On almost every shoot that I do, I use two different focal lengths, and sometimes one extra. The 35mm, and the 85mm (and sometimes a 70-200). These two lengths allow me to capture every shot that I think up, but it also means that I’m switching lenses very often. Sometimes, it feels like I’m constantly switching. And this presents a problem.
To make these switches, I need to have easy access to those lenses and there aren’t really too many options for that. Sure, I could have those belt mounted lens cases that are gaining in popularity, but those often bump on my Glidecam as I’m rotating.
But we might have a solution! The Wolffepack.
The Wolffepack is one of the most uniquely and indeed, ingeniously designed backpacks and carrying cases that I’ve ever seen. What makes its design so powerful is the ability to access everything in the backpack, without having to remove it from your back. They’ve made a new model of the groundbreaking backpack. It’s called the Wolffepack Capture and it’s made specifically with photographers in mind.
When I think about how I shoot and what I want to be able to accomplish, I see the Wolffepack adding a fluidity that most bags can’t give. Do you think the Wolffepack Capture would help you on your shoots?
Check out their great crowd-funding video to see more and invest in one for yourself!
Wolffepack Capture: The Ultimate Camera & Access Backpack
Backpack access for the photographer taken to a new level.
Wolffepack is a multi award-winning, revolutionary new concept in backpack design. After many, many requests, we've now taken our unique access system a step further and adapted it for the photographer.
The Wolffepack Capture comes with a custom padded pod for DSLR plus lenses and accessories, which can be removed for loading flexibility.
The Wolffepack Capture is the ultimate backpack for cameras and access, for everyone, from the photographer to the traveller, commuter, hiker, parent, or explorer. This bag was designed to adapt to what you need to carry, but at all times to give you the best access.
Capacity: 26 litres approx
Bag weight empty: 1.5kg approx
Bag Dimensions: height 46cms, width 31cms, depth 18cms
Exterior Textiles: high grade water-resistant 450x300D melange polyester with PUx2 coating, gunmetal zipper pulls and hooks
Camera Pod (removable): height 18cms, width 25cms, depth 14cms, weight 0.2kg approx. Padded and soft microfiber-lined comes with internal dividers, zipper pocket, storage card slot, and 2 mesh side pockets. Capacity for DSLR (with lens) plus 2 spare lenses (like 24-70mm) or 1 lens plus flash unit. Compartments: 3 customisable spaces: Upper half plus lower half, with moveable shelf down converts into 1 large space
Tripod Clip: Fits either side into side pocket plus webbing loop and clip Laptop Sleeves: Padded and soft microfiber-lined for a laptop up to 15”/38cm or for tablet computer
Pockets: Organiser section, Front slip pocket with G-hook, and cargo mesh pockets for chargers, batteries, day gear
External Side Pockets: 2 pockets for drinks, small items or tripod legs Waterproof rain cover: Ripstop nylon and branded with Wolffepack logo it tucks into custom pocket under the backpack
Features: Strap tidies, Top handle, Chest strap (detachable), webbing loops for bike lights, heavy duty no.10 zipper on main compartment
Materials: Wolffepack’s system uses leading-edge materials from the high performance worlds of yachting and mountaineering. It includes Kevlar, carbon fibre, and Dyneema, which is 15 x stronger than steel and used by the military for ballistic protection. The Dyneema cords can carry a load of more than 300kg.
Colour: Heathered textured grey with red detailing
Learn more about Wolffepack Capture at their Kickstarter Campaign page.
(cover photo credit: snap from Kickstarter)