My NEW Think Tank Photo Camera Sling Bag!
Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced the release of a new line of sling bags, the TurnStyle. Lightweight with easy access, the three TurnStyle™ models are ideal for DSLRs and mirrorless systems. Their soft, body-conforming shape means all-day comfort and their tough water-resistant fabrics offer lasting protection. From time to time I am asked by gear manufacturers to try out a new product. Sometimes it is something that I see a need for in my work and sometimes it is not. This new line of lightweight sling bags peaked my interest so I happily agreed to try one. I tried the TurnStyle 10 bag and can say that I really liked it.
I have been on an eternal quest for the perfect camera bag for years – at times I feel like Goldilocks when it comes to how a camera bag fits and is put together – “this is one is too big, this one is too small, this one is too tight” always wanting to finally say, “Ah, this one is JUUUST right!”. I use a pretty large and bulky camera backpack from a well known camera bag manufacturer to store my gear at home and in the car when I am on the road. I lug it to and from the car grunting and groaning the whole way and inevitably saying, “What the heck is in here?” all the while knowing it is just my basic gear. I can’t hike into locations with that bag since; #1 – I don’t always need ALL of my gear and #2, it is too bulky and heavy to toss on my back and as a small framed women just doesn’t fit me well. I feel like I am carrying a small refrigerator on my back….but I do have to say that the “small refrigerator” has been very good at safely storing all of my gear for about 15 years or so. So what I have done for many years is use a smaller lightweight bag to stow only the gear that I know I will use for that certain shoot. I have found a few traditional shoulder bags that worked but I really liked the sling bag style – it didn’t carry a ton of gear (DSLR body with 10-20mm, 70-200mm, iPhone, water, tripod – which I hand carried) but then again, I am known for traveling and shooting light – I am in no way a gear head. I just take what I think I will need for the shoot and no more.
Easy rotation gives you fast access to your gear, including a zippered tablet pocket on all three sizes. These hybrid bags can we be worn as a shoulder sling bag or as a belt pack for increased versatility and comfort. The belt pack was a bit too “waist pack” looking for me…I immediately thought of the “nerd alert” police that would find me right away. But I did like the sling bag option….much cooler looking and more comfortable for me. Anyway that is my take on this new bag – I don’t often review gear but thought I would pass along the info on this one. Here is info from Think Tank Photo about all 3 styles:
- TurnStyle™ 5: Fits a mirrorless system with two to four lenses plus a small tablet. The front organizer pocket holds memory cards and other small accessories. Examples: Fuji X-Pro1 with 50mm f/1.4 attached + 38mm f/2.0 + 60mm f/2.8 with hoods reversed OR Olympus E-P2 with 14-42mm attached + 17mm f/2.8 + 40-150mm f/4-5.6 + VF-2 viewfinder + FL-14 flash.
- TurnStyle™ 10: Fits a standard size DSLR with one to three lenses plus a small tablet. The front organizer pocket holds memory cards and other small accessories. Examples: Nikon D800 with 24-70 f/2.8 attached + 50mm f/1.4 hoods reversed or Canon 5DMIII with 50mm f/1.2 attached + 16-35mm f2.8 hoods reversed.
- TurnStyle™ 20: Fits a standard size DSLR with one to four lenses plus a large tablet. The front organizer pocket holds memory cards and other small accessories. Examples: Nikon D800 with 70-200 f/2.8 attached + 50 f/1.4 (or flash) hoods reversed or Canon 5DMIII.
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I hope this info was helpful – Happy Camera Bagging!