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#1 Skip Hobbie

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 02:49 PM

I am looking to buy a soft camera case for my XL2. In the past I have used a large pelican case to house my camera and other equipment. Recently I have been doing more documentary and wildlife filmmaking, so I am looking into a soft case more geared towards travel and working outdoors. Any recommendations?

The LowePro bags come highly recommended, but I don't know which model would fit an XL2 well, and don't believe I have a retailer nearby to try one out. What are other folks using?

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#2 Tim J Durham

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 03:21 PM

I am looking to buy a soft camera case for my XL2.  In the past I have used a large pelican case to house my camera and other equipment.  Recently I have been doing more documentary and wildlife filmmaking, so I am looking into a soft case more geared towards travel and working outdoors.  Any recommendations?

The LowePro bags come highly recommended, but I don't know which model would fit an XL2 well, and don't believe I have a retailer nearby to try one out.  What are other folks using?

Thanks,
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I have the Porta-Brace CTC-2. It's perfect for that camera.
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#3 drew_town

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 04:14 PM

I am looking to buy a soft camera case for my XL2.  In the past I have used a large pelican case to house my camera and other equipment.  Recently I have been doing more documentary and wildlife filmmaking, so I am looking into a soft case more geared towards travel and working outdoors.  Any recommendations?

The LowePro bags come highly recommended, but I don't know which model would fit an XL2 well, and don't believe I have a retailer nearby to try one out.  What are other folks using?

Thanks,
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I too have the Porta Brace CTC-2 case. It has more pockets than the Kata case. I would recommend it.
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#4 Jay Gladwell

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 04:31 PM

Add another vote for the Porta-Brace CTC-2 case.

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 06:35 PM

I'm a fan of portabrace products, but I am leaning towards an option that is more of a backpack. I assume the case you are speaking of is the single strap bag?
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#6 drew_town

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 09:25 PM

Porta Brace makes a backpack model too. Granted it's rather large but here's their website:

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#7 Andy Joyce

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 05:38 PM

Porta Brace makes a backpack model too. Granted it's rather large but here's their website:

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I'm pretty happy with the Tamrac soft case made for the XL1. I can drop my XL2 straight into the bag with everything attached, even the accessory bracket. I can do this while the bag is on my shoulder, so I don't have to put the bag down to get scuffed or dirty. This is great for run-and-gun stuff.

It has plenty of room for all of my crazy accessories and it was less than $200. It's not as protective as a hard case, but I treat my stuff well and I don't need to throw it around.

One other plus is it is small enough to serve as a "carry on" for the airlines. Now you can keep a real eye on your stuff!

However, it's not a backpack style, but I usually have a backpack for other stuff already.
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Posted 20 July 2005 - 04:29 AM

I am not 100% certain that the XL2 will fit but I would check out the Lowepro Lens trekker backpack... designed for big telephotos and is a single chamber backpack. I use one for my XL1s with the Shoulder mount attached. Great back support system and is cheaper than Portabrace, I do wildlife and Documentary in Mozambique and it takes all the beatings.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 02:52 PM

I use this 1 for the xl2! Had it for 3 years before with the xl1! Perfect and comfortable!

http://www.lowepro.c...cial_AW_DV.aspx

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