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09-20-2014, 07:39 AM - 10 Likes   #1
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Small is beautiful

This is my compact Pentax kit:



1 = Pentax DA Limited 21mm
2 = Pentax DA 16-45mm f/4
3 = Seagull Right Angle Viewfinder
4 = Pentax GPS Unit
5 = Pentax DA Limited 15mm
6 = Pentax DA Limited 70mm
7 = Pentax 1.4x Rear Converter
8 = generic remote shutter
9 = custom hot shoe flash extension
10 = Pentax lens hood for 16-45mm
11 = various step up rings
12 = Marumi Circular Polarizer 67mm
13 = Pentax Limited 35mm Macro
14 = Flashpoint (Meike) Mini Speedlight
15 = Pentax 50mm f/1.8
16 = OpTech USA 11” Accessory Pack
17 = OpTech USA Pro Strap

and what it looks like hanging from my shoulder (selfie via Pentax FluCard)



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btw, this compact kit explains why I insist that my Pentax lenses be no bigger in diameter than 67mm. I find the compactness of this system remarkable. Thank you Pentax!


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09-20-2014, 08:17 AM   #2
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Wow that's thin! So that's everything but the 60-250 and K-3, or do other items swap in/out for special occasions? Very nice.
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It's so compact but i guess it's still heavy, you can do some work-out with those )
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Don't see a camera in there. Do you carry it in another case?

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That is a comprehensive but compact kit. What is the bag please?
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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnX Quote
That is a comprehensive but compact kit. What is the bag please?
As described in the callout: 16 = OpTech USA 11” Accessory Pack (link: http://optechusa.com/accessory-pack.html)

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Don't see a camera in there. Do you carry it in another case?
yes, this accessory pack packs nicely in my lightweight travel backpack. Generally when I an shooting my camera is always "out", hanging via an OpTech USA Sling Strap connected to my backpack's straps. In addition, the camera body firmly connected to my belt with a Peak Design Camera Pro clip.

Michael

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QuoteOriginally posted by MJSfoto1956 Quote
As described in the callout: 16 = OpTech USA 11 Accessory Pack (link: OP/TECH USA Accessory Pack)[COLOR="Silver"]


Great idea. Just ordered it and the Pro strap. Already use OpTech so know it's good.


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Now that is nice! I'm going to order one; which size is yours, large?

oops, I see it's the 11".
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Now that is nice! I'm going to order one; which size is yours, large?
I actually own both sizes -- sometimes I only need a small kit. Other times I need the whole enchilada.

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Thanks Michael; they certainly are inexpensive, for what you get! I've been an OptTech fan/customer for many years!
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Wow, that looks pretty awesome! Did the case come with all those dividers or were they aftermarket pieces?
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Looks amazing. Just a little error -- number 6 is the DA 70 and number 7 is the 1.4x teleconverter.
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Looks amazing. Just a little error -- number 6 is the DA 70 and number 7 is the 1.4x teleconverter.
Indeed, just fixed that. Thanks!

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Wow, that looks pretty awesome! Did the case come with all those dividers or were they aftermarket pieces?
They do indeed come with five diminutive dividers as shown but I had to add two more in order to have a compartment for each item.

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Michael - excellent! A like for that! I have been using Op/Tech for years, and switched everything over to it.

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Already use OpTech so know it's good.
Here's my experience using the straps:



Top - K-30, DA* 16-50
Bottom: K-5 IIs, Grip, DA* 60-250

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QuoteOriginally posted by MJSfoto1956 Quote
Generally when I an shooting my camera is always "out", hanging via an OpTech USA Sling Strap connected to my backpack's straps
Have you tried the Backpack/Reporter strap? It's what my K-30/16-50 is hanging by. I find it to be a phenomenal way to use the camera in conjunction with a backpack (as long as it has webbing along the straps). And it in conjunction with a slingstrap is a very, very effective way to dual carry. I haven't tried any of their dual harnesses yet to see if they are better (or allow for triple carry ).

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In addition, the camera body firmly connected to my belt with a Peak Design Camera Pro clip.
And can you take some pictures of that and how you have that set up? I always have it just hanging free on my sling strap (just like in the image above....yes it held perfectly despite only using one connector - I can't seem to figure out how to use both with the sling strap, so I just leave it connected to only one side...not sure if that's how it's supposed to be done).

Also just out of curiosity....as a Nikon Pro, do you find yourself leaving the D800 kit at home a lot in lieu of the K-3 kit for none other than the obvious reason - Nikon has no equivalent offering, especially for the size.

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