So How’d it Work?
I never knew that folks followed how I worked with gear so closely. I’ve received a number of emails asking if my new rig for working airshows worked at Osh as I hoped. This is what I had with me …
The biggie was not having the Nikkor 180-400VR bouncing off my side. That use to beat me to pieces and make me a nervous wreck. Having it safely in the MP-7 was huge for me! After the first day, the Nikkor 24-70VR was left behind and replaced with the Nikkor 105f1.4 AFS which was perfect. I’m still kicking myself that I had the Nikkor 8-15Fish with every intention to use it for overhead flights and I didn’t do it once! Idiot!!!
Everything stayed dry in the rain which is important. All was easy to access when needed and when I was shooting the airshow, the MP-7 provided a great place to rest the Nikon D5 / Nikkor 180-400VR off the damp ground. It was also nice that our folding Kelty Chair easily strapped to the bottom of the MP-7 and my rain shell to the top, out of the way. So ya, sling bag is gone and the MP-7 is now my standard airshow bag!