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padded insert options

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Luke, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Hey all, I'm getting ready for a trip and am thinking I don't need a dedicated camera bag. I'll mainly be cruising around with a camera on a wriststrap or a sling. But I still need to protect a couple smallish cameras while in my carry-on backpack on the plane. Can anyone point me to something like a small soft padded bag (that would fit in a backpack) or some configurable padded inserts that I can use in my own bag?
     
  2. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    none I have seen would protect a camera against a knock - probably a padded envelope would work just as well if not better (especially if doubled bag in bag)
     
  3. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Luke,

    Bubble wrap, packing tape, and five minutes will render you a custom-fitted padded womb for your camera gear.

    Add a one-gallon ziplock bag, and it's pretty much waterproof too.

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    wwmd? (what would McGyver do)
     
  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    On Amazon, search for "Koolertron insert" I have a couple that go in the bottom of backpacks and overnight bags. I also have a spare Hadley Pro insert that is currently living in a cheap (sub £25) high-street waxed cotton messenger bag. It looks like sh1t but will take the Hadley insert fully loaded plus room for sweater, gloves, hat, scarf, hip flask etc.
     
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  6. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    There are plenty on eBay. Trying to remember the actual name/brand is escaping me at the moment but there seemed to be a variety of different sizes last time I looked. I was contemplating one for my normal shoulder bag, for exactly those reasons (not wanting to cart a whole camera bag about). A quick eBay.au search reveals that they are mostly for DSLR but they are also quite configurable for your own purposes, it seems to me. And dead cheap too.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_...insert&_nkw=padded+camera+insert&_sacat=15200
     
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Oh bless... :wink:
     
  9. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    He's using the flip-out magnifier that's built into most WLFs, it assists critical focusing
     
  10. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    serves me right for being a wiseguy. Never heard of that. And my Dad's old Brownie that I would play with as a kid didn't have one.
     
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  11. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Here's the one on my Yashica 124 that I'm selling in action
     

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  12. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I never got that intimate with my Rollei...
     
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  13. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    aaah. I have seen one of those before. It's just been a long time. any bids on that beauty yet?
     
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  14. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Nope it's up as a BIN/BO.
    It's worth every penny and more so I'm not letting it go for nothing.
    Though I could do with the money so I can pay the rent ... :frown:
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm glad I got the "I'm gonna try film" bug out of my system or I'd be pleading with you to consider transatlantic shipping. Whomever gets it should be stoked.
     
  16. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I'm not glad ...
     
  17. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

    338
    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
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  18. jloden

    jloden SC Veteran

    266
    Jun 30, 2012
    Jay
    Surprised no one mentioned either of these but I like the Crumpler Haven series or the Timbuk2 Snoop Messenger Inserts (depending on the shape and design of your bag).

    If you're *just* looking to pad your cameras in the bag for travel only, you can just wrap them in some of your clothes, buy cheap lens wraps, or another interesting option I've seen is repurposing those cheap beer/soda can foam insulators as padded protectors.
     
  19. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles SC Veteran

    338
    Jun 8, 2013
    idk anymore. all over the country.
    romi gilles
    but, but.. i did, i did.


    and here's that tenba...

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    _RFG0006_zpsfdcf98fa.
     
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