I have been pro­fes­sion­al­ly engaged in reportage pho­tog­ra­phy for 6 years, and dur­ing this time I man­aged to go through fire and water in mat­ters of car­ry­ing pho­to­graph­ic equip­ment, and most pho­tog­ra­phers will under­stand me. Ini­tial­ly, I used a com­pact bag for this pur­pose, in which only a cam­era with a small lens was placed. On the one hand, it did not take up much space, but on the oth­er hand, it was cat­e­gor­i­cal­ly impos­si­ble to put some­thing extra inside. Then the lens was upgrad­ed to 10x zoom, and the device no longer fits in this case — I had to buy a big­ger bag. And again, even an exter­nal flash or an addi­tion­al lens did not fit in it, but at the same time, it began to notice­ably inter­fere with work. Next, there was a very large bag that already con­tained addi­tion­al acces­sories, but no more. So, in order to quick­ly send a pho­to, I had to car­ry a lap­top in anoth­er bag. And with these two suit­cas­es, I already took up twice as much space, and it was not very con­ve­nient to take off.

Fur­ther, I decid­ed to fun­da­men­tal­ly change the approach and began to use ordi­nary back­packs. But even here I was dis­ap­point­ed. Yes, all pho­to­graph­ic equip­ment and even a lap­top fit in there, but if you put it all there just like that, then in a week the expen­sive equip­ment will turn its head, espe­cial­ly in our dense­ly pop­u­lat­ed metro. There­fore, I had to put a car­ry­ing bag inside the back­pack, and already put the equip­ment in it. In fact, in prin­ci­ple, this, of course, removed the issue of car­ry­ing, but there were sev­er­al nuances: you had to spend a lot of time just get­ting the cam­era, addi­tion­al acces­sories moved around the back­pack, and if you put the bag on the ground (which you have to do quite often dur­ing the shoot­ing, it quick­ly got dirty.And then, actu­al­ly by acci­dent, I stum­bled upon a spe­cial­ized back­pack for car­ry­ing pho­to­graph­ic equip­ment Case Log­ic SLRC-206-BLACK with an addi­tion­al com­part­ment for a laptop.At first, it caused cer­tain doubts, because there was no large com­part­ment, where you can load some things that are not relat­ed to shoot­ing, and it is not very cheap com­pared to tra­di­tion­al back­packs (from 6,000 rubles).But curios­i­ty got the bet­ter of me, and now I want to share my opin­ion about this new acqui­si­tion.

This back­pack is made of durable nylon, which is almost impos­si­ble to tear, and abra­sion occurs very slow­ly, in addi­tion, the mate­r­i­al resists mois­ture and dirt. It is clas­sic black with small bright orange accents. Its dimen­sions are 43x32x20 cm. I agree that large-sized car­goes will not fit in this one, but, what is much more impor­tant, it becomes notice­ably more dif­fi­cult to hit some­one in the face in a dense for­ma­tion of pho­tog­ra­phers. Anoth­er nice con­struc­tive moment for which I want to shake hands with design­ers is a rigid polyurethane bot­tom. Not only will it not rub off, as is often the case with ordi­nary back­packs, but it can even be put in a pud­dle — it will not let water in, and a cou­ple of quick move­ments with a nap­kin will clear the bot­tom of dirt. The walls are quite thick and absorb the blows of fate on the bag.

The back­pack has four zip­pered com­part­ments. Out­side there is a small square pock­et (20×20 cm) with two locks. This is an excel­lent stor­age for any small things: pens, busi­ness cards, mem­o­ry cards, fil­ters and oth­er use­ful things. I use it for tablet. Inside there are spe­cial pock­ets that help put things in their places. It is note­wor­thy that the entire inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tion, pleas­ing to the eye, is bright orange.

The next sec­tion is the most impor­tant, it is here that all our pho­to­graph­ic equip­ment will lie. He also has two locks, and there are Vel­cro stops on the sides that allow you to get to the cam­era with one move­ment, but if you want to change the lens or get to charg­ing, then you already need to unfas­ten the com­part­ment to the end. The top sec­tion is actu­al­ly a reg­u­lar cam­era bag with a lens and two sup­port pads. Addi­tion­al­ly, there is a Vel­cro pad on top with a slit in the cen­ter, which keeps the cam­era from mov­ing. The clos­ing cov­er has a pad made of soft mate­r­i­al to pro­tect the cam­era screen from dam­age dur­ing trans­porta­tion. Unfas­ten­ing the com­part­ment to the end, we find a cell struc­ture: two ver­ti­cal par­ti­tions (which are a con­tin­u­a­tion of the sup­port­ing pads of the cham­ber) and 6 hor­i­zon­tal ones. Every­thing is very soft, so it will pro­tect the lens­es well from dam­age. But the coolest thing about all this is that you can eas­i­ly change the loca­tion of the par­ti­tions, opti­miz­ing the space for your acces­sories. The parts are attached to each oth­er with Vel­cro. If desired, you can com­plete­ly get rid of them, free­ing up space, say, for a lunch­box. In oth­er words, you your­self make such a con­fig­u­ra­tion of this com­part­ment that you need at a giv­en time. On the flip side there is a con­ve­nient pock­et for small things.

On the left side of the back­pack there is anoth­er flat com­part­ment with a zip­per, and inside it there are a cou­ple of pock­ets. Per­fect for phone or oth­er flat devices. There is no pock­et on the right, but there are two straps that can be used to secure a tri­pod, well, or a bot­tle of water if desired.

Final­ly, a flat lap­top com­part­ment with two locks runs along the back. It will fit an ultra­book or lap­top with a diag­o­nal of up to 17 inch­es. But if you ask for a back­pack very well, then he eats the 18-inch mod­el. Like all oth­er com­part­ments, every­thing inside is orange and very soft.

A com­mon prob­lem with such prod­ucts is low wear­ing com­fort. Here every­thing is done to make you feel com­fort­able. First, since there is a lap­top in the back com­part­ment, a flat wall is adja­cent to the back. Sec­ond­ly, there are three soft pil­lows on the back side, which fur­ther reduce the load on the back. The straps here are also soft and durable, and the extra adjust­ment straps roll into the roller and are fixed with Vel­cro, and do not hang rest­less, like most back­packs. For car­ry­ing with one hand, there is a soft han­dle, although quite small.

What I liked most about this back­pack is the abil­i­ty to change its con­fig­u­ra­tion to your lik­ing. There is enough space to fit a huge tele­pho­to inside, and if you wish, you can remove every­thing alto­geth­er and use the space for com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent tasks. Anoth­er great solu­tion is quick access to the cam­era. Some­times, even a cou­ple of sec­onds of delay can mean the absence of the desired pic­ture, but here the sec­onds to pre­pare the cam­era are reduced to a min­i­mum. The next fea­ture I like is the hard, durable bot­tom. Now you real­ly can not be afraid to put the bag on the ground, and even in the rain it will not get wet. Unlike sim­ple back­packs, all depart­ments here have soft impact pro­tec­tion. There are many com­part­ments where you can dis­trib­ute a lot of pho­to acces­sories and not only them. Final­ly, the Case Log­ic SLRC-206 is sim­ply com­fort­able to wear — it almost does not inter­fere with oth­ers, and the load on the shoul­ders and back is min­i­mal due to pil­lows.

This method of car­ry­ing turned out to be the most con­ve­nient of all that I have tried, so if you are seri­ous about pho­tog­ra­phy, then do not spare the mon­ey — get a spe­cial back­pack, it will save your nerves and make life much eas­i­er. Pho­to equip­ment is very expen­sive equip­ment, and it should be pre­sent­ed with a good and com­fort­able home. Case Log­ic SLRC-206-BLACK will be a good choice, being a thought­ful, con­ve­nient and high-qual­i­ty solu­tion.