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MindShift’s New BackLight 26L Photo Daypack Provides Rapid Access to Outdoor Photography Gear

With the release of the BackLight 26L Photo Daypack, our sister company, MindShift Gear, continues its commitment to providing outdoor photographers with rapid access to gear. The BackLight’s back panel opening allows quick gear access, especially when taking the pack off is not an option. The zippered rear opening ...  Read More »

New Mirrorless® Mover Size Released

We have added a new size to our camera bag line for mirrorless camera systems. The new Mirrorless® Mover 25i fits one medium to large mirrorless body, plus two to four lenses, an 8” tablet, and additional accessories.             The Mirrorless Mover collection is made with only premium-quality materials ...  Read More »

Retrospective® Photography Shoulder Bags Now Available in Leather

Expanding on the success of our renowned Retrospective photography shoulder bag line, we have released the Retrospective® 5 Leather, Retrospective® 7 Leather, and Retrospective® 30 Leather. These upscale, rugged shoulder bags maintain the Retrospective’s casual, form-fitting design. A new Dual Cross buckle on the front flap provides an extra measure of ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear’s rotation180°® Panorama Backpack Wins Silver IDEA Award

The Industrial Designers Society of America named our sister outdoor company MindShift Gear’s rotation180°® Panorama Backpack a winner of the Silver IDEA Award.  The rotation180° Panorama was selected from among more than 1,700 projects entered from around the globe in 20 categories. “When we look at a design, we’re not ...  Read More »

Customize Your Think Tank Roller!

In his autobiography, Henry Ford famously wrote, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” Visit any major sporting event and the press area is filled with one black roller bag after another.  To alleviate the tonal monotony and ...  Read More »

Professional Photographer Names Airport Roller Derby 2015 Hot One Award Winner

Professional Photographer selected our Airport Roller Derby as the top rolling camera bag in the 2015 Hot One Awards. In the words of Professional Photographer, the Hot One Awards keep “a finger on the new and the notable and [honor] the brightest rising stars among photographic products and services released ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear’s First Light™ Outdoor Photography Backpacks  Feature Extreme Comfort, Airline Compatibility, and Big Glass Capacity

Our sister company, MindShift Gear, has released the First Light™ backpacks to address the most pressing needs of outdoor photographers who travel and trek, especially those who carry their 200mm to 600mm “Big Glass” lenses. These high capacity backpacks come in three sizes and feature contoured, adjustable torso harnesses ...  Read More »

The Trifecta DSLR and Mirrorless Camera Backpacks Hold Your Three “Workhouse” Lenses

Our new Trifecta backpacks, the Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack and the Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack, are specifically designed for serious photographers’ three workhorse lenses: their ultra-wide, mid-range, and telephoto zoom lenses. Available for DSLR and Mirrorless systems, these innovative backpacks sling for side access from both the left and ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear Adds to Award-Winning Rotating Backpacks With the  Higher Volume rotation180°® Horizon™

Tired of having to take off your backpack to get at your essential gear, our sister outdoor company, MindShift Gear, has released the new, higher volume rotation180° Horizon™ rotating backpack.  The rotation180°® Horizon backpack with rotating beltpack allows for instant access to food, binoculars, cameras and lenses, and other ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear Introduces Action Camera Case System Designed to Manage GoPro® Attachments, Cameras and Accessories

Our sister outdoor photography bag company MindShift Gear just released a new action camera series that includes carrying cases for single or multiple cameras and provides easy organization for all the mounts, screws and accessories. KEY FEATURES OF ALL PRODUCTS Materials All fabric exterior is treated ...  Read More »

Technical Image Press Association Names Our 10th Anniversary Airport International™ LE Classic Rolling Camera Case 2015 “Best Photo Bag

The Technical Image Press Association recently named our 10th anniversary edition Airport International™ LE Classic rolling camera case 2015’s best photo bag. The TIPA awards are given to the best products in their category that have come on the market in the year preceding the election. In naming the ...  Read More »

 Our Innovative Urban Approach 15 Backpack Holds a Complete Mirrorless Camera System, 15” Laptop, and up to a 10” Tablet and Smart Phone

In April, we will release of the Urban Approach 15, the first backpack designed specifically to hold complete Mirrorless camera, as well as a 15” laptop, up to a 10” tablet, smart phone, and extra space to maximize gear and personal items.  The backpack blends into any environment with ...  Read More »


Sometimes all you need is just enough storage to hold one back-up battery and a CF or SD card.  In April, we will release the CF/SD + Battery Wallet, a lightweight, secure, and convenient wallet for carrying a spare memory card and battery. No more fumbling for essentials, it’s all here in ...  Read More »

Our New Compact Urban Approach Mirrorless System Shoulder Bags Include Room for A Tablet

In April, Think Tank Photo, the pioneer of low profile/high capacity shoulder bags for urban photographers, will expand this same design ethic to Mirrorless camera systems with the release of the Urban Approach shoulder bag series.  Even with their compact Mirrorless system form factor these new shoulder bags still ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear Releases Two Miniature Cases for Round, Square, and Rectangular Camera Filters

Our sister outdoor photography company, MindShift Gear, announces two new additions to its line-up of filter carrying solutions for outdoor photography.  Providing rapid access for filter changes, the Filter Nest Mini and Filter Hive Mini offer protection and ease in compact cases. For those who do not need the ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear’s New House of Cards Provides Outdoor Photographers With  Secure and Silent Access to CF and SD Cards

MindShift Gear, our sister outdoor photography company, has released the new House of Cards lightweight memory card wallet for convenient storage and protection of outdoor photography memory cards. Offered in easy-to-locate Tahoe Blue color, photographers can quickly find and organize six CF and three SD cards. The built in ...  Read More »

New Airport backpack for quadcopters to be released

In February, we will release the most travel friendly, comfortable, and reasonably priced backpack for users of DJI Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision or other similar sized quadcopters.  The Airport Helipak will easily hold a drone plus a 15” laptop, controller, GoPros®, WiFi range extender, charger, spare rotors, extra ...  Read More »

Digital Holster 5 for Small to Medium Mirrorless Cameras and Lenses to Be Released

We will be releasing a new size to our highly popular Digital Holster line-up, the Digital Holster 5.  Designed specifically for users of small to medium mirrorless cameras and lenses, it can be worn as a shoulder bag or attached to a belt, whichever best serves the photographer’s needs. The ...  Read More »

Six Perception™ Premier Daypacks Designed Specifically for Mirrorless Systems to Be Released

We will be introducing our smallest, lightest backpacks, the Perception™ series.  Designed specifically for mirrorless systems, the Perception series will become the “go-to” pack for photographers looking to add flexibility to their workflow while using a smaller system along with a laptop and tablet. It’s an all-new and advantageous ...  Read More »

Airport™ Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit

With the Airport™ Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit, you can easily convert one of our Airport™ Accelerator backpacks (sold separately) into a customized quadcopter transportation backpack.  On point with the new era of photographic possibilities and needs, the adjustable dividers offer multi-compartment convenience to hold every key component ...  Read More »

10th Anniversary Limited Edition  Airport International™ LE Classic Premium Quality Rolling Camera Bag to Be Released

In celebration of our upcoming 10th Anniversary, we will be releasing a limited edition version of our most popular rolling carry-on camera case, the Airport International™ LE Classic.  Crafted with genuine, full-grain leather accents and panels, this classic version represents everything our brand is known for: premium quality, innovative ...  Read More »

10th Anniversary Limited Edition Urban Disguise Classic Shoulder Bag to Be Released

As part of our 10th Anniversary celebration, we will be releasing a classic edition of our flagship camera shoulder bag, the Urban Disguise. The Urban Disguise Classic is crafted with genuine full-grain leather accents and panels. This traveler’s quick access bag is available in four sizes to suit a ...  Read More »

Ask the Pros: What is consistently the most challenging thing on a shoot?

In our "Ask the Pros" column, we just asked 14 top professionals a new question: "What is consistently the most challenging thing on a shoot?" Part 1 of the new column is available at: “Ask the Pros” features luminaries from all fields of professional photography.  They include David Burnett (named ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear’s New rotation180°® Trail™ Backpack Provides Quick Access to Outdoor Exploration Necessities

Our sister outdoor backpack company MindShift Gear has made its award-winning rotation technology available in a smaller, lighter new backpack, the rotation180º® Trail™. Accessing gear has never been easier for outdoor photographers and action-enthusiasts.  With the rotation180º Trail they can hike, mountain bike, ski, and birdwatch without breaking stride. ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear’s New rotation180°® Travel Away™ Backpack  Provides Global Travelers Added Security and Quickest Access to Gear

Our sister outdoor backpack company MindShift Gear announces the upcoming release of the first rotating backpack for global travelers and outdoor explorers, the rotation180°® Travel Away™.  When traveling in unfamiliar places, knowing where critical items are and protecting them from prying eyes are very important.  In one swift motion, ...  Read More »

Production Manager 40 High-capacity  Rolling Photography Gear Case Released!

Our newly released Production Manager 40 is a professional-strength, high-capacity rolling gear case designed for professional photographers. It is the most convenient way to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment. Creative professionals will appreciate the superior design of this large roller with room for multiple flash heads, ...  Read More »

New “About A Photograph™” Features Getty Photographer John Moore’s Documenting of the Catastrophic Ebola Virus outbreak In Liberia

Our newest “About A Photograph” short film features the disturbing story behind Getty photographer John Moore’s stark image of Ebola virus victims who await their fate in a clinic waiting room in the Liberia’s capital of Monrovia. Go to: “It was a horrific scene.  There were people who were ...  Read More »

Mirrorless Movers released in new color!

We have just released a new accent color, Heathered Grey in a subtle crosshatch weave, to its popular Mirrorless Mover™ collection. Mirrorless Movers are scaled to fit today’s smaller mirrorless cameras.  The collection offers you the same top quality materials and craftsmanship for which Think Tank is renowned. Check ...  Read More »

“Ask the Pros” Photography Q&A Column Launched

Photography is easy.  Good photography is hard.  To aid aspiring and experienced photographers in honing their art and craft, we launched a weekly blog column, “Ask the Pros,” that solicits insights from top pro photographers.  The column is located at: The first column asks 14 leading professional photographers, "What techniques ...  Read More »

Robin Williams Remembered in Think Tank Photo’s “About A Photograph™” Video

Our newest About A Photograph video features USA Today photographer Robert Hanashiro’s remembrances of shooting images of the late Robin Williams, as well as actor Dustin Hoffman. About A Photograph is located at “Telling Robin Williams to stay still was almost impossible,” said Hanashiro.  “I always go into ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear’s rotation180° Panorama Backpack Wins OutDoor Industry Award 2014

Our sister outdoor backpack company, MindShift Gear’s rotation180° Panorama backpack was named a winner of the prestigious OutDoor Industry Award 2014.  The OutDoor Industry Award is one of the highest design prizes available to companies in the outdoor industry. This year the expert panel of judges reviewed 361 products; 35 were ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear’s New Outdoor Photography Filter Nest is Two Bags in One

Our sister outdoor gear company MindShift Gear has just released the Filter Nest, the first dual-purpose round filter case for outdoor photography.  The Filter Nest is two bags in one: a padded, zippered pouch protects delicate filters from dust and scratches in the field and a removable insert allows ...  Read More »

My 2nd Brain Briefcases  For Today’s Apple® Mobile Office Power Users

We have just released two new additions to our innovative My 2nd Brain line of carrying devices for Apple MacBooks® and tablets:  the My 2nd Brain Briefcase 13 and My 2nd Brain Briefcase 15.  These “mobile offices” for Apple power-users stand out for their intuitive organization, providing rapid access ...  Read More »

Skate Between Obstacles with Our New Airport Roller Derby Camera Bag

Ideal for travel, weddings and on-location assignments, our new Airport Roller Derby enables you to maneuver nimbly through crowded spaces and to minimize muscle fatigue. The four dual wheel sets (8 wheels) provide three ways to roll: upright at your side, tilt it to roll on its back wheels, ...  Read More »

Photojournalist John Tlumacki’s Pulitzer-winning Boston Marathon Bombing Photo Featured in  New “About A Photograph™” Video

In this week's Pulitzer announcements, John Tlumacki's photograph from the Boston Marathon bombing was named as a finalist in the Breaking News Photography category.  The photograph was also part of the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize winning Breaking News Reporting team coverage.  In our newest About A Photograph video, located ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear’s rotation180° Panorama Rotating Backpack Named Red Dot Award 2014 for High Design Quality

MindShift Gear convinced the 40-member expert panel for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 with the high design quality of its rotation180° Panorama backpack. In the current competition, the international experts discussed and evaluated 4,815 entries from 53 countries. But only designs which won over the jury with ...  Read More »

App House 8 and the App House 10 released:  two hybrid bags for quick access to a small or  standard-size Apple tablets

We just released the App House 8 and the App House 10, two hybrid bags for quick access to a small or standard-size Apple tablets either as shoulder bags or mounted on belts. Streamlined and secure, their small size, removable shoulder strap, and double-lock belt-mount make it practically effortless ...  Read More »

Filter Hive:  the first case designed for quick access to round, square, and rectangular camera lens filters

Our sister company MindShift Gear ( announces the release of the first case designed for quick access to round, square, and rectangular camera lens filters, the Filter Hive.  The Filter Hive solves organizational and functional problems of conservation, landscape, outdoor action, and wildlife photographers who need quick access to ...  Read More »

New Belt-mountable Modular Pixel Pocket Rocket  Holds 6 CF and 3 SD Cards

Our new Modular Pixel Pocket Rocket (PPR) is belt-mountable. This enables you to easily whip out CF and SD cards and to keep them securely and conveniently at hand when shooting. The Modular PPR is easily secured by a sturdy hook-and-loop panel to any Think Tank Photo modular belt ...  Read More »

Ultralight Camera Cover:  the lightest, most compact camera cover for outdoor photography

Our sister company MindShift Gear ( has released the lightest, most compact camera cover for outdoor photography, the UltraLight Camera Cover, available in three sizes.  This “skin-style” camera pouch/cover is designed for outdoor, nature, and action photographers who wear a normal or pro DSLR camera with small to medium ...  Read More »

Photojournalist John Stanmeyer’s World Press Photo of the Year Featured in New “About A Photograph™” Video

Think Tank Photo’s newest About A Photograph video features the story behind photojournalist John Stanmeyer’s award-winning photo of African migrants on the shore of Djibouti City at night, their phones raised in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia.  The international jury of the 57th annual ...  Read More »

Adventure Photographer Tyler Stableford Featured in New “About A Photograph™” Video

Our newest About A Photograph video features the story behind noted adventure photographer and cinematographer Tyler Stableford’s breathtaking image inside a rare cave in lceland's Langjökull Glacier.  In the video, Tyler relates how potentially dangerous it was to shoot inside a moving glacier.  The video can be found at ...  Read More »

“About A Photograph™” Video  Features Music Photographer Adam Elmakias

800x600 Our newest About A Photograph video features the story behind noted music photographer Adam Elmakias’s poignant image of Suicide Silence’s late vocalist Mitch Lucker and his daughter in a private moment together backstage.  In the video, Elmakias narrates how this photo altered not only his ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear’s rotation180° Backpack Named Gear Junkie Top Gear of the Year “Outdoor Photographer's Dream Pack”

Gear Junkie, the highly respected outdoor gear review site, gave our sister company, MindShift Gear’s rotation180 Professional backpack one of its Top Gear of the Year Awards, calling it an “outdoor photographers dream pack.” In their review, Gear Junkie said, “Mindshift hits the nail on the head — the design ...  Read More »

Retrospective® Casual Canvas Laptop Cases Released

We just introduced a retro-inspired alternative to conventional and obvious laptop cases for carrying expensive technical devices discreetly—the Retrospective Laptop Case. Inspired by the popularity of the company's inconspicuous Retrospective canvas shoulder bag series, these new laptop cases are available in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes and three colors: Pinestone ...  Read More »

MindShift Gear to Release rotation180° Panorama Rotating Day Hiker Backpack

Our sister company MindShift Gear announced that in January 2014 it will release the world’s first rotating day hiker backpack, the rotation180° Panorama.  Designed for hikers who carry cameras, GoPros, binoculars, GPS devices, nature identification books, maps, iPads, and more, the rotation180° Panorama’s beltpack rotates to the front for quick ...  Read More »

Our Eighth “About A Photograph™” Video  Features Renowned Photojournalist David Burnett

We just released the eighth in our “About A Photograph™” video series.  In it, photojournalist David Burnett, described by American Photo magazine as one of the "100 Most Important People in Photography,” narrates the fascinating story behind his disturbing images of victims of Chilean president Augusto Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.  The ...  Read More »

MY 2ND BRAIN™ Laptop Bag Collection for Apple® Computers and Accessories Released

It is because Apple® devices do things humans cannot that fans of Apple® laptops are emotionally and physically connected to their laptops, as though their laptops are their “second brains.”  Ourselves die-hard fans of Apple® devices, we just released the ultra thin My 2nd Brain™ bag collection.  The four ...  Read More »

POWERHOUSE™ Organizer Cases for iPad® and MacBook® Computers Released

Now you can keep the bottom of your bags from becoming a tangled mess of cables and accessories with our new PowerHouse™ clear cases.  These practical cases keep chargers organized with divided space for the power adapter and the power cable inside clear zippered pockets.  The back of the ...  Read More »

Fourth “About A Photograph™” Video  Features Photojournalist Acey Harper

We just  released the fourth in our “About A Photograph™” video series.  In it, photojournalist/artist/author Acey Harper narrates the events behind his vivid image of acrobatic performer Morgaine Rosenthal held aloft on a truck crane only by her mouth.  The video can be found at Said Harper, “She glowed ...  Read More »

Lightweight TurnStyle™ Sling Camera Bags Ideal for DSLR and Mirrorless Systems

Think Tank Photo announces the release of a new sling camera bag collection, 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. Easy rotation gives photographers ...  Read More »

Fourth “About A Photograph™” Video Features Photojournalist Ami Vitale

We just released the fourth in our “About A Photograph™” video series.  In it, photojournalist Ami Vitale narrates the events behind her touching photograph of Ethiopian women participating in an elaborate coffee ceremony.  The video can be found at Said Vitale, “I don’t come taking millions of pictures.  I ...  Read More »


We just released the third in our “About A Photograph™” video series.  In it, National Geographic staff photographer Steve Winter narrates the events behind his gripping remote camera shot of two tigers located deep in a national park in India’s interior.  The video can be found at Said Winter, ...  Read More »

Second “About A Photograph™” Video Released

We just released the second in our “About A Photograph™” video series.  Sports Illustrated staff photographer Simon Bruty narrates the events behind his London Olympics’ image of German Olympic weightlifter Matthias Steiner barely escaping injury when he dropped a 432 pound barbell onto his neck.  The video can be ...  Read More »

About A Photograph™ Series launched

We just released “About A Photograph,” a free video series at that features some of the world’s leading photographers recounting the events behind some of the most powerful images of our time.  Narrated by the actual photographers who captured the images, each short video focuses on the forces that ...  Read More »

Logistics Manager™ 30  Large Capacity Rolling Camera Bag Released

We just released a new version of our popular large capacity rolling camera bag, the Logistics Manager™ 30  The rolling case’s endless interior layout options adapt to numerous equipment combinations and help manage all of the logistics of transporting and using a lot of gear while on location. Its ...  Read More »

New Mirrorless Camera Bag Collection Released

We just released a new camera bag collection scaled to fit today’s smaller mirrorless cameras, the Mirrorless Mover™.  The Mirrorless Mover collection offers photographers the same top quality materials and craftsmanship for which Think Tank is renowned. Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice to consumers; from the ...  Read More »

MindShift‘s rotation180° professional Photography Backpack Named Winner of 7th Annual Rudy Award

Think Tank Photo's sister company, MindShift (, just had its rotation180° professional backpack named a winner of Photo Industry Reporter's  2013 7th Annual Rudy Awards.  The criteria for selecting a Rudy Award winner include “ingenuity, practicality and marketability, but also for items that possess an indefinable and scintillating offbeat ...  Read More »

Completely Updated Change-Up Multi-function Camera BagReleased

We just released a completely updated version of the popular Change-Up multi-function camera bag.  The Change-Up V2.0 has updated sizing and new features.  This bag, a chameleon of sorts, can change from belt pack to shoulder bag to chest pack via the harness system and integrated waist belt.  In ...  Read More »

Sub Urban™ Disguise Premium Quality Shoulder Camera Bags Released

We just released a new concept in premium quality camera shoulder bags, the Sub Urban Disguise™.  The Sub Urban Disguises are designed for the professional photographer seeking smaller capacity camera bags and amateur photographers upgrading their bodies or using one to two lenses along with their new body.  The ...  Read More »

Think Tank Photo Launches MindShift Gear

The founders of Think Tank Photo today announced that they have launched a new camera bag company, MindShift.  MindShift is a group of committed professional photographers and product designers who support conservation and protection of our natural resources and planet. Founded by our founders and conservation photographer Daniel Beltrá, ...  Read More »

Upgraded Cable Management Photography Pouches Released

Most professional and serious photographers will admit that they have “too much stuff.”  To aid them in organizing their cables, accessories, and odds-and-ends, Think Tank has released the Cable Management 10 V2.0, Cable Management 20 V2.0, and the Cable Management 30 V2.0. The new Cable Management pouches feature a ...  Read More »

Glass Limo™ Backpack Released

We have just released the Glass Limo™, the photo industry’s slimmest profile backpack for carrying “Big Glass,” such as a 600mm f/4 without body attached or a pro-size body attached to a 500mm f/4.  And, unlike most bags for carrying large lenses, the Glass Limo complies with airline carry-on ...  Read More »

Retrospective® 40 and Retrospective® 50 to Be Released

In November, we will add two new laptop-carrying sizes to our“retro” Retrospective® shoulder bag line: the Retrospective 40 and the Retrospective 50.  Designed for the professional photographer that wants to remain inconspicuous in any situation, their retro look mixes "Old-School" with "New-School" that is a throwback to the days ...  Read More »

Airport Navigator™  Rolling Pilot’s Case Released

We have just released the Airport Navigator™, the photography industry’s first rolling pilot’s case that allows photographers to access gear from the top and the front.  The new pilot’s case also includes a shoulder strap for easing past gate check attendants. The Airport Navigator™ holds two pro-size bodies, plus three ...  Read More »

Lightweight CityWalker™   Premium Messenger Camera Bags Released

We have just released the CityWalker™ messenger bag series.  Designed with the urban photographer in mind, the new bags will come in three models – CityWalker 10, CityWalker 20, and CityWalker 30 – and in two colorways:  Black and Blue Slate.  The CityWalkers’ design emphasizes fit and comfort, premium ...  Read More »

Retrospective 7 Receives GadgetMac Editor's Choice Award
8/1/2012 has just awarded the Retrospective 7 shoulder bag its Editor's Choice Award.  In its review GadgetMac noted, "[T]he Retrospective 7 is the most beautiful, and arguably the best looking camera bag there is. The exterior of it has a modern-day appeal designed with classic materials clean of any logos and ...  Read More »

Airport 4-Sight Four-Wheel Rolling Camera Bag Released

We just released our first four-wheeled rolling camera bag, the Airport 4-Sight™.  The Airport 4-Sight meets international airline carry-on standards. The roller’s weight has been reduced dramatically through innovative design and by a strict focus on the features that photographers find most beneficial. With professional photography gear not getting any ...  Read More »

DSLR Battery Holders Released!

The number one sin in photography is running out of power.  To help prevent that from happening, we just released the DSLR Battery Holder 2 and the DSLR Battery Holder 4. These slim, collapsible, compact designs secure two or four standard size camera batteries. Features include: ...  Read More »

Retrospective 7 Released!

We just released our new Retrospective® 7 shoulder camera bag in three color options.  Designed for standard DSLR systems, its classic design along with modern improvements create the perfect shooter’s bag.  This lightweight shoulder bag comes in fabrics that offer a sense of “retro” style that appeals to many. ...  Read More »

SD Pixel Pocket Rocket Released!

With our newly released SD Pixel Pocket Rocket, you will be able to keep your most important photography storage device, your SD cards, secure and organized. The SD Pixel Pocket Rocket keeps those very small but invaluable SD cards safely stored in one place. No more lost SD cards, ...  Read More »

Strobe Gel Wallets Released!

For all the Strobists out there, we just released the Strobe Gel Wallet.   This wallet stores photography gels in a neat and organized manner and keeps them protected. The wallet minimizes clutter by folding up and stashing away in photographer bags, cases, or backpacks.  The five pockets have a ...  Read More »

Three Travel-Specific Backpacks Coming Soon!

In May, we will release the Airport™ series, a new line of travel-specific, high-capacity camera backpacks designed with maneuvering through airports quickly in mind. The three backpacks – the Airport Accelerator, Airport Commuter, and Airport Essentials --  integrate quick access pockets for both laptops and iPad, a top pocket ...  Read More »

Free Artificial Intelligence™ Laptop Bag  with Airport Rolling Camera Bag.

Order a rolling camera bag from our Airport Series before May 31, 2012 and receive an Artificial Intelligence™ 15 V2.0 or Artificial Intelligence™ 17 V2.0 laptop case free!   These thin laptop sleeves accommodate up to 15" or 17" laptops with a front pocket for cables and accessories. Other ...  Read More »

New Mobile Responsive Web Design

We have partnered with Blast Advanced Media  to create one of the first e-commerce websites with a design that actively adapts to create an optimal user experience on different devices (smart phones, tablets, or desktops).  We are an early adopter of a new responsive design technology that has seldom been used on ...  Read More »

Completely Redesigned Modular Rotation System Released

In response to customer feedback, we have completely redesigned our Modular Rotation System to provide additional features and benefits, including easier photography gear retrieval, better equipment fit, and an updated/inclusive style.  The Modular Rotation System consists of three product groupings:  Lens Cases, Gear Pouches, and the Modular Component Set ...  Read More »

Completely Redesigned Modular Rotation System to be Released in December

In response to customer feedback, we have completely redesigned our Modular Rotation System to provide additional features and benefits, including easier photography gear retrieval, better equipment fit, and an updated/inclusive style.  The Modular Rotation System consists of three product groupings:  Lens Cases, Gear Pouches, and the Modular Component Set ...  Read More »

Completely Upgraded Modular Skin Rotation System Released

For those photographers who want no padding separating them from the gear on their belt system, we have completely redesigned our Modular Rotation System Skin™ Components to provide additional features and benefits.  These include easier photography gear retrieval, better equipment fit, and an updated/inclusive style.  The Skin components are ...  Read More »

Speed Convertible Series Released

We have released the redesigned Speed Demon™ V2.0, Speed Freak V2.0™, and Speed Racer™ V2.0 as shoulder bags in our new Speed Convertible Series.  Each Speed Convertible bag features a “disappearing” belt that tucks away into the sides of the bag, significantly reducing bulkiness.  Within seconds, the shoulder bags seamlessly ...  Read More »

New Shoulder Bag for DSLR, Micro Four Thirds and Rangefinder Cameras

We just released the Retrospective® 5, a soft-sided shoulder bag designed for DSLR, Micro Four Thirds, and rangefinder camera equipment.  Like the other bags in our Retrospective series, the Retrospective 5 was created as an homage to classic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank. Designed for the professional photographer who ...  Read More »

Five New Smaller Bags Released

We  just released solutions for carrying those smaller items that tend to rattle around and get lost in your bags and pockets.  These include Credential Holder, an AA Battery Holder, a Passport Holder, and Large and Small Travel Pouches. Our new Credential Holder features ...  Read More »

Photo Contest Winners Named

The winners of Think Tank Photo’s first photo contest have been named. The winner of the Grand Prize award is Chan Kwok Hung.   In the photographer’s words, “This photo was taken in Myanmar.  When the little Buddhist monks had completed a whole day of learning and working, they play football ...  Read More »

Newly Revised Telephoto Lens Rain Cover Released

      We have released a new version of the Hydrophobia® 300 - 600, the first rain cover specifically designed to be pre-mounted on super telephoto lenses for quick deployment in inclement weather.  The rain cover now offers a larger clear window on back for an increased view of the camera ...  Read More »

Completely Redesigned Digital Holsters™ Released

Sometimes all photographers need in the field is one digital SLR body and one lens attached.  Other times, just additional lens or accessories need to be added to the kit.  To meet this need, Think Tank Photo has completely redesigned its line-up of Digital Holsters™.  Available in five sizes, ...  Read More »

Free Guide to Modular Component Systems Released

We have published a comprehensive, free guide to modular belt systems entitled “Modular, Skin, and Multimedia Component Systems.”  It is found at A Modular Component System is the best carrying solution for photographers who require quick and immediate access to their photo equipment.  It consists of individual lens and accessory ...  Read More »

Redesigned Urban Disguise® V2.0 Series Shoulder Bags Released

For photographers operating in urban or dangerous environments, carrying thousands of dollars worth of photo equipment can be an invitation to have their gear stolen.  Now, with Think Tank Photo’s completely upgraded and larger Urban Disguise® shoulder bags, photographers can travel in style while still protecting their valuable equipment ...  Read More »

12 Luminaries Join Design Board

Twelve respected professional photographers and filmmakers have joined our Design Board (  These luminaries have agreed to provide Think Tank Photo’s designers with their carrying solution needs, input about what works and what doesn’t, and detailed information about the challenges they face in carrying a wide variety of complex and often ...  Read More »

New Sling-O-Matic™ Series Announced

In October we will release the Sling-O-Matic, the photo industry’s first sling bag that can be easily switched back and forth to either shoulder. The Sling-O-Matic’s adjustable, fully padded shoulder strap “automatically” slides along a set of rails to change which shoulder the bag can be worn on. This innovation ...  Read More »

Photo Contest Offers $5,000 Grand Prize

We are celebrating celebrating our fifth anniversary by hosting a multi-level photo contest that offers a $5,000 Grand Prize and multiple first place, second place , third place, and honorable mention prizes.  There is no fee required for entering.  To enter, photographers click on the “CONTEST” tab on Think Tank Photo’s ...  Read More »

Think Tank Photo Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary

One most often associates think tanks with groups of analysts pondering such heady issues as energy policy and global peace.  But a think tank dedicated solely to camera bags?  This didn’t stop designer Doug Murdoch from doing just that five years ago when he launched Think Tank Photo. Think Tank ...  Read More »

Free Multimedia HDSLR Buyers Guide Released

To aid visual storytellers who are using the new HD Video HDSLR cameras to integrate still shooting, video shooting, and audio capture, we have released the Multimedia HDSLR Buyers Guide.  This online guide compiles information about the cameras, lenses, microphones, recording equipment, bags, and accessories professional photographers, videographers, and ...  Read More »

Retrospective™ Soft-sided Camera and Lens Shoulder Bags Released

Created as an homage to classic photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, we have created five soft-sided shoulder bags in our new Retrospective™ series.  Designed for the professional photographer that wants to remain inconspicuous in any situation, the three shoulder bags’ and two lens changer bags’ retro look mixes "Old-School" ...  Read More »

Support For Fifty Crows Foundation

Think Tank Photo today announced that it is dedicating a percentage of sales of its newly launched Retrospective™ line of shoulder bags to Fifty Crows Foundation.  Fifty Crows Foundation aims to bridge the gap between venues and distribution mediums for documentary photography, and to encourage public dialogue on the ...  Read More »

Logistics Manager Large Rolling Case Just Released

            We just released the Logistics Manager™, our first rolling equipment case for lighting and photographic gear.  The rolling case’s endless interior layout options adapt to numerous equipment combinations and help manage all of the logistics of transporting and using a lot of gear while on location.            Its roomy internal dimensions ...  Read More »

Hydrophobia® 70-200 Rain Cover Named Winner 2010 DIMA Award

The Hydrophobia® 70-200 rain cover was just named a winner of the 2010 DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards by the Digital Marketing Association.  DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards recognize products or services utilizing new technologies and/or applications that make the product either distinct or the first of its kind. ...  Read More »

New Hydrophobia® 70-200 Rain Covers Released!

We have just released two water-resistant, seam-sealed rain covers for 70-200 and smaller lenses: the Hydrophobia® 70-200 and the Hydrophobia® Flash 70-200 with built-in flash protector.  Featuring side arm holes for focusing and accessing switches, they allow DSLRs to be turned vertically.  And now, without exposing their expensive bodies ...  Read More »

Airport TakeOff™ Rolling Backpack Wins 2010 Hot One Award

Think Tank Photo's ground-breaking Airport TakeOff™ rolling backpack was named a winner of Professional Photographer's Hot One Award.Designed as a transportation solution that combines the portability of a backpack with the ease of a rolling suitcase, it converts to and from a rolling camera bag to a comfortable backpack is ...  Read More »

HUGE Shoulder Bag Released

The Cavernous Urban Disguise ® 70 Pro Shoulder Bag ReleasedFor the photographer carrying two regular or pro size DSLRs with lenses attached to each camera body – or even a 70-200 f2.8 lens attached to any camera body – Think Tank Photo announces the release of the cavernous Urban Disguise ...  Read More »

Airport TakeOff™ Rolling Camera Backpack Released

Think Tank Photo announces the release of a new standard in rolling camera backpacks, the Airport TakeOff™.  It is designed as a transportation solution that combines the portability of a backpack with the ease of a rolling suitcase.  Converting it to and from a rolling camera bag to a ...  Read More »

First Multimedia DSLR Bags Introduced

With the introductions of the Canon 5D Mark II and the Nikon D90, and with the line blurring between still and video/audio imaging, photographers and videographers are increasingly required to be experts in multimedia. A “Multimedia DSLR” is defined as a DSLR that has the ability to take still ...  Read More »

New Video Features Major Award Winners

Emmy® Award winning multimedia producer Dai Sugano and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice have collaborated on a video featuring Think Tank Photo’s new Multimedia DSLR bag system. Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the video features Fitzmaurice utilizing Think Tank’s Multimedia Wired Up Collection system to capture still, audio, ...  Read More »

Deanne Wins Picture of the Year Award

Think Tank Photo co-founder Deanne Fitzmaurice's evocative shot, "Frank and Joe," was a Picture of the Year International (POYI) "Award of Excellence" winner. In presenting this award, POYI noted, "Frank and Joe were moved to tears as the officiant married them. When the California Supreme Court decided in June ...  Read More »

Entirely Re-engineered Sunscreen

Processing and transmitting photographs from remote locations can be hard enough without having to fight the sun, wind, and other natural elements. Think Tank Photo has solved this problem with the Pixel Sunscreen 2.0, a small, portable spring-loaded sunscreen that instantly pops open for quick access. This completely redesigned ...  Read More »

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