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 Friday, January 15, 2016
From Think Tank Photo:
 
The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) today named Think Tank Photo as the winner of the 2016 J. Winton Lemon Fellowship Award. The honor is given to those who render continuing outstanding service in the interests of press photography and for outstanding technical achievement in photography. Previous winners include Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, and Adobe Systems.
 
Think Tank Photo Founders Photo 10th Anniversary

Founded in 2005 by designers Doug Murdoch and Mike Sturm, and Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice and veteran photojournalist Kurt Rogers, Think Tank is a group of designers and professional photographers focused on studying how photographers work, and developing inventive new carrying solutions to meet their needs. By focusing on “speed” and “accessibility,” it prepares photographers to Be Ready “Before The Moment,” allowing them to document those historic moments that reflect their personal visions and artistic talents.
 
“When we started Think Tank over 10 years ago, we vowed to serve the needs of NPPA members and other working photographers,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank’s CEO and lead designer. “It is an extreme honor to be named for such an illustrious award, especially by an organization we hold in such high regard. We believe photojournalists and other press photographers and videographers serve such a high purpose in helping convey the truth, especially in settings where they often have to put their lives at risk.”
 
Winton Lemen was a charter member of the NPPA. In 1952, after a distinguished career as a news photographer at the Rocky Mountain News, Pittsburgh Press, and Buffalo Times, he established the photo press markets division of the Eastman Kodak Co. and served as the firm's liaison with news photographers.
 Thursday, October 22, 2015
From Think Tank Photo:
 
10/22/2015 – Two of the photo industry’s most tenured women, Lily Fisher, a senior camera bag designer, and Deanne Fitzmaurice, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, collaborated to create the ideal camera bags for female photographers. After a decade interviewing female professional photographers and a year-and-a-half developing the bag, the result is the Lily Deanne shoulder bag line from Think Tank Photo — the perfect marriage of function and style.
 
Make no mistake, Lily Deanne bags are serious camera bags designed for quick access to pro-size camera bodies and lenses through the oversized zipper opening. The rare-earth magnetic closures on the main flap and front pockets allow for silent access while protecting delicate clothing. The adjustable non-slip shoulder pad is cushioned for all day comfort.
 
The Lily Deanne Lucido holds one standard size DSLR with one to three lenses and accessories, or a complete Mirrorless camera system with three to four lenses and accessories. An 8” tablet fits inside a dedicated compartment. The Lily Deanne Mezzo holds one standard-size DSLR with mid-range zoom attached, plus two to three additional lenses and 10” tablet or 11” laptop inside a dedicated compartment. The Lily Deanne Tutto holds one gripped DSLR with mid-range zoom lens attached and two to five additional lenses and 2 flashes, or one standard-size DSLR with 70-200mm f/2.8 attached and two to five lenses in its main compartment and 2 flashes, and a 15” laptop inside a dedicated compartment.
 
Lily Deanne bags come in two colorsChestnut Brown and Black Licoriceand in three sizes: Lucido (sleek); Mezzo (middle); and, Tutto (everything). A professional photographer can now look stylish with the full-grain Dakota Leather flap and accents, metal hardware with chrome finish, and the Robin’s Egg blue liner.
 
Lily Deanne bags are ideal for wedding and event photography, portraiture, editorial, corporate and commercial photography.
 
Materials
 
Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with durable water resistant coating while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane for superior water resistance, full-grain Dakota leather, chrome plated metal hardware, neodymium (rare-earth) magnets, highest quality YKK RC-Fuse zippers, 420D velocity nylon, 420 high-density nylon, nylon seatbelt webbing, 320g airmesh, silicone non-slip screenprint, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Interior: 210D turquoise-toned RC stripe nylon lining, polyurethane-backed Velex liner and dividers, closed-cell foam and reinforced PE board dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, nylon binding, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Product Dimensions and Weight
 
Lily Deanne Lucido
Internal Dimensions: 10" W x 8.5" H x 4.5" D (25.5 x 21.5 x 11.5 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 11.4" W x 8.9" H x 5.3" D (29 x 22.5 x 13.5 cm)
8” tablet compartment: 9.3” W x 7.7” H x 0.6” D (23.5 x 19.5 x 1.5 cm)
Weight: 1.9 lbs (0.8 kg)
 
Lily Deanne Mezzo
Internal Dimensions: 12.2" W x 9.4" H x 5.3" D (31 x 24 x 13.5 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 13.8" W x 9.8" H x 6.1" D (35 x 25 x 15.5 cm)
Laptop/tablet compartment: 11.8” W x 8.9” H x 0.8” D (30 x 22.5 x 2 cm)
Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
 
Lily Deanne Tutto
Internal Dimensions: 15.4” W x 10.2” H x 6.7” D (39 x 28 x 17 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 16.9” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D (43 x 29 x 21 cm)
Laptop compartment: 15” W x 10.4” H x 0.9” D (38 x 26.5 x 2.3 cm)
Weight: 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
 
Think Tank Photo has the Lily Deanne shoulder bags available for preorder.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 10/22/2015 3:28:02 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, September 9, 2015
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Think Tank Photo Releases Leather-Accented Versions of Its Popular Retrospective Photography Shoulder Bags
 
Expanding on the success of our renowned Retrospective photography shoulder bag line, we have released the Retrospective 5 Leather, Retrospective 7 Leather, and Retrospective 30 Leather. These upscale, rugged shoulder bags maintain the Retrospective’s casual, form-fitting design. A new Dual Cross buckle on the front flap provides an extra measure of security.
 
The new shoulder bags are designed to hold tablets and laptops in dedicated zipper pockets. The Retrospective Leather 5 holds an 8” tablet; the Retrospective Leather 7 holds a 10” tablet or 11” laptop; and, the Retrospective Leather 30 holds a 10” tablet or 11” laptop.
 
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
 
  • Hook-and-loop “Sound Silencers” eliminate the noise of front flap hook and loop
  • High quality YKK zippers, metal hardware, leather accents, premium build
  • Adjustable cushioned nonslip shoulder strap for all day comfort
  • Easily accessible front organizer with key tether
  • Stiffened, padded removable dividers
  • Inner zippered pocket for important documents
  • Removable carrying handle for grab and go convenience
  • Business card slot under the front flap for identification
  • Webbing attachment points to accommodate modular pouches or a carabineer
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included
WHAT FITS
 
Retrospective Leather 5
 
  • 1 standard size DSLR with 1–3 lenses and accessories
  • A complete mirrorless camera system with 3–6 lenses and accessories
  • 8” tablet fits in rear zippered pocket
  • Examples: 5DMIII with 50mm f/1.8 attached, 24-70mm f.2.8, iPad Mini Sony a7MII with 24–70mm f/4 attached, 16-35mm f/4, 55mm f/1.8, iPad Mini
Retrospective Leather 7
 
  • 1 standard-size DSLR with 2-3 lenses and accessories
  • 10” tablet /11” laptop fits in rear zippered pocket
  • Examples: Accommodates a Nikon D700 w/ 24-70 f/2.8 attached, 70-200 f/2.8 detached + SB-900 Speedlight 5D MIII, 24–70 attached, 70–200 unattached, flash, iPad or 11” MacBook Air
Retrospective Leather 30
 
  • 1 gripped DSLR with standard zoom lens attached and 1-3 additional lenses, including a 70–200mm f/2.8
  • 2 gripped DSLRs (bodies only) in front pockets and 2-4 lenses in main compartment, including a 70–200mm f/2.8
  • 10” tablet /11” laptop fits in rear zippered pocket
  • Examples: 2 Canon 1DXs, 70-200mm f/2.8 unattached, 24–70mm f/2.8 attached, 16–35mm f/2.8 or wide angle, iPad, 2 Nikon D4s, 70-200mm f/2.8 unattached, 24–70mm f/2.8 attached, 14-24mm f/2.8 or wide angle, 11” MacBook Air
MATERIALS
 
Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with durable water resistant coating while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane for water resistance, full-grain Dakota leather, sand-washed 100% cotton canvas, antique plated metal hardware, high quality YKK zippers, polyspun & nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Interior: 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed Velex liner and dividers, closed-cell foam and reinforced PE board dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed taffeta rain cover, nylon binding, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
SPECIFICATIONS
 
Retrospective Leather 5
Internal Dimensions: 9.5” W x 7.8” H x 4.5” D (24 x 19.5 x 11.5 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 10” W x 8.5” H x 6.3” D (25.5 x 21.5 x 16 cm)
8” tablet compartment: 8.9” W x 6.5” H x 0.7” D (22.5 x 16.5 x 1.8 cm)
Weight: 2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
 
Retrospective Leather 7
Internal Dimensions: 12.5” W x 8.8” H x 5” D (31.8 × 22.4 × 12.7 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 13.5” W x 9.5” H x 7” D (34.3 × 24.1 × 17.8 cm)
Laptop compartment: 11.8” W x 8.2” H x 0.7” D (30 × 20.8 × 1.8 cm)
Weight: 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
 
Retrospective Leather 30
Internal Dimensions: 15” W x 9.5” H x 6” D (38 x 24 x 15.2 cm)
Exterior Dimensions: 16” W x 10.5” H x 7.5” D (40.6 x 26.7 x 19 cm)
Laptop compartment: 13.4” W x 8.7” H x 0.7” D (34 x 22 x 1.8 cm)
Weight: 3.8 lbs (1.7 kg)
 
Think Tank Photo has the Leather Retrospetive Shoulder Bags available for purchase.
 
And don't forget: as a reader of our site, receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at thinktankphoto.com!
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 9/9/2015 12:34:31 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, August 1, 2015
Think Tank Photo just released a colorful, fun new roller camera bag accessory that is sure to set you (or at least your bag) apart. No longer will you struggle to decide which bag is yours in the sea of black rollers, because your bag is sure to be the stand-out.
 
With Roller Flair Kits, you can easily customize your Think Tank Photo Roller with your choice red, green, orange, or blue wheels, zipper pulls and padded handle wrap. Pick your favorite color or mix more than one kit to match team or company colors.
 
The Roller Flair Kit is available only directly from Think Tank Photo. Each Roller Flair kit includes the following color-matched items: two wheels; 10 Easy Grip Zipper Pulls; one padded Handle Wrap; and, of course, the Installation Guide. Worth noting is that Think Tank's wheels are the best available, using ABEC-5 sealed bearings and a custom rubber compound for smooth, quiet rolling with a strong emphasis on longevity. Free shipping on all orders!
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 8/1/2015 3:09:37 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, June 16, 2015
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Our new Trifecta backpacks, the Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack and the Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack, are specifically designed for serious photographers’ three workhorse lenses: their ultra-wide, mid-range, and telephoto zoom lenses. Available for DSLR and Mirrorless systems, these innovative backpacks sling for side access from both the left and right. They are the perfect carrying solution for any shooter on the move who doesn’t want to have to take off their backpack to access their gear. The rear panel opening offers complete access to gear. The slim silhouette is comfortable and appealing, and helps photographers easily navigate through crowds.
 
ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
 
  • Dividers convert from right-handed to left-handed access
  • Additional top compartment fits lunch or other essentials
  • Convert one or both side compartments to fit personal gear or a large water bottle
  • Included tripod attachment strap secures a tripod to the front panel
  • Stretchable front pocket for a water bottle
  • Robust shoulder harness with adjustable sternum strap for all day comfort
  • Contoured back panel provides targeted cushioning as well as overall breathability.
  • Top compartment mesh pockets help to organize small items
  • Internal organizer pockets give you quick access to filters, batteries, cards, etc.
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included
WHAT FITS:
 
  • Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack: 1 medium to large Mirrorless body with lens attached, 2–5 additional lenses, up to an 8” tablet, plus personal gear. Examples include a Sony a7 with 70–200mm f/4 attached, 24–70mm f/4, 16–35mm f/4, and an iPad mini or a Canon Rebel t5i with a 55–250mm f/4–5.6 attached, 10–18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS,18–55mm f/3.5–5.6, 50mm f/1.8, and an iPad mini.
  • Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack: 1 standard size DSLR body with lens attached, 2–4 additional lenses, up to a 10” tablet, plus personal gear. Examples include a Nikon D810 with 70–200 f/2.8 attached, 24–70 f/2.8, 14–24mm f/2.8 and an iPad or a Canon 5DMIII with 100mm f/2.8L macro attached, 85mm f/1.2L, 50mm f/1.2L, 35mm f/1.4L, 24mm f/1.4L and an iPad.
You can find the Think Tank Photo Trifecta bags on Think Tank Photo's website. And, as a reader of our site, receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more!
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 6/16/2015 12:54:57 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, April 15, 2015
From Think Tank Photo:
 
4/14/2015 – The Technical Image Press Association recently named our 10th anniversary edition Airport International LE Classic rolling camera case 2015’s best photo bag. The TIPA awards are given to the best products in their category that have come on the market in the year preceding the election.
 
In naming the Airport International LE Classic “Best Photo Bag” TIPA wrote: “The roller photo case is specially designed for photographers who need to bring a lot of equipment in the aircraft. The bag has been approved as a carryon and offers space for several cameras, lenses and a 15 or 17 "laptop. The outside of the bag is equipped with water-repellent fabric and protected strips.”
 
TIPA Awards are independently voted on by TIPA’s General Assembly every year. TIPA membership comprises 28 leading photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries on five continents, and also has a cooperative partnership with the CJPC (Camera Journal Press Club), representing 11 top photography magazines in Japan.
 
Think Tank Photo developed the Airport International LE Classic in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its founding.
 
The Airport International LE Classic carry-on roller lets photographers legally store their bodies, lenses, and accessories in overhead bins or under the seats of international carriers. For added security, it features front-pocket and main compartment combination locks and a cable from a secret rear hatch that allow it to be secured to posts, trees, and other immovable objects.
 
It accommodates up to a 500mm f/4 lens unattached, additional smaller lenses, two gripped DSLR camera bodies, and other photography accessories. TSA approved combination locks secure the main compartment zipper sliders.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 4/15/2015 7:11:08 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 27, 2015
Looking for a shoulder bag or backpack for your EOS M or compact DSLR camera system, one that can also hold a tablet or laptop?
 
Think Tank Photo has just released the Urban Approach 15 backpack, the first backpack designed specifically to hold a complete mirrorless or compact DSLR camera, as well as a 15” laptop, up to a 10” tablet, smart phone, and extra space for gear and personal items. The Urban Approach 5 shoulder bag holds one medium to large mirrorless or compact DSLR body with lens attached, one to three additional lenses, and an 8” tablet. The Urban Approach 10 shoulder bag holds one medium to large Mirrorless body or compact DSLR with lens attached, two to four additional lenses, and up to a 10” tablet.
 
And don’t forget that with our special arrangement with Think Tank, when you place an order for $50 or more you will automatically be able to receive a Think Tank item for free!
 
New Products
 
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Post Date: 3/27/2015 6:21:42 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Saturday, March 14, 2015
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Sometimes all you need is just enough storage to hold one back-up battery and a CF or SD card. In April, we will release the CF/SD + Battery Wallet, a lightweight, secure, and convenient wallet for carrying a spare memory card and battery. No more fumbling for essentials, it’s all here in this compact package. Its organization makes this a must-have for anyone seeking small accessory management.
 
KEY STORAGE
 
  • The same place for 1 back–up battery and 1 CF or SD card
  • Clear window helps to identify empty vs. full cards
  • Hook/loop closures keep your valuables secure
  • Attachment loop
  • Premium, long lasting materials
  • Durable, water-repellant coating
MATERIALS
 
Exterior: For superior water resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has 420D diamond rip–stop nylon, 420D high–density nylon, nylon binding, and 3–ply bonded nylon thread.
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 3/14/2015 8:48:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, December 17, 2014
From Think Tank Photo:
 
In February, we will release the most travel friendly, comfortable, and reasonably priced backpack for users of DJI Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision or other similar sized quadcopters. The Airport Helipak will easily hold a drone plus a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros, WiFi range extender, charger, spare rotors, extra batteries, and a Delvcam Camera-Top 7" HDMI LCD Monitor, while still complying with airline carry-on size requirements.
 
Movable dividers allow users to customize the fit of their gear in this fully featured backpack. The contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support and articulated air-channel, the adjustable sternum strap, and the removable padded waistbelt allow for extreme comfort even while trekking by foot or mountain bike into remote areas.
 
KEY FEATURES
 
  • The custom divider set, designed specifically for the DJI Phantom series, allows you to reconfigure your bag.
  • International and domestic carry-on size compatible
  • Dedicated 15” laptop pocket
  • Protective rotor thread caps included.
  • Internal see-through mesh pockets for small accessories: rotor blades, screwdriver, cables, etc.
  • Deluxe organizer for smart phone, wallet, pens, keys, business cards, etc.
  • Water bottle pocket on side
  • Height adjustable sternum strap
  • Elastic pockets on shoulder strap for phone, energy bar, GU pack, and more.
  • Robust handles on three sides ensure rapid and easy retrieval from overhead bins, car trunks, etc.
MATERIALS
 
Exterior: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 3D air mesh, ultra-stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique finish metal hardware, big hole air mesh, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
Interior: Removable closed cell foam dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed velex liner, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, Belly-O mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
  • Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 20.5” H x 9” D (35.6 × 52.1 × 22.9cm)
  • Interior Dimensions: 13” W x 18.8” H x 7.6” D (33 × 47.8 × 19.3cm)
  • Laptop: 9.4” W x 9.8” H x 0.6”D (24 × 25 × 1.5)
  • Weight (with all accessories): 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
Posted to: Canon News,
Post Date: 12/17/2014 6:27:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, October 9, 2014
From Think Tank Photo:
 
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA – With the Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit, photographers can easily convert a Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator backpack (sold separately) into a customized quadcopter transportation backpack. On point with the new era of photographic possibilities and needs, the adjustable dividers offer multi-compartment convenience to hold every key component and accessories of a quadcopter plus supplies for the day’s outing. With its durable and changeable storage dividers, all of their gear and personal items are safe, organized, and at the ready.
 
The base Airport Accelerator backpack integrates quick access pockets for both laptops and iPad, a top pocket for boarding passes, and three robust handles to ensure easy placement and retrieval from overhead bins. It meets international carry on size requirements. Its light, adjustable, contoured harness provides comfort along with lumbar support. The air mesh paneling keeps backs cool. The height-adjustable sternum strap allows for the perfect fit. A removable waist belt, side water bottle pocket, tripod/ monopod mounting system and seam sealed rain cover extend its versatility.
 
The Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit enables not only new backpack divider configurations, but opens the door to a whole new breed of packing strategies.
 
KEY FEATURES
 
  • Custom divider set to fit the DJI Phantom 2, including accessories
  • Adjustable dividers allow you to customize the fit of accessories and gear
  • Accommodates 7” HDMI LCD Monitor on Devlcam Camera-Top
  • Rotor mount thread protectors
  • Polyurethane underside coating
  • Fits WiFi range extender, charger, spare rotors, extra batteries
  • Superior water resistance with water repellant coating
  • High density closed cell foam dividers for added protection
MATERIALS
 
210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane backed velex, closed cell foam and polyethylene reinforcement, 3–ply bonded nylon thread.
 
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
Exterior Dimensions: 6.7” W x 13.4” H x 2.8” D (17 x 34 x 7 cm)
Weight: 0.7 (0.34 kg)
 
Don't forget: Use the links from this site to get a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at Think Tank Photo!
 
B&H carries the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter.
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Post Date: 10/9/2014 7:35:00 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, September 16, 2014
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Urban Disguise Classic
 
Think Tank Releases 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Urban Disguise Classic Shoulder Bag and Limited Edition Airport International LE Classic Premium Quality Rolling Camera Bag
 
As part of its 10th Anniversary celebration, Think Tank Photo will be releasing releasing a classic edition of its flagship camera shoulder bag, the Urban Disguise. The Urban Disguise Classic is crafted with genuine full-grain leather accents and panels. This traveler’s quick access bag is available in four sizes to suit a variety of gear carrying needs. They are built to protect photographic equipment with enduring materials, including a padded compartment for a laptop.
 
The UD Classic features the professional good looks of a briefcase without calling attention to it obviously being a camera shoulder bag carrying expensive photographic equipment. The Classic features new design elements over its predecessors, including the wide-mouth camera compartment for unencumbered access. For greater convenience, the Urban Disguise Classic’s pass-through strap fits any Airport International roller’s handle for easy transport. When paired with the Airport International LE Classic, they work together as a high-end, coordinated set.
 
Key Features
 
  • Professional appearance with full-grain leather accents.
  • Separate padded compartment for carrying a laptop and tablet (tablet fits in front pocket on UD35).
  • Wide-mouth opening for unencumbered access to gear.
Additional Features
 
  • Expansion zipper increases depth to fit a gripped DSLR with standard zoom lens attached, in main compartment (50 & 60 only).
  • Ingenious pass-through shoulder strap aids in placing the shoulder bag at the base of a rolling suitcase, making it easier to transport.
  • Wide pocket under lid is large enough for gripped camera bodies, documents or a tablet.
  • Lockable zippers on the camera and laptop compartment.
  • Reinforced dividers ensure gear is held at the top of the bag.
  • Sound silencers enable user to silence the hook/loop closure on the front flap.
  • Wide roller handle pass-through secures bag on the handle of a rolling suitcase.
  • Stretchable side pockets for a water bottle, strobe unit or compact umbrella.
  • Front pocket organizer gives quick access to pens, business cards and keys.
  • Leather wrapped dual handle system for carrying comfortably.
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included.
  • UD Classic converts into a backpack with “Backpack Conversion Straps” (sold separately).
What Fits
 
  • Urban Disguise 35 Classic: 1 standard or gripped DSLR with lens attached, one additional lens, flash, tablet and up to a 13.3” laptop (with standard camera body only).
  • Urban Disguise 40 Classic: 1–2 standard DSLRs with lenses attached, plus 1–3 additional lenses, a tablet and up to a 13.3” laptop.
  • Urban Disguise 50 Classic: 1–2 gripped or standard DSLRs with lenses attached, plus 1–4 additional lenses, a tablet and up to a 15.4” widescreen laptop.
  • Urban Disguise 60 Classic: 1–2 gripped or standard DSLRs with lenses attached, plus 1–5 additional lenses, a tablet, and up to a 17” widescreen laptop.
Airport International LE Classic
 
In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Think Tank Photo will be releasing a limited edition version of its most popular rolling carry-on camera case, the Airport International LE Classic. Crafted with genuine, full-grain leather accents and panels, this classic version represents everything the Think Tank brand is known for: premium quality, innovative design and long-lasting durability. Designed to complement Think Tank’s all-new Urban Disguise Classic shoulder bags series, together, these two bags make a beautiful set of matching cases that meet international airline carry-on standards.
 
The Airport International LE Classic carry-on roller lets photographers legally store their bodies, lenses, and accessories in overhead bins or under the seats of international carriers. For added security, it features front-pocket and main compartment combination locks and a cable from a secret rear hatch that allow it to be secured to posts, trees, and other immovable objects.
 
Airport International accommodates up to a 500mm f/4 lens unattached, additional smaller lenses and up to two gripped DSLR camera bodies, and other photography accessories. TSA approved combination locks secure the main compartment zipper sliders.
 
“The Airport International LE Classic is most definitely a limited edition bag. In celebration of our founding 10 years ago in my garage, we have added such one-time highlights as full-grain leather accents and panels,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s founder and lead designer. “The Airport International LE Classic is extremely useful for wedding and commercial photographers who need quick access to their gear and who are concerned about gear security while shooting remotely.”
 
Key Features
 
  • Limited Edition with full-grain leather accents and panels.
  • International and US carry-on size for most carriers.
  • TSA-approved combination zipper locks secure main compartment.
  • Two lock and cable systems: one to secure a laptop, keys, etc., one to secure the entire bag to a fixed object.
What Fits
 
  • Up to a 500mm f/4 lens unattached, additional smaller lenses and up to two gripped DSLR camera bodies.
  • A standard professional kit consisting of two standard or gripped camera bodies, multiple professional lenses, flashes and accessories.
Think Tank Photo has the Urban Disguise Classic and Airport International LE Classic available for order.
 
As a reader of our site, receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at Think Tank Photo!
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Think Tank Releases the Production Manager 40 High-capacity Rolling Photography Gear Case
 
SANTA ROSA, CALIF. – Think Tank Photo’s newly released Production Manager 40 is a professional-strength, high-capacity rolling gear case designed for professional photographers. It is the most convenient way to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment. Creative professionals will appreciate the superior design of this large roller with room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.
 
Many configurations can be set up with the removable no-scratch Velex divider system. The Production Manager 40 features a spacious gusseted front pocket that fits reflectors, umbrellas, cables and more. Photographers can roll into their next production fully equipped and secure with added features like the integrated cable and lock, lockable zippers, and wide set wheels that minimize tipping. It also has reinforced honeycomb panels wrapped in ballistic nylon with full-length exterior slide rails for protection in transport.
 
Key Features
 
  • Stores and transports all types of gear on location with wide set wheel base.
  • Lock and cable secures the main compartment and the bag.
  • Attachments for light-stands or tripods on both sides (straps included).
  • Large front zippered pocket for reflectors, umbrellas, cables, and more.
Additional Features
 
  • Multiple sizes of Velex wrapped dividers for endless configuration options.
  • Rigid shell and reinforced Velex dividers ensure optimum gear protection.
  • Robust handles on three sides, rear slide rails, and custom-wheel housings for easy loading and unloading.
  • Replaceable, roller bearing wheels roll smoothly and quietly while holding up under the toughest conditions.
  • Large interior mesh pockets for organizing small accessories.
  • Adjustable, standing lid straps keep bag open and accessible.
  • Seam-sealed rain cover included.
Materials
 
  • External: For superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellent (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It's also constructed with 1680D ballistic nylon, YKK RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, custom-designed extra tall skid plates, replaceable custom-designed wheels, antique nickel-plated metal hardware, nylon webbing, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
  • Internal: 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed Velex liner and dividers, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, closed cell foam and reinforced PE board dividers, Belly-O mesh pockets, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
Technical Specifications
 
  • Exterior Dimensions: 15.7” W x 40” H x 12.6” D (40 x 101.6 x 32 cm)
  • Interior Dimensions: 13.7” W x 38” H x 10” D (35 x 96.5 x 25 cm)
  • Weight depending on accessories used: 17.8–22.2 lbs (8.1–10 kg)
Think Tank Photo has the Production Manager 40 Rolling Case available for order.
 
As a reader of our site, receive a free gift with your purchase of $50.00 or more at Think Tank Photo!
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 9/16/2014 1:42:17 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, September 11, 2014

 
From Think Tank Photo:
 
Santa Rosa, CA – September 11, 2014 – Think Tank Photo’s newest “About A Photograph” short film features the disturbing story behind Getty photographer John Moore’s stark image of Ebola virus victims who await their fate in a clinic waiting room in the Liberia’s capital of Monrovia.
 
“It was a horrific scene. There were people who were healthy and people who were unhealthy all in the same rooms,” said Moore. "In fact, when I went back there were people who had died overnight in the same room with living people.”
 
Moore continued, “I don’t do these things because they are dangerous, I do them because they are difficult.”
 
John Moore is a senior staff photographer for Getty Images. He has been honored four times from World Press Photo for both domestic and international work. The Overseas Press Club awarded him the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal for his work in Pakistan and the John Faber Award for his work in the refugee camps in Zaire. Both Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association have named him the photographer of the year. He was part of the Associated Press team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the war in Iraq and, as a Getty staffer, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer for Breaking News Photography for his coverage of the Arab Spring.
 
Moore joined Getty Images in 2005 based in Islamabad, Pakistan until July 2008. During that time he worked throughout South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and particularly in Pakistan, where he courageously captured the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990, Moore joined the Associated Press, first based in Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico and Egypt. He has photographed in more than 75 countries on five continents
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Post Date: 9/11/2014 7:47:53 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, August 28, 2014
From Think Tank Photo:
 
8/27/2014 – Photography is easy. Good photography is hard. To aid aspiring and experienced photographers in honing their art and craft, we launched a weekly blog column, “Ask the Pros,” that solicits insights from top pro photographers.
 
The column is located at: blog.thinktankphoto.com/2014/08/thinktankphoto-asks-the-pros-photo-q-and-a/
 
The first column asks 14 leading professional photographers, "What techniques do you use with people who don't want to be photographed?" Their answers run the gamut, from “I avoid photographing people who do not want to be photographed” to “flattery goes a long way.”
 
“Ask the Pros” features luminaries from all fields of professional photography. They include David Burnett (named one of the "100 Most Important People in Photography"), Pulitzer-winning photojournalists Al Diaz, Deanne Fitzmaurice, and Vince Laforet, photojournalist, member of VII Photo, and a National Geographic contributor Ed Kashi, street photographer Alex Coghe, architectural and design photographers Dallas Dahms and Mike Kelley, digital innovator and eclectic shooter Falcon, photography publisher Jose Atunes, documentary and humanitarian photographers Ziv Koren, Melissa Lyttle and Ami Vitale, and commercial photographer Nathan Pask.
 
“It’s fascinating how just one insight can emancipate a photographer. By posing the same question to these photography luminaries, who come from such different perspectives, ‘Ask the Pros’ surrounds the answer with an immense amount of knowledge learned the hard way,” said Deanne Fitzmaurice, Think Tank Photo co-founder. “Our hope is that the richness and depth of their answers will accelerate other photographers’ learning curves.”
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Post Date: 8/28/2014 2:38:43 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, August 18, 2014

 
Think Tank Photo:
 
Think Tank Photo’s newest About A Photograph video features USA Today photographer Robert Hanashiro’s remembrances of shooting images of the late Robin Williams.
 
August 17, 2014 – Think Tank Photo’s newest About A Photograph video features USA Today photographer Robert Hanashiro’s remembrances of shooting images of the late Robin Williams, as well as actor Dustin Hoffman. About A Photograph can be found at blog.thinktankphoto.com/about-a-photograph
 
“Telling Robin Williams to stay still was almost impossible,” said Hanashiro. “I always go into these celebrity shoots a little nervous, even though I’ve been doing this for 25 years. I always appreciated him making me feel relaxed. And when I’m relaxed I can make a whole lot better photography.”
 
Hanashiro continues, “I remember the first time I met him. I knocked on the door of the hotel room and he answered the door, which was very surprising. He just looked at me and asked, ‘Who might you be?’ And he just laughed. Robin Williams was the best of the best.”
 
“It’s sad that he’s gone because he was such a great character, a person who made us all laugh and all cry. I got to admit that when I’d heard he’d passed away, I was, very, very sad. Not only because he was such a great subject, but a great person to be around.”
 
For over two decades, Hanashiro has been the West Coast staff photographer for USA TODAY, the country’s largest general interest daily newspaper. He has covered every major sports event imaginable from the Super Bowl to the Final Four to the World Series to the NBA Finals. He has also covered 12 Olympic Games. Hanashiro’s duties for “The Nation’s Newspaper” also include coverage of the entertainment industry, making portraits of many of the world’s leading actors, directors, and musicians. He also covers the major awards shows, including the Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. For the past four years Hanashiro has been one of just four photographers covering the Academy Awards from backstage.
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Post Date: 8/18/2014 6:34:37 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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