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11-29-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Another Q system bag option

The PocketWizard G-Wiz Trunk is of course designed for a PocketWizard kit, but the small size and movable dividers make it a versatile Q system organizer. It isn't a stand-alone bag, having only one external handle and fairly thin padding, so it's more for keeping your Q kit organized inside another bag. One possible configuration holds the Q with lens mounted, 2 extra lenses, and a few small accessories such as extra battery, hood, etc.

Dimensions aren't perfect. The height is just a little short to comfortably hold the Q + 02 with lens downward (can be done, but it's a slight squeeze to close the lid this way) and yet a little taller than needed for the Q resting upright and for lenses and so on. The depth is likewise a little short for the width of the Q (again, can be done, but a bit of a squeeze) or for the length of the Q + 02.

Still, it looks pretty usable and better than letting those precious little Q lenses flounder in normal lens pouches and camera bags. Drop the kit into a small shoulder bag or even a large waist pack when all you want is the Q system; drop it in your camera bag for a dual-system carry (or for an adapter and adapted lenses). I just bought a couple (will use the second for my Cactus radio triggers and other small flash accessories) and will test them out on my trip starting Sunday.

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Looking forward to your report. Amazon has them for $25 but there are reviews that mention how thin the walls are of the case.
Amazon.com: PocketWizard G-Wiz Rip-Stop Nylon Trunk Case for MiniTT1 and FlexTT5: Camera & Photo

At this point, I think I still prefer myTamrac 5510 - Explorer 10. It fits the Q+01 or Q+02 in the main compartment in a verticle position by dividing the main compartment with a velcro divider at the 40/60 mark. Just put the Q+01 on one side and the Q+02 goes on the other side. It has D-rings on the sides for a strap. The front zippered compartment has slots that fit 2x2 batteries, the remote and a half-circle slot that is like it was custom made for the 03 Fish-Eye lens. The interior top flap has a huge overhang to protect from water intrusion and a clip for easy access when you do not want to zipper it. It also has a zippered compartment in the inside that fits two filters and an adapter and one on the outside that holds my lens pen, cloth, and Manfrotto Mini Tripod if I take it off the Q (rare). When the 02 lens isn't in the kit the adapter and a small to mid size lens will fit in that 60% space while the Q + 01 are on the other side. So far, out of 5 bags I have tried, its the best for taking more than just the camera but still is a relatively small bag.


You can see the 03 slot I referred to on the right of this in the front pocket.

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I wanted something small and shallow so I could carry the Q with 02 lens mounted and get to it without having to dig, and also be able to bring along the 01 and 03.

I found a cheap option from Sony in their lcs-u10 bag.

Now where is my Sharpie to black out that logo?

I added another divider from my spares drawer to keep the lenses apart. I like that I can leave the hood mounted ready to shoot face down in the bag.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
I wanted something small and shallow so I could carry the Q with 02 lens mounted and get to it without having to dig, and also be able to bring along the 01 and 03.

I found a cheap option from Sony in their lcs-u10 bag.

Now where is my Sharpie to black out that logo?

I added another divider from my spares drawer to keep the lenses apart. I like that I can leave the hood mounted ready to shoot face down in the bag.
LMAO... i saw that it was a Sony bag before your comment about, "...where is my Sharpie...", and thought to myself, "ugh, i dont want to carry around something that says Sony on it!"

you sir made my morning. thank you!

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Pentax Limited lens case 2
I got mine from B&H.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MegaPower Quote
Pentax Limited lens case 2
I got mine from B&H.
Same thing, but Pentax Limited Case 1st Ed.
Makes a great travel case for my full kit!

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Nice use of the Limited case. Might I suggest some hooked velcro straps for your gear to secure it?
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I opted to go for a bit of an unusual option for a bag for my Q:

Kata DL-H-531-B D-Light Hybrid-531 DL Shoulder Bag KT DL-H-531-B

The price for this bag is an absolute bargain for a Kata bag. The construction is typical Kata quality and it has some pretty cool features. The two portions attach together in a manner that is sturdy and reliable. I have it set up so that I can keep the Q with attached 02 zoom lens, batteries, SD cards and eventually spare Q lenses in one bag, and leave the K to Q adapter and put any adapted lens I may want to take with me in the other bag. I can carry one half or both halves conveniently on a belt loop, hand strap, or shoulder strap. The small minor drawbacks to this bag, is that each half is narrower and taller than Im used to, making organization a little more challenging. Also, the bag lacks sealed or enclosed pockets (there are two open pouch neoprene pockets on the outside - one on each half) to carry cards, batteries, and things that I wouldnt want to fall out or be exposed to the elements.

After getting mine from B&H Id say the versatility outweighs the minor drawbacks. If I ever move my Q system to another bag, these two "halves" would make excellent lens/gadget pouches that would be easily integrateable onto pretty much any other Kata bag (and most likely any other decently sized bag out there)

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Nice find -- can't lose at that price.
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Great price but its a bizarre bag IMHO. I'm glad you like it but it looks too tall and with both too bulky and looses flexibility in what you can use because its divided essentially. I'm finding some of those dSLR bags that are really functionally too small for a real dSLR are actually about right for the Q system myself.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Great price but its a bizarre bag IMHO. I'm glad you like it but it looks too tall and with both too bulky and looses flexibility in what you can use because its divided essentially. I'm finding some of those dSLR bags that are really functionally too small for a real dSLR are actually about right for the Q system myself.
It is definitely unique! When the two halves are put together its about the same size as a standard gadget bag (but maybe a bit taller). I have a Pentax gadget bag from 12 years ago that looks a lot like this:

Since my Q kit is so small at the moment (body, 02 zoom, and spare batteries) one half of the Kata bag works well for standard protection. I can bring the other half if I want an adapted K mount lens or flash. For $20 shipped though, its hard to find any quality bag. If I out grow it, Im certainly not going to miss that $20. Now the regular price of that bag is a totally different story...
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxScott Quote
If I ever move my Q system to another bag, these two "halves" would make excellent lens/gadget pouches that would be easily integrateable onto pretty much any other Kata bag (and most likely any other decently sized bag out there)
I just found this pair of mini-bags on Amazon for $12, so I bought four to use as lens bags. The padding and Kata quality sold it for me! By my measurements, they should work perfectly for the DA*16-50, Samyang 85/1.4, and some pano gear that takes up too much room on the inside of my gear bag.
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
I just found this pair of mini-bags on Amazon for $12, so I bought four to use as lens bags. The padding and Kata quality sold it for me! By my measurements, they should work perfectly for the DA*16-50, Samyang 85/1.4, and some pano gear that takes up too much room on the inside of my gear bag.
Ah, now that sounds like a nice use of the bags. I love the creativity of the Q crowd!
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Thanks for these. I'll be ordering an 06 soon to add to my 01 so these look good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by panoguy Quote
I just found this pair of mini-bags on Amazon for $12
Looks like the Amazon seller is now sold out, and the cheapest price on Amazon is well over $40. However, B&H still has them for $19.95 with free shipping which is only a couple bucks more than Amazon (as there was a $5.49 shipping charge per $12 bag ordered from that seller).

If I get ambitious tonight Ill take a few shots of my gear packed in it including my 16-50 lens if there are people that are curious about them...
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