If quality and design are important, there is one Canon camera bag alternative I need to tell you about. ThinkTankPhoto is a rather unique company in the world of photography accessories.
Their products are for professional photographers and serious shooters who demand the most in performance and durability.
If you're looking for a great bargain on a cheap camera bag, ThinkTank will not be a good alternative for your Canon gear.
Rather than use a team composed of designers, sales people and marketers to each have their own requested elements included in the bag design, these bags are designed from the input from real photographers. They adopted a "No Compromise" philosophy.
ThinkTankPhoto's mission is to support photographers travel easier, take photographs faster and organize their camera and accessories more efficiently. This philosophy results in impacting the end result photographs, not just a nice camera bag.
Zippers are the most frequent part of a camera bag that breaks first. It happended to me with my first big pro bag from Lowepro. I had it stuffed too full with camera bodies, lenses and a few other accessories and forced the zipper a little too much.
ThinkTankPhoto uses YKK zippers, the highest quality zipper in the camera bag and luggage industry. They only use nickel-plated sliders for better durability.
In today's fast pace way of life, photographers demand quick access to their camera equipment. With that in mind, the lens cases, belt packs, and holsters were all designed for split-second retrieval.
ThinkTank has even named some of their products after the key design element of speed: The Whip it Out, The Speed Demon, The Pro Speed Belt, and the Speed Changer.
One of the perks from buying a Canon camera bag alternative from ThinkTankPhoto is the free gift you get as a thank you.
ThinkTankPhoto was started by two designers and two talented photographers in 2005.
The design board is now composed of a dozen member who provide constant feedback and ideas generated from real world experiences with using the bags, belt packs, lens cases, and various other accessory carriers.
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Written by Bruce Lovelace