To go wild...
Nice one Tim, thanks!
gtvone: Thanks for all of your emails - i'll choose a couple that I think might most benefit and be in touch soon (It may be a week or two as we don't have stock yet) I appreciate you taking the time to email.
Sounds like you've got a good market there JDThomas, you should do it! You could spend half hour looking for the Chinese manufacturer and buy them in 10,000 unit lots (their minimum) and make a killing! Haha.... [excuse my sense of humour, I just had to walk my bicycle 10km with my manic 3yo on the back.. he wasn't super happy and my legs hate me]
If anyone has any q's on the thinkTank stuff, feel free to get in touch.
simon at thinkTankPhoto dot com
They don't make tactical military bags though?
Thanks for all of your emails - i'll choose a couple that I think might most benefit and be in touch soon (It may be a week or two as we don't have stock yet) I appreciate you taking the time to email.
Hi - I work with thinkTank.
When I've got stock, I'd like to send one or two of you a bag to try out - you can work out what they hold, and let me know...
I do think it's a bit of an oversight that the press release didn't push further towards specifically saying which compact / mirrorless systems we'd like you to use with it - I guess really you could make up your own mind on that one...
SeeRoy - It's something we've not done before, so for us, and people that use our gear it was often requested. Sub Urban is named as we already have a range called 'Urban Disguise'
And you're right, the guy who wrote the press release isn't a Nikon shooter, but he gets his info from the guys that make the bags who were clearly having brain issues that day, funny...
Anyone interested? --> simon thinktankphoto dot com
plasnu: Retrospective 7 is uncomfortable even there is nothing inside. The bag weighs a ton. One of their key features: "Business card slot under the front flap for identification" itself may weigh more than a pancake lens.
I can confirm that the business card pocket doesn't weigh more than my pancake lens... mmm... pancakes...
Sime - thinkTank
Deleted pending purge: It's fun... The "Sound Silencers", that's a good one. :)
To truly get the best from the sound silencers, you need to empty your bag on the footpath and shove it over your head : )
tesch: No place to strap skis, board or snowshoes. People who design these outdoor packs need to go outside. There's more to being in the backcountry than carrying your camera gear. I'll pass!
Hey Terry - I also see you were in the KC pet photography awards 2010?... funny! I was working on that TV broadcast that year :) :: Small world. (I did a lot of the photos for Discover Dogs prior to the 2012 Crufts)
Yeah, she's more a conservation / nature photography bag than a skiing style bag... Any q's or feedback - feel free to get in touch simon at thinktankphoto dot whatsit.
mosswings: This is an interesting departure...or should I say return to roots? for ThinkTank, which started out hedging its bets with the Rotation 360 and the Speed series, aiming at both the sport and pro markets. The pro markets won out.This retooling of the Rotation 360 concept is better thought out for the wilderness market, but still - that rotation mechanism, like Kata's revolver mechanism, burns a lot of space. This is a 38L pack that stores perhaps 12L of camera gear and 17L of personal items up top. Another 9L is taken up with the rotation armature and extra layers of fabric and padding. Contrast this to the LowePro ProRover, which stores about the same amount of camera equipment but offers over 20L of personal space in a smaller pack, or the f-stop Loka, a similarly priced bag.The big selling point of this bag is if you don't want to remove it to access your camera. This really pays dividends if the bag gets big - and 38L is a fairly annoying bag to be putting on or taking off.
Well, like Doug (the big boss) says... this is version one - and, if you're familiar with how we work at thinkTank, we take all of this feedback - when the pack is 'in the wild' and see how it is used, how it's working and we work all of that into v2. I agree, it will be interesting to see how it works in the field.
Peter Hayward: Pity it's no good for us in Oz and the other countries not in their list.
Pete - Simon (from thinkTank / MindShift) ....the long and the short is that Doug thought it was a bit exy to offer the Kickstarter globally.. Sihpping is about $60 USD... you can buy the Rotation via the KickStarter, but just be aware of the higher shipping is all. A lady from Tamworth just commented on our Facebook page and said she's purchased one - so, you can do it...
Thanks for all of your feedback... I'll take it back to the designers (who also happen to get out of their cushy studios often to load prototypes with bricks and wheel them through odd stuff, digitaldemon) ...all appreciated :)