Black Camera Backpack?

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Aug 8th, 2005, 02:12 PM
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Black Camera Backpack?

I just received my Tamrac 777 Camera Packpack in the mail today. I was a bonehead and forgot to specify that I wanted the Forest Green color, and as Murphy's Law would dictate, of course I received a black backpack.

For walking safaris, other than getting a couple degrees hotter than a green backpack, should I have any concerns with the wildlife?

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Aug 8th, 2005, 02:51 PM
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What kind of concerns? That more tsetses would attack you?

It's a BACKpack, so animals in front of you won't see it. ;-)
 
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Aug 8th, 2005, 03:22 PM
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Mitch,

Yeah, that makes sense. Sometimes my brain does not fire on all cylinders.
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Aug 8th, 2005, 03:58 PM
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And if you are on a vehicle, not wearing the pack, it can be a kind of decoy for tsetse flies.
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Aug 8th, 2005, 04:43 PM
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Rocco,

to give you some peace of mind: my backpack is of the same colour.

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Aug 8th, 2005, 05:43 PM
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the only issue is that black may cause the pack to overheat and melt something.
If you want look, pin with 2 safety pics a a piece of cloth on top of the bag. The cloth can serve to wipe swet and you never know when you need a safety pin.

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Aug 8th, 2005, 07:41 PM
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This Tamrac 777 backpack is a monster. I am going to have to measure it to be sure that it is carry on legal, as it would be a disaster if Virgin Atlantic made me check it in.

I am in economy from Los Angeles to London but then I am in Business Class from London to Joburg. I don't think they will give me a hard time in business class.

Now I am going to load up this pack and strap it on each time I walk my dogs for the next three weeks. I have a feeling that I won't be doing more than one walk per camp in Zambia, possibly a total of four bush walks, unless I foresake this ungodly bag and risk leaving the majority of my gear behind. Too lazy to bother sending it back...it will just have to do.
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Aug 8th, 2005, 07:43 PM
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(photo of Tamrac 777)

http://www.adorama.com/images/Product/TR777BK.jpg
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Aug 9th, 2005, 01:00 AM
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My Lowepro backpack is black too - stuff inside doesn't overheat because there's so much padding between outer edge and gear inside...

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Aug 9th, 2005, 01:52 AM
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I can confirm that. I had my Lowepro for hours on the roof of a 4x4 in the hot Botswana sun in October - no problem at all.

Mitch at work ;-):
ftp://www.podszuck.de/po/podszuck.de....BMatWork.jpeg

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Aug 9th, 2005, 02:37 AM
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Is that YOU? No waaaaaaay!
And is that your lens or are you just pleased to...
No no I'll resist!
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Aug 9th, 2005, 02:41 AM
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This is 100% pure Bwana Mitch.
 
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Aug 9th, 2005, 02:53 AM
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Any pics up where we can actually see more than your lens and hair?
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Aug 9th, 2005, 03:07 AM
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OK the only way I could see anything was to save it off, slap it into PS, adjust levels so I could see more than just a shadow! Don't worry, I deleted it again straight after I viewed it! Just too dark to see anything in the original...
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Aug 9th, 2005, 03:30 AM
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Don't you have the new revolutionary Virtual Explorer 3D Pro plug-in, where you can create a three-dimensional model, rotate it the way you want, and let the plug-in automatically extrapolate the missing parts?
 
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Aug 9th, 2005, 03:57 AM
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the tamrac backpack is legal -- the dimensions are 12x11.5x17.75 for a combined 41.25. But they may consider it your suitcase carryon and not the additional personal item you are allowed. So you should be able to carry it on and then you would be allowed one additional personal item.
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Aug 9th, 2005, 04:16 AM
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Mitch, yeah I do but I don't like to fire it up for just any old thing, you know?



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Aug 9th, 2005, 04:34 AM
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PS Incase anyone's not clear, I'm joking.
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Aug 9th, 2005, 04:44 AM
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Here's something in a more familiar environment:
ftp://www.podszuck.de/po/podszuck.de...adBikerBM.jpeg

(Okay, okay. I know that I should not use 400 ASA at daylight...;-))

Maybe I should try to reactivate my old scanner this evening...

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