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    Shape Shifter® 15 V2.0

    We designed the Shape Shifter backpack to transform easily from transportation mode to shooting mode. The backpack can hold two gripped bodies, three lenses including the 70-200mm f/2.8 and a number of accessories. Once you’re on location, you can take out the cameras and lenses and put both on your shoulders. Then, compress the backpack so it’s smaller and slimmer, making it easier to navigate through crowds and tight situations. Lightly padded to minimize bulk, the Shape Shifter is great for traveling on planes, buses and other forms of transportation. And because its not padded, it doesn’t appear to be a traditional foam-padded camera backpack.

    $ 249.75
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    Additional Features:

    • A great travel bag with extra space to fit a jacket, food, or additional gear
    • Tripod attachment on front of bag keeps tripod weight centered and allows you to access gear without detaching the tripod
    • Easily accessible, plush pocket fits smartphones with displays up to 5.5”
    • Roller handle pass-through sleeve to attach to rolling luggage
    • Detachable water bottle pouch
    • Pro Speed Belt or Thin Skin Belt (sold separately) can be attached
    • Contoured shoulder harness with air channel for all body types
    • YKK® RC-Fuse zippers with lockable sliders (lock not included)
    • Upper front pocket with organizer for accessories
    • Lower front pocket with zippered pocket for accessories
    • Removable waist belt
    • Shoulder harness pockets, D-Rings, and sternum strap
    • Seam-sealed rain cover included
    A revolution in backpack design, the Shape Shifter V2.0 expands and contracts to hold gripped camera bodies and a laptop.

    What Fits:

    • 1 DSLR (gripped or un-gripped)
    • 3 lenses (detached)
    • 15” laptop
    • Up to a 12” or 13” tablet
    • Plus personal effects
    • Example 1: Canon 1Dx, 24–70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, 16–35mm f/2.8, MacBook Pro 15, and iPad Pro
    • Example 2: Nikon D810, 24–70mm f/2.8, 70–200mm f/2.8, 16–35mm f/2.8, MacBook Pro 15, and Surface Pro 3

    Specifications:

    Exterior Dimensions when Expanded: 18.9” H x 12” W x 7” D” (48 x 30.5 x 18 cm)
    Exterior Dimensions When Compressed: 18.9” H x 12” W x 3” D (48 x 30.5 x 8 cm)
    Laptop Compartment Interior Dimensions: 16.8” H x 11.4” W x 1.5” D (42.7 x 29 x 4 cm)
    Tablet Compartment: 9.4” W x 12.2” H x 0.6” D (24 x 31 x 1.5 cm)
    Smartphone/Glasses Pocket: 6.7” W x 4.5” H x 1.6” D (17 x 11.5 x 2 cm)
    Weight (with all accessories): 4.3 lbs (2 kg)

    Airport Commuter™

    Photojournalists constantly travel on planes to get to their assignments. The Airport Commuter can hold a photojournalist’s essential gear and still fit into the overhead on even the smallest planes, such as a CRJ. A typical photojournalist setup is two camera bodies and the trifecta of lenses: 16-35mm f/2.8, 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, a strobe and other accessories. The Airport Commuter is rectangular shaped and very compact, making it ideal for airline travel.

    $ 209.75
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    Additional Features:

    • Contoured adjustable harness with lumbar support
    • Height adjustable sternum strap and elastic pockets on shoulder strap
    • Robust handles on three sides for easy over head lifting
    • Mesh interior pockets
    • Tripod/Monopod mounting system included
    • Seam-sealed rain cover included
    • Removable padded waist-belt allows for use of Thin Skin or Pro Speed Belt Camera Belts
    • Compatible with Camera Support Straps (sold separately)
    Airport Commuter™

    What Fits:

    • Gripped DSLR
    • 400mm f/2.8
    • 15” laptop
    • 10” tablet
    • Additional lenses and gear

    Specifications:

    Internal Dimensions: 11.5” W x 16.3” H x 6.8” D (29.2 × 42.4 × 17.3cm) Exterior Dimensions: 12.5” W x 18.” H x 8.5” D (31.6 × 45.7 × 21.6cm) Laptop: 11” W x 16” H x 1.3” D (27 × 40 × 3.5cm) Weight: 3.5– 4.2lbs (1.5–1.9kg) Depending on accessories used

    Airport TakeOff™

    Similar in size to our Airport International roller, the Airport TakeOff is a little smaller but features backpack straps. When you’re shooting an event where there’s grass, gravel, rain, stairs or other rough terrain, simply put the TakeOff on your back and quickly put it down again when you reach smooth terrain. Backpacks are more mobile and faster than rollers — especially in crowded situations.

    $ 369.75
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    Additional Features:

    • Meets most International and US domestic carry-on requirements*
    • Seam-sealed rain cover included
    • Bottom handle for easy over head lifting
    • User replaceable wheels
    • Business card holder and zippered pocket
      • *Check with your airline for current carry-on requirements Airport TakeOff™

        What Fits:

        • 2 standard DSLRs or 1 gripped DSLR + 1 standard
        • 400mm f/2.8
        • 17” laptop
        • 4-6 additional lenses
        • Example: Nikon D810 mounted to 24-70mm f/2.8, D3s, 70-200mm f/2.8, 105mm f/2.8 macro, 50mm f/1.4, 14-24mm f/2.8, SB900
        • Example: Canon 5DMIII, 400mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.2, 16-35mm f/2.8

        Specifications:

        Internal Dimensions: 13” W x 18.5” H x 5.3– 6.8” D (33 x 47 x 13–17 cm) Exterior Dimensions: 14” W x 21” H x 8” D (35.5 x 53 x 22 cm) Laptop Pocket* 11.4” W x 16.3” H x 1.4” D (29 x 41.5 x 3.6 cm) *Lightly padded pocket fits a laptop in a sleeve or slim case Weight: 8.6–10.3 lbs (3.9–4.7 kg) Depending on accessories used

    Change Up™ V2.0

    The Change Up is designed to be worn on the front of the body and used as a lens changer for active shooting. The bag comes with a harness system that allows you to adjust the height of the bag vertically so you can keep wearing the bag in many different situations. It’s also ideal for extremely tight situations, like press conferences, where there’s no room for a camera bag on the side of your body — only the front. The Change Up is ideal for photojournalism as well as sports photography.

    $ 146.75
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    Additional Features:

    • Body conforming waist-belt with load adjustment strap
    • Camera Support Straps V2.0 compatible
    • One-handed zipper for quick access
    • “Grand” opening of easy access (wide mouth)
    • Compression straps to adjust fit for optimum comfort
    • Easily accessible front organizer pocket
    • Stretchable side mesh pockets for water bottle or flashes
    • Stretchable front pockets for lens caps and other small accessories
    • Seam-sealed rain cover included
    Change Up™ V2.0

    What Fits:

    • Standard DSLR
    • 70–200 detached
    • 24–70 attached
    • Flash
    • Example: Nikon D810 with 24-70mm f/2.8 mounted, 70-200mm f/2.8 unmounted, and SB910

    Specifications:

    Internal Dimensions: 11.2” W x 10” H x 5.8” D 
(28.4 × 25.4 × 14.7cm Exterior Dimensions: 11.5” W x 10.5” H x 6” D (29.2 × 26.7 × 15.2 cm)
 Weight: 1.5–2.2 lbs (0.7–1.0 kg) (Minimum weight = Bag with 2 hinged dividers ONLY)

    Modular Skin™ Set V2.0

    Because the skin pouches lay flat against your body when the lens is removed, many photojournalists prefer the Skin Set because they are less obtrusive. When wearing this belt system at sports events, you can shoot and change lens in tight crowds without the annoyance of bumping into other photographers.

    $ 149.75
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    Additional Features:

    • Large travel pouch included
    • Wide mouth opening for quick access
    • Pockets for lens caps and accessories
    • Hook-and-loop "Sound Silencers" offer discretion
    • Grab handles and attachment points
    • Mid-weight padding to protect your gear
    • Attachment loops for the Keep-It-Up shoulder strap (optional)
    • Rotate or lock your components on a belt
    Modular Skin™ Set V2.0

    What Fits:

    • Wide angle and standard professional zoom lenses
    • 70–200mm f/2.8 or Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 with the lens hood reversed or in position
    • 640EX or SB910 with an external battery pack and diffuser attached
    • Gripped camera body (lens not attached)
    • Small telephoto lenses, teleconverters, RF Transceivers, or pro batteries

    Specifications:

    External Dimensions (box): 13.4" W x 11.6" H x 3.5" D (34 x 29.5 x 9 cm) Weight: 2lbs (0.9 kg)

    My 2nd Brain® 15

    All photojournalists carry a laptop that needs to be readily accessible, either in your bag or separately, so you can edit during or right after the event. The My 2nd Brain 15 is very compact, lightweight and designed specifically for 15” Apple laptops. Carrying your laptop in a separate case also helps navigate through airports more easily by reducing the weight of your roller.

    $ 99.75
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    Additional Features:

    • Easily accessible organizer for pens, business cards, keys or other personal items
    • Large rear pocket for documents or papers
    • Dual-cross buckle on shoulder strap enables you to attach bulky headphones, water bottle, baseball cap or sunglasses case
    • Removable shoulder strap with adjustable, non-slip pad
    My 2nd Brain® 15

    What Fits:

    • 15” MacBook
    • iPad
    • iPhone 6+
    • Apple specific power supply
    • Apple specific cables
    • Headphones

    Specifications:

    Exterior Dimensions: 10.2” W x 14.8” H x 2.6” D (26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm) iPad Pocket: 8.3” W x 11" H x 0.8” D (21 x 28 x 2 cm) Laptop compartment: 9.8" W x 14.3" H x 1.4" D (25 x 36.3 x 3.5 cm) Weight: 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg) With all accessories

    My 2nd Brain 15 (Harbor Blue)

    All photojournalists carry a laptop that needs to be readily accessible, either in your bag or separately, so you can edit during or right after the event. The My 2nd Brain 15 is very compact, lightweight and designed specifically for 15” Apple laptops. Carrying your laptop in a separate case also helps navigate through airports more easily by reducing the weight of your roller.

    $ 55.00
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    Additional Features:

    • Easily accessible organizer for pens, business cards, keys or other personal items
    • Large rear pocket for documents or papers
    • Dual-cross buckle on shoulder strap enables you to attach bulky headphones, water bottle, baseball cap or sunglasses case
    • Removable shoulder strap with adjustable, non-slip pad
    My 2nd Brain 15 (Harbor Blue)

    What Fits:

    • 15” MacBook
    • iPad
    • iPhone 6+
    • Apple specific power supply
    • Apple specific cables
    • Headphones

    Specifications:

    Exterior Dimensions: 10.2” W x 14.8” H x 2.6” D (26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm) iPad Pocket: 8.3” W x 11" H x 0.8” D (21 x 28 x 2 cm) Laptop compartment: 9.8" W x 14.3" H x 1.4" D (25 x 36.3 x 3.5 cm) Weight: 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg) With all accessories

    My 2nd Brain 15 (Mist Green)

    All photojournalists carry a laptop that needs to be readily accessible, either in your bag or separately, so you can edit during or right after the event. The My 2nd Brain 15 is very compact, lightweight and designed specifically for 15” Apple laptops. Carrying your laptop in a separate case also helps navigate through airports more easily by reducing the weight of your roller.

    $ 55.00
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    Additional Features:

    • Easily accessible organizer for pens, business cards, keys or other personal items
    • Large rear pocket for documents or papers
    • Dual-cross buckle on shoulder strap enables you to attach bulky headphones, water bottle, baseball cap or sunglasses case
    • Removable shoulder strap with adjustable, non-slip pad
    My 2nd Brain 15 (Mist Green)

    What Fits:

    • 15” MacBook
    • iPad
    • iPhone 6+
    • Apple specific power supply
    • Apple specific cables
    • Headphones

    Specifications:

    Exterior Dimensions: 10.2” W x 14.8” H x 2.6” D (26 x 37.5 x 6.5 cm) iPad Pocket: 8.3” W x 11" H x 0.8” D (21 x 28 x 2 cm) Laptop compartment: 9.8" W x 14.3" H x 1.4" D (25 x 36.3 x 3.5 cm) Weight: 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg) With all accessories