Two things I don’t like much about the Manfrotto / Kata Revolver backpack are first, it’s not designed to hold two camera bodies even with its rather huge body. Second issue is the backpack cannot stand by itself – after all it’s designed like a revolver (such that you can access lens easily).
So, the Revolver is out … and F-Stop Guru is in.
To me, a great camera backpack should has the following features (YMMV though) :
- It has to be lightweight.
- It shall look like a typical hiking / day-trip backpack, but not a backpack with camera gear inside.
- It shall hold two M4/3 camera bodies, a few Olympus Pro zoom lens, one or two fixed lens, and a flash.
- It shall allow the photographer to access the gears easily, by slinging the bag or access from the side.
- It shall be able to slot in a 13 inches laptop.
- It shall include lots of small internal pockets to hold accessories.
- The shoulder strap shall not be that thick to fit the Capture Pro Camera Clip.
- It shall has side pocket(s) to hold bottle of water.
- It shall include rain cover.
- And of course, It can stand by itself.
Bonus – it can fit in an internal hydration pack.
Well yes, the F-Stop Guru fits the bill.