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Bags & Cases

From backpacks to shoulder bags to rolling cases, there's a perfect option for your photography

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Tamrac Ultra Pro 11
TAMRAC
For pros and photographers with a lot of accessories and big zooms, shoulder bags offer easy access, deep capacity and plenty of storage options for best keeping all of your gear organized snugly. The Ultra Pro Series of shoulder bags from Tamrac is available in four sizes. The Ultra Pro 7 base model is slimly designed for accommodation of a pro body, flash and the three most used lens sizes—a wide-angle, standard zoom and tele-zoom. The Ultra Pro 11, Ultra Pro 13 and Ultra Pro 17 can carry up to two D-SLRs with lens attached, a wide selection of lenses and up to a 15-inch laptop. A foam-padded front pocket has a plastic-reinforced bottom for carrying laptops, and the main compartment uses a Double Lens-Bridge Divider system that allows both cameras to sit cradled comfortably, thanks to an adjustable platform. The removable rain cover permits access to gear, and Tamrac’s M.A.S. modular system allows the bag to be used with optional add-ons for extras like water bottles and lenses. Estimated Street Price: $129 (Ultra Pro 7); $159 (Ultra Pro 11); $175 (Ultra Pro 13); $199 (Ultra Pro 17).


Tenba Black Label
TENBA
With three photo satchels and two shoulder bags, the Black Label line of camera bags from Tenba offers top-of-the-line quality at the right size for your system. The smallest bag in the line offers room for a compact D-SLR with up to three lenses, while the Large Shoulder Bag offers enough capacity for a pro camera with a 70-200mm attached and four to six lenses. Considerable work has gone into the design of the series, with an exterior constructed of tough ballistic nylon and lamination with open-cell foam for protection from water, stains and tears. Each bag in the series also features customizable padded dividers, Duraflex clips, seatbelt-style webbing, reinforced stress points, steel triangle D-rings and hand-tailored double-needle front pleats and contoured seams. The trim and handle are made from perforated upholstery leather, and color-coded memory card slots are included for remembering which cards are fresh and which are used. List Price: Starts at $131.


Think Tank Wired Up 10
THINK TANK
Think Tank’s Multimedia Wired Up Collection offers photographers using video-capable D-SLRs new ways to organize photo, video and audioWired Up 10 fits a D-SLR with a 24-70mm lens attached; the Wired Up 20 includes enough room for a D-SLR and detached 70-200mm lens. Both models include an audio recorder front pocket and side pocket for microphones, and the belt packs feature a forward-facing Mic Hands assistant for hands-free recording of audio. Other bags in the modular system include the Mic Drop In for holding up to a 16-inch shotgun mic, the Recorder case for audio recorders, the Big Audio case for larger audio recorders and the Wireless Mic Kit case for carrying multiple wireless sets. List Price: $139 (Wired Up 10); $169 (Wired Up 20).

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