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Old 04-12-2006, 08:40 AM   #31
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How about a vest?

Not sure if this fits your needs, but I personally use something similar to this:


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Old 04-12-2006, 10:41 AM   #32
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Not sure if this fits your needs, but I personally use something similar to this:

I second the idea of a vest, I never carry a bag with me, everything I need is right in the vest, it made WDW so much easier in February
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:19 AM   #33
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I only use my camera bag for transporting, not for carrying my camera around in the parks.

The main things I look for in a camera bag are:

1) Fits my equipment - not just big enough, but adjustable enough to hold my equipment in place without moving around.
2) Plenty of padding to protect my equipment.
3) Rugged construction - reinforced corners, metal zippers, heavy stitching, water-resistant materials.
4) Easy access - flip-up top to I can get stuff out when the bag is hanging from my shoulder, zip or clip pouches on the outside for small stuff like memory cards.
5) Big, wide, soft, comfy shoulder strap, with rotating clips to easily untangle it.
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Old 04-15-2006, 07:52 PM   #34
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vest vs. bag

Was wondering if anyone had used a vest vs. a camera bag for WDW photography? I like having everything handy but hands free.

I already look like a geek with a fanny pack. Imagine a fanny pack with a vest...
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Old 04-15-2006, 10:21 PM   #35
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I've seen plenty of people wearing photographers' vests at WDW. It's a fairly common method for carrying extra gear.

Just be aware that lots of Guests will see your vest and mistake you for a PhotoPass photographer, and ask you to take their pictures.

I prefer to pare down my gear so that I don't need a bag or a vest.
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:31 AM   #36
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Was wondering if anyone had used a vest vs. a camera bag for WDW photography? I like having everything handy but hands free.

I already look like a geek with a fanny pack. Imagine a fanny pack with a vest...
I just did WDW in FEbruary using a vest and it was great, no need to remember to pick up my bag after watching shows or parades, everything was right there with easy access.

I will agree with WillCAD, people will stop and ask you to take their photo..I even had photopass photographers thinking I was one of them, one walked up to me near the castle and started talking to me, about another castmember,'till I told him I was just a guest, and then over in toon town when I walked in with my sister and nieces one of the photographers almost left thinking I was his replacement, until I followed my nieces to the next character...LOL


another advantage of a vest over a bag, I never had to wait to be checked by security, I was told since I had no bags to check, to walk thru the center area, I was more than ready to show the contents of my pockets, but was never asked to...
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:26 AM   #37
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I've used a vest thrice at Mickey's World and, at least for me, it is the best option. Advantages are better weight distribution, multiple pockets for handy retrieval of various items, waterproof pockets, to store cameras, etc, in the event of rain. Disadvantages are that it can be a little warm, on a hot day, and small stuff tends to get lost in the pockets. I can carry camcorder, still camera, extra batteries, memory cards, and tapes, a couple water bottles, snacks, OTC med's, park maps, and so on. Among the most useful items on my vest is a small velcro-closure set of mesh pockets on the front that are ideal for carrying PhotoPass card and park pass.

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Old 04-18-2006, 01:56 PM   #38
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What type of a bag?

I was just thinking...What type of a bag should I take into the parks with me. Mainly, I'll just be lugging around cameras and accessories, gum, handheld fan, sunglasses, a hat, $$$ and credit cards, ipod, a hairbrush
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:55 AM   #39
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so where does one store their camera in a vest? surely it cant be worn around the neck all day, especially when on rides...
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:06 AM   #40
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so where does one store their camera in a vest? surely it cant be worn around the neck all day, especially when on rides...
I personally do carry my camera around my neck all day, back in 2001 and 2002 I did WDW with 2 35mm SLRs and one point and shoot around my neck, my last trip this February I was down to one digital....

for rides I hold the camera in one hand, or zip it inside the vest,while still around my neck.

there also is the option of using the one large pocket which will hold an SLR with a moderate size lens..
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:16 AM   #41
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Mrs. YEKCIM and I both wear photojournalist vests similar to the one pictured below, when we visit Mickey's World, as well as at other times, when there is a lot of "stuff" to be carried. The pockets on our vests (ours are Banana Republic, which no longer sells, them, AFAIK) are large, and will accomodate a pretty good size camera. I have a Canon Optura 30 camcorder (MiniDV) and it fits very nicely in one of the upper pockets. Typically, I wear the strap around my neck, but keep the camera in that pocket. There are also plenty of pockets, outside *and* inside, for everything you would need to carry.

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Old 05-05-2006, 01:05 PM   #42
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Good hip-pack style camera bag for SLR?

DH and I are getting ready for a trip to England in late June, and I am looking for a new way to carry my digital SLR and lenses. I currently have a Lowepro backpack that I love, but it isn't the best set up for this trip. I'm only going to bring my camera with the standard lens and one telephoto lens, plus extra batteries and flash cards. I'd like to find a good hip-pack (fanny-pack) for my camera stuff - any recommendations?
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:49 PM   #43
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Try this

Also made by Lowepro .. it's the TLZ 20. They make slightly larger versions, also, which can accomodate larger lenses. I have this version, and it suits me fine. (I have a digital Pentax *ist, with a Sigma 18-125 lens.) I usually carry the bag on my shoulder, but it has a loop that allows you slip it on a belt. I think the shoulder strap can be adapted for hip-wearing, too.

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Try the Lowepro Photo Runner Beltpack Camera Bag. Should be large enough to accomodate a DSLR and a couple of lens' plus some accessories. It's also convertable to shoulder carried if that becomes more convenient at times.

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Old 05-06-2006, 08:24 AM   #45
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bag (preferabbly with roller) recommendation please?

Currently I'm carrying three bags everytime I go for a major shoot which is a pain in the -bleep-

Anybody can recommend where I can put the followings:

1. Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS attached to 30D with battery grip
2. Metz 54 Mz 4 flash
3. 8 sets of AA batteries
4. Canon battery charger
5. AA battery charger
6. Canon 50mm f/1.8 with rubber hood
7. Original Gary Fong diffuser
8. Canon A95 point and shoot camera
9. Sigma 18-125 f/5.6 lens
10. Canon 18-55 f/2.8 IS lens (with hood if one day it becomes available)
11. extra 2 sets of BP-511 battery
12. a 14" widescreen laptop with charger
13. business cards (I use up about 100 per session)
14. one or two more fixed lenses in the future (thinking about 35mm and 85mm)

oh, and the bag should be okay to be taken on-board as a carry on.

Thanks for all the advices beforehand.
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