New Carrying Solutions from Think Tank Photo and Mindshift Gear

GoPro® and other action cameras help people capture and share with others their lives’ most meaningful experiences. Outdoor photography company MindShift Gear has designed 13 cases and bundles so that you can use your GoPro cameras, attachments, and accessories with ease. The series includes carrying cases for single or multiple cameras and provides easy organization for all the mounts, screws and accessories.

KEY FEATURES OF ALL PRODUCTS

  • Specifically designed for organizing, storing, and accessing GoPro® cameras and accessories
  • Multiple pockets for organizing all your small essentials
  • Less bulk! Lightweight padded and flexible design easily fits into backpack, shoulder bag or even a pocket
  • All fabric exterior is treated with a DWR coating while fabric underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance, YKK® zippers, 100D shadow rip-stop nylon, 200D polyester, nylon webbing, nylon cord, 3-ply bonded nylon thread

http://www.mindshiftgear.com/collections/action-camera-cases

If you are tired of having to take off your outdoor photo backpack to get at essential gear, MindShift Gear has released the new, higher volume rotation180º® Horizon™ rotating backpack. The 34-liter rotation180º Horizon’s backpack with rotating beltpack allows for instant access to cameras, bodies, lenses food, binoculars, and other essential equipment. Plus, there is now added extra space in the main pack for larger gear, including clothing, climbing gear, and up to a 13″ laptop. Daisy chains and ice ax loops provide additional lash points.

OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY PROFILES FOR BELTPACK

  • Sony a7 with 24-70 mm f/4 attached + 70-200 mm f/4 +16-35 f/4 + tablet
  • Canon 5DMIII with 24-70mm f/2.8 attached + 16-35 mm f/2.8 + tablet
  • Nikon D810 with 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 attached + 18-35 mm f/3.5-4.5 + Flash + tablet
  • 1-3 GoPro® bodies, LCD BacPac, remote, batteries, SD cards, various mounts and adaptors + tablet

http://www.mindshiftgear.com/products/rotation180-horizon?utm_source=May+2015&utm_campaign=May+2015+newsletter&utm_medium=email

And, if you are using your action cameras with Phantom 2 and Phantom 3 quadcopters, don’t forget Think Tank Photo’s newly released Airport Helipak. It features a custom divider set, designed specifically for the DJI Phantom series, allowing you to reconfigure your bag. It is international and domestic carry-on size compatible and holds a 15″ laptop. Protective rotor thread caps included.

http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/airport-helipak.aspx?utm_source=May+2015&utm_campaign=May+2015+newsletter&utm_medium=email

 

A Unique Backpack from Mindshift Gear

The innovators at ThinkTank Photo have come up with another bag. No surprises here! But what is surprising is they have formed a new company called Mindshift Gear to develop and soon produce this new bag, a very unique backpack. It will be like no other ThinkTank bag in that it will be geared for the outdoor shooter, rather than the city shooter like all of ThinkTank’s other bags.

MindShift is dedicated to building carrying solutions for those who are passionate about experiencing the natural world. They were founded by the creators of Think Tank Photo and conservation photographer Daniel Beltra. Their 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.

The new backpack is called the Rotation 180º Professional featuring something that no other backpack does – an integrated camera waist pack that rotates out of the lower section to the front of the body, allowing instant access. Releasing and rotating the waist pack can be done in seconds, letting you quickly change lenses, filters, or other accessories.

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.

Mindshift Gear has turned to Kickstarter to help fund their ambitious project and with just a few days left, they have received over 400% of their $30,000. goal. The new backpack will be available this spring.