First Impressions of the Perception Pro

After receiving the new Perception Pro from think Tank Photo I was excited about taking it on my next trip to Austin, TX.  I utilized it for my camera gear as well as carrying some items for work.  My plan was to shoot some skyline shots as well as some street shooting.  I had a separate very small bag in my luggage for the street shooting.  Needless to say I was taking more gear than I normally would so having the largest model of the Perception series was very welcomed.  This would be a good test for the new back pack.

I will go through a few of my initial thoughts of this very versatile bag.  I have included some pictures of the packed and unpacked bag as well as the convenient pouches inside. Please read on.

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This is looking into the bag with all the pouches full.  I have two camera bodies,

6 lenses and a bag full of miscellaneous accessories as well as my iPhone

holder and a small 3 legged tripod all contained within the 5 pouches.

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A close up of the top lens pouch with a 12-40mm Pro Lens, 14-42mm EZ and

below that the 9mm Body Cap Fisheye.

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The top left pouch holds both the OM-D E-M1 and E-M10  The pouches and

draw strings are fantastic.  Because mirrorless equipment is usually smaller,

these pouches are a welcome addition to this series.

Photo by Mike Boening http://www.memoriesbymike.zenfolio.com

The one thing that would make this bag even better would be a sleeve to

hang the bag on a rolling piece of luggage.  The waist belt is what I am using

here but that is probably not the intended purpose because it is very low on

the bag.  This makes your luggage a bit top heavy.

Photo by Mike Boening http://www.memoriesbymike.zenfolio.com

Photo by Mike Boening http://www.memoriesbymike.zenfolio.com

A shot from inside the fully packed bag.  All the gear mentioned above plus

some folders for work as well a MS Surface Pro 3.

Photo by Mike Boening http://www.memoriesbymike.zenfolio.com

A shot inside one of the pouches with a 9-18mm and 17mm Prime.

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The pouch with accessory bag, iPhone holder and small tripod.

Photo by Mike Boening http://www.memoriesbymike.zenfolio.com

All of these items were packed into the Perception Pro.  The Mac is a 15″

Retina Pro.  Amazing how useful and versatile this bag is.

 

Overall my opinion is the Perception Pro is a home run for the Mirrorless Photographer. This bag can be used to hold so much mirrorless gear it’s amazing.  For those shooters who have been struggling with deep large DSLR bags, this is your answer.

Check out all the Perception models right here.

ONE MORE THING:)

I recorded a short video of me packing the bag in under 16 seconds…

 

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