“Working in partnership with renowned wildlife photographer Moose Peterson, MindShift designers have updated the original Moose Peterson Photopacks. Initially designed for wildlife and safari photographers, all photographers will find the three-compartment layout protects their gear from the elements.
The compartment doors are built to close automatically, keeping dust and particulates out of your bag and away from your camera sensor. As a workflow solution, the layout provides quick access to up to three camera bodies with lenses attached and at the ready….”
MindShift Gear Moose Peterson Backpack Series version 2.0
Once upon a time I worked in some of the most adverse conditions for photography anywhere in the deserts above ground and down deep inside gold mines in Western Australia, carting my cameras, lenses, lights, light stands and tripods about in a motley collection of shoulder bags, tripod bags and Zero Halliburton hard cases.
You had to be ready to dismantle gear and pack up in seconds and failure to do so could have disastrous consequences.
Dust, particulate matter, water and chemical spray, extremes of heat and cold, giant dump trucks taking sudden dives over the edge of open cuts or swerving out of control, anything could happen and frequently did so.
US wildlife photographer Moose Peterson may well be accustomed to some of these sorts of conditions, judging by the unique features found in the second generation of his collaboration with MindShift Gear, sister company of Think Tank Photo.
Standout features of the Moose Peterson Series for me are their separation of gear into three compartments to reduce potential cross-contamination, allowance for up to three ready-rigged cameras plus lenses to reduce dust on sensors, automatically-closing compartment doors, and the choice of three different sizes from customary neck-to-coccyx long through mid-size to the not-so-long MP-7 brilliantly allowing for wearing one of Think Tank Photo’s unique modular component belt systems lower down.
MindShift Gear Moose Peterson MP-7 V2.0
Right now the short but sexy Moose Peterson MP-7 V2.0 looks very appealing for the times I want to keep a camera at my side in a waist-belt pack for rapid access but also need to have just enough and not too many lenses and other items at the ready on my back.
Think Tank Photo belt system plus MindShift Gear Moose Peterson backpack may just be exactly the right solution for documentary photographers always on the go, especially in the hot, dusty and windy conditions we have been experiencing in this country just lately, thanks to extreme weather conditions making their way across to the south-east of this continent all the way from my old stamping ground in northern Western Australia.
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