Monday, 31 December 2007

The Hoax Crumpler Bag Review on Triple Crankset

Get the lowdown on Crumpler's the Hoax medium sized shoulder bag at Triple Crankset!

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Doing the research: 4 or 5 Million Dollar Home for a wee Canon kit?

One of the main things I love about social networking websites and the whole web 2.0 thing is the democritisation of knowlege, and as we know knowlege is power, power in this case or ahhh bag to make the right choice and avoid the disappointment and hassle of needing to return and exchange a perfectly good item that was too big or small.

Ladies and gentlemen, I implore you to research your baggy purchases, online, trying flickr groups, or the forums and communities on the many excellent photo dedicated sites such as DPReview, Fred Miranda,, SmugMug, the list goes on including of course the dedicated bag-camera equipment site in order to get the maximum satifaction from what is the most important interface between you and your prized camera equipment.

As for this post, a discusion on whether smaller is better or bigger is beautiful, it's a great example of the community spirit you'll find on flickr - opinions expressed, n00bs tolerated, positions considered - I LOVE it!

Monday, 3 December 2007

Douggie! and the Crumpler Brazillion Dollar Home

There's a new character in the Crumpler universe, Ladies and Gentlemen... meet DOUGGIE! Chef, Dee-Jay and exotic kilt styler Douggie is a true post-renaissance man for this modern age and as we found out - had just the patience to endure a week shooting 360's of Crumpler's finest, including our range-topping Brazillion Dollar Home. This indeed was an exceptional occasion, being the inaugural shoot in our new photo studio at Crumpler HO in Kensington. (more on which, later...) Eventually you'll find Douggie in the detail pics on each and every Crumpler Product Page, demonstrating exactly how big or little the bags are, and how they look from all angles. We made the 360's on a Crumpler Built turntable (thanks Joel!) using a Quantum radio remote triggered Nikon D2x w/ 17-35 AFS, and my Speedlight kit, comprising an SU-800, 2 x SB-800's, 3x SB-600's a lone SB-26 and lot of Crumpler Made light modifiers! I processed the raw files in DXO Pro Optics and assembled the .gif's in CS2. A huge task which is by no means over... A BIG cheers to everyone who helped out :-)

And check out the response on X Marks the Scot!

So glad they appreciate the sporran joke!

Crumpler Customer Q&A: Camera Bag for Panasonic DMC FZ 18


Could you please advise me of the bag you would recommend for a Panasonic DMC FZ 18 digital camera with spare battery etc

Thanks, Mate



The Bundle L or 1 Million Dollar Home should do the trick!

the main differences (see tech specs) are colourways, strap width, internal divider supplied or not and belt attachment provision on the rear of bag (I'll let u work all that out! :-)

Here's a pic with a Canon S2IS

Here's an Amazon Crumpler review on the 1 Million Dollar Home.

From memory, these Pana digicams have a huge reversible hood, if you want to stash the cam with that in the shooting position, you might go up a size to the 2 Million Dollar Home, then you'll also be ready to upgrade to an entry level D-SLR w/ standard lens.
Let me know how you fare... BBB)))