The Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack is specifically designed for your three workhorse lenses. Access your ultrawide, midrange, and/or telephoto zoom lenses quickly and easily. This versatile backpack gives you access to your DSLR system without having to take off your bag. Perfect for any shooter on the move, the rear panel opening offers complete access to your gear when you need to work directly out of your bag. You can also configure it for photo and/or personal items. The slim silhouette is comfortable and appealing, and helps you easily navigate through crowds. With the Trifecta 10, enjoy quick access and be ready “before the moment.”
Think Tank Photo just announced that its new Perception backpacks for Mirrorless systems are now available. The Perception series comes in two colors, black and taupe, and three sizes. The smallest size, The Perception Tablet™, accommodates a Mirrorless system and an iPad Mini. The largest size, the Perception Pro™, holds a 15″ laptop and a 10″ tablet, plus one Mirrorless body or small DSLR with a small to medium zoom attached (lens hood reversed). Plus, the largest size fits four to five more lenses or a large GoPro® kit.
Think Tank just released a new camera bag collection scaled to fit today’s smaller mirrorless cameras, the Mirrorless Mover™. The Mirrorless Mover collection offers you the same top quality materials and craftsmanship for which Think Tank is renowned.
Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced that their new Airport 4-Sight four-wheel roller is available in limited quantities at a temporary price reduction to $249.75. This is a $50 savings over the regular price!
With the Airport 4-Sight’s four swiveling wheels, you are free to move about the airline cabin like never before. Unlike traditional two wheeled rolling bags, the 4-Sight can be rolled along side you, reducing fatigue while hauling gear around town or through crowded airports.
As airlines continue to tighten down weight restrictions, it is more important than ever to have a lightweight bag that offers sufficient space for your gear. The Airport 4-Sight is one of the lightest rollers to meet domestic and international carry-on standards. The 4-Sight comfortably carries up to two standard DSLR bodies with lenses attached and an additional three to five standard lenses. If you use a battery grip or pro bodies with a vertical grip, the 4-Sight offers a number of potential configurations for your gear as well.
Free Gift and Free Shipping With Your Order
As one of my friends, in addition to saving $50 on your order of the Airport 4-Sight you will receive free gear with your order and receive free FedEx Ground shipping! The free gear and free shipping are good on all of your orders of all gear from Think Tank through December 31, 2012.
Email Think Tank at firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call at (866)558-4465 ext 1 and they will be happy to help you find the right gear for the job. All of their customer service members are experienced photographers with a vast knowledge of camera support solutions. It is helpful to note that they don’t work on commission, so you can be assured that they are simply trying to help you find the right gear for your needs. Be sure to mention my special code, which is WS-475
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Traditional backpacks have to be taken off and placed on the ground to fully access your gear. As a photographer this is a significant problem since you are regularly switching equipment during a shoot. Outdoor terrain does not always allow a pack to be put on the ground. At some point this process becomes cumbersome and inhibits your ability to stay in the creative “zone.” The rotation180º professional lets you maintain your creative momentum when working in the field. Since the backpack always stays on your back you can stand right in the river or continue walking, hiking, or climbing, and stay focused on taking pictures.
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MindShift LLC is a group of committed professional photographers and product designers who support conservation and protection of our natural resources and planet. Founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá, we are dedicated to building carrying solutions for those who are passionate about experiencing the natural world. Our slogan, “Engage with Nature,” challenges people to not only become involved in outdoor activities, but to create a conversation about nature and our relationship to the environment.
Experience and Quality Assurance
Product designers Mike Sturm and Doug Murdoch already had 14 and 22 years of experience, respectively, designing and producing backpacks and camera bags for major manufacturers when they co-founded Think Tank Photo in 2005. Their expertise and contacts enables us to design, build and deliver the highest quality products in the industry.
Project Status And Manufacturing Plan
Designing this product has taken two years, and we have taken the following steps:
1. Clear definition of what we wanted to accomplish (which is superior accessibility to one’s gear)
2. Multiple prototypes. We estimate that fifteen prototypes have been made, many of them made by designer Mike Sturm, in his design studio.
3. Testing with professional photographers to conceptualize, develop, test, and fine-tune the features of the rotation180º professional backpack.
4. Choosing the proper materials and construction methods, and getting counter samples from the factory, to the point of final approval.
Our Manufacturing Plan:
1. Finalize all materials, patterns, and specifications (pending right now)
2. Place the order with our manufacturer for the KickStarter production.
3. Finalize our quality assurance and control plan specifically for this product.
4. Have two people on sight at all times during production to ensure quality.
Fulfillment Plan: Through KickStarter the products are available to the USA, Canada, EU countries, Norway and Switzerland with free shipping and no tax/ VAT. The anticipated delivery date is Spring 2013 (April or May 2013) For other countries not listed above, the product will be available by Summer 2013. If you are in a country not included in the above, please send us an email and we can answer your questions about availability. USA: we have secured a fulfillment house in California to deliver all orders via ground delivery. Canada: we will be using a distributor in Toronto. EU countries including Switzerland and Norway: We will have one central point of distribution in Germany to all countries through a distributor.
For more information visit www.mindshiftgear.com
Total 2287 cubic inches or 37.5 liters (without the accessories)
Waist pack volume: 480” (7.87 liters)
Backpack volume (Empty): 1807” (29.63 liters)
Exterior dimensions with outside pockets empty: 13.5” W x 22.5” H x 10.5” D (57 x 27 x 34 cm)
Interior dimension of only the upper compartment: 12” W x 14” H x 8” D (30.5 x 35.5 x 20.3 cm)
Exterior dimension of the belt pack only: 13” W x 7” H x 7.5” D (33 x 17.8 x 19 cm)
Interior dimension of the belt pack only: 12.5” W x 7” H x 7” D (31.7 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm
Combined weight of both the beltpack and the backpack = 5.3 lbs (2.5 kg)
Beltpack weight: 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
Backpack weight: 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg) Generally used with the belt pack in place.
Optional Photo Insert for upper compartment (included in deluxe package): 0.9 lbs (0.4 kg)
Other accessory weights are listed in the Product Sheet
YKK RC and RC Fuse zippers. Fabric: 500 D nylon, 210 D nylon, 100 D shadow ripstop nylon, 140 D silver toned nylon, 30D nylon ripstop (rain cover), Ultra Stretch mesh, nylon webbing. EVA foam and CLPE foam
Contact Us: If you have any questions about our products or services, please contact us! We are designers and photographers who value your questions, feedback and experiences.
USA PHONE: 855-757-2727
INTL PHONE: 707-284-9999
1105 N. Dutton Ave., Suite C, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, USA
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
This backpack is extremely complicated to make, and the parts and pieces must fit together correctly to make it work. Although the functionality of the product looks pretty simple when you watch the video, this is only made possible by people sewing together all the individual parts in the correct way. Backpacks are hand made by people’s hands using sewing machines, the old fashioned way. So the biggest risk is that some small but important detail will not be done correctly. So our challenge is to make sure it is sewn correctly in production to ensure functionality.
To counter this we plan to have two quality assurance specialists at the factory during the entire production process, which includes verification of the correct materials, cutting, sewing, packing, and shipping. Simply stated, if there is an issue during production, the part and pieces are corrected before the next step. Our belief is that product quality is more important than the scheduled ship date, which means that we will make sure the product is made correctly, even if it causes a delay.
We are uniquely qualified to make this product and to overcome any obstacles. Although MindShift is a new company, the people involved have been making camera bags and backpacks for over twenty-five years. MindShift is the sister company of Think Tank Photo, and we will be using the same factory that makes Think Tank products. You can Google Think Tank Photo or go to www.thinktankphoto.com if you want to look at the type of products that are being made.
Most importantly, we are making the commitment to you that we will overcome any obstacles that we may encounter, and deliver the product to you in a timely manner.
Think Tanks modular system “20% Off” blow-out sale continues. And they’re ramping it up.
They’ve added to the free items you can select from when you’re checking out.
In addition to the Pixel Pocket Rocket, Cable Management 10, and Security tag, you now can also select a LARGE Lens Drop In, RU Thirsty, Whip it Out, Skin 50, Skin 75 Pop Down, Skin Double Wide, Skin Strobe, or a Skin Chimp Cage.