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National Geographic and Manfrotto Announce new Australian Collection of Bags

Simon Skinner - 6 years ago

National Geographic and Manfrotto have collaborated on a brand new range of camera bags, demonstrating the two brand’s love of the craft

The National Geographic Australia Collection is inspired by the ochre-pigmented sands and soils of The Australian Outback, and the blue seas that fringe the continent’s beautiful coasts and the interior fabric of the bags features a eucalyptus-leaf print, evocative of Australia’s forest canopies, with internal compartment design features from the celebrated Manfrotto Protection System.

The new range includes a bag for almost any user. They comprise of:

NG Australia camera and laptop backpack for DSLR/Compact System Cameras

A rear access backpack which can hold a DSLR camera with an attached 70/200-millimetre, f2.8 lens, as well as up to five additional lenses and a selection of accessories. It can also fit a CSC with additional lenses.

A side access slot gives access to quickly grab a camera and the internal camera compartment can also be completely removed to create a traditional backpack. Other features include a 15-inch laptop compartment, an external tripod holder, and additional internal and external pockets.

NG Australia 3 way camera backpack for DSLR

This new backpack is a first. An all in one, top handle shoulder bag and backpack, which can be converted from a shoulder bag into a backpack by removing the shoulder strap and unzipping the back to access the shoulder straps. The internal padded compartment perfectly fits a mid-sized DSLR camera with an attached 70/200 millimetre lens, as well as up to three additional lenses. Thanks to the flexibility of the dividers found in the pack, this product can accommodate a variety of sets of equipment. Additional features include a compartment for a compartment for a 13-inch laptop, a dedicated tripod holder, and three exterior

Additional features include a compartment for a compartment for a 13-inch laptop, a dedicated tripod holder, and three exterior zip pockets to hold additional kit.

NG Australia camera and laptop backpack for DSLR/compact system cameras

NG Australia camera messenger for Compact System Cameras

Available in Small and Medium sizes, this is a bag for almost all occasions. The medium version is capable of holding a mid-sized DSLR with two mounted 24/70 millimetre and 20/70 millimetre lenses, as well as one or two additional lenses. It has a compartment for an 11-inch laptop. The small version if perfect for carrying a CSC with 20/70 millimetre mounted lens as well as two additional lenses. It also features a padded compartment for an iPad.

NG Australia Camera Holster for CSCs

Worn as a traditional holster or a belly pouch, this can happily carry a CSC, kits lens and additional standard zoom lens. It can be worn either as a traditional holster or as a belly pouch which can be achieved by detaching the shoulder strap and re-attaching it to the rings on the back of the bag. A front zip pocket provides a handy space for more kit.

The National Geographic Australia range is available now from £59.90 exclusively fromwww.manfrotto.co.uk

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.