camera bag partitions drive me crazy

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by 2mnycars, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. 2mnycars

    2mnycars Mu-43 Veteran

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    DaveL
    getting them in the right spot is hard for me.

    Doesnt help that Henry's sells bags that have been tampered with. sometimes swear they have been used. (My Lowe Pro sling looked good. Later found a 32 gig card someone had left in it.)

    Howard on another forum said he placed paper on the wall of the bag, placed the partition and slid the paper out, so the Velcro would stick.

    what do you do?
     
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  2. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    trial and error until I am happy. The paper idea sounds OK. I just bend them away from the side and stick one end at a time.
     
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  3. BAXTING

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Bradley
    Lol I go crazy with these things
     
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  4. fortwodriver

    fortwodriver Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Frank
    Ok, I actually admit I cut my finger on a piece of velcro attached to a divider as I was wrestling it into the bag...:coco:
     
  5. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    Mike
    I do the tab fold over and stick the divider in place one side at a time too. It does drive me nuts at times! I may give the paper a try.
     
  6. humzai

    humzai Mu-43 Veteran

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    Thanks for the thread. The paper idea sounds like the solution. They are certianly a love hate thing. The thing I hate the most is when a bag doesn't have velcro everywhere. You also never have the right size for your needs.
     
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  7. 2mnycars

    2mnycars Mu-43 Veteran

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    DaveL
    I have visions of some child in a factory in Asia assembling bags/partitions quickly. Having no trouble at all. Meanwhile I struggle. And I have for years.
    Wonder what the factory method is?
     
  8. Firedogg

    Firedogg Have cash, will spend

    Just ask a women to arrange the divider for you :118:
     
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  9. 2mnycars

    2mnycars Mu-43 Veteran

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    DaveL
    Thanks Michael......
     
  10. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Andrew
    I fold the partition in half, attach one side, then the other.
     
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  11. 2mnycars

    2mnycars Mu-43 Veteran

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    Toronto
    DaveL
    Someone else might wonder what the big deal is. I am a bagaholic. I have way too many bags.
    When I had a photo store, working with a bag slung over my shoulder was the norm. I had two Nikon F3HP's with motor drives.
    A LowePro shoulder bag carried whatever else I needed.
    I worked fast; had to. Small business. Seldom had a second shooter. Portraits weddings sports photography. Profitable.
    I still want to work fast. One camera out; another stored. Lenses in the shoulder bag.
    Domke. Billingham. LowePro. Thank Tank. Tenba.
    Shooter's bags. Not storage bags.

    So lots of moved partitions. And I don't do it well.
     
  12. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I usually combine partitions from several bags in whatever I'm using (f-stop bags mostly these days). Largely because standard partitions are great for DSLRs but terrible for smaller
    Mirrorless gear.

    I don't really like super tiny bags that only hold camera gear either. So I like to find a happy medium between appropriate partitioning in part of the bag and room for other stuff elsewhere.
     
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  13. 2mnycars

    2mnycars Mu-43 Veteran

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    DaveL
    mattia that used to be my practice too. However, we have a small car. And I carry breathing apparatus too. That is why I have a lightweight system and smaller bags now.
    Otherwise I would have stayed with my dslr