Think Tank Wired-Up 10 & Wired-Up 20
Think Tank Wired-Up 10. enlarge.
Think Tank Wired-Up 20. enlarge.
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The Think Tank Wired-Up 10 and Wired-Up 20 are camera cases optimized for electronic journalists, especially DSLR videographers.
Compared to photo-only cases, they have fewer external pockets, and are loaded with pass-through holes between the sections for cables.
As I write this, there are two models: the Wired-Up 10 and the Wired-Up 20. The Wired-Up 10 and 20 differ only in height.
They can be used as waist packs, or with the included shoulder strap, as shoulder bags.
Warranty, Both Models
Internal: 11.5"W x 8"H x 4–5"D (29.5 x 20.5 x 10–13cm).
External: 12"W x 8.75"H x 6.5"D (30.5 x 22 x 16.5cm).
2 – 3.2lbs (0.9 – 1.5 kg), depending on accessories used.
Internal: 11.5"W x 9.5"H x 4–5"D (29.5 x 24 x 10–13cm).
External: 12"W x 10.25"H x 6.5"D (30.5 x 26 x 16.5cm).
2.2 – 3.6lbs (1 - 1.6 kg), depending on accessories used.
The main camera section is a big, classic three-slot vertical arrangement. You can plop an SLR on top, facing down, and a lens on each side.
There's also a flat, full-sized section between the main camera bay and the belt strap. It's intended for a traditional paper reporter's notebook or paperwork. It's not big enough to hold anything electronic but an iPad, and if you wear it around your waist, you don't want a computer in there anyway since it might bend and break.
The larger Wired-Up 20 is just right to hold a fat Contax 645 medium-format SLR and three of its big lenses, like the 35mm f/3.5, 80mm f/2 and 140mm f/2.8. The 645's prism occupies some of the adjacent lens' bay. It's tight, but happy.
Pro DSLRs and some f/2.8 zooms ought to be fine, too, in the Wired-Up 20, but remember, the Wired-Up 20 isn't so much a bag for still photography as it is for videography with sound.
If you've stuffed it with a body and three big lenses, it's not big enough to pack film or more backs. There is but one small pocket on the front for filters or small batteries, and one small pocket on each side. For belt packs for still shooting, get the Speed Demon (smallest), Speed Freak or the largest Speed Racer, which have many more side pockets than these Wired-Up bags.
This bag isn't for me, but I'm not shooting audio or video as it this bag is intended.
If you are shooting audio or video, it's got pass-throughs between the sections so you can pass mic and camera cables between sections while it's all zipped-up. It's also got included, or available as accessories, headphone and mic hangers.
For me, I find the bag rides farther up on my belly than the Speed Demon, making it a bit weird. I do find it a good fit for a three-lens Contax 645 system, but its lack of multiple external side pockets or top storage leaves no place for film or holders.
There is no top flap; it's got one big zipper down the middle.
The front pocket has a great zipper, as well as a strap with a magnetic catch.
There's a handle on the top so you easily can throw the bag around if it's not belted to you. The handle isn't as nice as on the smaller Speed Demon.
This is a tough, durable, well thought-out professional bag.
It is an extremely well made bag. It has a sturdy handle on it, so I do use it to tote my Contax 645 system from place to place.
Like everything else from Think Tank, when you have it in your hands, it feels much better made than what we get from Lowepro and Tamrac, who seem to have gone downhill since the 1980s and 1990s.
This is a magnificent professional case, if the logistics fit what you're doing.
If you're doing video, you need to check these out. For still photography without audio, I prefer the three "Speed" series belt packs, which makes sense, because these are the purposes for which these various bags have been designed.
More Info: Think Tank.
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