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    Any recommended carry-on compatible bags or backpacks that will fit an assembled, ready-to-shoot, DSMC2 rig?

    The configuration includes:

    * WC NATO Top Handle (Plus)
    * WC Side Handle
    * DSMC2 EVF mounted to the EVF Mount on the Operator's side
    * DSMC2 V-Lock I/O Expander Module
    * RED Brick (if safe to leave on the camera)
    * Sigma ART 35mm Lens
    * Genus Matte Box

    Measures around 10.5 inches in height.

    We need something that will provide instant deployment.
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    I have a Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW. It's probably my most comfortable backpack and I have backpacks that cost a lot more. It's perfect. It fits an assembled DSMC2 camera and fits under an airline seat. It comes with every feature and accessory you could want. I keep mine with the 7" DSMC2 screen mounted, but a DSMC2 EVF would fit even better. Just make sure you're not buying a knock-off. I liked mine so much I bought a second one off of ebay and it was an obvious fake. One of the very few times I haven't gotten my money back from eBay.

    You should really ditch those Red Bricks. I don't know why anyone uses them anymore. They're huge, bad dimensions for DSMC2 and have to be re-celled frequently. I have Dynacore DM 155S batteries, but there are others that will last for more cycles.

    I also recommend getting a Motion Mount. It pretty much eliminates the need for a matte box. They're a must-buy at the price they're going for used nowadays.

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    Atlas pack - adventure model. Most comfortable bag you will wear with a crazy amount of space.

    https://atlaspacks.com/collections/a...amera-backpack
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    I use various versions of F-Stop packs. They always work even the Shinn on regional jets. Generally I run with the Tilopa. 100% of the time I'm told it's to big, and 100% of the time it fits.

    If you run an F-Stop their ICU system is great for planes. Bit of advice though, is try and keep your bag at a bit of a distance or a non-viewable angle from the Check in agents as they'll always try to get you to check it and sometimes not issue a ticket regardless if it will fit. New Zealand and Virgin Australia are the worst for this as I learned on a recent trip with the Tilopa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Loewe View Post
    I use various versions of F-Stop packs. They always work even the Shinn on regional jets. Generally I run with the Tilopa. 100% of the time I'm told it's to big, and 100% of the time it fits.

    If you run an F-Stop their ICU system is great for planes. Bit of advice though, is try and keep your bag at a bit of a distance or a non-viewable angle from the Check in agents as they'll always try to get you to check it and sometimes not issue a ticket regardless if it will fit. New Zealand and Virgin Australia are the worst for this as I learned on a recent trip with the Tilopa.
    Oh hadn't seen these before. These all look fantastic.
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    Lowe Pro Pro runner RL 450 AW II. It has wheels and is a back pack. Its perfect. Dynacore 155s here too. Montion mount here too. PL lenses.
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    Big fan of F-stop bags, amazingly durable and functional bits of kit. I use the Ajna and Tilopa as a carry on solution, but I reckon you would need to look at the bigger ones, Shinn or the in between size (70L) with a deeper ICU, height would be the issue with the smaller bags if you want to leave your top handle on.
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    had my Tenba 32L backpack for a few years, it has gone all over the world with me. It's big, and gets very heavy because I load it with lenses and my built camera.
    Metal frame makes it very sturdy
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    Fstop back packs rule. The Anja is TSA approved. https://fstopgear.com/products/packs/ajna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Kiritz View Post
    I have a Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW. It's probably my most comfortable backpack and I have backpacks that cost a lot more. It's perfect. It fits an assembled DSMC2 camera and fits under an airline seat. It comes with every feature and accessory you could want. I keep mine with the 7" DSMC2 screen mounted, but a DSMC2 EVF would fit even better. Just make sure you're not buying a knock-off. I liked mine so much I bought a second one off of ebay and it was an obvious fake. One of the very few times I haven't gotten my money back from eBay.

    You should really ditch those Red Bricks. I don't know why anyone uses them anymore. They're huge, bad dimensions for DSMC2 and have to be re-celled frequently. I have Dynacore DM 155S batteries, but there are others that will last for more cycles.

    I also recommend getting a Motion Mount. It pretty much eliminates the need for a matte box. They're a must-buy at the price they're going for used nowadays.

    Who makes the top handle you are using? It looks to be low-profile enough to be able to close the bag with it still attached...
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