Multimedia has changed how I shoot. It’s also changed how I market and promote my work and myself. It’s resulted in changes to my workflow including the downloading, cataloging and editing of gigabytes and terabytes of digital still and movie files.
However, one of the most practical changes has been how to carry the additional equipment I need to produce multimedia. Along with the cameras and lenses, I now have to include space for a laptop, microphones, audio recorders, XLR cables, focusing rigs, LCD monitors, AC adapters, extra batteries and more. Suddenly that spacious photo backpack that was adequate for my still work was no longer viable.
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LowePro’s AW camera bags have been evolving extremely fast. Today, they’re introducing three brand new additions that they’re billing as being designed for all weather. The
three bags are the LowePro Sport Sling 100 AW, Sport 200 AW, and the Sport Pro 30L AW. The bags have dual-compartment construction to separate camera and personal gear. The smaller models include an Ultra-Cinch Camera Chamber that the company is saying will protect a DSLR when you’re moving around. The largest model fits a pro-sized kit and features a removable Ultra-Cinch Camera chamber for the ultimate flexibility.
And prices? The Photo Sport Sling 100 AW will be $99.99, Photo Sport 200 AW will be $159.99 and the Photo Sport Pro 30L AW will come in at $199.99.
Editor’s Correction: Only the 30L is a new bag. We apologize for the error.
The contest has been extended a few extra days. This contest is about doing something that really matters and now you have little more time to do so. We’re partnering with the Team in Training LA group to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Three winners will receive a special package kindly donated by Daymen who owns Lowepro and JOBY consisting of a Lowepro Photo Hatchback backpack 16L ($100 value!), JOBY GorillaTorch ($30 value), and the original GorillaPod ($20).That’s $150 of awesome photography gear that might already be on your wishlist.
Here’s all the details for you:
How to Enter: Head on over to this page and kindly donate $10 to the cause. Your name will be put into a hat for drawing.
Contest Duration: The contest has been extended to Sunday April 14th!
And that’s it. We’ll announce the winners the next day (we promise!) in a blog post.
Lowepro is adding to their Flipside AW line of camera bags with their latest addition: the 20 L. The company is specifically targeting this one at backpackers. The specific wording used exhibits the bag as being lightweight and breathable.
The new Flipside Sport 20L AW fits:
- Pro DSLR with grip
- Extra Pro DSLR body with grip
- 2 lenses and a flash
- Battery charger and other accessories
- Tablet or laptop
- Tripod or monopod
- 1.5 L hydration reservoir
- Trekking poles or other personal gear
The new bag is available for purchase on Amazon for $179.99. And you can read more about the technology being it on Lowepro’s landing page.
Missing here: Panasonc G1 + Lumix 20/1.7 + Rokinon flash (as I used these to take the picture)
I’ve had my fair share of cameras, both digital and analog, in recent years. Which is both good and bad. Good, because I learned a lot about photography — both from the technical as well as the artistical standpoint –, and bad, because at times I found myself in a constant loop of buying and selling. I spent a lot of money on different pieces of equipment, just to sell it with loss afterwards. And while searching for that one, perfect, ultimate camera kit, I figured something out. It’s not the gear that makes you happy. It’s the pictures you take. So I made a rather bold decision, namely to sell my beloved Leica M8. Not because it didn’t take good pictures, or because I didn’t enjoy using, but because I figured that I didn’t need such an expensive piece of technology to take great pictures. Quite on the contrary, in fact. What, then, is in my bag now? Read on to find out!
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Cyber Monday has loads of deals going on right now. We’re just going to jump right into it and skip the text to get you get to read this because you’re probably not reading it anyway. If you are reading this, note that a lot of these are deals from Black Friday, but that they’re carrying over and there are many new additions too.
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