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Whats the best solution for carrying a camera while climbing?

I have done a bit of climbing with a DSLR, and a lot of hiking with one. If you're climbing with it, you don't want it on your chest, and if you want it accessible, you don't want it on your back. ...
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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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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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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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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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What's the safest camera position in a camera bag?

Lens should be facing DOWN! Because lenses breathe, pull in dirt, particles, etc. If you store lens facing up, then all these fall into the camera body, hitting mirror, and maybe jamming mechanics. ...
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Whats the best solution for carrying a camera while climbing?

I am no climber, but I'm a big fan of Peak Design's Capture Pro. It's a clip that you can attach to your backpack strap or harness. You use a standard quick release plate on your camera and can ...
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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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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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dSLR holster on a belt OK?

I've for years been using a LowePro beltpack camerabag. Works great. But it's a personal preference of course, see for yourself if it's what you want/need. LowePro Toploader Pro Another option (or ...
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Is it better to get water-resistant camera bag for cycling, or upgrade to a weather-resistant camera?

I don't think you need anything specially designed for cycling, what are you doing with your other gear you take cycling, mobile phone etc? It depends on the size of the bag but you can get different ...
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What's the safest camera position in a camera bag?

I like sideways mounting also. The DSLR's of today are much lighter in weight than yesterday's camera. That said, I would try a fabric store and see if you can't buy a small (probably smallest they ...
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Are there unique camera bags designed for micro four-thirds?

I've been buying (and selling my) camera-bags for years, (ThinkTank, Timbuk2, Lowepro, Dömke, Crumpler, brandless, you name it) only to discover that the best bag, the most practical one anyway, is ...
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