This Actually Solves Stupid Back Sweat: Cosyspeed Photohiker 44 Review

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When camera bag makers design bags, they design around the camera. Cosyspeed’s newest backpack takes the opposite approach. The Cosyspeed Photohiker 44 is made around the carrying system first, and the camera second. The goal, the company says, was to create a bag that was comfortable to carry lots of gear for long hikes. So, was putting emphasis on the comfort first and camera second worth the effort?

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Designed for a Street Photographer: CosySpeed QUICK SALLY Review

The CosySpeed QUICK SALLY One-Hand Wrist Strap is a strap that gave me anxiety at first. But that changed later on.

When the CosySpeed QUICK SALLY came in, I had a few doubts only because of the magnet that’s built into it. Magnets aren’t good for digital cameras, but they aren’t too terrible for film cameras. Though it serves a function when using the rest of the Cosyspeed lineup of bags, some situations require more than what the Street-o-Matic or others offer to me. Most of the time, I need a backpack. And sometimes, you want both the comfort and durability that the CosySpeed QUICK SALLY allows you. Indeed, while I initially had my doubts about the strap, I was proven wrong with repeated use. 

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Essentials: COSYSPEED Lens Pouches (Help an African Mother Out)

Essentials is a series featuring products we’re lusting over in quick, bite-sized posts.

A lens pouch? Why would someone need that in 2020? Well, there are actually a lot of great reasons why, the least of which is to assist travel photographers and photojournalists protecting their gear. But most importantly, the COSYSPEED Lens Pouches are made in the poorest country in the world, situated in Africa. And when you make a purchase, you help a mother provide for her family. It’s a win-win situation: you get a well-made product, and a mom helps her child eat. That’s the initiative behind COSYSPEED’s IndieGoGo campaign!

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The Cosyspeed CAMSLINGER Streetomatic+ Can Hold Larger Mirrorless Cameras

Cosyspeed is a camera bag manufacturer that was initially known for creating some pretty suped up fanny packs for photographers. In some ways, they kind of are–but they’ve also evolved quite a bit with the company’s Streetomatic making a decent sling bag. Now, Cosyspeed is releasing their CAMSLINGER Streetomatic+. This is a camera bag that is a bit larger and designed to accommodate larger mirrorless cameras and even serious DSLRs without a grip and that have a lens attached.

What Cosyspeed has always valued is quick access to your camera, and for the most part they’ve done a pretty good job in their improvements over the years.

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Review: Cosyspeed Camslinger Streetomatic Camera Sling

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When the original Cosyspeed Camslinger debuted, we thought that it was very specialized. A couple of years later, we have a slight update in the form of the Cosyspeed Camslinger Streetomatic–a minutely larger but significantly sexier version designed for mirrorless camera users who want to keep their kit to a minimum.

The Streetomatic is a bag that, well, still isn’t really considered a bag but isn’t exactly the fanny pack that the previous version was. It’s a bit of a middle ground between being a sling and a satchel. In fact, I prefer to wear it like a sling and makes the most sense when it comes to commuting around Brooklyn by bike.

This bag has significant improvements over the previous version; but it’s still not perfect for the working pro.

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New Lawsuit Could Hurt Artistic Street Photography in Germany

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A couple of days ago, a reader sent this article in to us talking about the end street photography in Germany. Street photography in many areas has always been a bit of a murky subjects, but in general it has always been legal for someone to shoot images in public. But the problem talked about in the article was bound to happen.

With assistance from our buddy Thomas Ludwig of Cosyspeed, it can be clarified that street photography isn’t over, but a situation like this was bound to happen.

According to Mr. Ludwig, the article is about well known street photographer Espen Eichhöfer (member of photo agency ‘Ostkreuz’) who came along and took an image of a woman in Berlin. She saw it at an exhibition and became upset. So her lawyer filed a lawsuit and the first level a German court said that it was illegal and against the personal rights of women as stated in the law from 1907.

As a result, the photo can no longer be exhibited–and it doesn’t end there. Mr. Eichhöfer is now going to the next level and a higher court will have to decide if street photography is an art–and therefore if the process of taking images of strangers and publishing without permission is indeed legal.

More after the jump.

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Review: Cosyspeed Camslinger Camera Belt

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Cosyspeed is a brand new camera bag company that has a totally different approach to bags. From the start, we weren’t quite sure what to think of them. Creator Thomas Ludwig calls them bags–but we’re more inclined to think of them as belts with lots of pouches. And while the company’s plan is to market them to street photographers and mirrorless camera users, they could be better off for wedding and location photographers instead.

But like any first generation product, they have their kinks and their plusses.

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