They make camera bags in all different shapes and sizes – but there is always one bit of equipment that just can't fit in! A studio stand comes high up the list of awkward bits of photo gear to pack... but now American bag specialists Think Tank are launching a roller bag that is specially designed to get flash stands, umbrellas and other long thin bits of studio gear from A to B.
Launched at The Photography Show (opens in new tab), the Think Tank Stand Manager 52 is a roller bag that has an interior compartment that is 52 inches long (132mm). With internal ties, and external straps, it is designed to accommodate awkwardly-shaped C-stands – and is also long enough even to fit in a narrow roll of background paper, sandbags, smaller modifiers and brollies.
Stand Manager 52: image gallery
Specs and price
The latest addition of the Think Tank Manager range is made from 1680 denier nylon, the roller bag has an ABS walls to provide reinforcement, and there are skid rails on the rear. There are four padded handles and oversized, shock absorbing wheels to help you to cart the bag around. The zips can be padlocked, if needed.
The Think Tank Stand Manager 52 measures 319 x 1370mm, with the depth expandable from 114-203mm. The unladen weight is 5.5kg
The Stand Manager costs £279 / $280.
Think Tank's current range will be on display on stands F101 and G101 at The Photography Show (opens in new tab), which runs from 16-19 March.
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