considered for accessories and such as well as the odd smaller lens since I tend to use larger lenses these sorts of setup are just not as suitable (I am not having a heavy telephoto swinging into my leg every other step!
     
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    i have one of those camera bags w/ wheels. i was tired of focusing on my equipment and wanted more freedom to focus on quality shots.
     
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    It's that or one of these, and these aren't nearly as flexible and are just as "jerky" looking.

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    What do you use that's less "jerky" looking?
     
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    That looks like a pretty good setup Tharmsen.


    I use this: it holds my 600 f/4 IS with body attached, has a place to secure my tripod w/ wimberley head and 3 slip-loc cases for teleconverters, wide lenses, flash, and accessories.
    If you feel "jerky" wearing something, you obviously are wearing it for the wrong reasons. It its practical and works, I say go for it!

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    The 300 goes over the shoulder on a monopod and other camera and lens over other shoulder and i'm ready to shoot on the move
     
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    I have a tamrac backpack for when i'm hiking, and a tamrac system 6 for everything else.
     
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    Flowepro Flipside 300.

    What I like is that it's a backpack style that you don't have to take off to access the gear. Plus the zipper is on the side facing your back so theft is next to impossible.

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