Traveling Light 19 Story's Up
I take my Lowepro flipside 400 bag with me everywhere. It's a great compact little bag that can fit a lot more in it then one would think and that's one of the reasons I love it so much. On this particular day we were shooting in downtown St Pete for fashion week on the 19th story balcony. With no assistant in the budget to help me out on this job, traveling compact up to the balcony of a building was a must so I packed this little bag to the max. Below is a list of the Gear I had in my Lowepro Flipside 400.
- 2 Nikon Professional Body's
- 16-35 F4
- 24-70 F2.8
- 50mm F1.8
- 70-200 F2.8
- Hood man Hood loupe
- Pocket wizards
- San Disk CF Cards x 4
- San Disk SD Cards x 2
Other Gear used to create this shot....
- White Lighting Strobe X1600
- Paul Buff Soft White Beauty Dish
- Paul Buff Lithium Power pack.
- Paul Buff Heavy duty stand.
Great blog Jonathan. Me being a DSLR Filmmaker and doing some photography it was tough for me to find a a bag that could adapt for both photo or video. I researched a lot of bags and I alway came back to Lowepro for there quality and ergonomics. In the end I bought the Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 because other than my DSLR (5DMK2) and lenses (50mm, 24-105mm, 70-200mm) Im able to fit a DSLR shotgun mic, wireless mic, mini shoulder rig, 3x LCD viewfinder, a small LED light and a 15in laptop. Which I would call my minimalist film package. The Lowepro flipside 400 was actually my second option but now after seeing your bag in person and seeing all my equipment fit, Im buying one. The biggest appeal to about the Lowepro flipside 400 bag is that it can only be accessed from the rear where your back would be which is a great security measure. This is perfect because when traveling to a foreign country or in a crowd I am sometimes paranoid some can unzip my my bag while im wearing it and take something. This blog definitely solidifies my decision in the Lowepro flipside 400 bag being my next bag for travel.
One thing I like about the LowePro bags is that they usually have a built in rain cover. I've forgotten my covers of other bags in the past and it is a pain. Pretty tough too.
I also own this bag and I absolutely love it! I can fit my 3 lenses (2 primes and a long lens) plus my harddrive, flash, accessory/cable case, fold-able reflector, 12.1 inch netbook, and 10.1 inch tablet all in it with room to spare! Great for traveling and just carrying around all the good stuff.
Jonathon, Thanks for sharing your expert tips and information. Very often "we" as "artists" get caught up in "our" style and are a bit on the selfish side when it comes to "man how did he/she do that". It is refreshing that you would share with everyone "the" what, how, why, when etc. especially with a less experienced photographer, like myself.
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