Think tank thoughts?

Rick Womer rickpics14 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 13:37:05 EST 2016


I am using a Think Tank Urban Disguise 40 (there are several sizes),
and I guess I've had it for 6-8 years. It's more or less "messenger
style." It has held up well, except for the non-slip side of the
shoulder strap (I substituted a black non-slip strap from
goodness-knows-what; it says "LLBean" on the buckle), and the elastic
in the stretch pockets on the ends.

My usual load is a K-5, 16-45, 50-200, and 10-17; though I have
occasionally added a 24-90, a few primes, a flash, and a K-7--which is
to say that it holds a LOT more than I can carry comfortably.

There is a backpack adapter for it (which I have) and it works very
well. I think backpack camera bags are a huge pain, because you have
to take the damned things off to get anything out. For transportation,
okay; for shooting, yuck.

Cheers,

Rick
http://photo.net/photos/RickW


On Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 1:03 PM, Bob W-PDML <pdml at web-options.com> wrote:
> Commission someone to make a replacement - it wouldn't cost much.
>
> B
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>> On 6 Nov 2016, at 17:19, P.J. Alling <webstertwentysix at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I try not to think about bags, or my dissatisfaction level would rise exponentially.
>>
>> I've got this old bag, that was gifted to me, it's 1970s vintage in a, semi, messenger style, (I say semi because it's not really, it predates messenger bags being a thing).  It's the best working bag, if you just want to carry a couple of lenses one body and a flash, or forgo the flash for a third lens, I've got, and haven't found a modern bag that's better.  Even thought the pockets leave something to be desired.
>>
>> It's falling apart and I can't find a replacement.  The worst part is it probably wasn't even an expensive bag when it was new.
>>
>> I really think bag designers actually design bags to /almost/ fit a photographers needs so they'll become subtly dissatisfied and go buy another bag.
>>
>> Damn, now I have to go and have a stiff drink.
>>
>>> On 11/3/2016 6:01 PM, Larry Colen wrote:
>>> I really like my Lowepro Fastpak 350, however the lenses for the K-1 are enough bigger that I can't conveniently carry my "ready for anything" kit in it.  The speaker at the photo club last night had a think tank bag (streetwalker hard drive), and it looked pretty good.
>>>
>>> Since it's possible that y'all enjoy shopping for and talking about camera bags even more than lenses, I'm curious about your opinions on a larger backpack style camera bag in general, and the think tank bags in particular.
>>>
>>>
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