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Think Tank releases three accessories for camera bags

By dpreview staff on Mar 1, 2013 at 20:53 GMT

Think Tank has announced three new accessories for their camera bag line-up. The Low Rider Strap with a split-pad design attaches a second bag to one's main rolling luggage and is available for $29.75. The Pro DSLR Battery Holder, priced at $17.50 accommodates two full-sized DSLR battery packs. A limited edition Pixel Pocket Rocket holds CF and QXD memory cards. Priced at $18.75, this memory card holder was manufactured in just one production run and will be unavailable once the stocks runs out. European prices and availability information to be confirmed.

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Press Release:

Think Tank Photo Releases Limited Edition Pixel Pocket Rocket CF Memory Card Wallet

This CF card carrier was manufactured in a one-time production run
and will be discontinued once inventory runs out. It truly is a one-time limited edition.

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announces the release of a limited edition of their popular Pixel Pocket Rocket CF memory card wallet. Made of two-tone rip-stop nylon, the Limited Edition Pixel Pocket Rocket holds 10 CF cards while keeping them safe and organized.

Features

  • Clear pockets make identification easy
  • Folds flat when not in use, easily stored
  • Business card slot
  • Hook and loop closure with fold-up design
  • Tether clip allows for secure attachment to other Think Tank products and clothing
Materials
  • Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with durable water resistant coasting, while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane for superior water resistance, 210D two-tone mini rip-stop nylon, clear PU mesh (non-PVC), and 3-ply bonded nylon thread
  • Interior: 210D silver-toned nylon, clear polyurethane mesh (non-PVC), 3-ply bonded nylon thread
 
Dimensions
  • External Dimension: 4.7” L x 2.8” W x .5” H (12 x 7.1 x 1.5 cm)
  • Weight: 0.1lbs (0.04kg)

Think Tank Photo Releases Photographer Pro DSLR Battery Holder

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo announces the release of the Pro DSLR Battery Holder; a soft, compact case for photographers carrying two pro-size camera batteries for either Canon or Nikon bodies. It joins Think Tank’s line-up of photographer battery, SD-card, CF-card, and photography filter accessory holders and wallets.

Features

  • Carries two pro-size camera batteries
  • Slim, compact design folds in half for easy storage
  • Individual pockets for each battery
  • Flattens when empty

Materials

  • Exterior: 420D diamond rip-stop nylon, 210D nylon, 3-ply bonded nylon thread

Dimensions

  • External Dimension:  5.5” W x 4” H x 0.4” D (14 x 10.1 x 1 cm) 
  • Weight: 0.02lbs (0.01kg)

Think Tank Photo Releases Photographer Low Rider Strap For Rolling Camera Cases

Santa Rosa, Calif. – There is one bond that unites most professional photographers: the burden of having to carry multiple bags and heavy loads from one shoot to the next. To aid them in this task Think Tank Photo announces the release of the Low Rider Strap.

With the Low Rider Strap photographers simply slip the split pad design over the handle of their rolling luggage and tighten the side straps. Once having done so they are now able to haul two bags with a far lower and stable center of gravity. This approach is easier than stacking one bag on top of another. This counterbalanced, low-set load keeps bags balanced and prevents sloshing and sliding. This strap can be attached to any bag with D-rings, such as Think Tank Photo’s Urban Disguise® shoulder bags.

Features

  • Hang shoulder bags off most pieces of two-wheeled rolling luggage.
  • Comfortable shoulder strap adapts to any shoulder bag with d-rings.
  • Included tri-glides prohibit shoulder strap from slipping over time.
  • Non-slip material keeps strap on your shoulder and easily adjustable on either side.

Materials

The Low Rider Strap is made 420D velocity nylon, 210D silver-toned nylon, 600D brushed polyester, antique nickel plated metal hardware, non-slip rubberized laminate, 3D air mesh, nylon webbing, 3-ply bonded nylon thread

Comments

Total comments: 11
pedromeyer
By pedromeyer (Mar 7, 2013)

it's surprising to me that THINK TANK, still uses the same rollers that are so hard on ones back. Instead of the more practical option of wheels that move in any direction, and which one can push or pull according to ones' needs.

Also the weight of the camera bag, is totally ridiculous in this day and age, with so many light weight and strong materials.

It's like their design department needs a total overhaul, or someone in charge who understands photographers.

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tommy leong
By tommy leong (Mar 4, 2013)

CANT general pouch and strap replace
these ???
Doesn't seem anything special.

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MPA1
By MPA1 (Mar 3, 2013)

Think Tank seem to live in a world where 'carry on' is a size only issue rather than a size AND weight issue.

What use are carry on bags that weigh 80% of your weight limit before you put so much as a pencil in them?!

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garyknrd
By garyknrd (Mar 3, 2013)

+1

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Lewis Lee
By Lewis Lee (Mar 2, 2013)

I don't think these are for the professional...

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boarderphreak
By boarderphreak (Mar 2, 2013)

A review if anyone's interested:
http://lavidaleica.com/content/think-tank-photo-dslr-battery-holder

Comment edited 35 seconds after posting
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Deleted pending purge
By Deleted pending purge (Mar 2, 2013)

This CF card & battery holder isn't even rain-proof! Would it have been such a problem to create a belt-worn holder with deeper compartments, so that the opening is folding with the flap and points downwards? That would be simple and practical.
As to the traveling camera bags... I still think hard-case exterior has no real competition. Especially for people who have to carry a lot of expensive equipment, a Pelican type luggage might prove to offer better protection.

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Chuck Lantz
By Chuck Lantz (Mar 4, 2013)

Depending on thje job, I use either a Pelican hard case, or LowePro or ThinkTank soft cases. The main difference is that while the hard cases offer more protection, the trade-off is less room for gear, especially when you're dealing with airline carry-on size restrictions.

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Deleted pending purge
By Deleted pending purge (Mar 4, 2013)

True, the problem is in their pre-cut foam system, which is rather space-consuming, but if you use thinner elements for compartment layout, you may gain more space, and keep the advantages of a hardcase.
Neoprene works well, usually cut out of old diving suit. ;) Think Neoprene strips with Velcro fastening. Very versatile.

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SeeRoy
By SeeRoy (Mar 2, 2013)

"limited edition"
The last resort where no pretence of utility is even possible.

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Chuck Lantz
By Chuck Lantz (Mar 4, 2013)

The article is a bit misleading, since only one style of the Pocket Rocket is a limited edition run. They still sell the standard Pocket Rocket card holders. I have one for SD cards that I use when I don't want to fumble with my Pelican card holder, and it works great. Same with the ThinkTank battery cases. I've got two of the four-battery style cases. The best part is that they're all soft cases, which makes fitting them into a tightly-packed gear bag or hard-case much easier.

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Total comments: 11