I'll highjack this thread. My cousin (whom I think is about 18 or 19) has been producing incredible photos for the past 5 years.
Have a look - perhaps he's worth DP's consideration:http://julien-martinezleclerc.com/personal_work.html
Wow, the hatred. I love my M240. It's an amazingly pleasurable to use picture machine. It's also small, light, and discrete.
Perhaps Lowepro should stop putting huge logos on its bags if it wants its clients to "keep a low profile". To almost everyone now, Lowepro bag = camera in the bag.
Codik: I love dpreview, but could you please start reviewing bags people might actually use? I see three main categories:1. Bags to carry a lot of gear from your home to the hotel;2. Bags to carry a camera, a bit of gear, and some stuff you need for the day (book/water/map).3. Bags to go hiking with, to carry all the things at 2 plus 30l of stuff you need for the hike.Also, reviewing a bag properly requires days and days of use. The experience of someone using a bag for a year or more would be priceless.
Also, thank you for the review, I enjoyed reading it.
dharma108: Ahh--something missing with this backpack--A hip belt. A hip belt. A hip belt.
Also, cannot imagine carrying a decent tripod in the position shown in the first photo--Pack would be bouncing around all over the place while walking or hiking.
Mike - most of a backpack's weight should be on the hip belt. That way it is carried by your legs, not your vertebrae. Try it next time, it makes a world of difference.
Edit: this video is fantastic http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacks-adjusting-fit.html
I love dpreview, but could you please start reviewing bags people might actually use? I see three main categories:1. Bags to carry a lot of gear from your home to the hotel;2. Bags to carry a camera, a bit of gear, and some stuff you need for the day (book/water/map).3. Bags to go hiking with, to carry all the things at 2 plus 30l of stuff you need for the hike.Also, reviewing a bag properly requires days and days of use. The experience of someone using a bag for a year or more would be priceless.
soloryb: Without a hip belt for proper support with heavy loads this thing is not for prolonged equipment hauling. Also, the worst place you can attach a tripod to a pack is on the back, where it's far enough away from your center of gravity to pull you backwards.
A hip belt should be able to comfortably support the vast majority of the weight of the pack. That thing is clearly inadequate for that purpose. Of course, that's assuming you would want to carry that much gear around.
DyckHead - not sure what your point is. The website you're on did not exist before the iPhone 5.
Lovely pictures. I would love some tips for the tourist trying to take travel pictures that I am.
This bag is clearly not for my needs. I'd kill my back carrying all that gear for 12 hours (regardless of the weight of the bag).
Also, if I spend 12 hours hiking with my gear, I need to be able to carry water, food, a book, and rain gear. Looks like there's no room for this in the bag.
In short, not for me. I need a bag that can carry one body, a couple of lenses, and plenty of hiking gear. Any suggestions?
Paul Farace: "faded futurism of space travel" -- I am painfully aware they may be right... thanks largely to our hip prizzy and entitlement-stoned government.
Come on. At least the US has a space program. Could be worse.
I am so happy I got an X-100 when it came out. Fuji has slowly (took a few firmware updated) turned it into my favourite camera. Thank you, Fuji!
The X-Pro1 had better have amazing IQ if it is to succeed and replace both my X100 and my 5Dii... If not, I will just keep the X100 and get the 5Diii when it comes out.
What happened? Nikkon blew the competition away when they got into the DSLR game. This is ridiculous.
snake_b: BWAHAHAHAHAH, only Leica would advertise such generosity of giving away firmware as a "free service".
You have not met Apple, my friend...