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Do you guys use a soft backpack or harden case to haul your gear around?
Carry on when flying.
all the best,
I have a Lowepro sling, kinda like the one below for my DSLR. I like Lowepro... the one I had before this one had a zipper wear out after years of use and they sent me a new model, no questions asked and no need to send in the old one. Made me a loyal customer, especially since it works well.
I have a smaller 'messenger' bag for my mirrorless camera, but I've thought about getting a hard case. If I noticed that a deal popped up, I probably would.
Both. I have soft packs for most excursions, and pelican cases for transporting camera gear in a canoe.
Many years ago, I did a whitewater trip with a 35mm in an ammo box that was supposedly waterproof. I had the ammo box was tied in. I swamped the boat and when I picked up the ammo can, I could tell by the weight that my camera was toast.
I bought a LowePro camera equipment backpack from B&H and it's excellent.
I also have a Canon soft-shell carrying case, and it's excellent, too.
It really depends on your travel needs. Until I got the LowePro, I always carried my Canon, but now, I typically take the backpack.
Unless you have to check a case at the airport or you're doing daily remote shoots, I'd strongly suggest NOT getting a hard-shell case.
If flying, carry-on or checking?
If on foot, the case isn't handy.
I have a hardshell Pelican that I used when checking gear onto a plane, but that was when I had more gear. I slimmed down to a canvas-sided smaller Pelican that I can stuff on board a flight with me. In a car for drive-by shootings, or on hikes, the bag is handy.
Always use the right tool for the job.
My son keeps his GOOD glass in a Pelican case.
You can see it in the foreground in the photo above.
all the best,
That backpack looks a lot like mine. I should go check the closet. It better still be there.
Both. So maybe a backpack and a case. I'm kinda lazy and like to keep all my gear in one place. A stiffer backpack? Like one of those Oakley "kitchen sink" packs?
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