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Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
new camera bag on 12/18/2006 23:45:37 MST Print View

Its not part of any light& amd;fast setup or anything but I made a new case for my video camera.
Entirely of Dyneema grid stop and blue foam. The zipper I butchered off a pack I got at salvation army for .25cents

new caseold case, new case

Edited by EricP on 12/18/2006 23:46:14 MST.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: new camera bag on 12/19/2006 01:22:14 MST Print View

Really nice work, Eric. I especially like the way you've integrated the side buckles to hold the lid down. That's an idea I will have to use on my own iteration of a camera bag. I take it that there is no zipper under the lid? How did you seal the zipper stitches? Silicon sealer? I'm curious about if there is a quick access opening along the reinforcement area at the hinge of the lid. Looks like something is there. What am I looking at?

Edited by butuki on 12/19/2006 01:23:45 MST.

Nathan Moody
(atomick) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: new camera bag on 12/19/2006 08:33:34 MST Print View

Wow! That looks great. The LowePro toploader I use is 1.5lbs. and I think there's pent up demand for something that looks that good and and weighs...well, how much DOES that thing weigh? Most camera cases are overpadded and made with overly bomber materials for what conditions they're typically put through. Your choice of material's a smart compromise.


R Alsborg
(FastWalker) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Re: new camera bag on 12/19/2006 09:32:05 MST Print View

Nice! Professional job.

It looks like it could be from the new 2007 Golite product line


Eric Parsons
(EricP) - F

Locale: Alaska
Thanks on 12/20/2006 00:40:16 MST Print View

Thanks Guys!
You're right there is no zipper under the lid. There is a band of velcro above the zippered pocket then the 2 buckles for side closure. I used Grosgrain ribbon to close off the sides of the padded panels and I found out when finishing it that if I pulled the ribbon a certain way when sewing I could make the tops of the side panels curve inward so the lid closes very well.
The gridstop dyneema fabric is so nice to work with, the grid pattern makes Cutting and checking seam allowances a dream. For hip belt attachment I also made my own verson of the velco system used by OR's insulated water bottle cozies.

Here is a pic of the top.