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A Serious BackPack for the Photographer

Discussion in 'Camera and Photography Tips' started by PocketPal, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    Please take the necessary precaution when considering any excursion into the back-countries. I do not have any invested interests in the company/s below.

    About 17 yrs ago i found a camera waist pack that doubles as a day pack and paid all of $20 at the bargain bin. It would be the best camera bag I ever owned. (Lowepro OrionAW[All Weather] attached below)

    Fast forward to last year and I need to look into replacing this bag that has been discontinued for many yrs. Here is Mindshift Rotation 180. A newly formed company from the original designers of my previous bag. Pls note, Lowepro is a backpack company that is well established in providing excellent protection and transportation of camera gears. thinkTANKphoto is camera bag company formed from some people at Lowepro. Mindshift is the sister company of thinkTANKphoto...these guys know how to carry stuff.

    just what works for me and my dog
    -j

    MindShift Rotation 180 backpack review - YouTube

    from dpreview
    MindShift Rotation180 - an outdoor bag from the people behind Think Tank: Digital Photography Review

    Rotation180° professional Capacity:
    The rotation180° professional has two customizable gear carrying compartments, a lower rotating belt pack and upper pack which is accessed from either the top or back panels. Some packing examples:
    • Belt pack: Pro size DSLR with 70-200mm f2.8 lens attached, or Pro dSLR with smaller lens attached and one additional lens, plus filters, binoculars, or other small accessories.
    • Backpack: DSLR with 300mm f2.8 lens attached, flash, and two to four additional lenses. Or, remove the insert and use the space for extra personal gear.
    rotation180° professional Features:

    • Large front pocket holds bulky items like a down jacket.
    • Four tripod carrying options
    • Removable tripod cup accessory holds large variety of tripod sizes or can be used to carry a snow shovel, helmet or other items.
    • Waterproof rain cover allows full functionality of rotating belt pack.
    • Side pocket holds up to a three-quart hydration bladder (not included).
    • YKK RC Fuse zippers on main openings.
    • Aluminum frame stabilizes and supports heavy loads.
    • Belt pack’s modular rail holds lens cases and other components.
    • 210D Green/black ripstop fabric is abrasion and weather resistant.
    • Adjustable ice axe/ski attachment loops.
    • Daisy chain loops allow customization
    • Multi functional strap attachment system for holding snow board or extra gear.
    Specifications:

    • Volume: 2287 cubic Inches or 37.5 liters (without additional accessories)
    • Backpack External Dimensions: 13.5†x 22.5†x 10.5†(57 x 27 x 34 cm)
    • Belt pack Internal Dimensions: 12.5†W x 7†H x 7†D (31.7 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm)
    • Combined weight of the Backpack and the Belt pack: 5.4 lbs (2.5 kg)
    (weight does not include additional accessories)
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