Think Tank Photo — Camera Bag Showcase
It's a problem that affects photographers of all skill levels, across all formats and sensor sizes—too many bags and not enough time to research them all. Thankfully, Think Tank Photo has done a lot of the thinking for you and put a lot of their hard work and attention to detail into their products.
From memory card wallets to fully-equipped professional backpacks, Think Tank offers a huge range of carrying options. Build yourself a Batman-style utility belt full of quick-draw lens holsters or keep it Clark-Kent-style low-key with one of their Urban Disguise messenger bags.
Across the entire product line, you'll find ultra-tough and rugged construction and a photographer-focused design down to the very last reinforced stitch. Many of these products offer brilliant, "Why-didn't-I-think-of-that?" details such as easy-access multiple-opening main compartments, or protective flaps to cover noisy hook-and-loop fasteners so as not to disturb wildlife you might be photographing.
Extreme attention to detail, speed, performance and accessibility are some of Think Tank's top priorities. They—somehow—keep those priorities and add excellent build quality while keeping their products at an affordable price. They didn't name themselves "Think Tank" for nothing, after all.
This bag mixes long-range trekking comfort with plenty of gear-carrying capability. Seriously, this backpack has enough room to hold a full-size DSLR, 70-200mm, 24-70mm, 16-35mm and 100mm Macro lenses plus extra batteries and filters. The pack also features internal waterproof zip pouches to help you organize. That's not mentioning the heavily-padded straps and breathable mesh cooling channel for your back.
This larger version of the StreetWalker is big enough to carry most 400mm f/2.8 telephotos with a camera, tripod mount and lens hood attached. It's also conveniently designed to be airplane carry-on size compliant so you don't have to check your photo gear. The original as well as the Pro both have tripod carry options as well, balancing the extra weight well across both shoulder straps and waist belt.
The Urban Disguise 40 bag was made to be a stylish shoulder accessory that also allows you to carry multiple cameras, lenses and a laptop. It also includes stretchy side pockets for carrying a water bottle and a front pocket organizer for cards, keys or pens. Masquerading as a corporate briefcase, this bag is extra tough and offers small details that only photographers would love and need.
Offering a similar incognito "This-is-luggage-and-not-a-camera-bag-at-all" look to the V1, Version 2 offers an additional front pocket, zipper expansion for extra room and extra strap locations for carrying a tripod.
The Spectral 8 is a bit smaller than the Urban Disguise 40 bags, but still great for most of your smaller photo adventures. It easily holds a smaller DSLR or mirrorless camera with a couple of small primes and a standard zoom lens. The magnetic latch system and water-resistant materials make this a solid choice for outdoor photo walks.
The Digital Holster keeps a compact DSLR or large mirrorless camera ready-to-draw with a lens attached. Perfect for hiking or short excursions, this will immaculately fit a Canon APS-C or Nikon DX-sized camera with a 18-55mm or 75-300mm kit lens attached. It even features a zip-open, pop-down section to be able to carry those same lenses with the lens hood attached. Feel free to buy a few of these and re-enact old spaghetti western scenes with your photography friends.
This compact carrier fits smaller mirrorless or fixed-lens cameras with an additional accessory or two. It's minimal but still brings that extra-durable ballistic polyester weave exterior, soft padded interior and secure zippers that you've come to expect from Think Tank. This little bag also gives you various carry options, from the shoulder strap to the top handle to the utility belt pass-through on the rear. There's also a Pewter or Dark Blue version if the red isn't your jam.
For the bare minimum with maximum protection, the Mirrorless Mover 5 is the one. This tiny version of the Mover 10 keeps a point and shoot secure on your shoulder or belt. There's enough room inside to also store a smartphone or small notepad and an additional couple of small pockets to hold an additional card or battery, but you won't be carrying 20lbs of equipment in this thing. This little case also comes in Deep Red or Pewter.
Lens Cases[caption id="attachment_44970" align="alignnone" width="1258"] Lenses not included with purchase[/caption]
Not looking for a full backpack or shoulder bag? Think Tank also has these awesome lens cases. These are perfect for being on-the-move or in locations where you want to carry an extra lens but not an entire pack. With a shoulder strap and belt carry option, you can be ready to quick-draw that secondary lens. It's got dual zippers so you can open the case lengthwise or flip the top open. Oh, and they've got a couple extra stretchy pockets to hold a lens cap or cleaning cloth. The Duo 15's interior dimensions are 3.4" D x 6.7" H so it'll fit medium-size prime lenses or reasonably-sized telephoto zooms.[caption id="attachment_44971" align="aligncenter" width="1391"] Belt, Human Torso not included with purchase[/caption]
This one is pretty much the same as the 15, but I think they're rad so I'm going to keep telling you about them. The 20 is large enough to fit the pro-standard 24-70mm f/2.8 and 24-105mm f/4 zoom lenses from Canon, Nikon, Sony or pretty much any of the third-party lensmakers. It's also a great way to protect your lenses when traveling, stuffed inside one of those backpacks or shoulder bags. The Duo 20's interior measures 4.3" D x 6.5" H.
Similar to the Duo Lens cases above, this lens holder will protect your lenses and keep them ready for action on your belt, but the Lens Changer opens and closes via a quick and easy drawstring at the top. No fumbling with zippers here, just snappy lens exchanges when you need them. The 35 holds a full-frame 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with hood attached and in the shooting position. Official specs show the interior dimensions as 4.3" D x 8.8" H. We also have a slightly-smaller Lens Changer 25 with an interior size of 4" D x 7" H.
This wallet-sized holder keeps two extra batteries from rumbling around in your bag, knocking into each other and scuffing your gear. It's also the ideal size to stuff into a pocket or hip pouch for event shooting, wedding photography or a long outdoor concert series. A perfect fit for getting some extra juice out of your Nikon D810, Canon 5D Mark III, Sony A77, Fuji X-T2 and more.
One for your batteries and one for your storage media. This extra-durable, cut-and-scuff-resistant fold-up card wallet can stash up to 10 Compact Flash or XQD Cards. There's also a zippered pocket for extra security when holding smaller things like those tiny micro SD cards.
Belt System[caption id="attachment_44977" align="aligncenter" width="2230"] Belt, Human Torso not included with purchase[/caption]
As you may have noticed, there's a theme here with belt loop attachments. Think Tank has made an entire carrying system based around what is essentially a photographer's utility belt. After loading up on lens cases and digital holsters, that belt is gonna be pretty heavy on your hips. That's what this racing harness is for. It attaches to any Think Tank Belt in order to give you shoulder support for your array of quick-draw lenses and cameras.[caption id="attachment_44979" align="aligncenter" width="2044"] Seriously, load it up[/caption]
As you can see, ThinkTank's got a lot of options. They even have another branch of their company called MindShift Gear that focuses on adventure and outdoor photographers. You'll never have to toss your camera in an old Jansport backpack again.
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