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    Quote Originally Posted by Run&Gun View Post
    Well, we've been "dragging" 25-30lb+ ENG cameras around in soft Porta-Brace bags for decades... Obviously you can't ship it like that, but working "around-town", it could work just fine.
    Yep, the F35 can get heavy, but I wouldn't use any bag that wasn't a Porta Brace. They have the best shoulder straps.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rbirnbaum View Post
    Yep, the F35 can get heavy, but I wouldn't use any bag that wasn't a Porta Brace. They have the best shoulder straps.
    Especially when they started making them with "memory foam" and a grippy underside.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Run&Gun View Post
    Well, we've been "dragging" 25-30lb+ ENG cameras around in soft Porta-Brace bags for decades... Obviously you can't ship it like that, but working "around-town", it could work just fine.
    Well, I guess an ENG camera falls under this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Aaveum View Post
    If I absolutely needed a soft case for mobility reasons, it would probably mean I should use a smaller camera and image quality is probably not my top priority.
    An ENG camera is a self contained package. The F35 is not. An ENG camera has by nature a smaller footprint. It's not only that the F35 camera head is bulkier. The whole set up is much bigger once you have it all on. I'm aware some DSRLize it and try to make it more compact. But it is still a full size cinema camera, even if you are willing to sacrifice quality, ergonomics and usability for size. With ENG everything you need is on the camera ready to go, out of the bag. Totally different tool, totally different scenario, totally different job. It's the sole reason ARRI has the Alexa and the Amira in their line.

    But to each his own. I would not risk F35s, Alexas, F65s and the like in a bag. Or limit myself in trying to pack everything in a small space. Not for anything but emergencies. Hard case for me it is. Always. I know to many weight is the most important aspect. To me it isn't. Or I wouldn't shoot on F35s. Just my personal preference, of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by David W. Jones View Post
    If anyone is looking for a hard case I have a couple of innerspace cases available.
    How much and what size are they? Do you have any pics?


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    I ended up getting a used Porta Brace that is a good fit. I only have to take off the top handle via quick release, the camera can stay built with lens on etc. so it's a pretty good deal for me. I'm ok with this kind of bag for the way I work. In a different working environment where other people handle my gear I also would use a hard case though.
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    Could you post a picture of the bag, or list the model number? I am interested. I currently use a pelican rolling case, but interested in something I could shoulder for short distances.


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    Quote Originally Posted by James0b57 View Post
    Could you post a picture of the bag, or list the model number? I am interested. I currently use a pelican rolling case, but interested in something I could shoulder for short distances.
    Probably should take a look at some more before you make a decision...currently there are 242 different ones in stock at B&H; all kinds of sizes, colors, features, material, etc.

    Amazon of course has a bunch too, but it's easier to navigate and find what you're looking for through B&H's superior search/results system.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/searc...K&N=4028759492


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    He could also go directly to PortaBraces's website. Or even contact them directly. Although it's been years now, PB has done custom work for me in the past that I was very happy with.


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