Solution for protecting an NEX-6 with Zeiss 24mm inside a backpack?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by zhoskins, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. zhoskins

    zhoskins New to TalkEmount

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    I already have a dedicated camera bag, but sometimes I'd like a way to carry just my camera and my favorite lens (SEL24F18Z) inside a backpack or other, larger bag. Most inserts I've looked at seem to be designed for a DSLR +1-2 lenses, which is too big for my needs. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Sounds like a dedicated camera case is what you need. Don't know if there are any out there that fit your combination perfectly though.
     
  3. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jeff
    Check out the Tamrac 5682. Ample padding and room for a couple spare batteries, but not too cumbersome in the grand scheme of things.
     
  4. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
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    I traveled extensively over the last 7 years with a camera and a couple of lenses thrown inside a regular backpack. The trick is to separate them and pad well (I typically throw a light windbreaker jacket on the bottom of one compartment, and a light sweater on the bottom of another). The backpack needs to be sturdy enough, too; I like Swissgear, they are well built and well padded.
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Dave
    The dividers in most camera cases are available separately.
     
  6. Larry

    Larry TalkEmount Regular

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    I have 4 Snoot Boots of various sizes that fit my lenses/camera that I put in an ordinary back pack. If I need to fill space I throw in a hand towel or sweat shirt. My pack has a second section that carries my lunch. One has to eat. I use a waist (fanny) pack or vest for carrying the little things like batteries and filters, items that I want without taking off the back pack.

    Larry
     
  7. G.Webb

    G.Webb TalkEmount Rookie

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  8. Larry

    Larry TalkEmount Regular

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    Larry
    The protective wrap looks interesting. I could wrap up the camera with the lens and not have to separate them in the back pack. I may add that to my next B&H order. Thanks for sharing.

    Larry
     
  9. G.Webb

    G.Webb TalkEmount Rookie

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    They work really well and there's Velcro in the corners to keep it from unwrapping.
     
  10. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Not if your bike likes to take "naps" like mine does. :p

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  11. G.Webb

    G.Webb TalkEmount Rookie

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    Mine are street bikes. I try not to let them nap, sometimes it unavoidable though..
    I've been looking at those BMW's for a while now might have to step up and get one.
    Every time I roll by a dirt road that goes off into the wilderness I think about it.
    So it will probably be sooner than I think..
     
  12. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

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    Jim
    Hehe... my Strom had narcolepsy too. Both of them in fact. ;)
     
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  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Can't encourage you enough, G. I've taken many rides across the dusty sections of the U.S. SW, and (other than having to pick up the beast every now and then), have had a blast every time.

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    Um... sorry for highjacking the thread. :rolleyes:
     
  14. G.Webb

    G.Webb TalkEmount Rookie

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    Oops, My apologies as well..
    But damn, That looks like fun!!
     
  15. zhoskins

    zhoskins New to TalkEmount

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  16. cbutton

    cbutton TalkEmount Rookie

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    dollar store solution

    Last year I took a trip to Italy and packed my Canon 7D, EFS 10-22, EF 70-300 and 17-70(Sigma) in my backpack (Obusform) when walking around cities. To keep the lenses protected I used IPad/tablet cases made of neoprene, purchased at my local dollar store. They have a great big wide mouth to allow easy access and you can roll them up to provide added side protection. I chose two colours to be able to recognize the different lenses.
    I also took a KATA backpack which was a godsend due to rain. I used it primarily when travelling between cities. It was far more weather proof than any general purpose backpack I've owned. When I returned home I bought a backpack "cap" that can be "cinched" around the pack to make it more rain proof (cost at Mountain Equipment Co-op was less than $10.)
    These are some pretty inexpensive solutions that work better than the camera store solutions, at least in my experience.
    I'm headed to Mexico later this year and you can bet this is how I'll pack my new NEX 6 and lenses. What I'm concerned with is how to find my spare batteries in my pack. I number them so I can keep track of the used ones but they are such pesky little items, together with SD cards I'll probably look around home for a little velcro wallet (brightly coloured) to keep them all in.
    Hope this helps.