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  1. #31
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    You want all this glass inside the Velocity 9?

    Judging from what I know ... the 9x will not accommodate BOTH the 70-200 f/2.8 and 200-500 f/5-6.3,
    as it narrows at the bottom. It would be one or the other, down the center section, as this diagram describes.

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    (B&H - $89)

    Now, the 10x looks promising, because it is much broader than the 9x at the bottom and could possibly be a candidate
    for that kind of arrangement.

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    (B&H - $99)
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-14-2009 at 09:26 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  2. #32
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    Thanks for the input on the 17-50mm Don. Gives me a little more perspective.

    Sean, I am really enjoying my new pack, the Tamrac Aero 85. I needed a laptop slot, if you don't you could go with a smaller version of the same idea. It has a considerable amount of padded space that opens from the front, but also has a side access to leave one strap on your shoulder and pull out a body with lens attacthed for quick access. The Lowepro fastpacks are a similar idea.
    Last edited by laydros; 01-14-2009 at 08:24 PM.
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    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
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  3. #33
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    I will check it out have seen the fastpacks but not tried one out. Don i was thinking the velocity 9x or 10 WITH one or two lowepro cases on the outside. Maybe the LC5 case for the 200-500 then the camera with 70-200 mounted in the bag, If I switched to the 200-500 I could put the 200 into the LC5 ?
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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  4. #34
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    The 70-200mm (41 oz) in the LC5 has a little too much room. It swims inside of it. You would need to stuff
    a t-shirt or something in there to keep it from bouncing around.

    The LC4, on the other hand, would accommodate the 200-500 (43 oz) and its lens hood (reversed, obviously),
    though, but you would need to remove the tripod mount (simple enough) and all of the filter rings (circular
    polarizer & CP/lens hood spacer = 1.5" inches), to make it short enough. You would then toss them in a separate
    filter case, in the Velocity's front pocket.

    The LC5 was designed to handle the larger lenses (300mm f/2.8 & 400mm f/4) ... and easily handles the 200-500
    with all its filters and the tripod mount attached. In fact, you could probably stuff a little something in there, too,
    with the 200-500. I bought the LC5 (19.8 oz) because I do not like the idea of always breaking the big lens down
    just to fit in the LC4 (14.4 oz). The weight sacrifice is not that much.

    Anyway ... I did some advanced math ... and came up with the entire bag weighing in at 16.5 lbs w/ camera and
    lens cases. It's roughly the same as a "regulation" bowling ball. So, if you want to know how a single strap bag
    is going to feel ... run, don't walk down to the local bowling alley ... get yourself a bowling ball ...

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    and throw it in a shoulder-strapped ball bag. If you are already a bowler, this should be a cinch. Then walk around
    the block two or three times. A man(or woman) has to know his(her) limitations.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 01-14-2009 at 09:25 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  5. #35
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    I see what your saying, i wasn't so much thinking of weight but set up and lay out of the bag, maybe only having the one external case on it, but maybe it rides better with 2. this may well be one time that Don's motto.......buy both, is the best answer, and not that expensive, can always choose which one or both to put on the outside.
    Well off to bed, need to get up earlier to shovel out! it has been snowing here since oh 10 A.M. this morning!! has stopped in just the last half hour, might have something to do with temp. being down to 11* F now and heading lower. wind chill -12* F. during the day and -20* F thursday night, arrghhhhhhh, burrrrrrrrrrr!!
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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