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Joe Farace  |  Jan 31, 2017  |  0 comments

This January issue’s theme was outdoor photography and other than architectural interiors and studio photography, more images are probably captured out of doors than indoors. This column’s focus is on camera bags for landscape, nature, and wildlife shooters, whose needs are different from their urban counterparts. Kelly Moore, for example, manufactures fashion bags (see the December 2016 Geared Up column) and offers the beautifully crafted Woodstock Backpack ($229) that’s probably better suited for Rodeo Drive than Jellystone Park.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 19, 2015  |  0 comments

Lowepro just announced the latest generation of its urban daypack photo bag series—the Slingshot Edge. The redesigned series caters to the urban photographer by combining protective compartments and easy access with added storage for tablets, slim design and a stylish exterior.

Dan Havlik  |  Mar 17, 2015  |  0 comments

Lowepro has launched the “next generation” of its travel-focused camera/laptop backpacks: the Fastpack II series. The Fastpack II backpacks are designed to provide room for your camera gear and your laptop computer while giving you fast access to everything in a safe and secure pack that’s easy to travel with.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Mar 03, 2015  |  0 comments

Lowepro just launched its new Echelon series, the company's first high-end collection of stylish photography bags designed for fashionable pros. The limited edition, three-piece Echelon series includes a roller, an attaché case and a laptop brief with luxury features such as custom-cast metal hardware and saddle-stitched, premium leather handles.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 15, 2015  |  0 comments

Manfrotto just launched it's new Off Road collection, which is designed to meet the needs of outdoor photographers looking for compact and lightweight accessories to capture their adventures. The Off Road collection includes a pair of Italian-made walking sticks with camera attachment (converting it to a monopod), a lightweight tripod and a collection of hiker backpacks for photo gear, available in a variety of colors to match your hiking gear.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 13, 2014  |  0 comments

Manfrotto’s been on a roll lately with new camera bag releases.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 12, 2014  |  0 comments

Manfrotto has just unveiled a new photo backpack line called Pro Light. Designed to be versatile, functional and ergonomic, Manfrotto’s Pro Light line offers a variety of sizes and styles of bags to fit photographers’ needs.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Sep 17, 2014  |  0 comments

MindShift Gear released two new rotating backpacks for travel and trail photographers at photokina today: the MindShift Gear rotation180˚ Travel Away and rotation180˚ Trail packs.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Apr 30, 2015  |  0 comments

MindShift Gear’s designers have created new 13 cases (and bundles) so action camera users can find and use their GoPro cameras, attachments and accessories easily. The series includes carrying cases for single or multiple cameras and provides easy organization for all of the mounts, screws and accessories.

Cynthia Boylan  |  May 08, 2015  |  0 comments

Aimed at outdoor photographers, MindShift Gear just launched the new, higher volume rotation180° Horizon rotating backpack. The larger-sized (compared to the previous model) rotation180° Horizon backpack (with a rotating beltpack) allows for instant access to cameras, lenses, food, binoculars, and other essential gear.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 01, 2015  |  0 comments

MindShift Gear’s First Light backpack series was designed to meet the needs of outdoor photographers who are on the move—especially those who carry 200mm to 600mm lenses.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Aug 14, 2014  |  0 comments

Winner of the OutDoor Industry Award 2014, MindShift Gear’s innovative rotation180˚ Panorama backpack is lightweight, durable and functional. The backpack features an integrated belt pack that uses a sliding waist belt to “rotate” from inside the main rucksack compartment to the front of the body.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Aug 09, 2018  |  0 comments

The Rhake—a weather-resistant, roll-top backpack from Mission Workshop—accepts a custom-fitted capsule that converts it into a camera backpack. According to the manufacturer, Rhakes are “made by hand in small batches in the USA,” and judging from the workmanship, I’d say that’s an accurate statement.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Jun 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographers young and old love photo backpacks. Small wonder: they’re easy to carry, as durable as a mountain goat, and they hold a ton of gear. Photo backpacks are available in hundreds of styles and colors, and at every price point. Which to choose? Here are our picks of seven new camera packs that run the gamut from economical to luxurious.

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