Sunday, 11 January 2009

Crumpler Cork and Fork Photo Roller Reviewed at JohnBiehler.com


An excellent review by John Biehler at his eponymous blog, the feller takes a mean picture too.
Rather relevant as he uses the case for it's intended purpose: transporting a bunch of gear via commuter jet.
There's a pic, too, of the bags ON the luggage measuring device, nearly there!
By way of an excuse - I'd like to point out that the bag was designed to those dimensions cumulatively (H + W +D = target dimension) not verbatim. That is, the dimensions differ slightly, but overall the volume is within limits.
At any rate, the John and the crew had no problemo with the bag as a roll-on - probaly they were too busy drooling over it's obvious style, class and customised features ;-) Nice, REAL nice!

Additionally John has written a bunch on Crumpler, not all of which I have previously linked, but you can get it all (scroll down the page) HERE!

3 comments:

Scott said...

Any chance that this bag would hold two 5ds, two 70-200, two 16-35, and two flashes? Add in some batteries etc and other small items.

Looking for a camera bag that would carry gear for both my wife and I.

Big BAD Benny said...

@ Scott: tough call, I'd say maybe if the the bodies were sans battery grips and one or both 70-200's were the f/4 version, and you packed 'lenses off' the bodies.
Only two speedlights? WTH? :-)
Did you see these internal config pics?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigbadbenny/2362782139/
Mouse over pic for notes!

http://www.crumpler.com.au/Lite/English/Products/Cork-and-Fork-CF01A.html?image=6
Two (pro) Nikon bodies, 70-200 f/2.8 w/ hood on and out + 2 x TC, 14mm f/2.8 and 17-35mm f/2.8 and that's 2 x Speedlights too.

So it's pretty close! My guess is you could use the snake to keep the 2x 70-200's apart. Let us know how you go! :-)

Marius said...

I totally agree, I think Crumpler bags are way under-rated. Of course we can't throw mud at Lowepro or Tamrac for example, but for me Crumpler is the Apple of camera bags.