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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 together.  They treasure the moment of fun and joy because two years later they will be sent to different temples... 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 and LCD screen.  Version 2.0 also features a tethered lens hood cover to keep moisture or debris from hitting the front... 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 pouches that attach to and slide around a specially designed belt. Since the pouches are modular, the carrying system can... 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, their expandable “Pop Down” section allows them to hold lenses of two different vertical heights with the hood in position or... 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 from prying eyes. The Urban Disguise V2.0 Series is specifically designed for professional digital SLR equipment, with some models including special... 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 heavy photographic equipment in different settings.Think Tank Photo’s design board is by invitation only.  Its members serve for six months to... 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 Facebook page, A panel of judges led by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and Think Tank Photo co-founder Deanne Fitzmaurice will select... 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 is the solution to the problem inherent with sling bags: they are designed to be to worn over one shoulder only. ... 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 Photo’s roots are those of a classic American start-up.  Like Hewlett-Packard and Apple, Think Tank Photo literally began in Murdoch’s poorly... 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 audiographers are using for this new form of expression.  The buyers guide is available for free at Each section in the... Read More »

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