Monday, January 28, 2019
On the morning of a outdoor assignment, I decided to use it to carry my Fuji X70 on my belt. As luck would have it, the stitching gave way while I was moving from one location to another. Luckily for me the padding was enough to protect the camera when it went airborne. The camera appears to be fine (I used it to make this photo), and I'll be removing the beltloop from the case to prevent me from making the same mistake twice.
Just remember that some items are "supply" items, things that you don't expect to last very long. Things like color correction gels should be consider supplies, as they will be frequently replaced as they get wrinkled or torn. But carrying cases should be considered "durables", as they are expected to last longer than a single accounting period. My main camera bag is made by Domke, a manufacturer with a solid reputation for durability and utility. My J1 carries 2 DSLR bodies, three 2.8 zoom lenses, and two or three speedlights, plus spare batteries, gels, cables, and other little stuff. The Domke and the full Nikon kit isn't used much since I've started carrying a lighter and smaller Fuji kit housed in a Think Tank bag (X100 system) or a Vanguard Veo 37 for the X-T kit. All are well made bags, and while each can be a little quirky, I have absolute faith that my equipment will be well protected and readily available.
Posted by Tom Jung Photography at 8:45 PM