Do you think it's too heavy?

Started Oct 29, 2007 | Discussions thread
Vladyslav Kosulin Senior Member • Posts: 2,099
You'll get used to it

I also came though this fear before, and can tell you that it is not heavy at all.

I wore the whole setup with me for 12-14 hours a day without any problems. Here it is:

  • Specialist 85AW with 2 additional pouches at waistbelt (one - for camcorder HV10, and another - for my son's P&S).

  • either 5D or 350D, with quick release plate attached;

  • either 10-22 or 16-35 (old one) with hood;

  • 24-70 f/2.8 L USM with hood attached;

  • 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM with quick release plate and with hood reversed;

  • 580EX;

  • Omni-Bounce flash diffuser;

  • Giottos Rocket blower (small);

  • CF and SD cards;

  • 4 spare AA batteries;

  • 2 additional HDV cassettes for camcorder;

  • bottle of Eclipse;

  • 2 microfiber clothes;

  • lens brush;

  • 2 Zip-lock bags;

  • sunglasses, map, bottle of water, etc.

In a separate custom pouch I had Gitzo GM2560T with G1278M, either behind my back or attached to the waistbelt.

I am 172sm tall, and weight approx 82 kg. If you consider that sometimes I have to bring one of my sons either on top of the bag (3 yrs old only), or onto my shoulders (3 or 5 yrs old), you got the picture
Here are examples:
http://public.fotki.com/kosulin/lowepro-specialist-85aw/img0222.html
http://public.fotki.com/kosulin/lowepro-specialist-85aw/img0224.html
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Vlad

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM +1 more
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