As promised, this is the beginning of a series of reviews of the Think Tank Photo equipment that I have and use. I am not paid by or rewarded by Think Tank in any way, I just happen to be one of those guys that resisted the Think Tank gear for a while and then when I finally jumped in I have been completely changed. I can’t honestly say that I am gone over to the rectangular backpack world and I’m not a roller bag person, but the bags that I do have (all modular) are unequivocally PERFECT!
For this first review, I want to start small – the Modular Pouch. Future reviews will move on to other modular gear that I use with the big cameras and specifically how I intend to make use of the Think Tank modular products in a slightly different way on an upcoming photo job in Tanzania.
There will be no wasting your time here with mentioning what you can already find out on the Think Tank Modular Pouch product page.
When the bag first arrived I was a little baffled about all of the Velcro tabs on the outside. A little web investigation spelled this out for me and I must say it is brilliant! Not only can this pouch be attached along with other modular components on a modular gear Belt (and I promise it absolutely will be), but there are these bizarre little wings and such that are designed to facilitate attachment to backpack straps! All of these Velcro doo-hickies provide options for attaching this to just about anything, including a plain old belt that might be holding up your pants – which is exactly what I do on occasion with the use for this bag mentioned next.
The pouch is the perfect size for all kinds of the little stuff (3.5” L x 2” W x 6”), but… and here is the big one for me and in fact the whole reason I bought this bag…the Canon G12 is a perfect fit! In my remote and rural area here I do not have access to ANY camera gear stores. All my acquisitions have to be painfully researched on the web. When looking for appropriate and suggested bag/cases for the Canon G12, never once did I happen across mention of the Think Tank Modular Pouch. In fact finding this bag was a complete accident, but “boy oh boy” what a good one. For those of you that need bullet proof armor for your cases, this might not be for you as there isn’t really much padding. For me though, I am known to take pretty good care of my gear and it is just what I was looking for. The G12 is a little big anyway and the last thing I needed was a big bag to haul it around in.
My rating = 5 out of 5…whatever that means.