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#1 AlejandroGomez

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 06:05 AM

Hi guys which ditty bags / ac bags do you recommend, something not to big but easy to handle.

 

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#2 Patrick Lavalley

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 03:08 AM

I started out using a Husky open top tool tote from home depot

http://www.homedepot...8AN13/204703616

 

It served me well for awhile, but eventually I wanted something more rugged and weatherproof, at which point I upgraded to a Modular 51 small set bag. It allowed me to carry most of what I needed, and served me well for a long time. It's held up to a ton of abuse, and holds the basics. It appears as though Modular 51 is out of business, however similar bags can be purchased from fikenca.com

 

Eventually, I found myself on a show that put us in the rain and mud a lot, so I opted to go full on with a Pelican 1510 case with trekpak dividers. This is my current setup and I like it, however it doesn't offer much room for expansion. It does, however, keep everything nice and dry and protected. 


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#3 Nicholas Burns

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 11:51 PM

I know of Fikenca. Any other options out there in Vancouver that should be looked at?

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 11:04 PM

No one?
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#5 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 03:36 AM

Depends exactly what you're looking to do with it. Full blown feature film AC work is a rather different beast to making documentaries, etc. Fashion may pay a part. What're you up to?
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#6 Nicholas Burns

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 05:29 PM

See link for the the bags I'm looking at:
http://www.fikenca.com/camera-bags/

I have contacted this company, taking a bit long to get a quote so looking at any additional places.

As for my work, I have been on mainly TV Shows and about to start my first feature.
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#7 Simon Bengtsson

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 06:11 PM

I used to have a Stanley bag: http://www.stanleyim...//7055_prev.jpg

Worked great to start out with But could get unorganized pretty quick.

Nowadays I have a large arri floor bag on the mag liner and a small arri unit bag as ditty. A bit costly compared to the Stanley but I really like it, and its weatherproof!
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#8 Marshall Hendershot

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 11:34 PM

Pelican 1510 with trekpak and a lid organizer is what I decided on.....I much prefer it over having to carry a bag everywhere. Also feel like its looks a bit better (IMO). Trekpak is a must have (again IMO) and allows you to make the most of the space you do have. Don't know many people who need more room in their kit than that. 


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