Stepping into Studio One I watch as a fellow photographer packs his studio gear into two large rolling cases. The size easily allows for overloading them and making them very heavy. Granted, he has plenty of room from lights, stands and more. But my back ached just thinking about hoisting them up into the car or trying to travel with them.
Casually I asked what these cost him. $400+ each! I’m sure they have been worth it keeping his gear protected and organized. My backache brings me back to reality: Cost and Size.
A few days later I am handed an Impact LKB-R1 Light Kit Roller Bag #1 from B&H Photo for my review. My first thought was “OK, just another bag”. I took it home and decided to pack it with my studio lights and related gear. I quickly found myself wanting 2 to 4 of these roller bags.
The size was perfect. I can’t overload these, yet they hold a good amount of gear to protect and transport easily. I can easily lift these and fit them into my car. No backache required.
There are easily customizable dividers, top protector panel and plenty of zippered space to hold and keep smaller items secure.
The LKB-R1 will stack nicely in my storage area or in the back of my car. Right now I have a set of plastic bins, old suitcases and miscellaneous boxes full of “stuff”. As a product photographer I have a lot of extra props and support supplies for what I do. It’s not just lights, stands and a camera. I often find it hard to fit it all in and keep it organized with my mishmash of containers.
For the cost of one of those large bags I watched being filled up in Studio One I could have 4 of these bags, no pulled back muscles, and be more organized.
What started out as a “just another bag” to look at, turned into a desire to get a set of these to finally get my gear truly together. A few tags on the bags and will know which ones contain what as I load up for my next gig.
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Larry Pollock is a product photographer based in Phoenix Arizona with a broad range of skills as a pro. Larry Pollock Photography