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Lowepro Rethinks Urban Sling Design with Updated Slingshot Edge Series

 

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August 19 2015 - Lowepro, one of the leading manufacturers of camera bags has today announced the latest generation of its urban day pack series, the Slingshot Edge. The designed series caters for the urban photographer by combining easy access and protective compartments with added storage for tablets, in a stylish and slim design.

 

"Ease of use is paramount for photographers on the move," said Tim Grimmer, vice president of brand and product at Lowepro. "There are few things more disappointing in photography than missing a great shot because you couldn't get to your gear in time. The new Slingshot Edge series rethinks the sling design for fast, optimized access to a compact DSLR or compact system camera, while putting an added emphasis on trusted gear protection and style."

 

The Slingshot Edge 150 AW and 250 AW bags are designed for urban photographers, travelers and day trippers looking for a versatile and stylish camera bag to keep things light and easy. Two sizes are available, each featuring padded, dedicated compartments to keep camera gear, a tablet and other essentials organized and safe.

The Slingshot Edge 150 AW is designed to hold a mirrorless/compact system camera with attached lens, a second lens, a small tablet and personal items.
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The larger Slingshot Edge 250 AW can accommodate a compact DSLR camera with attached lens, an extra lens, flash, full-size tablet and additional personal gear. Both bags come complete with a built-in All Weather AW CoverTM to protect from rain, snow or dust, as well as external bag straps that allow the attachment of a small tripod or other equipment.

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The Slingshot Edge 150 AW (US MSRP $89.95) and 250 AW (US MSRP $109.95

  ABOUT LOWEPRO

 For 48 years and counting, Lowepro bags have been traveling the world, earning the loyalty and admiration of the best photographers, and setting the industry standard for innovative functionality and remarkable protection. Spanning three collections – professional, outdoor and urban – Lowepro designs and develops protective carrying solutions for specific activities and environments. Wherever your passions and pursuits take you, chances are you'll find us there. 

 

Lowepro announces New Photo Backpacks Built for Outdoor Adventurers

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SALT LAKE CITY and PETALUMA, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowepro, the leading maker of photography carrying solutions, today expanded its trusted offerings for outdoor photographers with the launch of Whistler, a four-season and alpine-inspired backpack series, and the next generation of its best-selling and active-adventure backpack, Photo Sport II.

Lowepro introduces the Whistler series, a collection of four-season and alpine-inspired technical backpacks for wilderness photographers and adventurers.
"Both of these inventive, technical designs evoke memories of founder Greg Lowe and the origins of the company that he built," said Tim Grimmer, vice president of brand and product at Lowepro. "From the adventurer who works in extremes, to the athlete who likes to go fast and light, we've created these bags to help outdoor photographers take and protect their gear to the ends of the earth."

Born on the side of a mountain, the Whistler series was designed and tested by professional photographers, including Whistler shooter Paul Morrison, in the extreme conditions of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.

"I've worked with Lowepro bags since I began shooting skiing over 35 years ago, and it was a Lowepro bag that helped my camera gear survive a large avalanche in 1997," said Paul Morrison, professional photographer and Loweprofessional. "Cameras mean different things to different photographers, but I think most agree that there is an attachment to cameras that can run quite deep. Bags are the protective connections between our gear and us. That was the thinking that brought about Whistler."

Whistler is a versatile, four-season technical backpack that comes in two sizes – 350 AW and 450 AW. Ideal for wilderness photographers and adventurers who carry an equal measure of camera, video and functional outdoor equipment, the bag's hinged and zippered back panel offers partial or full access to photography gear, and its rigid internal structure can support attachment of skis, poles, tripods, ice axes and more. Featuring Lowepro's ActivZone System™ harness and MaxFit™ divider system, the bag is comfortable to wear and flexible to pack. Whistler's extra-protective build keeps gear safe from the elements, including a waterproof fabric and base, detachable All Weather AW Cover™ and removable camera gear insert.

Addressing the demands of two passions in one pack, the updated Photo Sport II series offers camera and personal gear portability when engaged in aerobic sports or activities. The Photo Sport BP 200 AW II and 300 AW II both include a new UltraCinch™ design, featuring side access and a custom pull-tab to tighten and stabilize the bag's photo gear space in one swift action. Lightweight, weather-resistant materials and a built-in All Weather AW Cover keep photographers moving when the weather changes. An ActivZone harness system, padded waistbelt and adjustable shoulder straps offer padding in all the right spots, while the bag's dedicated compartment for a 2-liter water reservoir (not included) helps photographers stay hydrated while running, hiking, biking, climbing, boarding or trekking.

The Whistler BP 350 AW ($349.95) and 450 AW ($389.95) and the Photo Sport BP 200 AW II ($169.95) and 300 AW II ($199.95) are now available for purchase at a number of retail locations

ABOUT LOWEPRO

For 48 years and counting, Lowepro bags have been traveling the world, earning the loyalty and admiration of the best photographers, and setting the industry standard for innovative functionality and remarkable protection. Spanning three collections – professional, outdoor and urban – Lowepro designs and develops protective carrying solutions for specific activities and environments. Wherever your passions and pursuits take you, chances are you'll find us there. To learn more, please visit http://www.lowepro.com.

Think Tank Releases Trifecta for DSLR and Mirroless camera systems.

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Think Tank Photo’s Trifecta DSLR and Mirrorless Camera Backpacks Hold Photographers’ Three “Workhouse” Lenses

16 June 2015  
Santa Rosa, Calif. – Think Tank Photo’s new Trifecta backpacks, the Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack and the Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack, are specifically designed for serious photographers’ three workhorse lenses: their ultra-wide, mid-range, and telephoto zoom lenses. Available for DSLR and Mirrorless systems, these innovative backpacks sling for side access from both the left and right. They are the perfect carrying solution for any shooter on the move who doesn’t want to have to take off their backpack to access their gear. The rear panel opening offers complete access to gear. The slim silhouette is comfortable and appealing, and helps photographers easily navigate through crowds.
Additional features include:
Dividers convert from right-handed to left-handed access
Additional top compartment fits lunch or other essentials
Convert one or both side compartments to fit personal gear or a large water bottle
Included tripod attachment strap secures a tripod to the front panel
Stretchable front pocket for a water bottle
Robust shoulder harness with adjustable sternum strap for all day comfort


Contoured back panel provides targeted cushioning as well as overall breathability.
Top compartment mesh pockets help to organize small items
Internal organizer pockets give you quick access to filters, batteries, cards, etc.
Seam-sealed rain cover included

What Fits
Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack: 1 medium to large Mirrorless body with lens attached, 2–5 additional lenses, up to an 8” tablet, plus personal gear. Examples include a Sony a7 with 70–200mm f/4 attached, 24–70mm f/4, 16–35mm f/4, and an iPad mini or a Canon Rebel t5i with a 55–250mm f/4–5.6 attached, 10–18mm f/4.5–5.6 IS,18–55mm f/3.5–5.6, 50mm f/1.8, and an iPad mini.

Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack: 1 standard size DSLR body with lens attached, 2–4 additional lenses, up to a 10” tablet, plus personal gear. Examples include a Nikon D810 with 70–200 f/2.8 attached, 24–70 f/2.8, 14–24mm f/2.8 and an iPad or a Canon 5DMIII with 100mm f/2.8L macro attached, 85mm f/1.2L, 50mm f/1.2L, 35mm f/1.4L, 24mm f/1.4L and an iPad.

Materials
Exterior: for superior water-resistance, all exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating, plus the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has 600D twill, YKK® RC fuse zippers, 420D high-density nylon, ultra-stretch mesh, nylon webbing, nylon air-mesh, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: removable closed cell foam dividers, polyurethane backed liner and dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, Super-Grip velex, hexa mesh, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 190T seam-sealed rain cover, 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Specifications
Trifecta 8 Mirrorless Backpack
Interior Dimension: 9.4” W x 10.2” H x 4.5” D (24 x 26 x 11.5 cm)
Exterior Dimension: 11.4” W x 17.7” H x 5.7” D (29 x 45 x 14.5 cm)
8” Tablet Pocket: 6.7” W x 9.4” H x 0.4” D (17 x 24 x 1 cm)
Weight (with all accessories): 2.3 lbs (1 kg)

Trifecta 10 DSLR Backpack
Interior Dimension: 11” W x 12.2” H x 5.3” D (28 x 31 x 13.5 cm)
Exterior Dimension: 12.6” W x 19.3” H x 6.9” D (32 x 49 x 17.5 cm)
10” Tablet Pocket: 7.8” W x 9.6” H x 0.4” D (19.8 x 24.5 x 1 cm)
Weight (with all accessories): 2.7 lbs (1.2 kg)

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