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What Is The Bag?

This blog post follows on well from this one. There is hardly any of that gear in my bag today incidentally, a sure sign of how times change and technology moves on so fast. This post is less about what's in the bag (though I will list most of it) and more about 'What is the bag?'. The bag is like the Mary Poppins bag of camera bags. It's mostly airline hand luggage friendly (always check before you fly) yet can pack so much gear into it's high grade fabric shell I am every time I use it astonished just how much room there seems to be. Anyway, that's it above, the ThinkTank Airport Accelerator. 

The zips are the most durable looking I've seen on a camera bag. I can't say how durable they are yet as I haven't had the bag that long, but needless to say i'm not worried about their level of strength, they seem to be very well made out of some fine materials (thats as technical as you're going to hear me get). Inside the bag, there is a compartment at the front for such haberdashery as memory cards, pens, /card readers, cables, phones, earplugs etc etc and then a bigger compartment with a laptop sleeve (mine is 15" and fits easily) and an iPad sleeve which as you can see below holds my This Is Ground Tablet Mod .

Just a little note about the Tablet Mod, it literally goes everywhere with me. It holds cables, my iPad, my Field Notes Notebooks inside my DDC Stuff Sheath, documents, pens, headphones and more. It's one of my favourite things, basically.

Now, inside the bag. There is a lot of gear in here, get ready...

  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens
  • Rotolight
  • Lacie 2TB Thunderbolt Hard Drive
  • Sony A7S with Movcam Cage
  • Rode NTG-3 Microphone with Deadcat Wind Cover
  • Sony FS7 LCD Screen
  • Sony FS7 hand grip with Shape arm extension
  • XLR cable x2
  • Sony FS7
  • Canon 70-200 f/4 IS L Lens
  • Sony UWP-D11 Wireless Microphone system + Lavalier Mic
  • Surgical tape (for taping the mic onto people when I need to)
  • Rode Vampire Clips
  • Sigma 18-25 f/1.8 Lens
  • Canon 24-105 f/4 IS L Lens
  • Assorted batteries etc

As you can see, it's 'home modified' with some dividers inside from my Sachtler bag (which i'll also review briefly soon). If you need a big capacity bag for travel etc, especially if you're a videographer as well as photographer, this is THE bag i'd recommend.

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