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February 23, 2010

Think Tank Photo unveils two new products at PMA

Think-Tank-Photo_110.jpgNikonians Media Communications representative Hendric Schneider has been visiting with some of our Nikonians corporate partners at PMA 2010 in Los Angeles and he tells us Think Tank Photo's president and lead designer Douch Murdoch has been highlighting two new additions to the Think Tank Photo products line.

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The Think Tank Photo Logistics Manager is their first rolling equipment case for lighting and photographic gear. The rolling case’s endless interior layout options adapt to numerous equipment combinations and help manage all of the logistics of transporting and using a lot of gear while on location. It will be availabe March at a list price of $599 USD.

The Logistics Manager Press Release tell us:
The rolling case’s endless interior layout options adapt to numerous equipment combinations and help manage all of the logistics of transporting and using a lot of gear while on location.

Its roomy internal dimensions of 13.75”W x 27.5”H x 8.25-10”D (35 x 70 x 21-25.5 cm) allow it to hold multiple combinations of cameras and lenses, lighting gear such as strobes and reflectors, and accessories of all kinds. As there are many instances when photographers shooting on location must leave behind some or all of their gear, Logistics Manager offers a three-tier security system:

• A TSA combination lock to secure the main zipper.
• A rear security cable and combination lock allow the roller to be locked to immovable objects.
• A Security ID Plate with online plate registration allows lost gear to be identified and returned to the owner.
Its additional key features include:
• Extendable handle for easy transport and maneuverability and replaceable wheels within protective housings for greater longevity.
•.Attachment points on both sides for tripods or light stands
• A stretchable lower pocket in front that expands for cords, reflectors, and other grip items.
• Upper front pocket with built-in organizer and key loop.
• An organizer side pocket for secondary storage.
• Clear interior pockets for accessories.
• "No Rhetoric" lifetime warranty

“The Logistics Manager provides the answer to a question often asked by working photographers, which is, how can I transport all of my gear into the field, have quick access to it, and secure it from loss or theft,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo president and lead designer. “We took the design and engineering principles we pioneered in our line-up of award-winning rolling camera bags and applied them to this very roomy pro photographer logistics solution.”

Specifications:
Internal Dimensions: 13.75”W x 27.5”H x 8.25-10”D (35 x 70 x 21-25.5 cm)
External Dimensions: 15.75”W x 30”H x 11.5”D (40 x 76x 29 cm)
Weight: 16 - 24.5 lbs (7.3 – 11.1 kg) depending on accessories used
List Price: $599.00

Also unveiled at the PMA (press release):
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Think Tank Photo’s New Retrospective Soft-sided Camera and Lens Shoulder Bags

SANTA ROSA, CALIF – Created as an homage to classic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, Think Tank Photo has created five soft-sided shoulder bags in its new Retrospective™ series. Designed for the professional photographer that wants to remain inconspicuous in any situation, the three shoulder bags’ and two lens changer bags’ retro look mixes "Old-School" with "New-School" that is a throwback to the days when bags where visually simple but highly functional.
The Retrospective series is made up of two styles: three Retrospective Soft-sided Camera Shoulder Bags and two Retrospective Soft-sided Lens Changer Shoulder Bags. Their soft and supple fabrics conform to the body and feature two color options: Pinestone Cotton Canvas and Black Poly Spun Canvas. And, as with all Think Tank Photo gear, they are filled with innovations for today’s professional photographer.
There are three models of Retrospective camera shoulder bags—the Retrospective 10, Retrospective 20, Retrospective 30. Their features include:
• Carries a pro size DSLR with zoom lens attached
• Accommodates up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens (hood reversed)
• Front pockets hold pro size camera bodies (without lenses attached)
• Organizer pocket built into main compartment for pens, note pad, batteries, etc.
• Seam sealed rain cover included for protection against the elements
• Soft, adjustable shoulder strap with cushioned non-slip pad
• Hook and Loop “Sound Silencers” on the front flap eliminate noise while opening the bag
• Side pockets and side webbing loops carrying for additional accessories
• Clear business card holder and removable carrying handle
There are two models Retrospective lens changer shoulder bags—the Retrospective Lens Changer 2 and the Retrospective Lens Changer 3. Their features include:
• Lenses carried in separated compartments for rapid access while changing
• Carries two or three lenses plus small accessories
• Accommodates up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens (hood reversed)
• Organizer built into rear pocket for pens, note pad, batteries, etc.
• Seam sealed rain cover included for protection against the elements
• Soft, adjustable shoulder strap with cushioned non-slip pad
• Hook and Loop “Sound Silencers” on the front flap eliminate noise while opening the bag
• Clear business card holder under front flap
• Convenient carrying handle

“As camera bag designers and frontline photojournalists, we honor the role of reportage and its influence on photojournalism,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo’s president and lead designer. “We understand that photography is more than an assignment or a paycheck, but a way of life and an art form. To quote Cartier-Bresson: ‘To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.’”

Specifications:

Retrospective 10
Colors: Pinestone & Black
•ID: 12” W x 9.5”H x 6.0”D (30.5 x 24 x 15.2 cm)
•OD: 13” W x 10.5” H x 7” D (33 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm)
•WEIGHT: 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
PRICE: $149.00 (US)

Retrospective 20
Colors: Pinestone & Black
•ID: 12” W x 11.75” H x 6.5” D (30.5 x 29.8 x 15.2 cm)
•OD: 13” W x 12.5” H x 7” D (33 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm)
•WEIGHT: 3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
PRICE: $159.00 (US)

Retrospective 30
Colors: Pinestone & Black
•ID: 15” W x 9.5” H x 6.0” D (40.6 x 24 x 15.2cm)
•OD: 16” W x 10.5” H x 7” D (43.2 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm)
•WEIGHT: 3.2 lbs (1.5 kg)
PRICE: $179.00 (US)

Retrospective Lens Changer 2
Colors: Pinestone & Black
•ID (each lens section): 4.75” Diameter x 10” H (11.5 x 25.5 cm)
•OD: 10.25”W x 11.25” H x 5”D (26 x 28.5 x 12.5 cm)
•WEIGHT: 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
PRICE: $99.00 (US)

Retrospective Lens Changer 3
Colors: Pinestone & Black
•ID (each lens section): 4.75” Diameter x 10” H (11.5 x 25.5 cm)
•OD: 15” W x 11.75” H x 5” D (38 x 30 x 12.5 cm)
•WEIGHT: 2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
PRICE: $119.00 (US)

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