Pop quiz: which of these can hold more stuff? Exhibit A:
Or Exhibit B:
The correct answer is: neither! They're both just pixels on a screen and as such can't hold anything. (Why yes, I have always been a fan of The Treachery of Images, how did you know?) However, assuming we meant the cars in them I think we can all agree a limo is larger (and not to mention more glamorous) than a taxi. And so too should we now understand that ThinkTank's new Glass Limo is a larger, more impressive lens chariot than their popular Glass Taxi.
While the Glass Taxi was made to hold a full-size DSLR with either a 500mm f4 or a 300 f2.8 attached, the lass Limo pushes that envelope a bit and can now fit a 600mm f4 inside its ripstop carapace. Or, if you don't own any so-called "exotic" lenses, you can just use it as a regular camera backpack, and it'll fit a full-size DSLR or two and like 5-8 lenses with all the usual bits and bobbles, depending on how you set it up. It also now uses the harness originally seen on the Streetwalker series, for greater comfort and adjustability no matter you torso's shape. Throw in ThikTank's usual construction, fabrics, YKK zippers, rain cover, and three modular accessory rails and it all adds up to another solid bag from a company known for making solid bags.
The Glass Limo is listed at just under $200, and will be available sometime in the month known as November. We have a couple more shots of it and the press release after the jump.
Glass Limo™ Backpack to Be Released in November
In November we will release the Glass Limo™, the photo industry’s slimmest profile backpack for carrying “Big Glass,” such as a 600mm f/4 without body attached or a pro-size body attached to a 500mm f/4. And, unlike most bags for carrying large lenses, the Glass Limo complies with airline carry-on requirements, thus allowing photographers to stay near equipment that is among their most expensive and delicate.
“The Glass Limo solves a major functional problem experienced by sports and other Big Glass shooters,” which how to keep their large lenses safe while in transit and easy to carry into the field,” said Doug Murdoch, Think Tank Photo CEO and Lead Designer. “This new backpack features Think Tank’s famous contoured harness with air channel. Big lenses may be heavy, but they don’t need be a physical burden.”
The Glass Limo's features include:
- Specially designed donut and yoke for large lenses
- Expanded capacity: add up to three modular pouches
- Carry a tripod or a monopod on either side with included straps
- Deluxe organizer on front zippered pocket
- Two zippered internal mesh pockets for accessories
- Water bottle pockets on each side
- Comfortable harness
- Removable padded waist belt
- Can adapt Pro Speed Belt for additional comfort
- Padded removable insert
- Business card holder on top panel
- Seam-sealed rain cover included
The Glass Limo’s fabric is treated with a DWR coating while underside is coated with PU for superior water resistance. It uses YKK® RC Fuse (abrasion resistant) zippers, 1680 ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D brushed polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 420D high-density nylon, 250D shadow rip-stop polyester, Ultra Stretch mesh pockets, 3D air mesh, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.
External Dimensions: 9” W x 20” H x 9.2” D (22.9 × 50.8 × 23.4cm)
Internal Dimensions: 8.7” W x 19” H x 8.3” D (22.1 × 48.2 × 21.1cm)