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 Post subject: ThinkTank (=Awesome)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:40 pm 
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So, I recently bought a whole thinktank kit. Or, as the store guy called it, "the happy package".
It cost me a small fortune, but It's what the pro's use, and I really liked it. Besides, if my eastpack ripped 3K of lenses would drop to the concrete.

So, besides making awesome bags, they also have awesome customer service (besides the warranty). It turns out you can get a free bag if you buy through their e-store and check out with an affiliate code.

Well, I didn't buy it directly through them, but I DID have an affiliate code, so I figured I'd send them an email to ask if I was still eledgible for the free bag.

Turns out it's not a problem, and the bag will be send out by express mail. Awesome :D

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if you dont ask you dont get :D

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May I ask what a ThinkTank is?
I know it's an album from Blur..

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:54 pm 
its a bag company..

a really good camerabag company.


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I second John here. :)
Got my pouch by the way, they paid ~30 dollars for the shipping alone!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:26 pm 
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What made you choose ThinkTank over for instance Lowepro ? I'm a Lowepro fan myself so I'm a bit curious...have never seen a ThinkTank in real life, only Lowepro. That said, in aviation photography most people use long, big and heavy lenses so I guess most don't use pouches or so, rather using backpacks instead.

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Thinktank is a spinoff of Lowepro, catered more to professionals, where Lowepro targets the Amateur/prosumer market.

Both make good stuff, but Thinktank is often more cleverly designed. Thinktank really had a ingenious system, combining a shoulder bag with a fanny pack, and not make it look rediculous in the process.
It just works so darn well, and it's extensible.

Literally the only downside I could find is price. A speed racer will run you 160 euros, add some lens pouches/drop ins and you will be set back 260 total.

The benefit is portability and speed though. And protection. Every bag comes with a seam-sealed raincover which is quick to deploy, and the lens drop-ins make it a breeze to switch lenses.

I just found lowepro to be a bit more....cumbersome? at times. Thinktank's design just made me very happy.

Oh, and they also make backpacks: http://www.thinktankphoto.com/product-i ... axi--4.jpg :lol:

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Do they also have something like Lowepro's All-Weather cover ? The same decent finish and zippers ?

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I think all their bags are already quite water-repellant, and they have easy to pull out raincovers which don't leak, if that's what you mean?

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You mean you don't know what Lowepro's All-Weather cover is :lol: ? Tss!

Yup, it's a sort of (rain) cover. It protects the bag and the gear and all that inside from rain but also from sand, snow, you name it :). And since they offer lifetime warranty, in case anything should happen to the bag or its cover (through normal use), you'll get a new one, within reasonable limits.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:08 pm 
get weather proof lenses and bodies.

nuff said. xp


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D2H + 35 1.8 or 50 1.4 are weatherproof, but why take the risk?

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