Well I got so sick at the weight and the uneveness (is that a word?) & awkwardness of the load I was carrying yesterday, that I've taken the plunge. I was swayed by my visit to PFD on Thursday to collect my Lee ND grad set (oooh soooo nice, soooo expensive!), and I just happened to bump into the Kata man whilst I was there. I had a good look at their BP-502 and decided that I would be able to get pretty much everything I would need for a shoot in there, and if I couldn't then I probably didn't need it anyway (I'm sure I carry far too much kit around). So after yet more research, and more deliberation, and more research, I found one on eBay from Canada going for a song. They also did the trolley that accompanies it, so I added that. Even with shipping from Canada and the cost of the trolley, it cost much less than getting it from any store in the UK. Let's just hope it arrives as described and intact, or the seller will be getting some stick on here!
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