This is my way of packing my 4×5 Sinar Norma monorail camera for the field. I usually carry the camera on metal Pelican like case, but this is when I shoot next to my car. This time I am going for some long walks to shoot at some places I’ve spotted last year, so I needed a backpack. The Norma, when folded, fits exactly in my Lowepro Mini Trekker AW bag, which I normally use for my Gaoersi 617 camera.
Unfortunately, I can only squeeze my 5 holders of film and a few small things in the rest of the bag (light meter, flashlight, loupe, cloth bag, etc). My three lenses, the changing bag and a couple of empty sheet film boxes (to put safely my exposed sheets) are in a second bag which is about the same size. Furthermore, I have a third small bag to out safely my wide angle bellows and my instant film back. So, not the best solution based on the bags I own, but I didn’t hadn’t the time to properly search for a large backpack, so this solution is better than my metal case.
I am sure when I arrive to my destination, I will have more time figuring out how to omit the third bag from my luggage, two bags is something I can carry relatively easy.
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