Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Discreet Photographer

I was toying with the name “Lowepro” and decided that in the case of their new bags that it stood for “Low Profile”. Let me explain.

The days of hauling a hard leather shoulder case embossed with the name of a camera are finished – ended when people discovered that they act as a walking advertisement for theft - not smart overseas. Likewise people weighed up the case itself and realised it was a considerable part of the burden.

Lowepro to the rescue – the new Pro Messenger bags in 160,180, and 200- size are dark gray cotton-look (but nylon-strong) with Velcro and zip fasteners and a number of compartments designed for pro-sized DSLRs and extra lenses and flashes. There is a sturdy padded shoulder strap firmly sewn into the sides and a large weather flap/rain cover. They are about the size of an artillery transfer case but much lighter.




If you need to be discreet – opening the bag in a church or courtroom – there is a silent closure option for the Velcro. Then you can let fly with your 100-frames-per-second motor drive and your strobing speed light and no-one will suspect a thing...

 Finally, these look like plain old student or day bags – nothing to see, nothing to steal. Priced reasonably too.

Some of these bags are now in stock. You can view them on our website via the following links.
Lowepro Pro Messenger 160AW
Lowepro Pro Messenger 180AW
Lowepro Pro Messenger 200AW
 
If you need to carry more – and some of today’s photographers remind me of Timothy Sullivan and his mule-train excursions to the frontier – then Lowepro have the new Pro Roller Lite for you. It is a two body – 5 lens – flash – charger – and pack of sandwiches size with wheels and airport handle and room for a small laptop in the top. It is light – hence the “Lite” but with a stiff sidewall to protect the gear.

 The illustration of the 150 Lite shows a pretty girl putting it into an overhead locker on an airliner. You are at liberty to speculate about the picture: whether it is stuffed with the normal photographer’s l
oad of 8 metric tonnes, and whether it is really a Bulgarian weight lifter in a wig, but let’s accept the premise that if you can bully it past the flight attendant you can carry it with you. It would make an elegant strobist’s studio in a bag. 



Some of these bags are now in stock. You can view them on our website via the following links.
Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 150
Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 250

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting.

http://cameraelectronic.blogspot.com/2011/05/new-thinktank-retrospective-5.html

Gary.

November 16, 2011 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Camera Electronic said...

Hi Gary,

Yes we are aware and have mentioned it to Lowepro, but no answer at this stage.

Adam

November 16, 2011 at 3:35 PM  

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The Discreet Photographer

I was toying with the name “Lowepro” and decided that in the case of their new bags that it stood for “Low Profile”. Let me explain.

The days of hauling a hard leather shoulder case embossed with the name of a camera are finished – ended when people discovered that they act as a walking advertisement for theft - not smart overseas. Likewise people weighed up the case itself and realised it was a considerable part of the burden.

Lowepro to the rescue – the new Pro Messenger bags in 160,180, and 200- size are dark gray cotton-look (but nylon-strong) with Velcro and zip fasteners and a number of compartments designed for pro-sized DSLRs and extra lenses and flashes. There is a sturdy padded shoulder strap firmly sewn into the sides and a large weather flap/rain cover. They are about the size of an artillery transfer case but much lighter.




If you need to be discreet – opening the bag in a church or courtroom – there is a silent closure option for the Velcro. Then you can let fly with your 100-frames-per-second motor drive and your strobing speed light and no-one will suspect a thing...

 Finally, these look like plain old student or day bags – nothing to see, nothing to steal. Priced reasonably too.

Some of these bags are now in stock. You can view them on our website via the following links.
Lowepro Pro Messenger 160AW
http://shop.cameraelectronic.com.au/Products/680700.html
Lowepro Pro Messenger 180AW
http://shop.cameraelectronic.com.au/Products/56035364075.html
Lowepro Pro Messenger 200AW
http://shop.cameraelectronic.com.au/Products/56035364082.html
 
If you need to carry more – and some of today’s photographers remind me of Timothy Sullivan and his mule-train excursions to the frontier – then Lowepro have the new Pro Roller Lite for you. It is a two body – 5 lens – flash – charger – and pack of sandwiches size with wheels and airport handle and room for a small laptop in the top. It is light – hence the “Lite” but with a stiff sidewall to protect the gear.

 The illustration of the 150 Lite shows a pretty girl putting it into an overhead locker on an airliner. You are at liberty to speculate about the picture: whether it is stuffed with the normal photographer’s l
oad of 8 metric tonnes, and whether it is really a Bulgarian weight lifter in a wig, but let’s accept the premise that if you can bully it past the flight attendant you can carry it with you. It would make an elegant strobist’s studio in a bag. 



Some of these bags are now in stock. You can view them on our website via the following links.
Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 150
http://shop.cameraelectronic.com.au/Products/56035363986.html
Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 250
http://shop.cameraelectronic.com.au/Products/680688.html

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