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Review: TrekPak RolliPak 48 72 Universal Camera Bag Divider



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Overview : RolliPak is an easy-to-install, lightweight alternative to the velcro dividers currently taking up space in your camera bag! Utilizing the same TrekPak pin system, RolliPak seamlessly integrates into any camera bag by attaching to the velcro that is already lining your bag. Simply unroll RolliPak in your bag, trim to desired length, pin in your dividers, and add your gear! Yup, it’s really that simple. It works great in ThinkTank, LowePro and most softsided, fabric lined bags. Your bag, Your way.

RolliPak 48 Kit contains:
  • One • 48 inch perimeter piece
  • 3 • 23 inch dividers
  • Cutter Tool
  • 20 pins with 20 red pull tabs
RolliPak 72 Kit contains:
  • One • 48" + One • 24" perimeter pieces
  • 4 • 23 inch dividers
  • Cutter Tool
  • 30 pins with 30 red pull tabs.

Quality/Usability : In this review, we'll be installing the RolliPak into the ThinkTank StreetWalker Pro Backpack Bag.

Velcro's are great at holding wires/cables together, keeping a bag closed but one thing I'm not fond of is in camera bags. Yes, velcro dividers work great at separating your gear but if you need to adjust the dividers, they are a pain. I found out about TrekPak awhile back when they launched on Kickstarter. Not only was there no more velcro dividers, it made organizing a lot easier and cleaner.


The unit we're reviewing is the RolliPad 72 Kit. It includes a 48" and 24" perimeter pieces, four 23" dividers, cutter tool and 30 pins and 30 red pull tabs.


The perimeter pieces are durable and bendable to contour your bag. One side has the two velcro rows that attach to the velcro lining inside your bag and the other side is a thin layer of foam for protection.


Included with the TrekPak's is a cutting tool. This lets you cut the perimeter pieces as well as the dividers. They don't come precut since people have different sizes depending on their gear.


The anodized aluminum pins is what keeps the dividers in place. They slide into the holes of the dividers as shown below. The tabs makes pulling them out easier when you need to adjust the dividers.


For the dividers, they are 23" in length. On both sides is padded foam and in the middle is a plastic core. This provides strength as well as slots to insert the pins into. To cut the dividers, you'll need to use the cutting tool but you'll also need to make sure that its the size you want. If you cut too big, you can cut it down more but if you cut too short, there's no going back.

With a simple 3 step process, you can now upgrade your favorite bag from the supplied Velcro system!

1. Remove the Velcro dividers from your bag.
Here, you can see how the ThinkTank StreetWalker Pro Backpack Bag was originally laid out with the padded velcro dividers. This layout worked well for me but as you can see, the dividers were lopsided, flimsy and to me, it didn't look as organized/as clean looking.

2. Slowly line the interior with Rolli. If there is excess perimeter pieces, use the cutter tool to cut it off and use the pins to "lock" the pieces together as shown below
With the velcro dividers removed, I lined walls of the bag with the Rolli. Once I got it wrapped, I used the cutter tool and removed the excess Rolli.

What makes TrekPak really unique, is that you won't find any velcro with the exception of attaching the Rolli to the walls of the bag. When you try to adjust a normal gear bag while out in the field, you know how frustrating it can be. The Velcro sticks where you don't want it to, is hard to pull apart, and just looks messy and cluttered.


Once everything was lined up, I just used the pull tab as there is no need to have them since they won't be removed during adjustments. The TrekPak pin system is much easier to adjust, very secure, and straight up, it's slick.

Note: By adding the TrekPak, you lose about 1/2 an inch of interior dimension because you're wrapping it around the bag and not just swapping out the dividers. Where as with the included dividers, they velcroed directly on to the walls of the bag.

3. Re-organize your gear with TrekPak dividers and pin in place
With TrekPak's patent pending system use of anodized aluminum pins and durable padded dividers, it offers limitless organizational options. As you can see already from the image above, it's starting to look a lot cleaner and much sturdier.


The image on the left is with the included velcro dividers from our ThinkTank StreetWalker Pro Backpack Bag review. The image on the right is with the TrekPak RolliPak. It looks a lot more cleaner and organized. If I ever add/remove gear, all I have to do is take out the pins for that divider, adjust it and put the pins back in. No more having to deal with velcro.

The most time consuming part (at least for me) was getting the size of the dividers correct. I hate wasting pieces but for one of the pieces, I ended up cutting it too short. So I ended up cutting another small strip and used a pin (with no tab) to hold it in place. Low and behold, it worked out well and is held securely in place. But once you got the right size, you can easily duplicate it since you have the correct size.


The TrekPak RolliPak doesn't come up as high as ThinkTank's divider system because with the StreetWalker, near the top of the bag, it is lower in height. So having a higher Rolli may cause the bag to not close properly. If the bag was the same height all around, I would of went higher.

But I'm glad it's lower. Now I can lay my camera strap across the top. Before, the strap would cause the front flap to slightly bulge due to the higher ThinkTank padded dividers.

Conclusion : Overall, the TrekPak RolliPak 48 72 Universal Camera Bag Divider is a must if you want to keep your bag organized, clean looking and have the flexibility to adjust the dividers on the fly. No more having to fiddle with velcro and getting frustrated.

I noticed that with the RolliPak wrapped around the bag, the interior dimension has gotten a little tighter. It is no fault of the TrekPak. It's just how it is when you're adding something to an existing product.




Manufacturer: TrekPak
Site: Buy from TrekPak


Deal: Amazon Prime Accounts Just $67 This Friday Thanks to Emmys Win



To celebrate five wins at the 67th annual Emmys, Amazon is listing a Prime subscription at just $67 for a very limited time this upcoming Friday. The $67 Prime account deal will begin at 12:00am ET (9pm PT) on Friday, then shut down at 11:59pm ET that night. To put it more simply, anytime this Friday you can take advantage of the deal. First year is $67 and after the first year, you'll be billed at the regular price of $99.

As for the show that won, Transparent, this is not the first time Amazon has celebrated its success. In January, when the show won a couple of Golden Globes, Amazon listed Prime accounts at $72.

With Prime, you receive free 2-day shipping on many orders through Amazon, access to Amazon Music and Amazon Video, and a ton more goodies.

Review: MindShift Gear GoPro GP Bundle Carry Case



Overview : Imagine new shooting and outdoor adventures like never before with the MindShift GP Series. This complete case system is designed to manage all your GoPro® cameras, attachments and accessories.

The MindShift GP Series includes carrying cases for single or multiple cameras and provides easy organization for all the mounts, screws and accessories needed to outfit a working GoPro system. Built with flexibility and accessibility in mind, the different size cases are available individually or as bundles offering options for single camera or multi-camera users. Craft the GoPro kit that matches your own vision with a variety of convenient carrying options.

Specifications :
GP 2 Batteries and Cards
  • Notched clear windows on interior pockets for easy access to your batteries
  • Tether point to attach clip or lanyard
  • Clear window includes a contents card to easily label your gear
  • Gear profile: 2–4 micro SD adapters or ~20 micro SD cards and 2 GoPro Hero® 3+ and Hero 4 batteries
  • Dimensions: 4.3” W x 0.8” H x 2.4” D (11 x 2 x 6 cm)
  • Weight: 0.9 oz. (25 g)
GP 4 Batteries and Cards
  • Notched clear windows on interior pockets for easy access to your batteries
  • Tether point to attach clip or lanyard
  • Clear window includes a contents card to easily label your gear
  • Gear profile: 4–8 micro SD adapter or ~40 micro SD cards and 4 GoPro Hero® 3+ and Hero 4 batteries.
  • Dimensions: 6.9” W x 0.8” H x 2.4” D (17.5 x 2 x 6 cm)
  • Weight: 1.3 oz. (71 g)
GP Cables and Power (The go to bag for GoPro charging and attachment cables)
  • Three red elastic ties included to help organize your cables
  • Clear window includes a contents card to easily label your gear grab handle
  • Gear Profile: 1–2 dual battery charger, auto charger, 1–2 wall chargers, WiFi remote
  • Dimensions: 6.7” W x 3.7” H x 1.4 D (17 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm)
  • Weight: 1.7 oz. (48 g)
GP Mounts–S, GP Mounts–M, GP Mounts–L (Dedicated place for your GoPro mounts)
  • Clear front panel allows you to instantly see all contents
  • Clear rear pocket for organizing all your small essentials
  • Center divider to keep mounts separate
  • Clear window includes a contents card to easily label your gear
  • Grab handle
  • GP Mounts–Small: Fits assorted small to medium mounts such as: The Frame, Handlebar/Seat post/Pole Mount, Roll Bar Mount, Tripod Mount, Curve + Flat Adhesive Mounts, Removable Instrument Mounts, Mic Stand, NVG Mount, Surfboard Mounts, Grab bag of Mounts. Dimensions: 5.3” W x 5.7” H x 1” D (13.5 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm). Weight: 2.5 oz. (71 g)
  • GP Mounts–Medium: Fits assorted large mounts such as: Chesty, Junior Chesty, Suction Cup, and Jaws. Also holds Jaws, Flex Clamp, Gooseneck, Head Strap + Quick Clip, Helmet Front Mount, Side Mount, Vented Helmet Strap Mount, NVG Mount, Surfboard Mounts, Grab Bag of Mounts. Dimensions: 7.1” W x 5.7” H x 1.2” D (18 x 18 x 3 cm). Weight: 3.5 oz. (100 g)
  • GP Mounts–Large: Fits assorted large mounts such as: Chesty Junior Chesty, Suction Cup, and Jaws. Also holds Flex Clamp, Gooseneck, Head Strap + Quick Clip, Wrist Housing, and Fetch, or 3–Way. Dimensions: 7.8” W x 7.8” H x 2.6” D. Weight: 4.2 oz. (119 g)
GP LCD and Backdoor Case (Designed specifically for Backdoors and Bacpacs™)
  • Multiple pockets for separating the complete contents of the Bacpac Backdoor kit
  • Clear window includes a contents card to easily label your gear
  • Gear Profile: Backdoors, LCD Touch BacPac, 1-4 Battery BacPacs for GoPro Hero 3+, or any combination.
  • Dimensions: 6.7” W x 3.7” H x 1.7” D (17 x 9.5 x 4.5 cm). Weight: 2.8 oz. (78 g)
GP 1 Kit Case (Compact case fits your GoPro camera and accessories)
  • Multiple ways to carry: attach to a shoulder strap, belt mount, or in another bag
  • Separate zippered pocket fits batteries, cards, remote or other small accessories
  • Lightly padded to protect your gear
  • Gear Profile: 1 GoPro Hero® 3+ or 4 in housing with BacPac, 2 batteries, 2 memory cards, remote.
  • Dimensions: 3.5” W x 5.9” H x 2.8” D (9 x 15 x 7 cm)
  • Weight: 2.8 oz. (80 g)
GP 2 Kit Case (Compact case fits your GoPro camera(s) and accessories)
  • Lightweight and flexible design easily fits into a backpack, shoulder bag, or even your pocket
  • Lightly padded to protect your gear
  • Two zippered interior pockets for organizing all your small essentials
  • Gear Profile: 1-2 GoPro Hero® 3+ or 4 in housings with accessories like small sized mounts, backdoors, batteries, memory cards, etc.
  • Dimensions: 6.7” W x 2.6” H x 3.7” D (17 x 6.5 x 9.5 cm)
  • Weight: 2.8 oz. (80 g)
GP 4 Kit Case
  • Lightweight and flexible design easily fits into a backpack, shoulder bag, or even your pocket
  • Lightly padded to protect your gear
  • Two zippered interior pockets for organizing all your small essentials
  • Gear Profile: 1-4 GoPros Hero® 3+ or 4 in housings with accessories like small to medium sized mounts, backdoors, batteries, memory cards, etc.
  • Dimensions: 6.7” W x 2.6” H x 7.1” D (17 x 6.5 x 18 cm)
  • Weight: 5.2 oz. (148 g)
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GP Bundle – Small (Everything you need for your kit)
  • Clear front panel allows you to instantly see all contents
  • Less bulk! Lightweight and flexible design easily fits into a backpack, shoulder bag, or even your pocket
  • Multiple pockets for organizing all your small essentials
  • Contents: GP 2 Kit Case, GP Cables & Power
GP Bundle – Medium (Everything you need for your kit)
  • Clear front panel allows you to instantly see all contents
  • Less bulk! Lightweight and flexible design easily fits into a backpack, shoulder bag, or even your pocket
  • Multiple pockets for organizing all your small essentials
  • Contents: GP 2 Kit Case, GP Cables & Power, GP Mounts Medium, GP 2 Batteries & Cards.
GP Bundle – Large (Everything you need for your kit)
  • Clear front panel allows you to instantly see all contents
  • Less bulk! Lightweight and flexible design easily fits into a backpack, shoulder bag, or even your pocket
  • Multiple pockets for organizing all your small essentials
  • Contents: GP 4 Kit Case, GP Cables & Power, GP Mounts Medium, GP 4 Batteries & Cards.

Quality/Usability : ENTER TEXT


The GP Bundle — Medium includes a GP 2 Kit case, GP Cables & Power case, GP Mounts case, GP 2 Batteries and Cards case and three red whips. Each case has it's own purpose.

The GP LCD and Backdoor Case is not included with any of the packages. It has multiple pcokets to hold backdoors and BacPacs.

GP 2 Kit Case:

The Kit case is what you'll be using the most. This is what will hold your GoPro and other accessories. The GP2 Kit Case can hold up to two GoPro's. There's also a GP 1 that holds one GoPro and a GP 4 that holds up to four GoPro's.

There's is a grab handle to carry the case easily. When you open the cover to the Kit case, there is a clear zippered pouch that can store your memory cards.

With the GoPro in the case along with a case, it seems to make the cover bulge a little due to the mount on the case. If you put memory card in the clear pouch on the cover flap, make sure it's away from the GoPro. The case still closes but it would be a hassle if I have to remove the GoPro from the case every time if I want the case flush. If they made the case slightly taller, this would solve the issue or you would just have to lay the GoPro flat.

GP Cables and Power:

The GP Cables and Power case holds just that...all your cables, power adapter and whatever small items you may want to store. There is a little handle to carry the case as well as a clear pouch to write down the contents or store business cards.

Depending how much gear you have, you may be able to put your cables and power adapter into the Kit case and use this case for other items.

The red whips are bungee cords for cable management. These can be purchased separately from Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama | ThinkTank Photo

GP Mounts - Medium:

The GP Mounts holds any mounts and other accessories that you need to carry that otherwise won't fit in any of the other pouches. I placed a chest mount, head mount and GoWorx GoKnuckles. Just these three things, the GP Mount was pretty much at its capacity.

GP 2 Batteries and Cards:

If you own or have seen ThinkTank Photo's Pocket Rocket memory card holders, then it will be familiar to you. The back has a pouch to write down the contents or store some business cards. Once you open the case, there is a zippered pouch and two pouches. The one we received holds up to 2 batteries. The next size up can hold up to 4 batteries. The zippered pouch is used to store memory cards such as SD adapter and microSD cards.

With the memory cards and batteries inserted and case closed up, the case doesn't look too bulky.

Conclusion : Overall, the MindShift Gear GoPro GP Bundle Carry Case is a durable case. ThinkTank/MindShift are top quality cases. It's great that there are pouches for different accessories and you can just grab whatever you need but if you need all 4 cases, it can be left behind. It would be nice if there was a connection system where it can daisy chain to each other. So if you grab one, you'll grab the rest as well.

If they also added 1/2 inch to the height of the GP Kit Case, this would prevent the GoPro case mount from causing the cover flap to bulge slightly.




Manufacturer: MindShift Gear
Site: Buy from MindShift Gear

Kickstarter: SlideLITE Mirrorless Camera Strap Added to Everyday Messenger Bag



Our friends over at Peak Design is on a roll. Not only have they surpassed their Everyday Messenger Bag goal but they also announced the CaptureLENS and Lens Kit. And now, they have just announced a version of their popular Slide Strap…the SlideLITE Mirrorless Camera Strap.

The SlideLITE contains all the revolutionary features of Slide, but in a slimmed down 1.25 inch (3.2 cm) wide strap, ideal for carrying mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. Anchor Link connectors let you wear SlideLITE as a sling, neck or shoulder strap, and aluminum quick adjusters let you change strap length on the fly.



The SlideLITE will retail for $49.95. If you're interested in the Everyday Messenger Bag, now is the time to get it a long with the SlideLITE. Otherwise, you can pre-order at B&H Photo and Adorama or when it does become available at peakdesign.com.

Peak Design Coupon Code Amazon TrekPak Custom SLR

Kickstarter: Holga Creator Restyles Camera for Digital World



The Holga camera was a analog 120 film camera from the 1980s filled with lo-fi (quality) photos is getting a digital makeover. Holga Digital of Hong Kong launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring the classic camera back with a few modern upgrades and snazzy colors (pink, white, black, and a Kickstarter only multi-color edition).

The Holga Digital camera features original optics that are known for their dark corners and vivid colors. In addition, a lens adapter allows existing Holga lenses to be used with Holga Digital. It features F2.8 and F8.0 two-stop aperture settings, 4:3 and 1:1 aspect ratios, an 8MP 1/3.2" CMOS sensor, hot shoe, and tripod mount. Images are stored to an SD card (Wi-Fi cards are supported). Other features include AA battery operation, a Bulb shutter mode for long exposure shots, and micro USB compatibility.

Holga designed the Holga Digital for everyone from the first-time Holga user to the photography enthusiast. You’ll be snapping beautiful images in a matter of seconds. You don’t have to fiddling around with shutter speed, aperture, IOS, or white balance. But it gives you the freedom to experience Holga unique image style; different lenses or you can even mount external flashes onto the build in hot shoes.

One thing that made Holga so unique is due to it image quality produced. The Holga Digital is a high-quality glass optic with F2.8 and F8.0 aperture setting to fit different environment and situation. Unlike any other digital camera on the market by producing vivid color and dark corner by firmware, we create our image quality by the optics.


With the new Holga Digital you can use your lens from the old Holga camera and pop them in by using a lens adaptor. This way you can share lens between your analog camera and the new Holga Digital.


The most well recognizable Holga must be the Holga 120N, this analog camera shot 120mm film to create 1:1 ratio square photos. They have embedded this feature into the new Holga digital. Now you can switch between 4:3 or 1:1 ratio photograph without doing any post-editing and share with your friends right the way!



Holga Digital is offered to Kickstarter backers for $75 CAD (approx. $57 USD), with shipping estimated to begin in December. Various additional packages are offered at other price points that include accessories, lenses, and more, including a $580 CAD ($440 USD) 'Holga Collector Master Piece' bundle.



Continue reading for full press release.

Holga Creator Restyles Camera for Digital World

HONG KONG, Aug. 31, 2015 — T.M. Lee, the 84-year-old creator of Holga cameras, has recently launched Holga Digital, revolutionizing the retro camera without the necessity of 35mm film.

Through a partnership with SmartGears Global, Holga has created a new line known as Holga Digital cameras, which not only reintroduces the iconic toy camera to the world with a fresh color pallet, but also allows users to instantly work on their photos using a WiFi SD card.

“We’ve noticed the demand for film cameras is shrinking because the film development process is costly and time consuming”, said T. M. Lee, the original creator of the Holga camera. “I think the Digital Holga can fill the gap for Generation Y, so they can enjoy the artistic imagery that Holga cameras produce without the hassle of that process.”

Originally brought to life in 1981, the Holga is an ultra-basic film camera with a plastic lens that produces richly textured, unpredictable images with a soft focus and occasional light streaks. The Holga Digital has taken the original Holga to the next step and is open to individuals of all skill levels: from first-time Holga users, to the most experienced photographer.

The Holga Digital is a high-quality glass optic with F2.8 and F8.0 aperture settings to fit different environments and situations, giving users the freedom to experience the unique Holga image style. For users interested in further developing their own unique shots, Holga Digital will also offer
different lenses and mounted external flashes as available accessories.

“Holga Digital is not the camera to replace the current digital camera market,” explained Lee. “Instead, it opens up a whole new genre for digital photography, by giving the younger generation a sample of how photography used to be and drawing in more people who are interested into film photography.”

Individuals have until October 15 to back the Holga Digital cameras on Kickstarter, and are still able to claim a variety of rewards, including:
  • Super Early Bird Holga Digital camera: $57 USD
  • Holga Classic package (one Holga Digital camera and custom designed leather strip): $72 USD
  • Holga Artist package (one Holga Digital camera, one lens package with Fisheye, macro and
  • portrait lens attachments, one built-in color gel flash light, a custom designed leather strip, a
  • Holga Digital lens adaptor, a Holga postcard set, and a Holga photo book): $200 USD
  • Holga Collector Masterpiece (one limited edition Holga Digital camera, one lens package with
  • Fisheye, macro and portrait lens attachments, one built-in color gel flash light, a custom
  • designed leather strip, a Holga Digital lens adaptor, a Holga postcard set, a Holga photo book,
  • and a serial number certificate signed by T.M. Lee): $438 USD
Backers can expect delivery from December 2015 to January 2016 based on their reward selection.

About Holga
Holga was founded backed in 1982. Back in the 1970s, our company made external flash units, when the first camera with a built-in flash was introduced.
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