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Buying Maratac gear

Postby aim54x on Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:28 am

I have been looking for a bag for my new light stands (Phottix P200's) and have come across the Maratac Extreme Sat Com Bag
http://www.countycomm.com/satcom.htm

However, Countycomm must belong in the stone age as they dont ship outside of the US. Does anyone know if you can purchase Maratac gear (this bag in particular) online other than with countycomm?

Anyone know of a good quality alternative to this bag?

I need to fit:
-2 Phottix P200 light stands (Manfrotto 5001B Nano Stand)
-2 umbrellas
-2 umbrealla swivels

Thanks guys
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Re: Buying Maratac gear

Postby gstark on Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:22 am

Cameron,

Think carefully about this purchase: while the bags look good, they also look to be somewhat smaller than I think you may be expecting: compare the bag length with the people in the images. I'm not sure that they're quite as long as might seem to be the case.

And yes, they also abuse the word extreme in their name: always a warning sign.
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Re: Buying Maratac gear

Postby wendellt on Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:18 pm

you can always checkout griftgear which is what most press phogs use

i will be in the states in 2 weeks
so if you really want that bag i can get it sent to my new york address
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Re: Buying Maratac gear

Postby aim54x on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:37 pm

gstark wrote:Think carefully about this purchase: while the bags look good, they also look to be somewhat smaller than I think you may be expecting: compare the bag length with the people in the images. I'm not sure that they're quite as long as might seem to be the case.


This is one of the stumbling blocks that I am having, I dont think i will be able to use this bag to accomodate my P200 stands with Varos swivels in place, but a photographer has shown how it will take a MF 001B Nano stand

http://ambrotosphotography.com/blog/2009/09/tacticool-strobist-bag

I actually came across this bag thanks to POTN.

wendellt wrote:you can always checkout griftgear which is what most press phogs use

i will be in the states in 2 weeks
so if you really want that bag i can get it sent to my new york address


Thanks Wendell, I had a look at GriffGear and they didnt have anything that suited my needs, but they do have some really cool stuff.

I'll see how I go with this bag, if I decide to get it then I may have to ask to borrow your NY addy.
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