Think Tank launches Mindshift BackLight 45L backpack

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Think Tank Photo has launched the new MindShift BackLight Elite 45L backpack.

With a 45 litre capacity there's space for both camera gear and a lapop and tablet, and true to the pack's positioning as suitable for adventure photography, the exterior also includes attachment points for a variety of gear including axes, skis or a snowboard, tripod, and ropes. 

On the exterior there's weather-resistant YKK AquaGuard zippers, and the bag is made from waterproof/tearproof sailcloth. The BackLight Elite also has a waterproof heavy-duty tarpaulin base, space for a hydration bladder, back and top panel access, two water bottle pockets, and front pockets offering a total of 17 litres of space.

There's also back and top panel access to all of your camera gear, allowing you to work out of your bag without getting your harness dirty or wet.

According to ThinkTank, this is what you should be able to fit inside the BackLight 45L:

  • Nikon D3S attached to 70–200mm f/2.8, SB-910 Speedlight, 105mm f/2.8 Macro, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART, 50 f/1.4, Filter Nest Mini, 24–70mm f/2.8, 14–24mm f/2.8
  • Canon 1DX attached to 70–200mm f/2.8, GoPro Hero 5, DJI Mavic Pro, Mavic Controller, 24–70mm f/2.8, 16–35mm f/2.8, 90mm f/2.8 TS-E
  • Sony A7R II attached to 24–70mm f/2.8 GM, GoPro Hero 5, DJI Mavic Pro, Mavic Controller, Filter Nest Mini, A7R II attached to 16–35mm f/4, 70–200mm f/2.8 GM, 90mm f/2.8 Macro
  • Holds a gripped Nikon DSLR and a 600mm f/4 FL ED VR
  • Canon 1DX attached to 24–70mm f/2.8, GoPro Hero 5, 85mm f/1.8, 90mm f/2.8 TS-E, 1DX attached to 16–35mm f/2.8, 70–200mm f/2.8, 2x Teleconverter
  • Nikon D3S attached to Sigma 150–600mm f/5-6.3 Sport, SB-910 Speedlight, Filter Nest Mini, GoPro Hero 5, 24–70mm f/2.8, 14–24mm f/2.8

We're currently reviewing the BackLight Elite 45L backpack, so watch this space for our thoughts. 

The new bag will be available from June through local importer Blonde Robot. In the meantime, you can find out more at ThinkTankPhoto.

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