11.10.2016

Exploring Parisian streets with the Manfrotto Windsor Reporter bag

11.10.2016

Exploring Parisian streets with the Manfrotto Windsor Reporter bag

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I had the opportunity to test in preview the Manfrotto Windsor Reporter bag in Paris, the city where I live and shoot most of my pictures. The city’s architecture, monuments and lifestyle are my biggest inspiration. I mostly shoot during the golden hours, during sunrise or sunset because I find the city even more beautiful under the sunlight! The pictures in this article were in this respect taking during a “chasing light” field-test session around the so-called Iron Lady while I was carrying my equipment in the Manfrotto Windsor bag. As my photo shoot sessions last around 2 hours during when I tend to walk a lot, I was looking for a bag that combines elegance, functionality and comfort! I find out that the Reporter bag meets all my expectations.

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As I am living in Paris, the capital of fashion, it is important to carry a stylish bag! The Reporter bag is perfectly designed for the urban and street environment of this city. Indeed, the bag is visually appealing from the outside as it has a vintage look, the design is sleek and nothing lets one imagine that there are some expensive photographic equipment in it 🙂 It is then exactly what I was looking for when I mean “elegance”.

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Let’s talk about functionality! On this point, I am really satisfied by the internal design of the bag. Its interior is cleverly built: it is well thought for photographers and there is plenty of space in it, which allows me to fit all my gears. I can easily carry my Olympus PEN F and 4 lenses and there are still space for accessories, books and my iPad! Besides having a large storage capacity, the bag has a partition system based on fully customizable, protective and interchangeable dividers, so that I can adapt it to what I carry. And finally, the access from the top makes it easy and fast to change my lenses while shooting and without having to take the bag off my shoulders!

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On top of being functional and elegant, the bag is eventually comfortable: after a two-hour shooting walking a lot to explore the city, my back does not hurt at all. The bag and its design make it well balanced and I can really feel that the weight is well distributed over my shoulder. The shoulder pad and adjustable strap also provide additional comfort.

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To sum up, I am very impressed by the Manfrotto Windsor Reporter bag whose design makes it a perfect everyday bag! It is very flexible since I can carry out my personal stuff as well as my camera without having it too bulky. I think this bag could be the perfect match to people who are craving for a good looking bag with a dedicated and well organized space for their photography gear!

Olivier WONG

Instagram: @wonguy974

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