Pete Rawlinson, Sales Specialist at London Camera Exchange in Winchester, was privilaged to be asked to test out the new Nikon 1 cameras at the press launch in Shanghai, back in October…
“I thought I’d need a bag that would better suit all my kit. Now, like most photographers, I have many different bags and cases yet none seem to be able to handle the kit I’d be taking out with me.
While at work I looked at the Retro series and thought I’d appeal to my rep, Helen’s, kind nature and ask if there were any Retro Demo bags I could borrow. Unfortunately none of these were available, but Helen kindly lent me her own Retro 10. The bag was big enough to fit all my kit plus the chargers and my vitals, phone and wallet.
The main things I really found great about this bag were;
- Enough room for all my kit plus more
- Not your typical “Camera Bag” (meaning I could happily walk around the streets with £8000 worth of camera equipment on my shoulder)
- The cushioned strap was more than welcomed as I spent 5 days carrying all this kit for the whole time
- The carrying handle made picking up my gear from the taxis, buses and boats easier than having to pick it up via the long strap.
- The sound silencers were probably the best feature with this bag. I found this particularly handy while exploring the Buddhist temple when I had to switch over memory cards.
All in all I don’t think I could say anything negative about these series of bags and since returning from China I have bought myself a Retro 10 which has become my primary Camera Bag.”
Congratulations to Pete who recently wind 3rd prize in the Sony World Photography Awards (staff competition)!
Here he is collecting his prize: Pete collecting prize
Pete Rawlinson shooting in Shaghai with the Nikon 1 camera
Shaghai at night, taken on the Nikon 1 camera – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011
Shaghai People, taken on the Nikon 1 camera – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011Fellow Nikon Photographers Simon Stafford & Will Cheung (Advanced Photographer Editor) with their Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise shoulder bags in Shaghai, shot on the Nikon 1 camera – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011
Nikon 1 camera gear, which Pete fitted in the Retrospective 10 bag – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011
To see more of Pete’s work please check out this link: www.Pete-Rawlinson.co.uk
To find out more on the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 10 and other bags in the range to can catch up with Pete in the LCE – London Camera Exchange – store in Winchester, Hampshire. Website: www.lcegroup.co.uk
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For more info on the Retrospective range click on this link: RETROSPECTIVE RANGE
Dom Bower was just too excited to get dressed before telling everyone about his new orbis ring flash:
You can see more from Dom on his blog: http://dombowerphoto.blogspot.com/2010/11/orbis-ring-flash.html
A Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 bag in ‘pinestone’ gives up the kit it’s holding so you can see what you can fit in one of these bags…
‘My ThinkTank bag stable is growing. This is the newest, but I also have a ShapeShifter, Logistics Manager and some pouches. I am well impressed with this Retrospective bag, especially since it doesn’t look like a camera bag.’
By David Newton, EOSnetwork
Award winning American photographer John Adkins reviews the Orbis ring flash. He loves the ring flash as it fits on all speedlights; puts out a great quality of light; its small, light weight and cost effective ‘the best bang for the buck’.
Click here to see: JOHN ADKINS BLOG
Click here to see more info: ORBIS RING FLASH
Check out the Hasselblad, Nikon and Sigma gear nesting inside the 3 Legged Thing’s Airport TakeOff backpack and roller bag:
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Take a look at more info on the: Think Tank Photo Airport TakeOff
Joe has adapted the Think Tank Photo Pixel Pocket Rocket CF card wallet to accommodate colour gel filters for the strobe: