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Can I carry umbrellas and large light modifiers without special backpacks or bags while traveling?

I know they have specialty cases, soft and hard, The "special cases" are often fairly rudimentary canvas bags that just happen to be long and skinny, but they don't necessarily offer a lot of ...
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Are typical camera bag materials enough for non weather sealed DSLR in 5 minutes of medium rain?

In my experience, most well-padded bags will hold dry in medium rain even for several hours. They will get soaked, but very, very slowly. The only source of immediate leaking could be the zippers. So ...
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Ribbons to secure lenses in a camera bag

It’s just Velcro, and completely unnecessary Velcro. I’ve had that exact pack fully loaded without the straps and have never had an issue. But, if you insist, just get some bulk Velcro and cut to ...
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Back/shoulder support while wearing camera bag

Your question indicates you already know the answer: Get a different bag that distributes weight differently, across your shoulders and hips. The sooner you find something with better ergonomics, the ...
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Is there any benefit to tilting the camera holder in a camera bag?

I mean does leaving the camera upside down on its lens for a long time could damage the contacts in the lens mount of the camera, and would this practice TECHNICALLY be of any benefit? There's no ...
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Camera bag for a Mamiya RB67 ProS

Do you think I can fit it into this Bestek bag? The dimensions given for the camera insert are: 8"x4.7"x6.7" So... get the gear you want to carry, arrange it about as you would in a bag, and get ...
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Are typical camera bag materials enough for non weather sealed DSLR in 5 minutes of medium rain?

Definitely, the problem is mostly water that drips, and in practice water remains in the bag's fabric (or is absorbed by the padding). I even spilled about a glass of white wine(*) in my photo bag and ...
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How to carry gear while wearing a harness? (wedding photography)

I often wear an open front double sling from OP/Tech when shooting events. I almost always have the "short" lens and camera body on the right side of my body and the "long" lens ...
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How to carry gear while wearing a harness? (wedding photography)

There is no single answer to this question... but for your specific scenario the basic formula is to carry the two lenses in a shoulder bag with three slots. When you want to change a lens you take ...
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Will the F-stop Loka or Ajna fit a Macbook Pro 15"?

I have both an F-Stop Ajna and a 15" Macbook Pro 2016. It will definitely fit but there is no specific place for it. You would have to slide it in behind the ICU if you have a half size ICU or put ...
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Is Lowepro SlipLock system compatible with MOLLE?

First, clarifying some terms: MOLLE is the modular gear system. PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System) is the webbing "grid" that is used to interconnect the modular MOLLE gear. Can I mount Lowepro ...
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Can I carry umbrellas and large light modifiers without special backpacks or bags while traveling?

Umbrellas and light modifiers are fairly robust, and most come with a pouch or cover. I carry all my umbrellas, light stands, and a lightbox in an old gym bag. The only issue I had was making sure to ...
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