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12-17-2016, 09:12 PM   #1
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Carrying solution for K-1 and M400/5.6

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A Sherpa maybe?
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I carry my M 400/5.6 with K-3 and Grip and cable release on my tripod the same way I carried my .303 Lee Enfield for Her Majesty - over the shoulder. I taped hot water pipe insulation onto the upper leg segments of my Manfrotto 055B to add to the comfort level. I do this with or without the AFA 1.7x between the 400 and the camera, depending on which focal length I plan on using.

To get where I am going without the camera mounted, I use an elderly but functional LowePro Trekker back pack. It will hold the camera and grip with the 400 mounted, but not with the AFA 1.7x mounted. Snug but not too tight. Extra padded pockets in the main area carry the rest of the stuff in my signature line, but neither film body comes with me. Total is about 20 Kg. The tripod is carried separately, usually by a leg with all three legs collapsed to minimum length.
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The M400 f5.6 doesn't seem a huge or heavy lens, compared to many other 400mm class lenses, or even the popular new generation of 150-600mm's and the like.

Any bag with an internal height of about 400-500mm, and an adjustable interior, should do. Lots of options!

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A harrier jump jet. It could get better mpg, but it is still one of the most convenient ways to carry a large lens I find.
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MY 400 fits in my camera ba. Admittedly, I tool it with me when I ought the bag, but, there was something off the shelf at Henry's that did the trick.

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