Friday, March 30, 2007
Thinking outside the bag
I have noticing that the older I get the heavier my camera bag seems to get. It doesn’t help when I buy a big bag, I just dump more gear into it and the heavier it gets.
I was looking for a way to spare my shoulders and finally settled on the Think Tank Photo system of a padded belt and modular equipment bags.
I settled on a set of couple of different sized lens bags and camera equipment carriers. They sit on a padded belt on where I can adjust their position or lock them in place.
The idea is to keep the weight on the hip area and spread it around for a more comfortable carry. The bags are top notch and contain built in rain covers in case the weather turns foul on assignment.
I have tried the system on assignment a few times and I think it will be a big help. Tracy Press editor Cheri Matthews models the Think Tank setup.