bags Tag

Sold a bag the other day to an active photographer. She bought it with the need for a very light but sturdy container for hiking - something that would hold a DSLR and a couple of lenses but not weigh her down in itself. She chose one of the Lowepro Sport types and went away very happy.Got me to thinking if there was one from their range that had a similar configuration but was aimed more at the photographer that would be carrying a micro 4/3 or other mirrorless camera system. It turns out that the Flipside Sport 10L is the one.Flipside defines it as a bag that has the main compartment zip opening toward the body and Sport is the name that Lowepro use for their light nylon-covered packs. I suspect the 10L means that it holds 10 litres of gear. This could be scientifically measured at the pub but I am confined to the editorial desk. Suffice it to say there is a good space in there for a mirrorless and as many lenses as you like, as...

'Tis nearly the tourist season - the safari and cruise tour companies are gearing up for the influx of Australian tourists and the Australian tourists are gearing up for a world of pain. We are assisting them.Not a day goes by down here but what someone comes in and tells us that they are going on a holiday and they want to take their camera. And their camera. And their lens, lens, lens, lens, lens...

The big yellow Kata stand is up in the shop and the new bags are blooming on it. It has been a little time since we have had such a variety of this product and in the interim, the Kata people have added some very useful products.The following is my own take on two bags as the perfect answer for two problems:1. The photographer who takes a Canon G1X or G15 - or a Fuji X-10, or an Olympus E-P3 on holidays wants a protective case that does not weigh a tonne and does not take up the entire cargo hold of the airliner. Thus the Kata ZP6 DL bag is the best recommendation for them. This is a light but padded bag - with rip-stop cover so that you can safely stow it amongst the knives and coshes in your pocket as you board the plane - and fitted with a draw-string tie that can serve as an impromptu belt. The case is perfectly sized and is bright yellow inside. This is more than just brand recognition - it...