Think Tank takes a stand with its super-sized Studio Manager roller bag

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, 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. 

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, which runs from 16-19 March.


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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.