Wednesday, December 18, 2013

REVIEW: Think Tank Photo Mirrorless Mover

Think Tank Photo Mirrorless Mover 30i
Think Tank Photo Mirrorless Mover 30i
This bag is MUCH smaller in real life than this photo makes it seem
and that is a GOOD thing! It’s about the height and width of an iPad

Earlier this year my friends at Think Tank Photo announced their first camera bag collection for Mirrorless cameras, called the Mirrorless Movers™.  The Mirrorless Movers come in four sizes that range in size from the Mirrorless Mover 5, which fits one small size mirrorless body with a small telephoto or pancake lens attached, up to the Mirrorless Mover 30i, which fits one medium to large size mirrorless body plus two to four lenses and an iPad.

As is their design philosophy, Think Tank placed a premium on quality.  The new bags utilize metal hardware instead of plastic buckles, and only high quality fabrics, YKK zippers and a new, magnetic closure.  In the words of their president and lead designer Doug Murdoch, “The Mirrorless Movers offer photographers quality in their camera bags worthy of their investment in these sophisticated, expensive camera systems.”

When you click on this special link you will receive free gear with all orders of $50 or more and free shipping on all orders.

Mirrorless Mover
The largest bag is about the height and width of an iPad
even though it feels much larger in this photo

The four sizes are:

  • The Mirrorless Mover 5 fits one small size mirrorless body with a small telephoto or pancake lens attached. It is sized for the Canon EOS–M, Leica D–Lux, Nikon 1 series, Olympus E–PM2, E–PL5, EP–3, Panasonic GF3, Sony NEX–C3, or similar sized bodies.
  • The Mirrorless Mover 10 fits one medium size mirrorless body plus one to two lenses and additional accessories. It is sized for the Leica V–Lux, Olympus OM–D E–M5, Panasonic G3, GF5, GH2, Samsung NX5, NX11, NX210, Sony NEX–5, NEX–6, NEX–7, or similar sized/smaller bodies.
  • The Mirrorless Mover 20 fits one medium size mirrorless body plus two to three lenses and additional accessories. It is sized for the Leica V–Lux, Olympus OM–D E–M5, Panasonic G3, GF5, GH2, Samsung NX5, NX11, NX210, Sony NEX–5, NEX–6, NEX–7, or similar sized/smaller bodies.
  • The Mirrorless Mover 30i fits one medium to large size mirrorless body plus two to four lenses, iPad, and additional accessories or a small–size DSLR and one to three small telephoto lenses or primes. It is sized for the Fuji X–Pro 1, Leica M8, Panasonic GH3 or similar sized/smaller bodies. Small DSLRs: Canon Rebel, Nikon D3200/D5200, Sony SLT–A55/A37 or similar sized bodies.

Video Tour

Here’s a video I took that demonstrates how this bag works with some popular Fujifilm cameras:

Click to view the video on YouTube

For those who have endured the horrible lighting in my previous videos, I’ve added studio lights finally using the Lowel Rifa eX 66 Pro Video Light Kit. Leave a comment to let me know if you appreciate the improved lighting or not.

The cameras featured in the video are the Fujifilm X-E2, X20, and X-Q1. Check the right side of the blog for links to their reviews as they become available.

Conclusion

This is a long overdue arrival to the ThinkTankPhoto lineup! I’ve been a big fan of the BlackRapid SnapR  bags, but they are too small for the interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras. This now addresses that gap in a big way!

I’ve got the 30i and its awesome! I don’t have a mirrorless camera, but I’ve tested it with a Canon T5i, Fujifilm X-S1, and the Fujifilm X-E2. They all fit comfortably in this bag so I was quick to reach for it or my Turnstyle 20 when I was on the go. I’m also jazzed that my iPad fits in the 30i with no problem.

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2 comments:

bgood said...

Black Rapid's SnapR 35 was perfect for the Sony RX1 until I started using the attachable viewfinder - now it won't fit. I've ordered the Mirrorless Mover 10 for use with RX1 and OM-D. For these cameras, I like the smallest lightest bags possible that will protect them as I'm running after my 3 1/2 year old grand daughter. I predict the Mirrorless Mover series will be a big hit. A lot of photographers have mirrorless cameras to complement their full-frame rigs.

Ron Martinsen said...

bgood,

Ah, good to know!

I'm glad to see TTP finally getting into this segment too! I love my BR bags, but the interchangeable mirrorless cameras were in a gray area when it came to quality bags.