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Category: Bags, Cases and Straps

Think Tank Photo releases first expandable backpack - An expanding bag that can be compressed to 3" in width once equipment is removed will be on sale in December.

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Shape ShifterPress Release:

In December, Think Tank Photo will release the Shape Shifter™, the first backpack designed to expand and contract to fit DSLR equipment. By contracting down to 3 inches, the backpack keeps photographers from having to carry around a large foam box on their backs once their equipment is removed.

The Shape Shifter was designed for:
  • Photographers that want a lightweight solution with significantly less foam and padding than traditional photo backpacks;
  • Photographers that travel a great deal by airplane and public transportation that want to carry the maximum amount of equipment in the smallest package possible;
  • Photographers that want to reduce the size of the backpack after their gear is removed. (Note: some gear can remain in the front, like two strobes, and it can still be compressed to the smaller size with the zipper);
  • Photographers that use modular belt systems. After they remove most of their gear and put it on their belt, they then can then collapse the backpack;
  • Photographers on the run that must travel with up to 17” laptops and have the necessary accessories with them to transmit images.
Product Features
  • The Shape Shifter can be compressed to 3 inches in width once equipment is removed.
  • Once the majority of photo gear is removed, the bag can be collapsed and the photographer can still carry up to a 17” laptop and accessories, but in a much smaller package.
  • Rear compartment for up to 17” laptops has medium padding for protection and comfort.
  • Photographers can to wear their belt system, with components attached, and still support the weight of the backpack with the belt.
  • The inside compartment has neoprene pouches for:
    • 2 Pro DSLR bodies
    • 1 70-200 2.8 with hood reversed
    • 1 24-70 2.8 or similar with hood reversed
    • 1 16-35 2.8 or similar with hood reversed
  • Stretch pockets on the inside can also hold two strobes and other
  • accessories
  • Includes a strap system to mount either a monopod or tripod on the front the
  • backpack.
  • Padding on the back has an airflow system for breathability and comfort.
Technical Specifications:
  • Outer Dimensions when COLLAPSED: 20 x 12.5 x 3” ( 51 x 32 x 8 cm)
  • Outer Dimensions when EXPANDED: 20 x 12.5 x 7” ( 51 x 32 x 18 cm)
  • Inner Dimensions of the LAPTOP CASE compartment: 19 x 12 x 1.5” (48 x 30.5 x 4 cm)
  • Inner Dimensions of the DSLR Camera compartment (Note that because there are neoprene pockets to hold the photo gear, the normal internal dimensions stated have less meaning): 19.5 x 12 x 4” (49.5 x 30.5 x 10 cm)
  • Estimated Base Weight (without any straps or accessories attached: 3 lbs, 13 oz (1729 grams)
Price: $249.00 (US). For more information please visit the Think Tank Photo website.

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