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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Panasonic 15mm f1.7 review product photos (2 of 6)ISO 4001-100 sec at f - 3.5

Street photographers generally need a few things when they go shooting. First and foremost, their camera bag (or bag of any sort) needs to be low profile and not attract any attention to them. In fact, they need to blend in as much as they possibly can. But they also need quick access to their gear and they need to be able to move quickly. While moving quickly can depend on the photographer’s specific speed, they no doubt will be able to move master if they have less weight on them. So with that in mind, a photographer needs a small, lightweight bag that won’t make them want to bring too much with them.

If this sounds like you, we’ve compiled a list of low profile camera bags that you’ll want to take a look at.

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Kevin Lee The Phoblographer Perception Tablet Backpack Product Image 2

Think Tank has a new line of Perception backpacks designed to carry around mirrorless cameras, tablets, and laptops. Like most of the Think Tank’s designs, the Perception bags are very plain and compact. If you don’t like your camera bags advertizing the fact you’re a photographer, the Perception line looks like just about any other backpack you would find around the city.

Despite outward appearances these bags can carry a mirrorless camera plus two lenses. Depending on how you configure the pouches they could also hold up to four compact mirrorless systems. The Perception backpacks hold your camera gear aloft with two hanging pouches near the top of the bag.

Meanwhile, you can stuff the rest of your gear in the lower compartments. The Perception Tablet Backpack (predictably) fits a 10-inch tablet and the 15 Backpack can hold a 15-inch laptop. Lastly the Pro variant comes with additional pouches for holding up to five more lenses.

The Perception line is available now with the Tablet starting at $89.75, the 15 Backpack going for $119.75, and $149.75 for the top of the line Pro Backpack.

Check out more product images after the break.

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer sigma 70-200mm f2.8 skating 5d mk ii (2 of 6)

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we all know that Dad wants something a bit better than what he has right now. And in all honesty, he probably deserves it. If you want some suggestions for the photographer Dad, here are some ideas of great gifts to get him.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Essentials for th Strobist Street Photographer (1 of 9)ISO 1001-200 sec at f - 3.5

I have grown to have a special affinity for messenger-style camera bags. Long gone or the days where I would choose a bag based on how much of my gear I could fit into it. The time when I had  the constitution of a yak are long gone.

Instead, I want a bag that can accommodate the more streamlined choice of gear that I now use on a day to day basis, whether it’s an HDSLR or a mirrorless system. So, increasingly messenger bags provide me just the right amount of space, but also provide quick accessibility.

Though there is no perfect camera bag, here are some messenger bags that hold special appeal for me.

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Many photographers are Apple product users. And to keep your products organized, Think Tank decided to design a bag that appeals just to those followers of Tim Cook’s religion that honors Steve Jobs as our savior. The new bag is called My Second Brain–and we’re not really too sure why it’s called that. However, what we can tell you is that it can hold loads and loads of Apple products and other things.

The bags come in black, harbor blue, and Mist Green. And once again, we wouldn’t really recommend sticking a camera in here–but instead using it to compliment your camera bag.

Think Tank’s zany product video for the bag is after the jump.

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Andy Hendriksen The Phoblographer Think Tank UD50 8 of 13

There’s certainly no shortage these days of fashionable and comfortable laptop & camera combination bags, and Think Tank is no stranger to the genre. Their Urban Disguise and Retrospective laptop bags have been incredibly successful, and regarded as some of the finest camera bags available for those with the need to lug around their computer as well. I recently took a trip to Canada, and brought along my Urban Disguise 50 v2.0 to test out how well it would handle my vast number of gadgets, mirrorless camera gear, and the rigor of long distance air travel.

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