We first met David Wren while he was working with one of our Think Tank Photo retailers, London Camera Exchange, in Guildford. We met up with him at the start of his summer tour with O’Neill Wetsuits UK & Butta as their official photographer.
“Travelling around the UK with the UK O’Neill wetsuits team and Butta for their summer tour #busvibes is great. The tour is sponsored by Olympus and we are visiting different surf spots and sponsoring surfing events across the UK throughout the summer, which is great fun!
Here, the boys from the band Sunset Sons treated us to a gig on the bus deck and we held a wicked SUP race, where the winner took home an O’Neill wetsuit.
There are six of us on the bus with all our gear, working & sleeping in close quarters! So, we have to be selective about our gear as there is not a lot of space. Everything I have with me I need, and nothing that doesn’t get used.”
Here’s David’s Camera & Video Gear which he fits in the Think Tank Photo Airport International v2 roller:
CAMERA & VIDEO & SOUND GEAR:
- Canon 5D mk3 (without grip)
- Canon 7D (without grip)
- Canon 15mm fisheye
- Tokina 11-16 f2.8
- Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VR
- Canon 50mm f1.4
- Canon 100-400mm mk1 f4.5-5.6
- Canon 430 EX II flash
- Nikon L35 film camera! with colour film: Kodak Portra 400
- Olympus TG4 Camera (Olympus are Sponsoring the O’Neill Wetsuits UK & Butta 2015 Summer tour #busvibes)
- Rode video mic pro
- Lens Pens
- Pocket Wizards mini TT1 & Flex TT5
- AA chargers
- Hahnel Giga T Pro II – Wireless Timer Remote = for time lapses & cables for this
- x8 LPE-6 batteries for Canon
- x8 AA batteries
- Flash sync cables
- x2 variable ND filters = different sizes
Here’s David’s tripod & monopod which he fits on the outside of the Think Tank Photo Airport International v2 roller:
- MM294C4 manfrotto carbon fibre monopod with RC234 head
- MT055CX PRO3 manfrotto tripod for video with 2 way video fluid head
David’s POST PRODUCTION GEAR is protected in the Think Tank Photo My 2nd Brain 15 v2 laptop bag:
- iPad mini 3
- iPod shuffle
- 15” mac book pro
- iPhone 5C
- apple mouse
- x2 WD 2TP passport hard disks in hard cases
- memory card reader
- Charges for all
- Parker pen
David also uses these Think Tank Photo accessories to keep all his accessories tidy and quickly findable:
- 8AA battery holder – for x8 AA batteries
- DSLR 2 battery holder – for x2 Canon 5D/7D batteries
- Red Whips – to keep the cables tidy!
- PPR with union flag – wallet for CF cards
“Olympus are Sponsoring our summer 2015 O’Neill Wetsuits UK tour, which has given me the chance to play around with the fully waterproof & shock prove Olympus Tough TG-4. It’s remarkably good for something so small compact, with fast focusing & frame rates in the water. I can shoot in raw and 1080p HD video with the TG4 and the quality is extremely high for the sensor size, which has definitely exceeded my expectations!”
“Passenger clothing is sponsoring me and I’m enjoying getting to surf as often as possible on the tour and the picturesque sunsets from our wooden shack !!”
David has just got the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 canvas shoulder bag for when he needs to take a little less gear out and about with him, so we’ll see how he’s getting on with this later in the summer…
David will be on tour until 10th August – to catch up with the tour keep an eye on their facebook page:
You can find out more about O’Neill Wetsuits UK and Butta here:
You can see more about Olympus and Passenger Clothing here:
To see more of David Wren’s work follow these links to his Website and Instagram pages:
The SWPP Societies 2013 trade show is almost upon us!
Trade Show Dates and Opening Times
11-13 January 2013 – 10:00-17:00
New Venue Hilton London Metropole
For full information on the Societies’ 2013 Convention including tickets explained, seminar schedules, Big L Challenge, hotel layout plus more, please see the Societies’ 2013 Convention website: http://www.swpp.co.uk/convention/
The SWPP 2013 show will be offering a broad range of learning opportunities designed to expand the proficiency of photographers and brings together a rich selection of talent within the photographic industry:
Snapperstuff will be exhibiting at the SWPP 2013 Trade show – Hilton London Metropole, 11-13 January, 10:00-17:00, King Suite, Stand K52, K53, K54!
We are proud to now represent the following brands, which we’ll have on display for you to check out:
Think Think Tank Photo’s Product Development Team have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you some new bag solutions. Have a peek at 3 of their new bags:
Glass Limo – specially designed for long lenses
Airport Navigator – rolling bag with front and top openings for rapid and unobstructed access to gear
CityWalker – messenger bags in 3 sizes – soft & light, for urban environments
These bags will be available in the UK & Ireland around mid November 2012 from: snapperstuff.com
Withe the Binocular & Telescope Show at Titchfield Haven (National Nature Reserve) coming up this weekend – 30th June & 1st July – we took a look at how some optics fit in the Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi:
Leica APO-TELEVID 82 with 25-50 eyepiece attached
Swarovski ATM80 HD with 25-50
Carl Zeiss DiaScope 85 FL with 20-70 eyepiece
Carl Zeiss DiaScope 85 FL with 20-70 eyepiece with the new Conquest HD large Binoculars (10×42) and Carl Zeiss Victory Compact Binoculars (10×25)
You can find out more about the Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi here (click link) as well as from our network of Authorised Retailers.
LCE Winchester will be showing the optics featured here at the Titchfield Haven Binocular & Telescope Show this weekend, so if you’d like to go here’s the full info:
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
You can follow LCE on Twitter here: @LCEUsedCameras
and here: @LCEOffers
You can follow LCE Winchester on Facebook here: LCE Winchester
For more info on the Retrospective range click on this link: RETROSPECTIVE RANGE
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