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#1 Marcus Allemann

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:48 AM

I'm a small time camera assistant in Melbourne who's looking into upgrading some of my gear but am not too happy with the price or selection of the avenues I'm aware of.

I was stoked to find the prices on filmtools.com to be as cheap as they were but even with minimal purchase, the shipping rate to Australia was ASTRONOMICAL (more than double the amount of the actual purchases) and John Barry does not have great selection.

I'm wondering if any of you know other places I should be looking to purchase the following at a reasonable price:

- AC kit bag (relatively big)
- slate (a simple one)
- change tent
- grey card/ color chart/ focus chart

as well as various odds n ends. If anyone has a heads up, that's be great. Cheers!

Kind Regards,

Marcus Allemann
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 04:55 AM

Perhaps contact arri australia. They usually have decent shops and the kit bags that arri has started making are quite nice. I'm planning on one in the largest size soon since my bag is on its last leg.
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#3 John Waterman

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 01:59 PM

Another option for great bags is from Modular51 in Canada. http://www.modular51.com/
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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:40 PM

Another option for great bags is from Modular51 in Canada. http://www.modular51.com/


That still has the shipping problem. It's just as far from Canada to Australia as it is from the US.
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