Bag Me Baby, Eight To The Bar...
As I type this posting our caring and sharing demon display designer - Melissa - is puffing past with the new shipment of Think Tank bags - approximately four metric tonnes of them. This accounts for the puffing.
This is a big day around here - Think Tank only come in at widely spaced intervals and when we can make the Big Wall 'O Bags complete it is a magnificent sight. It is also very good news for the people who are just about to set out on overseas or interstate photographic trips. Think Tank cope very well with keeping the expensive gear safe from the careless handlers at the airport.
Oh, you could destroy nearly anything if you tried, with the possible exception of a Viennese flak tower, but Think Tank go a long way past many of the lighter manufacturers in providing security against the attempt. I particularly like to recommend the Streetwalker series of back packs for people who really do need to carry DSLR gear in bulk on their persons, and the Airport bags for those who can get away with towed artillery.
These bags have deep profiles that absorb the larger DSLR bodies - particularly the ones that feature a battery grip or position at the bottom of the camera - and they can deal with most of the medium big zooms that professionals tend to carry. Their side-walls are thick enough to take a blow and disperse the force before it gets too far in. Their zippers are super heavy duty.
It looks as though this latest shipment contains most of the old favourites and a couple of newies:
1. Retrospective bags in a new Blue Slate colour - the same sort of rough fabric that we saw with the Pinestone colour. The Retrospective 5 is particularly good for mirrorless cameras and smaller rigs. If you wanted to carry a roscoe, a ham sandwich, and a Leica M9 for street shooting you might also look at the Retrospective 7 or Retrospective 10 - a little more interior space.
2. Airport Commuter -a roller with shoulder straps that fits in size between the Airport Essentials and the Airport Accelerator. This is for Pro DSLR, 6 zooms, and a 15" laptop. Presumably you can heave it into the overhead locker of an airplane, provided your back can take it. Perhaps there is a little pouch on the side for Nurofen.
Get in quick as there are a lot of Perth photographers who like these bags and some of this stock will sail away smartly.
Do like General Patton - Think Tank....