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Anybody got advice for a good camera vest ?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Wolf, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2012
  2. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
  3. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I have a Domke vest which I use when the occasion calls. Two good things a vest has over the Think Tank, you don't look like a construction worker and it can pull double duty when you fish.

    Gary

    PS- I think most vests are designed for dSLRs so they may be a bit on the large size for accommodating ยต4/3 equipment.
    http://www.tiffen.com/results.html?search_type_no=438&tablename=domke

    G
     
  4. Wolf

    Wolf Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2012
    yeah i also prefer a jacket/vest

    don't like belts pulling down my pants..
    I don't want all the ladies to drool over me :rofl::rofl:
     
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Sorry, I'm too cool to wear a photo vest. :cool:
     
  6. Wolf

    Wolf Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2012
    You need a jacket then ? :wink:
     
  7. ascherjim

    ascherjim Mu-43 Rookie

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    Nov 10, 2010
  8. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    When I wear a vest, I am too hot.
     
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  9. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Trust me, I don't look like a construction worker with the belt. Unless your construction workers wear GoreTex and buy their belts from the Sharper Image--if you can't make it good, make it black.
     
  10. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    On the very few occasions when I actually wore a photographer's vest, it was in conjunction with carrying a H&K PDW (yes, do Google it) when in another occupation. On another occasion, I wore a fake photog vest (pockets were fake) when I carried my Springfield 1911 (different occupation, same need).

    The very last time I wore a real photog vest, I carried actual, working camera equipment and supplies as an actual working photographer (on assignment with a journalist). I was frisked by Federal LEOs.

    Law enforcement throughout many jurisdictions has flagged this garment, along with the ubiquitous "fanny" pack, as de rigueur covert/clandestine concealment for handguns.

    When wearing it, be prepared to be looked-upon, head-to-toe, by the po-po.
     
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  11. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2011
    These ones are very discreet and look like a real article of clothing. Scottvest
     
  12. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    I have a bad back and the belts cause me to have pain after about an hour.
    A vest doesn't seem to do that but can be hot here in Florida
     
  13. thinkcooper

    thinkcooper Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2011
    No wonder I like mine so much. :cool:
     
  14. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Don't?

    :rofl::rofl:

    Sorry, but I'd only wear a vest if it was a paying gig and it was a critical piece of gear. I've got my limits. :tongue:
     
  15. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
  16. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I used to think that way. Back when I was shooting news we called them "Shooter's Vests" and laughed at the photogs who sported them. But now I find that they have can be quite comfortable on certain occasions ... and now I get laughed at.

    G
     
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