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Hey guys, I'm looking at purchasing a proper production/ ditty bag for on set. Im curious what your guys experience is with Cinebags? Ive heard that they can break here and there and im wondering if it's worth paying the extra money for an Arri or Panavision bag? Im building up my 2nd AC Kit and I'm choosing between the Cinebags CB11 and the Arri Unit Bag Medium II. Whats your guys experience?

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A lot of 2nds have switched from bags to Pelicans, either the 1510 or 1560. I'm still not sold on them and have a Burk bag. I've heard the quality of Cinebags has gone done but they're lower profile, but it needs to be able to take a lot of abuse and if you're spending a lot of a bag you want one that will last. The only problem I have is Burk bags is that they're modular so having to buy all the different pouches add up. But they're quality. http://www.burkbags.net/

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I just recently purchased a 1535 Pelican Air (the extra lightweightedness actaully does make a difference with a run bag, IMO) and have kitted it out to be for what I intend it for. For me it's ideal for travelling; best way to carry batts and a laptop on board.

But in all honesty, I think it's ideal to have a soft bag and a hard bag/case for varying shoot situations. I'd love to get a Burk Bag one day, but stuck with the Panavision run bag, which sadly nearly all the zippers have broken on.

As for a big production/basecamp bag, I've had really good luck with my trusty Cinebags CB01 bag. It's been all over the world and has held up quite well to the years of abuse. That's too bad if the quality of their bags has gone downhill. Another nominee would be the new O'Connor bags. Does anyone have any input in these? I checked one of them out in person and they seem like they're quite nice..

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I have a cb11 and love it. It fits most of what I need on a day to day basis. I also use a pelican 1400 for AKS that didn’t fit in the cinebag. It’s pretty light and easy to sling over your shoulder or hang off a cart. 

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I have one of those square toolbags from Home Depot and everything fits very nicely in it. I was thinking of getting a Cinebags but they seem too expensive for what they are IMO.

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https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/627598-REG/CineBags_CB_30_DC_CB_30_Camera_Daddy_Bag.html

Cinebag cb40 Big, but great for AKS.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&O=&Q=&gclid=CM3hu6La1-ICFZ1XDQodVlwN8g&is=REG&lsft=BI%3A514&pcur=CAD&sku=1301719

Also, the Arri Camera AC Bag, not sold anymore, but this is the same bag! its easier. this and an open mouth husky with tools and markers

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