Today Think Tank Photo has revealed a completely new re-design of their extremely popular, dare I say industry standard, Modular lineup. I have previously reviewed the Modular Skin Set and found it to be fantastic for sports and event work so I’m excited to see the improvements they have made.
Two Lineups Updated
With this update Think Tank are releasing the Modular Rotation System and Modular Rotation System Skin™ Components. These are the same two systems that we had previously but with updated pouches across the board. The Skin system as I mentioned lacks the padding of the regular Modular System which makes it great for indoor work such as weddings and also great for packing if you have to fly with your gear. It all packs down very flat and doesn’t weigh much at all. If you need a little more protection then the Modular system is going to be best for you.
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Lets take a look at the new versions and the new and noteworthy features that have been introduced ……..
The Lens Cases’ new features are:
- Wide mouth opening allows for smoother lens retrieval and replacement.
- One-hand drawstring closure with the auto-locking mechanism: only one hand is needed to securely close the pouch.
- Zippered bottom pocket includes seam-sealed rain cover.
- Top handle allows for easy gathering of multiple pouches.
- Smooth back reduces wear on clothing and helps components slide easily around the belt.
- Padding under lens cover protects lenses from bumps and bruises.
- Improved front pocket material for increased durability and elasticity.
Modular Set V2.0
Noteworthy: When you purchase the set you now get a neat little travel case to keep all the components in.
Lens Changer 15 V2.0
Noteworthy: As with ALL the components a rain cover is provided which lives in the zippered pocket on the bottom.
Lens Changer 25 V2.0
Lens Changer 35 V2.0
Lens Changer 50 V2.0
Lens Changer 75 Pop Down V2.0
Noteworthy: The zippered section on the bottom allows you to leave the hood in place.
Noteworthy: This is a personal favorite of mine as I have one of the originals. They have removed the previous 2 sizes and replaced it with just one. It’s great for putting teleconverters in and you don’t even need to worry about putting caps on them as the interior is designed to protect!
Noteworthy: The replacement for the old chimp cage but for smaller non-gripped bodies.
Speed Changer V2.0
Noteworthy: A much larger organizer pocket on the front of this now.
Little Stuff It
Hubba Hubba Hiney
Noteworthy: This is an all new bag to the lineup though in some ways it follows on from the much smaller bum bag they had before. This will now hold a 70-200 though if you put it sideways.
Noteworthy: This has seen some worthwhile updates and stands out to me. The previous version was fine for a strobe but little else. Now you have a front pocket top put batteries in, colored gels and an external battery pack. The pocket features a feed through to the main compartment so the batter pack can remain plugged in and attached at all times. I own the original version but I think I will purchase this upgrade as it’s more than cosmetic.
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Keep It Up Shoulder Strap
Noteworthy: This looks fantastic ! I had never wanted to use the full double shoulder Belly Dancer kit that they had because for me it was overkill and had too much material on your shoulder to get you sweaty on a hot day at the race track. This is a great middle ground and includes a handy cell phone pocket. On top of that they give you attachment points for three places on the belt to you can switch the strap from one shoulder to the other in just a split second without having to actually mes around un-clipping things. Just release the quick release and plug it into the spare one on the opposite side. This is on my must have list !
Modular Skin Components V2.0
The Skin components have had a much more minor update which is understandable as the the V1.0 versions were a newer product anyway. They still maintain the excellent sound proof system that allows you to silence the hook and loop closure system to maintain discretion during things like conferences and wedding ceremonies. Please take a look at my review of the V1.0 components HERE as everything is still relevant and only very cosmetic changes have taken place here.
Modular Skin Set V2.0
Notable features: Set includes – Skin 50 V2.0, Skin 75 Pop Down V2.0, Skin Strobe V2.0, Skin Body Bag, Large Travel Pouch
Skin 50 V2.0
Skin 75 Pop Down V2.0
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Skin Strobe V2.0
Skin Body Bag