I got a free Alpha Shooting Vest at the Sony Alpha Convention 2008 held at Le Meridien Hotel, 10th-12th October 2008. But instead of pictures, here are two videos for those who are not assured that this is an amazingly practical bag!

How to wear the Alpha Shooting Vest quickly (and how to remove it quickly!)

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Another video – how much can you put in an Alpha Shooting Vest?

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The sequence of what I took out:
1. Small flash (Sony HVL-F42AM)
2. Fisheye lens (Peleng 8mm F3.5 circular fisheye)
3. Big flash (Sony HVL-F58AM)
4. Prime lens and teleconverter (Minolta 50mm F1.4 and 1.5x teleconverter)
5. Medium telephoto (Minolta 70-210mm F4 beercan)
6. Extra SLR body (Minolta Dynax 7)
7. Super telephoto (Tamron 200-400mm F5.6)
8. SLR camera with standard lens (Sony Alpha 700 with Sony 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 DT)

Pictures of the vest itself will come later! 🙂

16 thoughts on “S.B.V.

  1. Eugene Post author

    That’s a really cool vest! Do you know where to get it in KL? I’m going back again in December and this is on my shopping list!

  2. Albert Ng Post author

    Will: Indeed!

    KJ: Yes, we all did LOL.

    Eugene: Should be in Sony Style outlets as it is a limited edition accessory – only 1000 units were made. Supposedly the retail price of this is RM900. Of course, if you find something that complete elsewhere for cheaper, let me know!

  3. Waifon Post author

    omg it looked like you have your will paraded physically. the vest does look quite funny IF YOU’RE GONNA GO OUT IN THAT ONE DAY TELL ME FIRST COS IM NOT GOING OUT WITH YOU WTF.

    Cos for once your bag is bigger than my bag and i aint like that. bruising my ego yo’. oh yah, it looked like you were giving "how to wear the safety vest" instruction on the airplane. and also i think the bag is heavier than you, maybe i should be there to hold you up in case you topple over. but that will look so cute! 🙂

  4. kenchill Post author

    The vest is superb man. Now I know why you like it, Albert.

    I put all my gear in (well, I don’t have much) and it feels very balanced.

    I will wear it for the KAMI gig at Bukit Jalil next weekend, really!!!

  5. Albert Ng Post author

    Asyraf Lee: Looks quite identical!

    Waifon: I bag to differ.

    Janice: Now you’ve got taste. Classy!

    Ewin: Strangely, I didn’t get any weird stares.

    hk: Well, it should weigh as much as the lenses are plus the lightweight vest.

    hOcmun: Takpe you can stuff your water bottle also.

    flysheep: Yep, Suicide Bomber Vest. 😀

    The second-from-right pocket fits a 1.5 KG lens fine so a 1.5 liter bottle will fit.

    kenchill: And then some!

    KJ: You can stuff both, and your yo-yo collection!

    TDR: Well you can only get it if you register as Media or Alpha user (where you must have the serial number off your camera.)


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