ThinkTank ShapeShifter – Travel Review

More and more photographers are traveling with their gear. Whether it be a weekend trip to a national park to photograph sunrises and sunsets or the long haul to a foreign country, photographers demand safe options to transport their gear. Rollers, backpacks, and shoulder bags all come to mind when we think of stuffing away […]

A tank for your gear, Pelican S130 Camera/Laptop Backpack

The Pelican S130 camera/laptop backpack is one of the few of its kind. Over the years, I’ve observed a slight disconnect between many companies and customers when it comes to protection for both laptop and camera equipment. While there are many brands who “do it right” and many who don’t, I’ve yet to come across […]

iKan Explorer Backpack – Review

Music photographers know all about pit bags and non-pit bags. In fact, illuminoise. even touched on the topic a bit in our review of the Vanguard Quovio 41. Some bags are just too big for active pit use and illuminoise. came to the conclusion, as do many other music photographers, that backpacks are not approved for pit […]

ThinkTank Speed Racer v2.0 Review

If you’ve read any of the gear reviews on this site, or the old site nicksemradphotography.com, you’ve probably noticed we’ve reviewed a few pieces of ThinkTank photo gear. Well, that’s because we like them, a lot. ThinkTank isn’t just another photo bag company that churns out mediocre merchandise that compares to everything else. They produce top notch, […]

ThinkTank StreetWalker HardDrive Photo Backpack Review

Backpacks are usually not my first choice for carrying my gear around, and for good reason. There is really no fast way to access my camera and lenses. As a concert photographer I need my gear easily accessible in tight spaces at all times. There is no throwing down my backpack on the floor, unzipping, […]

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