My Lowepro Diary (Part 2)

my trusty companion in photography, the Lowepro Pro Roller X300.

Working trip working trip. Time to pack again.
We got invited to Pentax’s Factory in Cebu, Philippines by Mr. Shinichiro Kuroda (better known as Kuroda-san)
for an exclusive tour of Pentax’s production plant. This exclusive trip is made possible by APDS, the local distributor for Pentax.
Apart from the Pentax Factory Tour, this is also a review trip for
– NEW Pentax K-5 MarkII with 18-55mm WR
– Sigma 10mm EX DC Fisheye
– Olympus TOUGH TG-2.

Looks like I have got a lot on my plate this time. And I will be doing some other personal projects at the same time with other Pentax Bodies & Lenses, plus all the accessories, chargers, etc, I found myself staring at the Lowepro Pro Roller X300.

Photo: Gears to be Packed for this working trip.
Photo by: Yu Ling, Sub Editor (Travel)

Gears to be packed:
01 x Pentax K-5 MarkII
01 x Pentax K-X White
01 x Pentax K-X Red
01 x Pentax K-R Pink
01 x Olympus TOUGH TG-1
01 x Olympus TOUGH TG-2
01 x Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
01 x Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 AL White
01 x Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 AL Red
01 x Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 AL Pink
01 x Pentax SMC FA 28-90mm F3.5-5.6
01 x Pentax SMC DA 35mm F2.4 AL White
01 x Pentax Mount Phoenix 100-300mm F5.6
01 x Pentax Mount – Sun 85-210mm F4.5
01 x Pentax Mount – Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye
01 x Holga Manual Pentax Flash Pink
01 x Nissin Manual Pentaxt Flash White
24 x AA Rechargeable Batteries
+ other little knick knacks like spare memory cards, blower, lenspens, cleaning cloth etc.

Now this is a super load of photographic gears right? The Lowepro Pro Roller X300 swallows them up with a burp. (Pardon the pun)
With some quick configuration of the paddings and sensible arrangement, everything is packed nicely into the Lowepro.
I know I had said this before but still, I must say that I feel very safe travelling with my gears in Lowepro bags because the paddings
are study while gentle on the gears without scratching or having the gears to rub against each other while on the move. Photographers
who have been on the road will know what I am saying. 🙂

See how I have packed the travel inventory in the X300. Totally amazing!

Photo: All Gears Packed into the Lowepro Pro Roller X300!.
Photo by: Yu Ling, Sub Editor (Travel)

As the overall size of the X300 is slightly bigger than what our local authorities allows as carry-on luggage onto the planes, I am glad
that the X300 is a “transformer”. First I pull out the built-in back stand and have the bag half laid.

Photo: The Lowepro Pro Roller X300 comes with built-in stand.
Photo by: Yu Ling, Sub Editor (Travel)

I can easily remove the “insides” by a zip and pulls out a Back Pack that was “embedded” all along inside the roller hard case.
Although another brand, “TT” that I once used has the same function, the capacity cannot match my needs. That’s another story anyway.
So, after separating the back pack and the roller case, I can just easily check-in the roller case. No issues at all!

Photo: The Lowepro Pro Roller X300 transforms – so easy and in less than a minute.
Photo by: Yu Ling, Sub Editor (Travel)

Photo: The Lowepro Pro Roller X300 rollers case & the back pack side by side.
Photo by: Yu Ling, Sub Editor (Travel)

So if you are travelling on a photography expedition soon and doing reviews like me all over the world, the Lowepro Pro Roller X300
is the bag you should consider using as airport authorities all over the world has different requirements on the checked-in luggages, the
X300 has the versatility to fill most airport requirements PLUS, it gives added safety and assurance to your precious gears (or loaned review
sets). Oh, the front panel of the X300, if you are not bringing a laptop with you, that space is very useful for passport, boarding pass and some
purchases from the Duty Free Shops. Don’t Ask what I bought.

Off to Cebu in a couple of hours.

About Lowepro

Our trek started in a small Colorado garage over 40 years ago. Since then, we’ve been traveling the world on the backs and shoulders of the best photographers on the planet. We’ve learned. We’ve innovated. We’ve become a leader.

For over 40 years, we’ve worked to develop and perfect camera carrying systems – maybe to the point of obsession. But we’ve never stopped at just innovating and improving products. We strongly believe that we owe it to ourselves, and to our industry, to do whatever we possibly can to protect and save the environment. We take as much pride in this aspect of our business as in the work we put into the products you’ll see.

Most of our bags were inspired by helpful advice from you and your peers. We greatly appreciate your artistry and input. We’ve listened carefully to your suggestions, and we’re sure you’ll find something in these pages that’s exactly right for you. Because wherever you go on your next assignment, we want to be right there with you.

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About Cathay Photo Store Pte Ltd
Established in 1959, Cathay Photo since its very beginning has been driven by the objectives of providing the best photographic equipment, pricing and service to our customers. These objectives have ensured its continued growth from just two humble showcases occupying a quarter of a shop-front to its present five retail outlets, an administrative / distribution office and a warehouse.

It is constantly on the lookout for the latest gadgets and solutions to add to its line-up of over 60 internationally renowned brands, and recognizing the growing presence and popularity of HD video, due largely to the introduction of DSLR cameras with HD video capabilities, it made its foray into the Pro Video market, expanding its offering to products from brands such as Steadicam, Zacuto, Kessler Crane and Genus to name a few.

Having served the photography industry for over 50 years, and backed by its proud heritage, Cathay Photo is without doubt the preferred photographic retailer in Singapore today.

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