Europe with m43 - What worked what didn't retrospective

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Martin Ocando
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Re: Europe with m43 - How to use the "wire lock"?

Franks38 wrote:

Your report is terrific in its details & explanations. When time allows, could you explain how you used the wire lock. It seemed that you used it with your gear while out sightseeing and taking pictures. I can't quite envision how the wire lock was used in this setting...Frank

Sure, it was a simple combination lock that I got on Amazon. I paid $12.95 for 2 locks. In reality, any small lock would have worked, but I got that one because I didn't want to deal with keys and the risk of losing them.

But we didn't use it for the camera gear, although I dropped the 35-100mm inside a couple of times, to lighten my sling a little bit. We used it mostly for water, snacks, a couple of small bottles of wine, and in case we purchased something smallish so it would be easier to carry while walking. My gear was in my Peak Design 5L sling which I wore through my waist.

Now, the use requires 2 persons. That's why I wore the backpack, and my wife was in charge of opening and closing it. We passed the wire through the metallic zipper pulls eyelets.

Worked great, and had no issues whatsoever with pickpockets.

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