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#1 Allan George

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 03:19 AM

Hi there,

I have a gig as a Camera Assist coming up and I want to know where camera assists get there work belts to hold the air can and gaffer tape etc.

Anyone know? Is there a website where I can get it all?
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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 03:37 AM

I got a nice padded work belt at Home Depot. You can get the rest here: http://www.filmtools.com/camassup.html
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:26 AM

I got a nice padded work belt at Home Depot. You can get the rest here: http://www.filmtools.com/camassup.html


Yp. I get a lot of stuff at home depot. When you go to get a belt pouch, get one made by lindcraft rather than the cinebags one. I got a cinebags pouch and wore holes all through it within a year. My current lindcraft pouch is faring much better.
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#4 steve laramie

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 01:46 PM

I happen to like the filmtools setup. I wouldnt recomend buying the "AC survival kit" or whatever they call it because its allot of stuff I would never use. But thats a good belt setup you can buy the belt system piece by piece.
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#5 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 07:08 PM

When you go to get a belt pouch, get one made by lindcraft rather than the cinebags one. I got a cinebags pouch and wore holes all through it within a year. My current lindcraft pouch is faring much better.

+1. My first pouch was a Cinebags and the belt holster part ripped after a few years. The small Lindcraft AC pouch I have now is built better.
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#6 Ryan McGregor

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:06 PM

modular51.com - This is where I get all my gear from. It's by far the best.
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#7 Marque DeWinter

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:59 PM

modular51.com - This is where I get all my gear from. It's by far the best.



My belt came from Lowes (AWP I think or something)...I've found there stuff holds up better than the home depot ones. My pouch is a Setwear and I've had it at least 4 years now. The only issue I've had with it is that I put scissors (pointed fiskars) into one of the pouchs so it poked a small hole in the bottom of that pouch but otherwise its been great and taken a lot of wear and tear. My bottle holder (either water or canned air) is a cinebags...its ok. And my walkie holder is also by setwear. My walkie holder is somewhat new since I tend to give mine away to the camera dept. PA so I seem to be buying a new one frequently but they've always been good.

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#8 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 04:57 AM

+1. My first pouch was a Cinebags and the belt holster part ripped after a few years. The small Lindcraft AC pouch I have now is built better.


I'm about to trade in my Cinebags for a Lindcraft. It's holding up fine, but at times is just too bulky for its own good. Been thinking of a chest pouch since I saw a 1st AC using one on a recent show, and he sold the idea to me...can't remember what brand it was though.
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#9 Annie Wengenroth

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:10 PM

I hardly ever wear my belt anymore, it usually ends up around the tripod if it comes out at all. It's the nylon 2" Lindcraft belt with the Cinebags AC pouch and the belt rubs on my hipbones and hurts like a b*tch. I'd sell it to you but I trimmed off a fair amount of excess since I'm pretty skinny. My pouch is starting to fall apart too, come to think of it... :( Definitely get a padded belt, especially if, like me, you HAVE no padding!
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#10 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 01:49 AM

NEVER cared for the nylon belts. I almost always wear a black leather belt for casual wear...and when that's starting to look a bit beat up and I get a new one, the old one becomes my new work belt. The leather just feels so much more comfortable to me.
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#11 Chris Keth

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:39 AM

NEVER cared for the nylon belts. I almost always wear a black leather belt for casual wear...and when that's starting to look a bit beat up and I get a new one, the old one becomes my new work belt. The leather just feels so much more comfortable to me.


I agree, the nylon ones always seem to cut into my side. I have a wide heavy cotton belt that I like a lot. I think it was $4 at home depot.
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#12 Danny Haritan

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:59 PM

modular51.com - This is where I get all my gear from. It's by far the best.


Thanks for the link! I'm about to purchase my first grip belt and I'm liking this site.
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#13 Gunnar Mortensen

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:23 PM

Also check Paramedic Equipment and Police Supply usually at Army Surplus. Their equipment is the industrial Strength. I am slimming my weight that I carry and getting it all made out of leather. Especially for my Hilti.

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#14 Michele Peterson

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 02:42 AM

Also check Paramedic Equipment and Police Supply usually at Army Surplus.


I second the military surplus stores. It's easy to find one no matter where in the country you live and they have many pouches and belts to choose from. They are also very cheap. I've gotten new pouches for as little as $5, so they are great when first starting out, especially if you haven't yet had a chance to figure out what exactly you'll like and use most. I use their canteen pouch for my canned air and also my water bottle.

Edited by Michele Peterson, 13 September 2009 - 02:42 AM.

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#15 Salil Sundresh

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 03:26 AM

I wouldn't suggest using canned air on glass worth much of anything. Depending on the angle your spray it and other factors it can present problems. Use a lens blower.
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#16 Chris Keth

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:46 PM

I wouldn't suggest using canned air on glass worth much of anything. Depending on the angle your spray it and other factors it can present problems. Use a lens blower.


Like most operations with lenses, it's harmless if you do it right.
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#17 Ryan Thomas

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:30 AM

I'm about to trade in my Cinebags for a Lindcraft. It's holding up fine, but at times is just too bulky for its own good. Been thinking of a chest pouch since I saw a 1st AC using one on a recent show, and he sold the idea to me...can't remember what brand it was though.


I think it's a setwear one you're probably talking about. I saw someone wearing one on a show a while ago and I tried it on...it was slightly tempting, as funny looking as it was.
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#18 Hugo Miro

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 12:02 PM

Hello everyone :)

I would like to take this opportunity to ask you something. Soon I'll buy a pouch and I'm undecided between two:

Lindcraft
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and Setwear
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I would buy the Setwear because I don’t have much money but… Does it have three internal compartments like the Lindcraft? (very useful to have a separate notebook, for exemple).


Thank you and sorry for my poor english :unsure:
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#19 Chris Keth

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 12:08 PM

I would still get the lindcraft. The chances of it still being cheaper in the long run (because of replacing the setwear pouch) are good.

Edited by Chris Keth, 14 October 2009 - 12:09 PM.

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#20 Marque DeWinter

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 10:14 AM

I would still get the lindcraft. The chances of it still being cheaper in the long run (because of replacing the setwear pouch) are good.



Yes the Setwear has the same three internal pouches plus two smaller ones to either side which fit a small flashlight well or a marker. I've had lindcraft items and I use the large setwear pouch. The lindcraft and setwear are of equal quality. They're made out of the same materials. Get whichever you want.

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