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Simon Blundell (www.simonfoto.com) is an award-winning advertising and editorial photographer specializing in portrait, lifestyle, and landscape.  After earning his MFA in photography, Simon continued to educate on the university level (currently teaching at the University of Utah) while simultaneously continuing his commercial and fine art pursuits.  An early proponent of digital art, Simon has been sought out for his advanced...
The Lowepro website lists the Pro Trekker 400 AW as a "lightweight, yet rugged, hydration-ready, expedition camera backpack."  We tested out the 400 AW specifically as we thought the 400 would be what the majority of backpacking and trekking camera enthusiasts and professionals would go for.  The 600 AW is larger--and much wider--making me feel like I would be needing...
Durability is one thing most photographers would appreciate more of in their equipment and equipment holders.  Unfortunately, photographic and video equipment don't seem to be universally made of steel.  In fact, most equipment is more than fragile, combining glass elements, sensitive electronic components, and delicate construction.  One drop on a hard surface and many pieces of photographic equipment are history. ...