This bag is the best camera bag that I have ever had. And I have had some of the top name brand bags over the years. The Backlight 26L is a well constructed backpack with sturdy materials and convenient rear-panel compartment. This compartment allows you to access your camera gear without taking the backpack off. You just twist the backpack around to the front of you and have easy access to your photo gear. The Backlight 26L also has an integrated tripod carry system with two water bottle pockets. So, it is a great bag for a day in the field photographing.
In addition, there are two front compartments that allow you to carry various personal items or more photography gear. There is an interior mesh pocket for carrying your batteries, memory cards, lens cloths, shutter releases and many other small photo items.
In my Backlight 26L Backpack by Think Tank Photo I can carry two mirrorless camera bodies and two lenses such a wide angle lens, 17-40mm, and a zoom lens of 24-240mm. Plus, I carry an assortment of filters and battery pouches in the main compartment using the adjustable dividers.
This bag from Think Tank Photo has a comfortable padded waist belt on which you can carry Think Tank Photo’s modular pouches and/or accessories on the belt. The backpack comes with a seam-sealed rain cover. The Backlight Backpack comes in three sizes: 18L, 26L and 36L and in two colors the Woodland Green and the Charcoal.
Simply put, this is this best camera bag that I have ever had, best material construction and best design of a camera bag. There are a couple of mesh pockets on the lid of the rear panel that can hold your photo accessories.
For my large lens, 150-600mm, I carry this lens with a DSLR in a different Think Tank Photo bag called the Digital Holster 150 or DH-150, which is a great bag to carry a longer lens attached to a camera.
Other Think Tank Bags
Since my purchases last August of the Mindshift Backlight 26L Backpack, I have purchased the DH-150 (Digital Holster-150) along with a small sling bag called the TURNSTYLE 10 V2.0 which I use when I want to go light and carry just one camera and a small zoom lens. I use the DH-150 for my large lens and DSLR. The bag is big enough to hold just the 150-600mm lens with an attached camera. I really enjoy the compactness of the DH-150, and it is a great compliment to the large Backlight Backpack. The DH-150 also has a couple of pockets to hold batteries, lens cloths and memory cards.
The TURNSTYLE 10 V2.0 is an great medium sized sling bag which I like to use when I go about town just carrying one camera and a small zoom lens. It is compact and easy to access your photo gear right off your shoulder. Also, it would be a good bag to use to just carry accessories in the field when you are carrying a larger lens with a tripod. Lots of options for use for the smaller sling bag.
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I have been really impressed with these well made and well designed camera bags. So much so, that I have been accepted as a Think Tank Photo affiliate. As an affiliate with Think Tank, I can offer my US followers and friends a free Think Tank Photo product when you purchase $50, plus there is free US shipping on all orders. Just click the Think Tank Logo below or on my website to go to the Think Tank Photo website and get your free product with a $50 purchase.
If you are in need of a new camera bag, I strongly recommend the Mindshift Backlight Backpack.
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2 replies to “Mindshift Backlight 26L Backpack Camera Bag by Think Tank”
Excellent and very helpful review! Those bags look fantastic! Thanks, as always, for sharing your knowledge and experiences!
Thank you, Katy!