New Photojournalist holdall from CCS
By Ian Burley
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Increasingly, the need to carry a portable computer along with your camera gear is becoming a necessity. For example, top society photographer and cousin to the Queen, Lord Lichfield, once prepared a photo for a client using Photoshop in a laptop PC in a car park. So does the average camera bag design accommoate the IT side of a 21st century photographer’s arsenal?
UK camera bag manufacturer, CCS, saw gap in the market and has moved to fill it with a new bag designed with the help of professional photojournalists.
CCS comments: “The CCS Photojournalist Holdall can comfortably accommodate a laptop and a comprehensive photographic outfit including two bodies, three lenses and flash as well as a medium format outfit.
“CCS consulted many photojournalists to design a bag that is both incredibly practical for photographers on the move and has included several innovative features.
“For example, if you ever need to just grab you gear and run, there is no need to spend time fiddling with complicated closure systems; simply pick up your bag using the additional rubber-gripped web handle. When this is attached to external fixings it allows you to carry your bag without closing the main compartment – ideal when on the move.
“The Photojournalist bag also has a hook on the lid, which attaches to the ‘D’ ring to prevent the lid from falling on the ground and getting wet and dirty.
According to CCS, a popular feature on other CCS holdalls and one which has been incorporated in the Photojournalist bag is the concealed sitter/kneeler in a rear zipped compartment. It is designed for laying out equipment, protecting your laptop when working on location, as well as for kneeling or sitting.
The CCS Photojournalist bag is priced around £150 inc.VAT
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