Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Lowepro Pro Roller x200

I've been working off line for the last few months so about time I caught up with some blog projects;-)

I have now been using my Lowepro Pro Roller x 200 rolling camera case since April 2012 as my "go-bag" of choice. I opted for the bag as it allows me to carry a comprehensive portable battery lighting kit along with a DSLR body, a couple of heavy zoom lenses and an array of accessories.

This short video will give you a flavour of what I crammed into the case.

The kit in this case will cover any number of assignments. I supplement it with a shoulder case containing a carbon fibre tripod, a couple of nano stands, grip head, ali boom, white shoot through brolly and a Sunbounce Micro Mini reflector panel.

The Pro Roller x200 has been well designed and has a removable inner section so the wheeled case can be checked-in and backpack carried onto a flight. I haven't tried to get the packed case into an overhead locker on a plane, but I have tried it in an Easyjet carry-on gauge/frame and sad to say the case is too long and the way I've stuffed it, too fat. I used the Easyjet frame as a test because a friend who works at London Gatwick Airport assures me they have the smallest carry-on dimensions! That being said, for bus, train and car travel it's a cracker.

A quick and dirty iPhone snap of my Lowepro Pro Roller x200
not even squeezing into the Easyjet carry-on gauge!

Click on the image to see the contents of my Pro Roller x200, including a 2 head Elinchrom Ranger Quadra kit with 2 x batteries, Canon Speedlite and accessories giving me a 3 head lighting kit in one convenient rolling case!

If you're going to consider buying a rolling case in the near future, give the Lowepro Pro Roller x100, x200 or x300 a go, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Shop around as there are some good prices both on and off line available.

My thanks to Paul Noble for filming and editing the video.