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Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« on: April 18, 2014, 01:31:12 PM »
I'm looking for something to protect my 5d mk iii (with 24-70 2.8 ii on) so I can carry it in a normal rucksack and be confident that it won't get scratched.

Mild splash protection would be ideal but not a necessity.

I'm thinking something like a neoprene style wrap (which I've seen lurking around, but nothing 5d3 friendly).

Anyone got any good recommendations?

Thanks
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Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 01:49:15 PM »
What about the LensCoat BodyBag - it says it fits the 5DIII and they have ones that cover the lens (regular or telephoto, too, and ones that cover the body with any lens.  See here

Those all seem pretty reasonably priced, but I usually just wrap mine in a fleece shirt :)
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 03:44:16 PM »
My wife loves her neoprene pouch on her NEX-7.  I think it was Op/Tech.  They do make a size that should be big enough for you camera. 

This does provide some protection, if that's what you want.  If you are looking for something more substantial, I'd consider a ThinkTank Holster, which could be a "stand alone" solution but could also be tossed into the rucksack (although it takes up more room).
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 08:33:03 PM »
What about the LensCoat BodyBag - it says it fits the 5DIII and they have ones that cover the lens (regular or telephoto, too, and ones that cover the body with any lens.  See here


I have a couple of the Pro versions for my 1D X, one for the body only (works with the 40/2.8 'body cap'), and one standard zoom for body with 24-70 II.  They work well.
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 09:52:26 PM »
I used to just chuck my 400D, uncovered, into the bottom of a bag and never had any issues.  The 5D III is a tad more expensive (and I now have multiple lenses) so I am more careful.  Theoretically it is also stronger built so should take even more abuse.
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 10:01:15 PM »
For my 6D/24-105 combo I use a LowePro Toploader Zoom 50AW. Sometimes insdide the backpack... sometimes attached to the front straps of the backpack.
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2014, 01:39:22 AM »
I have heard keeping the lens detached is safer as the mount is the part which gets stressed most (unless you are using a customized camera padding).
So the bodybag or similar stuff might be better.
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2014, 02:33:38 AM »
Depending on how much stuff you want to carry in your backpack I would consider something like the f-stop ICU's (http://shop.fstopgear.com/us/products/icu.html) or Gura Gear modules (http://www.guragear.com/uinta/). These will not only protect your gear but also organize it well and enable you to load your rucksack with other stuff (jacket, food etc.) without mixing it with your photo gear. Works very well for me while skiing, mountaineering and hiking.
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2014, 05:03:49 AM »
I have used a LowePro TopLoader in the past.  Now I use what's already in the pack for a lighter rig. 

I started placing the camera/lens combo in a 1 or 2 gallon resealable plastic bag for water/dust protection and wrapping it in my extra puffy jacket when I place it inside the pack.  I usually only wear the puffy when I stop for a break on a peak (when I'd be getting the camera out anyway).  Puffy sleeves or that spare pair of socks can be good padding for an extra lens or two. 
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2014, 05:51:26 AM »
I'm looking for something to protect my 5d mk iii (with 24-70 2.8 ii on) so I can carry it in a normal rucksack and be confident that it won't get scratched.

Mild splash protection would be ideal but not a necessity.

I'm thinking something like a neoprene style wrap (which I've seen lurking around, but nothing 5d3 friendly).

Anyone got any good recommendations?

Thanks
Alex

Alex...how about some bubble wrap and a couple rubber bands?
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2014, 07:19:41 AM »
Hi,

I've been using a ciesta insert for my 60D and 15-50 F2.8 with room to spare. Might be worthtaking a look. I've been happy with mine. The drawstring opening allows easy access and its flexible so that it can be crumpled a bit to free bag space if its not completely filled.

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I've bought mine from ebay a few years ago and the price was more like 20$ so it might be worth shopping around as it appears to be more expensive at Amazon.
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2014, 08:05:14 AM »
+1 for Op/Tech pouches.

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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2014, 08:26:54 AM »
If you are cheap like I am, consider using a lingerie bag, or specifically one made for washing bras (these bags tend to be made of slightly thicker material .  These bags are a good size, have a pad protected zipper.  The material is dense enough to cushion rubs but at the same time won't trap moisture.

And they cost about $3.00

A lady tog friend of mine told me about this. 

It has the three qualities I was looking for:  Cheap, inexpensive, and it does not cost too much.   ;D

Those bags are also great to protect your strobes and are generally handy for a lot of small stuff.
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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2014, 02:48:15 PM »
I use this and like it OK (just).

On the plus side, it protects very well.  On the minus side, it is a bit slippery as it is made of (I believe) silicone.  I fixed that problem with a bit of sandpaper.  You do lose a bit of tactile feedback, though the case fits well.  I also took a scissors and modded it to my specific needs, so overall, it works fine.  It has protected the camera from scuffs, scrapes, and minor falls.

I guess since I have kept it on for over a year, the pluses outweigh the minuses.

I use lens coats for the lenses and that works well for me.

Good luck.

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Something like this perhaps?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/866720-REG/Delkin_Devices_DDSPROC5DMK3_B_Snug_It_Pro_Skin_for.html

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Re: Chuck a 5dmk iii in a rucksack
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