“We have just released Version 3.0 of our popular Modular Belt System, with improved access speed and ease while accommodating for today’s gear. The Modular Belt System moves weight from your shoulders to your waists for more comfortable all-day carry. Many of the new pouches are expandable to fit pro-sized lenses with hoods in the shooting position….”
The news earlier this month that Think Tank Photo has updated its Modular Belt System to version 3.0 is welcome indeed here at ‘Untitled: Stories of Creativity, Innovation, Success’ as we are in the throes of refining our equipment carrying system for transporting gear in the field and on planes, trains and automobiles.
I chose Think Tank Photo products some years ago on discovering its Wired Up Multimedia system when getting back into photography and video production while needing an integrated system for carrying audio equipment, cameras, lenses and accessories of all sorts and sizes.
I went on a quest to buy every bag in the Wired Up Multimedia system after it suddenly vanished from Think Tank Photo’s website and the retailers stocking it here, and use its components still, but I have long needed to expand it with newer offerings better designed for more contemporary mirrorless cameras, lenses, audio equipment and other many and various accessories by other equally innovative brands such as 3 Legged Thing, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Peak Design, Røde Microphones, Rotolight, Tascam, Zoom and more.
The core of the broader integrated production system I am putting together for my documentary photography and video work now may well be Think Tank Photo’s Modular Belt System V3.0 along with the company’s Naked Shape Shifter 17 V2.0 (or its possible V3.0 successor).
Integration seems to be name of the game as production gear makers in different countries partner with each other in making their gear work together in ways that never occurred before.
I will be poring over the components within Think Tank Photo’s Modular Belt System V3.0 via its PDF and website in order to work out the best combination for me, in the absence of a local stockist with plenty of Think Tank Photo product on its shelves for a good try before you buy now that professional suppliers L&P Photographics in Artarmon and Foto Riesel in Sydney are sadly no more.
Think Tank Photo Modular Belt System V3.0 and related items
Think Tank Photo’s Modular Essentials Set V3.0 from the new Think Tank Photo Modular Belt System V3.0 can make a good starter set of Speed Belt-mounted camera bags for cameras, lenses, accessories, personal items and hydration supplies.
Think Tank Photo Pro Speed Belt V3.0 is the core of the Think Tank Photo Modular Component System.
Think Tank Photo Pixel Racing Harness V3.0 attaches to the Think Tank Photo Pro Speed Belt V3.0 for even more fatigue relief and attachment points for bags, camera straps and other items.
Think Tank Photo modular bags attach to speed belts and camera bag side rails with this tongue and flap system so they stay in one place on the belt or rail or are able to be moved into place as needed. To anchor the bag in one spot for the duration, place the tongue into a loop like this. For free movement, place the tongue over the loop.
Think Tank Photo Naked Shape Shifter 17 V2.0 is specially designed with internal rails for attaching Modular Components System pouches and belts. Use it to carry your system onsite, belt up then keep the Naked Shape Shifter on your back to carry personal items and rain jacket, or for rapid packing when your shoot is completed.
Think Tank Photo Speed Belt and Modular Belt System V3.0 components make for fast, easy access to all your gear on location instead of fiddling with shoulder bags or backpacks.
Think Tank Photo Little Stuff It! V3.0 can be attached to a belt, bag rail or vertical straps such as Think Tank Photo Pixel Racing Harness V3.0 or straps on other camera bags and backpacks. I want one so I can keep my mobile phone and other small daily necessities in it then swap from bag to bag at speed.
Think Tank Photo Camera Clip Adapter V3.0 enables you to hang cameras off your Speed Belt or camera bag rail via camera clips made by Peak Design or the Spider brand’s Spider Light or Spider Pro.
Think Tank Photo Stuff It! V3.0 can hold a wide variety of small items. I have two of its predecessor, Stuff It! V2.0, and use them attached to backpacks and waist packs. One always holds my personal items for easy transfer between bags.
Think Tank Photo Stuff It! V3.0 can hold keys, reporters’ notebooks, pens, pencils, mobile phones, business cards and plenty more besides. I have two version 2.0 Stuff It! bags.
Think Tank Photo Credential Holder Tall v2.0 for holding press passes, credentials papers, business cards, mobile phones, pens, pencils and more. I have one small and one tall, ready-packed for when I need to dash off to cover an event.
Instead of leaving your water bottle in the side pocket of your Think Tank backpack, carry it with you at all times on your Think Tank Speed Belt. Think Tank Photo R U Thirsty V3.0 can also make a good holder for mini umbrellas.
Think Tank Photo Hubba Hubba Hiney V3.0 may have started life as a camera bum bag concept but it can be so much more than that, the core bag component of your modular belt system for carrying gear while shooting.
Think Tank Photo Lens Changer 25 with cover over the lens for better protection. Think Tank Photo’s Modular Component System V3.0 contains six version 3.0 Lens Changer bags.
Think Tank Photo Speed Changer V3.0 can hold one battery grip-equipped DSLR or mirrorless camera, or several lenses or a myriad of small items of various sorts.
Think Tank Photo Speed Changer V3.0 can carry several small lenses, SSD or hard drives, batteries, SD card holders or other accessories.
Think Tank Photo Speed Changer V3.0 can also carry a range of smaller items in its two front compartments.
Think Tank Photo Slim Changer V3.0 can carry lenses, a non-gripped DSLR or mirrorless camera or other small accessories and production equipment.
MindShift Gear – website – Think Tank Photo’s companion brand for outdoor adventure bags and accessories.
Peak Design – website – many Peak Design products work in synergy with Think Tank Photo and Mindshift Gear products.